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For over 50 years, Abercrombie & Kent has been pioneering luxurious holidays to established and emerging destinations all over the world. We appreciate that your idea of a perfect holiday may differ from someone else’s. That’s why we specialise in tailor-made travel. We make it our business to understand exactly what you are looking for – and then make sure we deliver it. We believe that focusing on the little details can elevate a great holiday into an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are looking for a family adventure, a honeymoon, a safari, a cultural tour, or simply to relax on a beautiful beach, we’d love to help you find it.

Abercrombie & Kent Ambrose Street Cheltenham 01242 547700

CONTENTS 6  Kelly Hoppen talks bathrooms in this issue, the key to a great bathrrom is all in the planning. 12  A selection of the Cotswolds best homes available from country retreats to waterside luxury, courtesy of Hamptons, Knight Frank, Lockstones and Watermark. 36 T  o the Manor Born - Sims Hilditch talk us through the transformation of a spectacular Grade II Cotswold Manor House into a comfortable and convivial family home . 74  Leslie Sinclair with more of her unique finishing touches to create that period continental look .

Published by Luxury Titles Limited Publisher/Sales, Matthew Evans Advertising Sales, Alastair McClare

Contributors: Kelly Hoppen Emma Sims-Hilditch Leslie Sinclair

Editor, Cooper Samuel-Jones Graphic Design, Simon Gale Kelly Hoppen - Page 6



Cotswold Manor feature - page 36

For all enquiries please contact the office on 01285 651880.

EDITORS NOTES Welcome to the summer edition of Cotswold luxury magazine. It was two summers ago that Cotswold luxury first showcased some of the best homes and interiors in our beautiful Cotswolds, so we’re very pleased to give you yet another beautiful edition for your enjoyment. We work with Kelly Hoppen to help you design and deliver your perfect bathroom, ready for those cosy winter evenings. It’s also with great pleasure that we will be showcasing the fantastic Sims HIlditch and their beautiful Cotswold Manor project. We think the results of their work speak for themselves! We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our new contributors, and we hope that whatever project you are planning or considering for this year, we have provided you with a high quality supplier that can help you through the process. Happy reading.

Cooper Samuel-Jones Cooper Samuel-Jones Editor

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The reflective quality of glass, together with superb lighting, creates a magical atmosphere in my bathing space. The Starlet bath by Bette has been inset into a milkglass surround, which ties in with the adjacent glass shower enclosure. I have used KH2 taps from my own range for Waterfront Bathrooms. They are mounted on a floating wall of marble, with lighting behind that defines the space and lights the area beautifully.




FEATURE | Bathrooms

The bathroom is the only room in the house where you can lock the door and claim the Space as your own. The privacy in itself is a luxury. The bathrooms I design for my clients are all bespoke and are based on the Japanese bathing custom: the ceremony of cleansing, followed by relaxation in a hot tub.

by Kelly Hoppen


he first step in bathroom design is to decide how many you need and where to site them. Actual space for bathrooms is usually taken from other rooms. A whole section of a master bedroom may be given over to a wet room or bathroom, although mostly an adjoining room is turned into a bathroom, with a shower, bath, basins and loo, perhaps with an interconnecting dressing room or space for a massage slab. You might be able to accommodate a shower room and separate loo – which is often the configuration that men prefer, whereas women tend to favour big bathrooms with two sinks and good storage. Once you have defined your requirements, it is relatively easy to design a bathroom if you use the grid, to see the potential of your space and workout what goes where. Taking a line from the door across The floor and up to the basin is always a successful Option, as is a banner that draws your eye through the space from the window to the bath or shower. I favour bathing over showering, so my own bathrooms always have the bath at the centre of the design. Bathrooms are expensive, and invariably a large chunk of the budget will be taken up with the plumbing: The constant flow of hot water; the right pressure for the shower. This requires professional help, as often a house will need some new plumbing and changes to water systems in order to function to a high standard. COTSWOLD LUXURY


FOUR VIEWS of my own bathroom (see previous page for first) show how the room works as a whole. The grid line from the bath across the floor to the basin was taken in the form of a blackened oak banner set into taupecoloured milk glass, as this centred the room and gave the bath prime importance. The grid lines are further in play in the way the cupboards flank the mirror and basin. The washstand and mirror, glass bath surround and shower enclosure are all bespoke, and the backlit floating marble wall behind the bath was also specially made to my design. All the taps and the black shutters are from my ranges, and the White Bishop side table is by India Mahdavi. the lighting scheme was designed by Robert Clift and me. In addition to the backlit wall behind the bath, there is more concealed lighting behind the loo and basin, again giving a soft, flattering light. Pre-set controls have been programmed to give several instant settings at the touch of a button. This bathroom illustrates just how the symmetry of line and mix of wood and glass textures create a luxurious and timeless statement that is very much my signature.


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The elements that make up a bathroom – the taps, sinks, bath, joinery, materials and finishes – give the space its personality. Sublime comfort is the aim, as this is the only room in the house where you can shut the door and look after yourself. MATERIALS and their various tones and textures play a key role in creating the overall look of a bathroom and giving the space its point of interest. in this bathroom the hero material is the wonderful grey-veined Arabescato Stone, which has been used on the floor and two walls. Its lively texture has been balanced by the soft grey plasterwork on two of the walls and the pared-down ebonized joinery and streamlined shelves. The use of mirror on the cabinet, together with a selection of glass accessories and vases, provides a reflective lift. THE FLOW of marble continues into the shower room and is in beautiful contrast to the polished plaster wall. I often design the up-stand skirtings to match the floors, as i have in this case, as this continues the flow of line.

LIGHTING must be well planned and flexible, to allow for different light levels and moods. Task light for shaving and making up has been integrated into the mirrored cabinets, as this gives the right kind of light to see properly, while still being soft on the face. There are also directional spotlights on a pre-set control panel, and the joinery has lowlevel lights that are set to glow at night. The niche in the wall by the bath provides a convenient spot for candles, for a relaxing bathing experience. STORAGE is essential to bathroom design, as there is so much kit and therefore potentially so much mess. Have on display only what you really want to see, and keep the rest hidden away. FITTINGS are available in a vast choice of shapes and styles for all budgets.

Research your options thoroughly at specialist bathroom suppliers, to find the right bath, basins, loo, bidet, showers and taps to suit your needs. The bath should be the most comfortable and shapely you can find. installing two sinks makes the morning rush much less stressful, and the sink unit can incorporate allessential storage. Here the simplest of round sinks and bathtub balance the lines of the room. TAPS are sculptural art pieces and come in all styles, from the simplest of squared-off designs to elongated ceilingtobasin versions – these are from my range for Waterfront Bathrooms. A TELEVISION can be set into the bathside wall (opposite), a luxury that is increasingly requested – in the same way integrated music in every room is now a standard ask.

While thinking about your hard surface materials, work with the grid so that you can make the most of the space and create the ‘lines’ of the room, perhaps with a banner in a contrasting material that runs across the floor and up the wall. next choose the fittings, bearing in mind the textural contrast and subsequent spirit of the room. avoid overhead lights that will shine unflatteringly onto the top of your head – my advice is always to work with a lighting consultant.

BATHROOM CHECKLIST At the planning stage, make a decision on whether to bring music and/or television into the bathroom. Take the advice of your contractor and structural engineer about water flow rates, bath sizes, weight loads and tanking (waterproofing). Baths, basins and taps are the room’s accessories, so choose carefully. The lighting design should incorporate three circuits: one for main directional light, one for task lighting at the basin, and the third for soft backlighting and low-level lights. The final touches are as important here as in any other room, so where space permits have an inviting seat.

Taken from Kelly Hoppen IDEAS: Creating a home for the way you live, Text by Sarah Stewart-Smith, photographs by Mel Yates, published by Jacqui Small at £30 COTSWOLD LUXURY


Beyond your expectations

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Guide Price ÂŁ1,750,000 Freehold A magnificent and imposing detached Victorian villa residence dating back to c.1880 with beautifully presented and well configured internal accommodation that elegantly flows over 4 floors to include a useful self-contained flat occupying half of the lower ground floor. The rear garden is a good size, enclosed by brick walling, being laid to lawn with a swimming pool to one side and a small vegetable plot. EPC: F

Hamptons Cheltenham Sales. 01242 649396 10


Beyond your expectations

Tresham, Gloucestershire ÂŁ1,695,000 Freehold Occupying a simply breathtaking position with an unspoilt outlook across magnificent countryside lies this fine detached Grade II* listed 5 bedroom home. Having been sympathetically yet stylishly modernised, the property is rich in character and provides beautifully appointed accommodation for modern-day living. Set in a total of 1.42 acres, the house enjoys landscaped gardens and plentiful parking.

Hamptons Stroud Sales. 01453 569768 COTSWOLD LUXURY


Beyond your expectations

Hannington, Wiltshire £1,850,000 Freehold A beautiful detached period home which provides a little over 4,000 sq ft of living space with an additional detached two bedroom cottage, set within a total of 7.7 acres of garden and paddock land. The property enjoys a rural location on the southern edge of the village of Hannington and also provides a manège, stable block with yard and field shelters within each of the three fields, one of which is divided into four paddocks. EPC: F

Hamptons Cirencester Sales. 01242 639567 12


Beyond your expectations

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire ÂŁ2,750,000 Freehold A very fine, Grade II Listed former farmhouse dating back to 1688 and offering beautifully appointed accommodation combining period charm with contemporary benefits. Attractively set within walled gardens ensuring a high degree of privacy, with a good range of stone outbuildings to include a part converted barn containing a gym. Paddock adjoining, with a wooded boundary, running down to the River Eye. In all approximately 2.3 acres.

Hamptons Broadway Sales. 01386 388 156 COTSWOLD LUXURY



A handsome Regency style home

Montpellier 0.25 mile, Cheltenham Spa station 1 mile, M5 (N&S) 3 miles, Oxford 41 miles An impressive semi-detached house in a prime location. Reception hall, drawing room, family room, kitchen/dining room, utility and cloakroom. 5 bedroom suites. Gated parking for several vehicles, garage and landscaped gardens. EPC Rating D. Guide price: ÂŁ1,250,000 (CHE120249)


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Idyllic village setting

Prestbury 0.5 mile, Cheltenham 3 miles, Winchcombe 6 miles, London 97 miles Occupying an enviable position adjacent to open fields and Cheltenham Racecourse beyond. Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, breakfast room, conservatory, utility and cloakroom. Master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom. Gated driveway, double garage with studio over and stunning gardens of almost 1/2 an acre. EPC Rating E. 01242 246959

Guide price: ÂŁ895,000 (CHE100238)



Kington Langley

The perfect village house

Kington Langley, Chippenham 31â „2 miles, Malmesbury 8 miles, Cirencester 19 miles A handsome Grade II listed Cotswold house with extensive and private gardens on the edge of the village. Reception hall, 4 reception rooms, 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. 1 bedroom cottage. Cinema room and Gym. Outbuildings, swimming pool, tennis court, garden and land. In all about 4.95 acres. 020 7629 8171 01285 659771 (CIR130042)



Far Oakridge

Commanding Cotswold views

Cirencester 7 miles, Kemble Station 11.5 miles (Paddington 80 minutes), Cheltenham 14 miles An extremely well presented Grade II listed Cotswold country house with distant views. Reception hall, 5 reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast/family room, indoor swimming pool, 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, attics. 2 bedroom flat within the house. Outbuildings, 2 tennis courts, beautiful gardens and grounds. Paddocks and woodland. In all about 46.59 acres.

(CIR120371) 020 7629 8171 01285 659771





Watermark The Cotswolds T. 01285 869031 E. W.

An Exclusive Award winning Development of Luxury Holiday Homes in a private gated community situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. This elegant holiday village established for over 20 years boasts outstanding properties with breathtaking views across the lakes. The resort includes many leisure activities on site including wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing, children’s activity areas, tennis and spa with golf, horse riding and other activities close by enabling owners to experience the very best of the British seasons. There are 25 plots on Summer Lake remaining whilst The Peninsula has just four exclusive plots available. Properties starting from £495,000 to £1,500,000. Architect designed lodges combining luxury, comfort and security together with a wealth of local amenities and activities. Resale opportunities start from as little as £175,000. An award winning development in the Cotswolds only 90 minutes from London, ideal either as a vacation home or as an investment property.



Lockstones, 52 The High Street , Malmesbury SN16 9AT T. 01666 33 86 33 E.

Growth for one of the regions finest estate agents S

ince opening its doors for the first time in Malmesbury in 2010. Lockstones have been committed to providing the very best in property sales and residential lettings. Proud to offer a completely bespoke service it was always owner, David Rogers, ambition to grow the company and spread across the Cotswolds. The name Lockstones is synonymous with the region with David’s ancestors trading underneath the family name in Malmesbury since 1808, so when the opportunity came up to take an office in nearby Tetbury it was time to build on the success Lockstones Malmesbury had so far enjoyed. Tetbury is one of the most beautiful Cotswold towns with its elegant buildings creating a real sense of timeless beauty — a delight for those who visit this jewel of the Cotswolds. It is a thriving market town built around its outstanding seventeenth-century Market Hall. Offering a unique retail experience with many individually owned shops, and a centre for antiques it is the perfect location for Lockstones fresh and innovative approach to estate agency. Situated on the towns historic Church Street Lockstones sits alongside some of the town’s well established businesses, adding their modern but classic style to the high street. For more information on Lockstones call 01666 338633 or email 20


Lockstones, 52 The High Street , Malmesbury SN16 9AT T. 01666 33 86 33 E. The Beaches The Beeches is an imposing Grade II listed house and a signature property for Malmesbury. Providing C.6000 sq ft of living accommodation, including 6/7 bedrooms and 4/5 reception rooms. The property has been painstakingly renovated by the current vendors and with an enviable position on Malmesburys southern border makes this a perfect family home.



Time for a different kind of Estate Agent... If you are slightly puzzled as to why a small local company specialising in selling and renting prestige, luxury and unusual property frequently offer their customers local lifestyle events, including big name seminars, wine appreciation, gin tasting, cocktail making and courses in how to get the best from your Aga – it’s a fair question. Cavendish Green’s main focus is selling and letting gorgeous Cotswold properties. We pride ourselves in combining good old fashioned service with totally modern and up to date technology so that we can provide you with the best possible advantage. Tired of hearing how the market has slowed down and things aren’t selling? Our most recent sale had an offer accepted after being on the market for less than three weeks and completed in less than six weeks. This is due to our unique approach to property marketing and our exclusive “Advanced Property Marketing” consultancy service that is complimentary to our customers. Although our offices are in Cirencester, our main focus is on outstanding properties in the surrounding villages, typically rural and much loved Cotswold homes. It is our passion for this outstanding corner of the Cotswolds, our people, exclusive properties plus our depth of local knowledge that makes us the company we are today. Traditionally, our business has been via personal recommendation and word of mouth. The object of the exercise as far as we are concerned is to sell your house, not fill our window display with ‘stock’ that nobody is buying. If we are not confident we can sell or let your house quickly (thus saving you money and stress), we’ll tell you so. We’re honest and we’re straight. Doing things differently is what we are good at. Not everyone’s ready for it. But it works. We uphold our reputation for being discreet as well as efficient. Not all of our properties are available to view on line. In fact, 60% of our properties don’t ever appear on the internet. We will source your dream property as part of our service at no extra charge. If you are thinking of buying, selling or renting a special Cotswold property call Lindy on 01285 642889 to see what we have for you. So – back to the question – Why do Cavendish Green give away so much good quality ‘stuff ’? The simple answer is that being part of, and giving back to our customers and our community is a small way to say thank you for your support and to show our appreciation and gratitude for the gift of being able to live and work in such a wonderful environment here in the Capital of the Cotswolds.

CAVENDISH GREEN T. 01285 642889 E.





CIRENCESTER £420,000 Enjoying a glass of wine outside your French doors or on the small and easily maintained lawn looking over the fields and trees beyond, the feel is truly that of a country house. Just outside the gates, however, an easy walk of just a few minutes brings you to the market square with all the pleasures, hidden treasures and convenience that Cirencester town centre has to offer. This distinctive property has many period features, original flagstone floors and wide cantilevered Victorian staircase. Light and airy with sash windows and high ceilings, it also has a cellar, perfect for wine storage,

a workshop or extra storage space. Set over three light, sunny floors, this cosy retreat has a large open-plan kitchen wood-burning stove, a tranquil sitting room, two double en-suite bedrooms and a calm welcoming feel. The gated aspect and the off-road parking behind the gates makes this a true lock-up-and-leave prospect. It is also a superb home for entertaining friends and family and perfect for idyllic living surrounded by the beauty of the Cotswold countryside with all the convenience of this historic market town plus excellent travel links.

• Elegant & historic town house • Two double ensuite bedrooms • Cellar / Wine Store • Terrace and garden • Secure Gated off-road parking • Easy mow & level lawned garden • Lovely views



StayCotswold StayCotswold Ltd is a bespoke property management service in the Cotswolds. As owner and manager of a number of holiday and short term lets, StayCotswold provides luxury accommodation for individuals, groups and corporates alike to discover this area of outstanding natural beauty in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.




tayCotswold’s flagship property is Chimney Farm Barns (below), which is made up of three award-winning Barn conversions, situated on an old farm on the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds; convenient for Oxford, Cheltenham, Burford and London (90 minutes away). They are perfect for work, rest and play! Although the properties are available independently, together they offer superb accommodation for groups of 30+. Inside, the barns are open plan and presented in a contemporary style with some amazing and original features. Plasma TV’s and free wireless internet access are installed throughout. Outside the properties enjoy several acres of their own private space and tranquil countryside. The hamlet

of Chimney is located in a magical setting, set in a 250 hectare nature reserve, great for a family get together, relax and recharge the batteries, have a party or use as a corporate retreat. Nearby is the Thames pathway, perfect for riverside walks including the one to our local and renowned pub – The Trout at Tadpole Bridge! StayCotswold extends its offering for corporate retreats. The likes of Morrisons, Pfizer and Mars have enjoyed team building and off-site meetings at Chimney Farm Barns. The simple open-plan layout ensures sufficient space for management retreats with plenty of break out spaces. The rural location instils a relaxed feel while allowing sharp focus without distraction.

The StayCotswold portfolio includes a beautiful Queen Anne Farmhouse (top left) near Highworth plus a unique property in the heart of the historic Donnington Brewery (below) near Stow-on-theWold. There is also a Farmhouse and Lodge with fabulous grounds in rolling Cotswolds countryside near Chipping Norton and a collection of Cotswold homes that are available for seasonal holiday lets and short term tenancies, each unique but managed, designed and delivered to the same high standard.

StayCotswold Search StayCotswold Search specialises in the acquisition and management of bespoke residential property in and around the Cotswolds. Whether its clients are buying or renting, StayCotswold will search for the right property in the right location and ensures a smooth transaction process with regard to any planning, design or development required. On completion they offer a bespoke property management and maintenance service, which is particularly useful for second home owners who want to lock up and leave. Everything is tailored to suit the client. Their aim is to provide an innovative and fresh approach to finding the perfect property in the Cotswolds.

T. 01993 822581 E. W.




without compromise Mike Honour/Lattice Period Windows Ltd specialise in the manufacture and installation of steel windows and traditional leaded lights, all hand made by our team of experienced craftsmen, many of whom have been with us since inception. The company also specialises in the refurbishment of existing period windows and leaded lights, utilizing wherever possible existing materials to preserve originality and able to provide bespoke blacksmith fittings to match those from bygone days. We specialise in Listed Grade 1 & Grade 2 properties. We are able to give advice on your conservation requirements for your property, through each stage sourcing colours, glass and window furniture, to preserve the look of your property whilst improving insulation, We have just finished a fabulous new development at The Four pillars hotel creating beautiful oak french doors with Leaded steel inserts, opening out on to a decked area to take in the glorious surroundings, this can be created in your home environment or maybe we could create an orangery to spend lazy Sunday mornings in! We are a friendly family business and we will aim to achieve the look you require, which can be done in different phases to suit your budget. T: 01386 701079 E: Mike Honour Windows Ltd, Unit 85 Northwick Business Centre, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9RF. 26


Bringing homes to life... Based in the Gloucestershire Cotswold’s, Annie Hazell Interiors brings sumptuous interior design to the Cotswold’s area, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, London, Manchester, Birmingham and all the UK. Annie Hazell has worked in the interior design industry for 12 years, and has worked on a wide range of projects, incorporating both residential and commercial. She is a successful Interior designer and Television presenter. Annie has always been passionate about interior design. With her exceptional eye for colour and attention to detail, she brings a unique and powerful style to any environment. Her talent for enhancing the visual impact of a space was evident from the first opportunity she took to decorate a room. After completing her design training and developing her skills through years of experience, Annie has now established a varied and strong base of clients who continue to require her designs for their projects. Annie is based in Gloucestershire, working mainly in and around London and throughout the South West of England. All sizes of project are undertaken in many areas of England, with past commissions ranging from small apartments to large country homes. Please contact Annie to discuss your projects or arrange a meeting. T. 01452 864634 E. W.



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hülsta is a leading European furniture manufacturer providing a highly versatile range of contemporary designs for living and dining-rooms, bedrooms, nurseries, children’s and youth rooms as well as home offices. The combination of traditional craftsmanship with modern cabinet making techniques delivers outstanding “Made in Germany” quality. The wide choice of products, which include individual units, modular systems and entire wall combinations, offers stylish, innovative and functional solutions for any requirement. Virtually all of the ranges are available in different wood finishes, high-gloss lacquers and high-gloss colours, which are beautifully enhanced by materials such as glass or aluminium. Optional height, width and depth reductions provide a perfect fit for almost any room layout. hülsta furniture is now available at our new store in Bristol along with Rolf Benz upholstery and Parador concept flooring to complete the range of fine German design living.

ask in-store about hülsta finance options

hülsta Bristol 33 Wine Street, Bristol BS1 2BQ 0117 929 0844



Greenheart’s desire when creating this kitchen was to blend traditional, time tested techniques with contemporary and functional design to provide something truly unique. The simplicity, uniformity and versatility of Maria’s bespoke kitchen provides a clean, fresh and beautiful feel that has brought timeless charm and warmth to this period home. Paying attention to the smallest of details has allowed us to provide a kitchen that is as individual as its owner. Our bespoke kitchens are designed to not only be pleasing to the eye but to also be durable ensuring longevity. We take pride in using the finest quality timbers, superior components and top of the range accessories and appliances.

“I wanted to base the idea on something special and the wood echoes that sense of solidity, of something that is well made and that is built to last.”

18 Bessemer Road, Cardiff, CF11 8BA | Email: | Tel: 029 2039 0044 30



Renovations | Extensions | Kitchens | Bathrooms


We offer a fully comprehensive and personally tailored service for those wishing to undertake works to their home using trusted, skilled tradespeople. We can organise all aspects of your project including design, sourcing, procurement and implementation. We can provide peace of mind if you are based in London or elsewhere. Our own extensive property development experience both in building new homes and renovating period buildings means we are particularly adept at finding the most effective routes to complete your project. Please call us to discuss your project in complete confidence. We have many references and testimonials available upon request.

High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6HB | | Tel: 01386 841060



Premium brand kitchens Stunning bedrooms Stylish interiors Abingdon Furniture Gallery has been established with one philosophy: to provide all your interior furnishing needs based on enduring quality and cutting edge design. Our range incorporates kitchens, bedrooms, occasional furniture and a full interiors and soft furnishings service. There is no such thing as standard in our eyes, we offer a plethora of materials, finishes and colours for all furniture and furnishings, giving you endless opportunities to mix and match to create that personal statement within your home. Our products are showcased in a spectacular 10,000 sq ft showroom set over two floors allowing your imagination to be challenged. When you choose your interiors from Abingdon Furniture Gallery, you are buying the very best quality, where modern technology and precision design work in harmony with traditional craftsmanship, passion and an eye for detail.


Quality is best appreciated up close. Our stunning 10,000ft2 showroom in Oxfordshire, one of the largest in the UK, is the perfect place to begin your journey towards a stunning home interior.





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Transform the way you cook with Miele Discover the secrets of Britain’s seasonal seafood or how to create authentic tapas at home. Master a variety of ingredients and techniques over the course of a day while developing your passion for the finest Italian, French and Indian cuisine. Our renowned chefs and knowledgeable home economists promise you plenty of insight on how to use our cooking functions to full effect. They’ll share professional secrets you can use when creating your own slice of culinary heaven at home. Hungry to know more? Treat yourself to a unique Creative Living course or demonstration. Courses are held in a range of locations across the UK, including the Miele showrooms in Abingdon Oxfordshire and London – visit



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FEATURE | Cotswold Manor House

To the Manor born... When award-winning designer Emma Sims-Hilditch was approached by her client to transform a spectacular Grade II Cotswold Manor House into a comfortable and convivial family home, she jumped at the chance. When her client mentioned she had 8 children and the house was a homage to orange wood paneling and oil paint effects, Emma realised the project was going to be less than straightforward.


he brief was relatively simple. Turn a dark and gloomy Jacobean house into a modern weekend home for a city family. The reality was a little more complex. The property had not been touched since the ‘90s and the dark stairwell at the centre of the house made the interior feel oppressive and gloomy. With a family of 10 to cater for, the kitchen, utility areas and living spaces needed to open up to accommodate the new brood, whilst the house also needed to offer visiting friends and family a place to stay on the weekend; and a place to party. Emma was asked to take on the role of interior architect & designer to lead the refurbishment project . As an expert in the restoration of historic COTSWOLD LUXURY




FEATURE | Cotswold Manor House

“With 8 children and 7 bedrooms to decorate, Emma needed to create a harmonious range of versatile and comfortable living spaces”

buildings, Emma’s reputation for sympathetically balancing authentic architectural details with modern detailing preceded her. “Classic contemporary country house style” is how Emma describes the finished look. Her ability to enhance the character and location of the property whilst bringing it into the 21st century has meant that Foscote Manor now retains the patina of its past whilst offering its new owners a stylish, comfortable modern home. Emma’s first hurdle was to persuade her Clients to paint over the paneling and oil based paint effects that covered the hallway and sitting room walls. The dark orange boards and moody gloss effects only served to create a gloomy, manorial atmosphere. It was a bold decision, but the effect was stunning. By keeping the original features and updating them with clean, crisp colours and a large roof lantern, the browns and oranges were replaced with calming blues and natural light that brightened the entrance way and main living areas. By painting the panels as well as the architectural joinery, such as the door mouldings, balustrades and door leaves, the whole space became lighter and felt more expansive. Transforming a Manor House into a modern family home meant more than just brightening the place up. The Clients looked to Emma to help them re-design the space to fit life in the country: a large family room with the latest AV

technology and comfortable seating, a boot room with plenty of hanging space and room for 10 pairs of wellies, storage in all the bedrooms and bathrooms and a large laundry room with 2 washing machines and 2 dryers, were all on the essential list. Throughout all these rooms Emma injected an informal, relaxed colour palette mixed with a combination of linens and wools for a more natural, earthy feel. Linen curtains by Mark Alexander created a neutral backdrop to the relaxed drawing room, whilst shutters in the laundry room and lighting from Original BTC introduced a crisp, industrial design to the utility areas. With 8 children and 7 bedrooms to decorate, Emma needed to create a harmonious range of versatile and comfortable living spaces that would cater for different age ranges, visiting family, and friends for sleepovers. The beautiful wallpapers from Swedish company Sandberg, introduced some primary colour, pattern and texture to the rooms complemented by the upholstered French beds in pretty floral fabrics from Emma’s own range. Luckily the master bathroom had unusually generous proportions, making it ideal for the inevitable flow of traffic from such a large family. Unluckily the bathroom was clad in brown marble and acres of tiles that made it feel dark and lifeless. Emma started by introducing COTSWOLD LUXURY


“classic fittings and a tonal palette create a dreamy feel and lots of character”

paneling instead of stone to match the moulding found elsewhere in the house. A natural colour palette of off-white tones by Neptune were chosen to blend with the bedroom and dressing room suite, and then swathes of curtains in soft linen, a natural oak floor and a small amount of Carrara marble for just the right amount of luxury. “Often large bathrooms can look stark and lifeless, particularly when using modern, angular products,” says Emma. “But here classic fittings and a tonal palette create a dreamy feel and lots of character”. With all the work going on in the rest of the house, the family was happy to make do with the perfectly serviceable kitchen and had no plans to update it. However, “the kitchen worried me from the start” explains Emma, “it seemed so small and it was out on a limb. It didn’t connect to anywhere.” However it was only after Emma had worked on the project for a year and Noreen had seen the metamorphosis of the rest of the house that she agreed to the kitchen overhaul. “It is such an important space,” says Emma, “and you should never underestimate what a well designed kitchen can do to a house.” The original space consisted of two small rooms, with a load-bearing wall in the middle, low ceilings, four lead-light windows and three doorways to contend with. “It was clear from the start that, with the shape of the room and 40


not much wall space, the only way the kitchen was going to work was to have a multi-purpose island.� This clever design solution acts a natural barrier between the cooking and eating areas and incorporates 10 bar stools, 2 dishwashers, 2 bins a gas hob, wide pan drawers and large storage cupboards. The cabinetry from the Suffolk Range by Neptune offered great quality

and value for money whilst the 2 stainless steel Sub-Zero fridges at the far end of the kitchen injected a sleek finish to the soft palette in the rest of the room. The result typifies Emma’s approach to the whole refurbishment. Each interior space is layered with an artful balance of classic designs, impeccable lighting and a muted colour palette.

The overall effect is one of easygoing grace. The overall feeling is one of comfort and character: which is the perfect combination for a modern city family living in such an historic country setting. SIMS-HILDITCH



Since beginning in 2005, Vita Interiors have become a leading retailer in the specialist field of mid 20th Century reproduction furniture. From its Bath area base the company services a major European customer base through it’s highly evolved e-commerce website. Those of us who live in the area also have the added benefit of an open to public showroom. Situated in Walcot Street, Bath’s artisan quarter the showroom features a rotating selection of items from the company’s website, at any one time you can view pieces from such iconic designers as Charles Eames, Le Corbusier and Mies Van Der Rohe. Vita Interiors exercises major concern and control over the quality of materials used, workmanship and finishing throughout its range. This can be seen in the handcrafted nature of many of the wooden pieces on display at Walcot Street, the mid century aesthetic of such furniture now so highly coveted. In combination with simple affordability Vita offers a very desirable package for anyone creating an interior space. Be it by phone or in person the Vita team are always willing to assist regarding any aspect of a purchase. A leather and fabric sample service is also available. The showroom is open from Monday to Thursday, 10am – 5:30pm, and the same again on Saturday. Vita Interiors, 118 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BG. T. 01225 812317 E. 42


elegant family homes...


Coln Design believes a beautiful, understated and comfortable interior is paramount whilst focusing on all the clients’ requirements. Projects have varied from traditional country houses, converted barns, holiday homes locally and abroad, to contemporary London residences. Coln Design offers a complete interior design service, liasing with all trades from architects, builders, curtain/soft furnishing makers to garden and lighting designers. Coln Design use a unique blend of cool airy Swedish design combined with a traditional comfortable English Country House look and specialise in designing simple and elegant family homes. T. 01285 720261 E. COTSWOLD LUXURY


Proudly flying the flag for chic, comfort and hand-made Britain is the Sofa Workshop - specialising in creating tailored sofas and accessories to suit your home. With stores in Bath and Bristol, as well as across England and Scotland, the Sofa Workshop is a haven to thousands of luxurious fabrics and leathers with infinite colour options to unleash your inner interior designer.







After all, finding your perfect sofa is a matter of personal choice. Take a seat at your local store and relax in their exclusive sofas, sofa beds, chairs and chaises - or browse their personable website at your leisure. Thanks to the Sofa Specialists on hand or over the phone to guide and advise you every step of the way, the company is able to design sofas to your exact requirements - from the style, size, fabric and even cushion filling - to makesure you get the perfect, bespoke creation. Sofa Workshop’s products are built by skilled craftsmen in one of the companies studios in Great Britain. What’s more, the company promises to deliver the sofa to the room of your choice, unwrap and inspect the furniture with you, plus remove all unwanted packaging and take it away for recycling. Each sofa is accompanied by up to a 10-year guarantee to reaffirm Sofa Workshop’s reputable brand and quality assurance. All you have to do is make your choice. Bath 21 Milsom Street, Bath, Avon BA1 1DE T. 01225 442 586 E. Bristol 76-78 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2QN T. 01179 706 171 E.



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R H Windows Ltd is proud to be the longest established Window Door and Joinery manufacturers in the Chew Valley area south of Bristol. Established in 1969 by Gerald Read and Bernard Harrington hence R H Windows, the firm has continuously served the area since then. The company is now owned and managed by and run by Alan Nash and Duncan Read. Alan is a time served apprentice with qualification up to ONC Level in Carpentry and Joinery and Duncan having trained as a Window Installer and Fabricator, both Directors have been with the company for over 20 years. RH Windows now boasts a staff of 20 all trained to a high standard. They also have apprentices training in Carpentry / Joinery and wood Machining. They offer a free quotation service dealing with all concepts from windows and doors up to conservatories, orangeries and lantern roofs. They manufacture all types of joinery from stairs, internal doors, shutters and window boards. Please contact us by telephone on 01761 452171 or by e-mail, for further information or to book an appointment. R H Windows, Unit 5, Farrington Fields, Trading Estate, Farrington Gurney, Bristol BS39 6UU T. 01761 452171 F. 01761 453342 E.





For almost three decades Fired Earth has been creating and sourcing stunning products for every style of living space and for every budget. With a number of stores in and around the Cotswolds – each staffed by experts passionate about finding the right solutions for every project – you really are spoilt for choice. Fired Earth is perhaps best known for its beautiful tiles. Collections include handcrafted Englishmade decorative tiles, iridescent glass mosaics, timeless stone flooring, hardwearing porcelain and reclaimed terracotta. But it’s not just tiles for which the company is renowned. It has three paint ranges – one produced in collaboration with the National Trust as well as stunning kitchen and bathroom collections and a unique range of contemporary wallpaper.  The team at Fired Earth work tirelessly to ensure everything it offers is relevant and extensive and, with this in mind, they continually source new and interesting products. Particularly notable are the new stone ranges. The Hamptons collection, inspired by America’s East Coast, is made up of timeless sumptuous marble, which is both tactile and a joy to look at. Each piece that makes it into the range has been carefully sourced and considered before being allowed in. This is particularly noticeable in the new Marble and Diffusion Stone collection, which is made up of beautiful limestones and travertines.



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Whether you’re simply looking to brighten up a room with a lick of paint or are planning a major renovation, Fired Earth can help. And with design services, a bespoke marble service or simply informal advice in store, you really are in safe hands. For more information visit, call 0845 366 0400 or visit your nearest store. Fired Earth, 11 Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ T. 01225 471212 E. Fired Earth, 65A Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2LY T. 0117 973 7400 E. Fired Earth, Twyford Mill, Oxford Road, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3SX T. 01295 814399 Fired Earth, 13 Woodstock Road, Oxford , Oxfordshire OX2 6HA T. 01865 514549 E. Fired Earth, 25 Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PA T. 01242 251455 E:



The style conscious will feel right at home Abingdon Furniture Gallery has been established with one philosophy: to provide all your interior furnishing needs based on enduring quality and cutting edge design. Our range incorporates kitchens, bedrooms, occasional furniture and a full interiors and soft furnishings service. There is no such thing as standard in our eyes, we offer a plethora of materials, finishes and colours for all furniture and furnishings, giving you endless opportunities to mix and match to create that personal statement within your home. Our products are showcased in a spectacular 10,000 sq ft showroom set over two floors allowing your imagination to be challenged. When you choose your interiors from Abingdon Furniture Gallery, you are buying the very best quality, where modern technology and precision design work in harmony with traditional craftsmanship, passion and an eye for detail.


Quality is best appreciated up close. Our stunning 10,000ft2 showroom in Oxfordshire, one of the largest in the UK, is the perfect place to begin your journey towards a stunning home interior.





To find out more, call us on 01235 558000 email us at or visit us at






Over the years we have forged partnerships and close relationships with many top designers and contemporary brands






Collage Studio - photo tommasro sartori


Sophie is in love with Ray and Contemporary Art. Ray is designed by Antonio Citterio.

477-507 Uxbridge Road Hatch End HA5 4JS UK - tel: +44 (0)20 8421 1779 -















Our award winning team offer a bespoke design service, covering everything from site visits to ďŹ nal presentations. We have designers and experts on hand to offer you the best advice in the business. Our team travel over the world to make sure we are in line with the latest trends in product and style, enabling us to deliver highly creative yet practical solutions in a constantly changing market. Obsidian offer a very special product and this is why we have worked with some of the best designers and architects in the country. We work with the customer and client to get the result and ďŹ nish they desire.

41- 47 Fairview Road Cheltenham GL52 2EJ 01242 237241



299 Lighting has gained an enviable reputation for fine residential lighting design offering a turnkey service of supply and installation We pride ourselves on creative, energy efficient and intelligent design. Our projects include bespoke lighting ranging from chandelier feature lights to subtle ambient lighting with intelligent lighting controls which enables users to create beautiful lighting scenes at a touch of a button. Our service is more than lighting design; we offer extensive product knowledge, design consultation and full commitment to your project. Our approach allows us to design lighting schemes exactly how you, the customer requires. Professionalism and confidentiality guaranteed. Please call for an initial design discussion with our friendly design team. 299 Lighting Ltd 2 Fremantle Square Bristol BS6 5TL Telephone: 0117 942 2512 Email: 62




Luxury Bespoke Design by Valentino Kitchens Valentino Kitchens are experts in the design, supply, installation and project management. Therefore creating a bespoke and individual kitchen to suit your ideas and requirements. We cover the Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath and the North Somerset region of the South West. Why Choose Valentino? We are a family run company, we believe in providing a personal service to create your dream kitchen. Our kitchens are designed in a multitude of styles and we aim after forty-five years of experience in manufacturing and the supply chain to bring quality, good design and real value. Valentino provides a vast range of choice modern to continental, classic and traditional styles. Comprehensive range of work surfaces, appliances and accessories. For our dedicated team of designers, it’s all about personal service; combining your ideas and requirements with our expertise and experience to create your dream kitchen From initial design discussions, through to supply, installation and project management we will work closely with you to ensure that you not only have a kitchen that looks beautiful, but is also practical and fits with your lifestyle. Valentino Kitchens, Harptree Hill, West Harptree, Bristol, BS40 6EH - 15 Kitchens on display.

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Town & Country Flooring, Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JA. T. 01993 824331 E. W.

Town & Country in Burford knows everything there is to know about bespoke flooring, having been in business for over 10 years. We are focused on giving customers the best possible service, so that you can have the floor that’s right for you and your home. All our flooring solutions, whether hardwood, stone or natural fibre carpets, are purposely picked to work together. Our unique service also extends to the finish, colour and width of the type of flooring you want. This extensive choice means that you can experience directly the inspiration, knowledge and passion for the products we sell. As well as a large range of flooring options, we also supply fine paints and wallpapers from British company Little Greene, made-to-fit wooden doors and handsome door ironmongery. Drop into our Cotswolds showroom just off the A40 roundabout in Burford to get a real flavour of our entire product range. All our floors are shown in sampled areas, helping you to choose the right flooring for your home and enabling the product to show its natural features and blemishes. We’re open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm. For more information, call us on 01993 824331 or email us at

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REBATE Designers and Manufacturers of Imaginative Bespoke Timber Conservatories, Orangeries and Garden Rooms





Garden Rooms

01562 740065 Rebate Ltd, Southport Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 7BD. COTSWOLD LUXURY


Beautiful floors, stunning interiors...

Indigenous specialises in natural flooring, bathrooms and interiors. Based in Burford, we are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of terracotta, slate, stone and oak flooring. Our flooring and wall range is comprehensive and complements a variety of styles from the traditional to the contemporary and with over ten years’ experience we know what works well where and the pitfalls to avoid. Many of our bathroom and interior pieces are exclusive to Indigenous. Our Riverstone collection, hand crafted from volcanic boulders, includes a stunning range of bathtubs, bowls and pedestal basins. We have also recently introduced a range of hand-woven trunk lamps which have an eye-catching organic design and wave-like profile. Our Interiors collection is forever evolving. We aim to inspire, sometimes cause a stir and undoubtedly add a sense of luxury to your home. Being owner-managed, Indigenous responds quickly to changing market influences, ensuring our range of products reflects current tastes, interior designs trends and innovations. We have a reputation for specialist knowledge and where required can offer a bespoke service for customers requiring something a little bit out of the ordinary. All of our products can be viewed at our Burford showroom and to fully appreciate all that we do, we recommend you come and visit us. We are always happy to assist and advise and look forward to meeting you.

Indigenous Ltd Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire. OX18 4JA T 01993 824200 E

A charming & enticing place to hunt for that beautiful stylish piece...



We have all been into an antiques centre with a preconceived idea of what we will expect.Most imagine or have been faced with dark dusty spaces with various tat adorning the walls and glass cabinets with the obligatory cobweb scattered about the place.Perhaps there will even a disinterested antiques dealer on hand to make sure you pay a rather inflated price. This is not the case with the relatively new Old Pill Factory in Witney, Oxfordshire. Here a fabulous character building has been refurbished to house an array of antiques,collectables and vintage items. The property located on the High Street has 28 like minded dealers all under one roof,each one with their own speciality, knowledge and niche. They are breathing new life into antiques and vintage home ware and always offer a warm and friendly welcome. The shop has dedicated knowledgeable staff and a modern PC system to handle transactions efficiently and offer a sourcing system,so no matter what you want whether it is a particular piece of furniture or vintage item they will endeavour to find it for you. The shop is a charming and enticing place to hunt for that beautiful stylish piece to enhance or complement your home or collection. This warm and light space offers a mix of hand painted and restored antique furniture, lamps, linens, clothing, mirrors,glass, ceramics, toys and vintage home ware. Julia Murnaghan set up the business in late 2010 and says she is keen “to put a modern twist on the antiques world.”

“I have a great passion for furniture and design,” She explained “I love painting,restoring and bringing pieces back to life. It is amazing what you can do just by bringing in new fabrics and textures, it is almost reinventing,and it is putting your touch to something beautiful.” “It was imperative to me to show people what a modern antique centre can bring to the high street which is why we are so pleased with our location. We bring a complete mix of styles and fashion that would suit most homes and most budgets.Using eco friendly paints and elbow grease it is the ultimate in recycling!” “I truly believe that now The Old Pill Factory has something for everyone as we have a great mix of contemporary and the classic in furniture, general antiques and vintage items for the home.“ The Old Pill Factory can be found at: 53 High Street Witney, OX28 6JA Their telephone number is 01993 701013 and their website is Or you can email –


71 is the UK’s leading supplier of the finest fireplace beams, air dried and reclaimed oak timber, all bespoke finished and cut to order.

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Original Architectural Antiques has been defining Cotswold Style for the last 21 years. It offers a unique collection of antique stone troughs and planters, quality statuary, period fireplaces, historic oak doors and the best available reclaimed oak floorboards John Rawlinson, Ermin Farm, Cricklade Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5PN.

and stone...

M. 07979 906 329 T. 01285 869 222 E. COTSWOLD LUXURY


LOUIS XV Revisited This residence suggests the layered and faded appearance of the vivid colors popular in 18th century french homes. Pigmented sheetrock mud in this french blue entrance fades into the nearby creams used in the rest of the home. By leaving small, irregular gaps when applying two shades of custom-tinted blue gray over cream and terracotta hues, the surfaces give the effect that layers of centuries-old walls have been chipped away, exposing the paint of the past. 74


FEATURE | Segreto - Secrets to Finishing beautiful Interiors

Continental inspiration The world of decorative painting is limitless, ever-changing and richly complex. Finishes for walls, ceilings, floors and cabinetry are crucial to the embodiment of a home’s character. Segreto Finishes’ niche in the world of design motivates owner Leslie Sinclair to constantly explore new techniques and finishes that appeal to a vast multitude of styles and personal tastes.

by Leslie Sinclair

This hallway leading to the master suite contains wonderful treasures from france. By applying the pattern on the ceiling in a watercolor fashion, the paint treatment suggests the same time period as the surrounding antiques.



The antique rug inspired this bedroom’s color choices. Applying a panel design with insets of a floral pattern creates a soft effect featuring the antique French wainscoting. A barely-there raw umber stain over the soft blue coved ceiling complements the tones in the rug and artwork. Seeking harmony between the bedroom and nearby sitting room, a faded stripe individualizes the two spaces while the uniform ceiling treatment lends consistency between the rooms. Drawing color cues from existing furnishings, various applications in color treatment add interest.



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Changing the background color of this cove creates the illusion that the antique columns are integral parts of the design. Evoking a celestial sky, friezes that decorate these ceilings enhance its architecturally interesting details. 18th century boiserie paneling adorns the walls in the dining room with crown bases and mouldings finished to match. The hand painted flowers under the wainscoting complement the tapestry draperies.

“Blues intensify in color when applied, so choose a shade with more green or gray than you want it to appear when finished�



Bespoke joinery beautifully crafted...



TJ JOINERY “Bespoke joinery, beautifully crafted”

TJ Joinery create hand-crafted custom joinery to blend beautifully with the character of your home. Individual, hand-built and hand-painted. Our fitted furniture, windows, doors and staircases, are thoughtfully designed and built to complete your interior design or building restoration. Traditional country style for a heritage setting or contemporary sleek - we bring the same high standard of workmanship and excellent finish to each and every project. We’ve built up our experience in traditional joinery over many years. Our small, dedicated team of highly skilled craftsmen, have brought their expertise to some of the finest homes and country retreats in the Cotswolds, such as Highgrove House, Barnsley House and the Barrington Park Estate. Bespoke joinery, honed to perfection with the utmost care and attention to detail. Built with precision and style. Beautifully crafted.

TJ Joinery Limited Unit 6, Lyncroft Business Park, Perrots Brook, Cirencester GL7 7BW T. 01285 831423 M. 07973 816361 E.



a complete home development solution If you’re looking for friendly advice from a family run firm with over 30 years of experience within the Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry then you have come to the right place. Dajon interiors specialises in both service and design of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and also Heating and Water systems Dajon Interiors Ltd is your one stop shop for all of your interior requirements with a unique design service to help you along the way. Their qualified team of designers will create for you your dream kitchen, bathroom or bedroom using the latest 3D photorealistic computer aided design software, which enables you to see your new room before purchase Dajon interiors Ltd was founded in 1998 by directors John Morgan, Pat Hyam and David Collingwood. John and Pat have been in the Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom industry for over 30 years and carry a wealth of experience. They are still at the core of Dajon today. Alongside the founders are a friendly team of designers and installers that will assist you with your project in one way or another. Dajon has grown over the years to become Gloucester’s premier interior design studio catering for all requirements from a single tap purchase to a complete project managed renovation. 80














Dajon interiors Ltd 102 – 104 Finlay road Gloucester GL4 6TP. T. 01452 332 336 E.



Your Space, your way. Emerson living designs and creates beautiful, contemporary kitchens for you to cook, eat and live in. Always bespoke so you get exactly what you want, always functional so your kitchen is a pleasure to work in, always incredibly well made so that it lasts, always absolutely stunning so you love being and entertaining there…. James Emerson has been designing and creating stunning kitchens in the Cotswold and London area for the past eleven years and emersonliving are very excited about the opening of our new kitchen design studio in Bath. The vision of our design studio is to create a space where creativity can flow and your kitchen design dreams can be planned and realized. Viewing is by appointment and we have a beautiful kitchen on show where you can see the best quality Blum and Peka interior fittings and get a feel for how your space can work for you and as the studio is above our workshop you can also see your kitchen being made…. Using a range of materials, emersonliving produces utterly bespoke, modern kitchens and interiors to your exact specifications. This means you’ll always



get exactly what you want in your home that is tailored to the way you and your family lives. We’ll take all your desires and create a design that works beautifully in your space to suit your style. We specialize in producing stunning, contemporary kitchens and interiors that are a pleasure to live and work in. We see the entire project from design through to production and installation. You tell us what you want and with personal attention we’ll ensure that’s exactly what you get. Our kitchens are made to last which means they should still look as stunning in five years time as they do just after they are installed. Contact us now for a speculative chat about your project or arrange an appointment with James at our design studio. You can also view some of our more recent contemporary kitchens and interiors by visiting our website where you can also find our free design guide to help you plan your space.

emersonliving 3 Brassmill Enterprise Centre, Bath BA1 3JN Tel. 01225 571 943 Email.



Architectural Heritage Established 40 years, Architectural Heritage has a worldwide reputation for providing fine period and reproduction garden ornament, bespoke stone fire surrounds and period architectural elements, complemented by interesting 20th Century and contemporary sculpture. We aim to provide a personal service to professional and private clients alike. Our full inventory is on display in the galleries and grounds of Taddington Manor and our stock is regularly updated on-line.

Architectural Heritage Taddington Manor, Taddington, Nr. Cutsdean Gloucestershire, GL54 5RY E. T. 01386 584 414



A lifelong love of plants and gardening combined with a passion for design...

Susan Dunstall is a Landscape and Garden Designer in the Cotswolds, with a practice based in Charlbury, Oxfordshire – with garden design projects both locally and in London. I ndividually designed to fit the style of architecture: urban townhouses and Victorian terraces to country cottages and Grade II listed homes.

E. T. 07879 842934 COTSWOLD LUXURY


The award winning Yorke Construction Limited has been here in the Cotswolds since 1957. Yorke is a family firm that specialises in the renovation of country house properties and construction of new, top end dwellings. The company rely on a wealth of traditional trades mixed with a thoroughly modern management structure. The business has continually grown with pride taken in customer service and client care. Their attention to detail and keen eye for quality ensures a fantastic finish time and time again. Their client base is spread over several counties resourced from their head office in Birdlip. Jon Veale, Company Construction Director, states,”we are doing well in uncertain financial times because all of our employees are passionate about the properties we work on and are keen to produce work they can be proud of. If you get an attitude like that running through the team then working on such interesting projects becomes enjoyable and the end result is often spectacular – we are very privileged indeed to operate in the Cotswolds.” Yorke Construction offers building services for all manner of homes, whether it is a period or contemporary property. Whatever your budget, speak to Yorke. For more information please call 01452 864446 or go to their website

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Whether you are the owner of an historic house or barn,o r an architect looking for a visually appealing material to set your new development apart Winchcombe Tile are the company to help. Based at the edge of the North Cotswolds,W inchcombe Tile offers the most elegant and cost effective alternative to natural stone roof tiles on the market. As they produce replica stone slates and tiles they are not limited in the types of stone they can reproduce; and are able to duplicate colour,t one and texture of most regional stones – not just in the UK,b ut across Europe also. The stone tiles are approved by all local authority conservation departments for use in restricted areas and because they are the same weight as their natural counterparts they can be installed in re-roofing projects with no additional structural supports. Full technical support is freely given and an installation service is also available for those wishing to have an entire package. Winchcombe Tile Ltd 3 Station Approach,G reet Road,W inchcombe, Gloucestershire,G L54 5LB Tel: 01242 602552 Fax: 01242 604314 Email:





Bathrooms and Kitchens of distinction Pittville Bathrooms and Kitchens are Cheltenham’s and the surrounding Cotswold’s leading designer, supplier and installer of beautiful bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces. It is up to our clients how much involvement we have. We are unique in that we project manage your complete installation and can therefore take on the design, sourcing and fitting of your bathroom, kitchen or living spaces. Alternatively, we are happy to just supply the products for a project but with the same level of reliability and care. If you are planning a new bathroom or kitchen please call in to see us in our Cheltenham showroom. Our showroom displays the latest ranges of Bathrooms and Kitchens. Bathroom brands include Duravit, Hansgrohe, Simpsons, Bisque and Huppe to name but a few. We supply and install both German Made and English Kitchens with over 60 door choices. Kitchen brands include Gaggenau, Siemens, NEFF appliances, Elica Extractor, Franke and Blanco sinks, Silestone, Caesarstone and Granite worktops. Pittville Bathrooms and Kitchens Price Promise - We live and work in a competitive world. We therefore take pricing very seriously and always welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that we are offering the best possible value for the high quality products and service we provide. Pittville Bathrooms & Kitchens 12 Prestbury Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2PW. T. 01242 251113 E. COTSWOLD LUXURY


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Woodlands Estate, Ross Road (A40), Longhope, Gloucester GL17 0RA T. 01452 831538 E.

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SPECIALISTS IN WOOD FLOORING ATC is a privately owned, family run (by the women!) business with years of experience in all types of solid flooring both reclaimed and new. We originally concentrated on the salvage and restoration of old wood suitable for flooring based from our warehouse in Monmouth however 9 years ago we expanded into the stylish area of Tivoli, Cheltenham. Now the company offers a full range of reclaimed, new and engineered timbers. In addition, we have a full fitting, finishing and restoration service which is second to none. We also stock a complete range of solid Oak internal and external doors, skirtings, architrave, door liners, and an exciting range of door furniture, oils and finishes.



With twenty years in the business we still get madly excited when salvaging unusual and sought after woods or when a new floor has been installed and finished – fortunately, our customers do too! A warm welcome awaits you in either our Monmouth or Cheltenham showrooms where you can get advice, parking and coffee – and all for free! ATC Traditional Timber Floors and Doors MONMOUTH SHOP 2 Mayhill Ind Estate, Monmouth NP25 3LX. T. 01600 713036 CHELTENHAM SHOP 26 Andover Road, Tivoli, GL50 2TJ, Cheltenham T. 01242 220536 E.

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Summer is upon us, so if 2013 is the year for a landscaping project, garden improvements or a beautiful Natural swimming pond, one company that will have the answer is Cotswold Estates and Gardens Ltd. This Cirencester based family company has evolved over the years to become acknowledged for its high standards and professional approach to a diverse variety of landscape projects. Their reputation is illustrated by their constant repeat work with well recognised designers and clients on high profile projects. Their professional team offer services in most areas of landscape and amenity horticulture for both private gardens and commercial grounds including design, construction, maintenance, environmental works, horticultural excellence and now, stunning Natural swimming ponds. Their motto is “turning visions into reality� and this is evident in the quality of their work and endeavours to provide the best gardening solutions for you. They provide quality plant stock and materials from reputable sources paying attention to even the smallest details whilst enabling projects to mature and be nurtured with their ongoing skilled maintenance. Cotswold Estates and Gardens Ltd work across the region and can undertake projects of any size or complexity, from a small cottage garden to a large country estate or commercial development. Gardening is their passion and pleasure and they are here to help. For more information simply give them a call or visit their website,

Cotswold Estates & Gardens Ltd Baunton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7BG. T. 01285 654766 E. 94





Combining over fifty years of expertise, Bradford and Bath can offer you a truely personal service, from conception to completion, with full consultation and project management throughout. We have experience working on all levels of property - from domestic conservatories, through listed buildings, to large, commercial properties. 

 At Bradford and Bath, we manage all aspects of your project including planning applications, technical drawings, structural calculations and much more - leaving you to relax and enjoy your project as it progresses. We offer a full range of materials, including aluminium, hardwood, and PVCu, ensuring that the finished structure will be completed in a manner sympathetic to the existing evironment. 

 Whatever aspiration you have for your property, Bradford and Bath will work with you to make your dreams a reality.

Conservatories Orangeries Heritage Windows Doors T. 01225 767722/ 07966 248297   E. 96


Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms

Over 25 Years Experience

We’re a family run business with a wealth of experience in designing/ installing kitchens and bathrooms. This is our 5th year in business now, however the owner has been in the trade for over 25 years, along with members of our fitting team, who are now a part of Trade Interiors.

We are the supply and fit specialists • • • •

Wet room and less able bathrooms Handmade solid wood bespoke kitchens Stone, porcelain and ceramic tile collection British made fully assembled kitchens

To book a design/planning appointment please call us on 01454 322550. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 9am - 5pm • Free help and advice with design and planning • Less able bathroom products available • Tiles now on sale Trade Interiors The Old Station Yard, Station Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 4PS. T. 01454 322550 E. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Tiles and Wetrooms COTSWOLD LUXURY


Paint remains the easiest way to transform a room and with the holiday season approaching, there’s no better time to spruce up tired spaces with Farrow & Ball.


hen it comes to choosing colour, there are no strict rules but there are many factors to take into consideration. Architecture, the purpose, shape and direction of a room and above all light, should be taken into account as they will contribute to the changing appearance of colours. Before making your final colour choice, we recommend that you test selected paint colours in the room to be decorated. All 132 colours are available in 100ml sample pots of Estate Emulsion. Paint onto a piece of paper or card and place it in the room to be decorated looking at how the colour changes at different times of the day. This is particularly useful when you are decorating a room which you will only use at certain times of day. For instance, if you are decorating a dining room which is mostly used in the evening, check the colours in evening light to ensure you get your desired look. Layering colour is a great way to create interest in a room. For example, if you use Matchstick on the walls, String on the woodwork and a stronger colour such as Cat’s Paw or 98


Mouse’s Back on furniture, fireplaces or in the backs of bookcases. The Farrow & Ball palette is designed to work in harmony together, with colours complementing each other to create exquisite layered schemes. The way we decorate is ever changing and it seems we’re not only interested in decorating the walls; floors are getting a makeover too. Seen as the ‘fifth wall’, floors have become a space to display artwork, so why not try Farrow & Ball’s Floor Paint, available in all 132 colours, hardwearing and suitable for use on wood and concrete floors. If you’re feeling creative, try a colourful stair runner, a feature that’s sure to make you smile! Whether you’re looking to spruce up the interior or exterior this season, painting tired furniture is a great way to add pops of colour. Use Farrow & Ball’s Exterior Eggshell or Full Gloss in the garden can create interest, whether you paint a bold front door in Pelt, terracotta pots in Babouche or Charlotte’s Locks or even up-cycle your garden furniture with Mizzle or Down Pipe.

Centrepiece 15-17 Suffolk Road, Cheltenham Gloucestershire, GL50 2AF Tel: 01242 226220 Forum Design 20 West Way, Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 1JA Tel: 01285 642282 Splendid Interiors Ltd 4 Worcester Road Industrial Estate Worcester Road, Chipping Norton Oxfordshire, OX7 5XW Tel: 01608 646400

S G Bailey Paints Ltd 15 Griffin Mill Estate London Road, Thrupp, Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 2AZ Tel: 01453 882237 Relics of Witney Ltd 35 Bridge Street, Witney Oxfordshire, OX28 1DA Tel: 01993 704611 CHS Architectural Ironmongery Ltd Unit B, Meadow Road, Cirencester Gloucestershire, GL7 1YA Tel: 01285 659488



Cotswold Luxury Homes & Interiors Magazine summer 2013  

Luxurious Homes & Interiors, featuring all the best suppliers and ideas from your region.