natural slate roofing

CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate, selected for a luxury Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire



CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate was selected for Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, located in the heart of the Wiltshire country (United Kingdom). 

More than 20,000 CUPA Heavy 3 natural slates have been used throughout the development, as it was essential the materials used on the new building complemented the existing properties., including a Georgian Manor House with a natural slate roof.



CUPA 3 is a blue-black slate with a riven surface, which contains non-rusting metallic particles giving it a distinctive natural colour, texture and grain.

The Heavy variant is split to a thickness of 8-10mm and is exceptionally durable and virtually maintenance free.

Our CUPA Heavy 3 natural slate was specifically chosen for its beautiful and rustic appearance and was preferred by the architect.


cupa-heavy3Lee Sharland of Sharland Roofing, who carried out the installation, commented: “It is always a pleasure to work with CUPA PIZARRAS. Their slates are of a high quality and are very easy to work with".

Lee Sharland emphasizes our natural slate: "CUPA Heavy 3 natural slate achieves an authentic, rustic look to a beautiful building.

CUPA 3’s excellent environmental credentials enhance the overall sustainability of the development.


cupa-heavy3The new hotel and spa at Bowood features a number of sustainable innovations. These include a Biomass system, fuelled by wood chips created from the estate's own timber thinnings, which will provide hot water and heating for the hotel and the neighbouring golf and country club.

The Hotel comprises 43 en-suite bedrooms including six luxury suites and an 80-seater restaurant. The Spa features a swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, and aromatherapy showers.