Country house is the setting for new business ventures

Hair salon director Kirsty Mears in the sumptuous setting of St Nicholas House. SG05113-113TW
Hair salon director Kirsty Mears in the sumptuous setting of St Nicholas House. SG05113-113TW
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The grade II listed St Nicholas House at Deeping St Nicholas has a new lease of life with the opening of a restaurant/cafe and hair salon.

A beauty salon will be added towards the end of this month, to be run by a former Ragdale Hall therapist, and luxurious hotel rooms are likely to be opened later this year.

The developments are a joint venture by business partners Jason Marriott and Richard Marsden, who bought the 18th Century country house on Main Road a few months ago.

Hairdresser Kirsty Mears, from Long Sutton, is the hair salon director and working alongside her is graduate stylist Jade Weeks.

Kirsty said the three-storey Georgian house is a stunning setting for the salon and really calming.

“It’s quite an extraordinary building,” she said. “There is a really high ceiling and the decor is still quite traditional.”

Kirsty teaches for hair product company Paul Mitchell and has been a hairdresser for 12 years, working most recently in a salon at Wisbech.

“We keep up to date on the latest trends although I like retro as well,” she said. “We can pretty much do anything.”

Jason is heading up the cafe/restaurant side, opening Tuesday-Sunday from 10.30am-5pm.

Diners can enjoy Sunday lunches and on other days there are tempting treats like pan fried chicken breasts among a selection of half-a-dozen main courses. Visitors are also welcome to pop in for a coffee.

The beauty salon will offer massages, facials, pedicures and makeovers for nails.