The luxury hotel and spa that is being developed at Hadspen House near Bruton, Somerset, is to be called the Newt in Somerset.
Details of the name have been revealed on the hotel's social media channels and website, which states that the gardens of the property will open to the public in May. The hotel is expected to open in the summer.
The Newt is owned by South African businessman Koos Bekker, who bought the Grade I-Iisted, 17th century house set on the Emily Estate in 2013. Bekker is the owner of Babylonstoren, a preserved Cape Dutch farm estate in the Drakenstein valley, South Africa, with a hotel, spa, restaurant and winery
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