Cotswold Manor House

Manor Houses Case Study


This beautiful family home is a classic ‘replacement dwelling’ project  - where a substandard and unattractive house has been replaced by a bespoke, sustainable new build, conceived to positively contribute to the location and to make the very best of an outstanding plot.


Whilst the planning process was complicated and fraught at times due to the protected area, we were able to support our clients by pulling together a persuasive design justification for our bespoke dwelling and eventually we secured an approval for the replacement house, together with the rebuild and restoration of two existing outbuildings and a new garage complex.

Local materials and detailing have been woven into the core design to create a vernacular proportioned home that will stand the ‘test of time’ and belong to its setting, yet without slavishly replicating a particular period form. The end result is a timeless combination of modern performance with an informal layout built using exceptional materials and craftsmanship.

Internally great attention has been paid to forming light, interlinked and adaptable interior spaces to reflect our clients needs and to work best with the incredible setting. Most of the primary rooms look across the outstanding long distance view and therefore enjoy the ever changing scenery. The generous and open plan family kitchen, with a beautiful oak framed garden room to one side and further sitting space, all open onto a wide and sunny patio. A range of additional reception rooms also proved especially important and practical during Lockdown.

There are many beautiful details – not least the generous pantry,  a gallery bridge link to a bedroom and the enclosed porch with arched oak beam, plus vaulted oak framed ceilings and panelled walls.

12 months
Local Stone. Vaulted oak framed ceilings. Oak framed garden room. Long & wide corridors and landings.
Scopes of work
Border Oak Scope of works: 
, Planning
and Full Build