From a dishevelled and dilapidated dwelling with rubble choked cellars and crumbling eaves, Sophie and Charlie transformed this dwindling property to its full Georgian splendour, all with the help of a tiny inherited long forgotten book.

Family owned and inhabited by the same farm manager for over 30 years, when the property finally came back into residential ownership, its Georgian heart had been broken. Period features had been ruined, ripped out, and replaced with jarring contemporaries all but obscuring the buildings architectural soul. However, with the help of a tiny original Georgian guide hidden deep in a long forgotten box of books inherited from Sophie’s grandmother, slowly but surely they breathed life back into this magical farmhouse.

Stripped back to its ‘bare bones’ fragments of the original features were painstakingly preserved and restored, windows were replaced with hand crafted Georgian style sash and stunning French doors were added to the drawing room flooding the interior with light. A sumptuous William Holland Copper bateau bath, on warm oak floorboards framed by silk velvet drapes sets an idyllic scene, whilst silk upholstery, carefully selected antique furniture and original fireplaces complete this iconic Georgian country interior.

With each meticulously considered decision, step by careful step Sophie and Charlie revealed an authentic and stunning Georgian family farmhouse, full of life, character and pure heart.

The full story can be found in October’s edition of The English Home Magazine, pg-56-64

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