28 Feb The Hermitage: creating a cosy studio retreat.
This studio, in a quiet Cotswold village, had been lived in for many years by a celebrated opera critic and more closely resembled a Fleet Street dive than a home.
We gave it a serious facelift, enlarged and refitted the bathroom and kitchen and then furnished it to make a cosy, attractive retreat that fits happily in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Everything was sourced locally.
The bed was custom made by Upholstery Techniques (Cheltenham) Ltd. http://www.uptec.co.uk
Curtain fabric from Lewis & Wood http://www.lewisandwood.co.uk
Lamps from Pooky Lighting https://www.pooky.com
Fabulous oak wood floor from Castle Flooring http://www.castleflooringltd.co.uk
Wall and floor tiles from Mandarin Stone http://mandarinstone.com
Other furniture from antique and vintage warehouses that we treasure!
It’s still opposite the local pub – The Falcon in Poulton which serves excellent food – and we retained some features (mostly the paintings and the odd book for serious opera buffs) in homage to the previous owner.
The Hermitage is now available for holiday letting through Character Cottages.
Images (except the two rather dreadful old photos taken by me!) courtesy of Oliver Grahame Photography.