Robert Walton MBE and Donna Ida Thornton are the new owners of Langdon Court

Langdon Court has new owners. The stunning 16 Century, Grade ll* listed 4 star Jacobean Manor House Hotel has been bought by Robert Walton MBE and Donna Ida Thornton.

The pair will sensitively and painstakingly return Langdon Court to its former glory. Robert is President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain and founder of The Nth Degree Global is a partner of the Michelin Guide.

While his wife, Donna Ida Thornton, is a highly regarded fashion designer and ‘Jean Queen’. Robert is very well known in the hospitality industry for encouraging talent in the restaurant sector as the chairman of the World Young Chef Young Waiter competition.

Talking about purchasing Langdon Court Robert said: ‘When Donna and I first saw Langdon we were completely blown away by the beauty of the building and the grounds and immediately agreed that this was the one we had been looking for. It’s something that we had been wanting to do for some time – to create a venue that offers the best in food and accommodation, supporting up and coming chefs in stylish surroundings’.

Donna continued “Whilst Langdon Court is a major project, we’ve been inspired by the beauty of the historic building and stunning coastal location. We both like to be surrounded by beautiful things so we started planning the renovations immediately so we can inject our signature style into Langdon Court. The look will be clean country, with a big nod to the Devon countryside. We want to bring elements of the outside in but without cluttering the space. Imagine lots of natural clean fresh fabrics and textures in a neutral colour palette.”

You can find out more about Langdon Court, here!

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