Duchess of Rutland agrees summerhouse deal with timber firm

A timber product manufacturer has created a special summerhouse for the Duchess of Rutland who has agreed to act as an agent for the company.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 12:49 pm
The Duchess of Rutland with one of the special Belvoir Blue summerhouses on show at the Engine Yard.

Scotts of Thrapston, which is celebrating its centenary, created the Burghley summerhouse in a Belvoir Blue colour, which features heavily throughout the historic Belvoir Castle.

The summerhouse, along with two other models, are on display at the Engine Yard retail village, close to the castle in the Vale of Belvoir.

The three summerhouse models on display are a 3.9 metre Sun Ray Garden Room, a 2.2 metre Newhaven Corner Summerhouse and the 2.4 metre Burghley.

The Duchess of Rutland said: “I love how beautifully the Scotts summerhouses fit into this location.

“Everything at The Engine Yard is about outdoor space and there is nothing else on the market that touches the quality, design and style of these amazing buildings.

“We worked very closely with Scotts to create the Belvoir Blue for the Burghley summerhouse and it really is a showstopper. The family has been at Belvoir Castle since 1066 and the family flag features this extraordinary blue.”

Scotts of Thrapston managing director James Scott said: “When the Duchess of Rutland approached us, there was only one answer we could give.

Mr Scott added: “It is an absolute privilege to be chosen to be part of the Engine Yard and the amazing heritage that comes with it.”

The £2.4 million Engine Yard opened two years ago and was fashioned from a cluster of 19th century buildings and provides about 12,000sq ft of retail space.

The retail hub has created about 30 jobs and its hosts an array of specialist providers of food and drink and unique and luxury retail brands.