The farm has had a house and farm buildings on it since the 17th Century. Tragically the original stone farmhouse was ravaged by fire in December 2014 and left it beyond redemption.
This destruction brought an opportunity to consider anew the whole farm and working in collaboration with landscape architect and plantsman, Chris Beardshaw, we devised a long-term vision for the farm, landscape and the buildings.
The house is aligned to take advantage of the strong views down the valley. It is positioned to appropriate the flattest area on the farm, and orientated by aspect, the views to the distant woods and the more immediate formal gardens.
The main entertaining spaces are housed together facing the west. The northern wing, which contains the stairwell, is joined to by a stone and glass link to the kitchen wing, providing a visual separation between the two parts. The kitchen wing, rich with contemporary detailing, is a linear wing that is split into three elements to reflect their use.
The detailing for the house takes inspiration from the rich architecture of the Painswick valley.