Belleva is an adults-only guest house located in Blackpool, UK, central to all local attractions. Completely renovated using local artisans, materials and artifacts. The guest house is a haven for fundraising and community outreach, eclectic decor and homemade crafts. A house with a difference. To offer fresh and dynamic ideas to the hospitality sector in general.
Belleva finally opened in August 2021, proceeding with unforeseen delays as a direct result of the global pandemic. With scarce resources, Tiffany Belle Harper (the owner and chief designer) turned to charity and salvaged outlets to create a unique, youthful and vibrant space using her infamous and often anonymous design skills, with a key.
Belleva Guest House now has its own craft bar, where Tiffany’s sells an exclusive range of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products. To include the extremely popular South Shore Soap Company trade label. Its line consists of fragrances and essential oils from melted soy wax, fully licensed hand-poured soaps and bath fizzies, as well as its newest creation, candles. This all happened during lockdown when time spent during lockdown, in Blackpool, inspired Tiffany to find new hobbies, which has since turned into a gift shop in Belleva, exclusive to guests and friends.
Belleva House, used to accommodate 11 guest rooms and after renovation has been reduced to 7 suites and rooms. Something for most budgets, from a small en-suite double bedroom, with a disco shower. In a huge honeymoon suite with a huge relaxation tub. The Tiffany Suite, once composed of 3 bedrooms, is now a spacious and luxurious space.
In addition, at Belleva is the James Suite (named after its youngest son (33) who played an important role in the making, design and theory of the hotel’s design and layout. James having a degree in surveying and being a skilled craftsman himself, with his own property portfolio based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
A mother and son team who have worked together on many projects. To include Tiffany’s previous main career, in which she designed, sold and rented her own line of mannequins. Also, body forms, display heads and tailors mannequins. Sadly, due to being the victim of a severe stroke towards the end of 2009 which nearly claimed Tiffany’s life. Her career and life in Warwickshire dissolved where she moved to Leeds to be near her son and rebuild her life from scratch.
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After a difficult and emotional struggle to get back on her feet, years later Tiffany went on to set up Belleva after selling her renovated terraced house in Leeds with the profit. Moving to Blackpool in June 2018, Tiffany rented a bed and breakfast until June 2021 where she managed to escape tenancy and put her all into her own new brand, ‘Belleva’. The guesthouse, formerly known as Sovereign House, had not been traded since 2014 and was acquired by Tiffany, before being put up for auction. Belleva finally ready to open from summer 2021 (one year after launch) Tiffany has been called to Warwickshire to be near her father, delaying the process. His father died in his arms on Father’s Day June 20tt 2021.
Back in Blackpool, Belleva finally opened in August, which would have been her father’s 86.and Anniversary. A whirlwind of events and with a lack of funds. Tiffany and her housekeeper Danielle Robison once again ventured into the local community to put the finishing touches on the home at charity shops and recycling plants.
In addition to mannequins, melted wax and quirky decor, Belleva has a mural by highly accomplished local graffiti artist “Christian Fenn”, also known as Seca One. The wall art is a huge lotus flower and caught the attention of many guests and locals.
The hallway is adorned with etchings given to Tiffany by astute friends. Note that the lampshades in the ground floor common areas are a variation of hats and on the first floor landing there is even a small section of recycling bins with the option for guests to donate their own items. toilet where the containers are disinfected for reuse.
Each of the 7 bedrooms or suites at Belleva (based on St Chads Road) Blackpool has an Alexa flat-screen TV. Refreshments and sweets. Luxury bathrobes, towels and bed linen. The suites have baths ranging from a relaxation bath, a Jacuzzi or an L-shaped bath. Two of the suites have double sink vanities and televisions suitable for the bathroom. All bathrooms benefit from light sensory mirrors with low flow shower points and toilets as well as water saving shower systems.
Danielle Robinson is responsible for room cleanliness and so far the team have received rave reviews for accommodation and cleanliness.
Tiffany tells us their target audience is for those looking for something different in a soothing and peaceful environment, located in the middle of bustling Blackpool.
From a sustainable perspective, Belleva encourages guests to use local food and beverage outlets while providing a room-only Guest House. Belleva is calling on local artists to get in touch to exhibit their work.
Belleva has resident mannequins who have been involved in community causes including Fylde Coast Women’s Aid and locals who wish to visit Belleva to dress a mannequin using their own textiles and design skills. Belleva is a house with a difference, constantly evolving with fresh new ideas and unmissable opportunities.
To learn more and see photos of the hotel, please visit https://www.bellevahouse.com