Rural retreat

A country house set into a field with stables and large stable yard had lots of potential and plenty of space to create a new garden, new structures and features to compliment and enhance the property.

As the house and grounds are sited in a rural setting the aspect of the land was key to the success of the design. The architecture of the house with its pitched eaves and the oak beams also provided key inspiration and design style.

The garden area was designed around a half circle shape with high banks of planting to provide some much needed shelter from some harsh winds. The client has a huge passion for romantic ‘English’ gardens and wanted to create a new space that she could enjoy from different aspects, and take advantage of the views across the countryside.

The focal point of the garden was the Oak Gazebo – classic and rustic in style blending beautifully with the timber eaves of the house. The Gazebo was carefully positioned to face west for casual entertaining and chilling with a glass of wine on a summer evening, catching the last of the setting sun.