C18th Cotswold Kitchen


To revisit the kitchen area in a significant listed property in the Cotswolds, with a view to creating one open space, incorporating a spacious working kitchen with a Breakfast/Dining area and a Morning Room, which would benefit from increased natural light, the exceptional views over the garden and surrounding parkland and to gain planning permission for the proposed project.

The new space needed to be practical and functional, family friendly and sensitive to the architecture and history of the house and its exceptional location.

The Client

A energetic family with three grown daughters, keen gardeners, travellers and have dogs and horses. They also have a city life and a “pied a terre” home in London, and a holiday home in Italy, but are gradually working more from home in the Cotswolds and entertain family and friends regularly. 

The House

A glorious Georgian Cotswold stone Manor House, situated in extensive grounds, with stable block and Arne Maynard designed courtyard garden, with exceptional views over the Gloucestershire country. The house is listed and of architectural and historical significance. 


We approached this project in stages due to the complexities involved with planning permissions and structural architectural works and worked in collaboration with Eva Palacios of Historic Building Studio and with Sarah Picton and the team from the specialist cabinet makers Plain English.

Photography by Antony Crolla