This project was a dream brief – substantial grounds to be developed into a charming classic Oak timbered country house and outbuildings and a complete blank canvass as to how to develop the garden surrounds.
As the new house and grounds are sited in a rural setting the aspect and character of the land is key to the success of the design. The client has a huge passion for romantic ‘English’ gardens and wanted to create new spaces that he could enjoy from different aspects, and take advantage of the views and countryside.
The architecture of the house with its pitched eaves, oak beams and gothic arched windows provided key inspiration and design style for the garden, and would determine some of the garden features.
The grounds are to have two distinct moods and styles, and views and site lines are very important to create from the large semi-circular stone entertaining terrace across to the adjoining fields and ‘borrowed’ landscapes.