Recovering awnings and awning recovers is an important service which Deans offer to new and existing customers . Recovering awnings and renovating awnings is a cost effective way of preserving your existing awning by freshening the look up or even making a complete colour change when circumstances demand, such as a change of ownership. This awning at the beautiful Howard’s House Hotel in Teffont Evias is a typical example where the replacement of the awning would have been far more expensive had we not been able to recover the existing awning.
Howard’s House is an independently owned and run country house hotel, occupying a 1620’s built dowager house nestled in the heart of an idyllic Wiltshire village. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the main roads, Teffont Evias itself is a beautiful location placed as it is in splendid seclusion – tranquillity and peace personified. Whatever season of the year you choose, Howard’s House and its country comforts will welcome you..
On an English, Scottish or Welsh estate, a dower house is usually a moderately large house available for use by the widow of the estate-owner. The widow, often known as the “dowager”, typically moves into the dower house from the larger family house on the death of her husband if the heir is married, and upon his marriage if he was single at his succession. The new heir occupies the now vacated principal house. Those Downton Abbey enthusiasts will already know all this of course!
The Manor House at Teffont Evias has experienced its fair share of scandal over the centuries, none more so than Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury (1503 – 28 July 1540). His early demise on the scaffold at Tyburn was for numerous, probably, trumped up charges including some pretty unpleasant ones not for discussion in this article!