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Property: Grade II listed farmhouse built in 1689. Bought in 2002.
Space: Open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, formal sitting room, kids' TV room, sitting room, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus en-suite, small store room and basement utility
The large combined living space is perfect for entertaining.
Slate is a modern, elegant choice for the floor in this country kitchen. Green and blue glass lanterns hang over the stove for a fun, eclectic look.
The slate flooring is from Fired Earth (opens in new tab). The glass lanterns are from Aspen & Brown (opens in new tab).
Stylish, eclectic touches add character to the modern country scheme. Pendant lights hang above the island unit, which doubles up as a dining table.
Find similar pendant lights at SCP (opens in new tab).
A modern table is decorated with pastel chairs and zingy accessories for a quirky look.
A metal frame gives the bedroom (opens in new tab) a period feel, while an intricately designed mirror adds a feminine element.
Find a similar antique bed from Heritage Beds (opens in new tab).
A mix of old and new combine beautifully to create a pretty, period-style bedroom.
Painted floorboards and a classic cast-iron bath make an elegant scheme, enhanced by the ancient wooden beams.
Are you looking for more real homes inspiration from Country Homes & Interiors? Take a look around this country cottage in Cheshire or, for more inspiration, step inside this former school house in Lancashire. (opens in new tab)
Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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