Step inside a farmhouse dressed for Christmas

have been able to enjoy since they transformed their new house, and the first Christmas that they could gather their family around them under one roof.

have been able to enjoy since they transformed their new house, and the first Christmas that they could gather their family around them under one roof.

Smart front door

doorway with wreath and white wall and puppy

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

Here, the owners' springer spaniels extend an enthusiastic welcome to visitors!


house exterior with garden area with pond

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

The lake is what first sold this farmhouse to the owners. Since they bought it, the lake has been drained, cleaned and refilled, and stocked with ducks! Trees around the house have been cleared to open up the views.


conservatory with sofa cushions and round table and chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

This welcoming conservatory is ideal for family meals and entertaining guests.

The interiors throughout were designed by Phoenix Interior Design. Find a chandelier like this at Laura Ashley.


hallway with white wall and home decoration with mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

Classic design and modern materials meet in this festive hallway.

The console table and mirror are both Christopher Guy at Interio. Find similar table lamps at Heathfield & Co.

Dining room

dining area with white wall and dining table with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

The open-plan dining room and adjoining living room give the house a wonderful sense of spaciousness, and allow family and guests to move easily from one area to another.

These chairs are from Wychwood Design.

Living room

living area with beams and sofa with cushions and coffee table and rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

The low-ceilinged living room retains its original character, yet it has an attractive modernity.

The sofas are from Andrew Martin. Find a similar rug at Laura Ashley.


bedroom with headboard and wallpaper wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

Luxury prevails in the master bedroom, and the furniture includes a cabinet that conceals a television.

The custom-made bed, padded headboard, cabinet and tables were designed by Susan White at Phoenix Interior Design. Find a similar bedspread at Laura Ashley and lamps like these at The White Company.

Dressing room

dressing room with mirror and chair and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

The owners chose a soft turquoise in this feminine dressing room, linking it to the calming adjacent bedroom.

The dressing table is from Knowles & Christou, and the chair is from Andrew Martin.


bathroom with bathtub and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

For all its white-and-cream simplicity, there are some wonderfully elaborate touches in the bathroom. This polished-aluminium bath is a show-stopping focal point.

Find a similar bath at Aston Matthews, the floor tiles are from Porcelanosa.

Bathroom accessories

bathroom with candle with glass jar and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Penny Wincer)

The owners have his and hers bathrooms: a masculine shower room and a feminine fantasy bathroom.

This Venetian-style mirror is from Graham and Green.

Looking for more stunning readers' homes to look around? Take a look at our House Tours section for everything from a modern London penthouse and beautiful mews house, to an Edwardian country manor and Simon Lycett's home.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.