A Cozy Restored Country House in England
On the banks of the River Severn in England stands this old vicarage, that has been carefully restored by its current owners.
The 19th-century house is set on two acres of land which includes a coach house, a herb garden designed and planted by Jekka McVicar, an orchard, a wildflower meadow, and an avenue of over thirty Madame Hardy rose bushes.
This house is exactly what you expect from an English country house. Its quiet location, warm interiors with antique furnishings, and large garden create a beautiful rural home.
The main sitting room is painted in a dark indigo blue color. The fireplace has classical swag detailing and is flanked by built in bookcases.
The library room is painted in a lovely moss color. Every wall has bookshelves that are finished with bolection-moulded cornicing and panel work.
Instead of doors, the rooms can be closed off by heavy natural linen curtains, handmade by Melanie Sauzé.
The dining room is painted red and has an original fireplace.
The white country kitchen has ‘Spitalfields’ cabinetry by Plain English and Carrara marble worktops. The red glass doors lead to a large pantry.
The Aga stove is set in a niche decorated with Delft tiles. Some of these tiles are original and some have been made by Douglas Watson studios and show the house and gardens.
Th utility room is half painted in a warm sand color. The cabinets are by Suffolk interiors.
The hallway has large Welsh flagstones on the floor. The walss are painted in charcoal on the bottom and soft stone white on top.
On the walls of this lovely bedroom is the Willow Bough Minor wallpaper by William Morris. The green lacquered alcove has a freestanding slipper bath.
The bedroom are all painted in warm, neutral color shades.
The bathroom has a freestanding bath in the center of the room. The walk-in shower has Delft-inspired tilework.
The garden is wonderful and includes a herb garden, a kitchen garden, and open lawns.
The kitchen garden with the greenhouse.
This home is currently for sale at Inigo