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A converted monks' retreat dating back to the 1800s, set in an acre and a half in Cambridgeshire. On the ground floor is a living-dining room, eat-in kitchen, playroom, study and cloakroom. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, a dressing room and 2 bathrooms.

The half-stripped doors and the parquet flooring give character to the housse.

1/9 Similar carpet

staircase with wooden door handrail and potted plants

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

Try Palana from Jacaranda

2/9 Hallway

hallway with wrought iron table and books

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

Vintage Armenian tin tiles and a wrought-iron table add texture and a global vintage aspect to the minimal hallway.

Tiles and table
Newark Antique Fair

3/9 Living room

living area with rug dog and lady

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

The living room has been furnished with light colours and luxe textures for a warm and cosy feel, exuding grown up elegance with a funky edge.

Nicole Farhi Home

4/9 Living room area

living room with frame and books

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

Relaxed antique pieces sit alongside quirky accessories on top of the fireplace for an interesting and eclectic appearance.

5/9 Kitchen

kitchen with white worktop and pendant lights

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

The large family kitchen fuses traditional and modern elements. A large pendant light creates a focal point above the island unit to dramatise the space.

Similar Shaker kitchen
Harvey Jones
Skimming Stone at Farrow & Ball

6/9 Kitchen storage

kitchen storage with white wall and frame

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

Antique mirrored glass used in the shelf alcoves and behind the cooker adds glamour and reflects the light.

7/9 Master bedroom

bedroom with pillows white wall and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

The bedroom is kept calm with a pale palette and a touch of glamour in the deep-pile carpet and sparkly Moroccan bridal blankets.

Similar bed
Try the Moroccon four-poster bed from Sweetpea & Willow

8/9 Bathroom

bathroom with white bathtub mirror and white window

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

The bathroom has a classic yet modern feel. The oversized bath is positioned next to the window, overlooking the garden.

Bath, sink and taps
Similar mirror
Laura Ashley

9/9 Children’s bathroom

bathroom with white tub and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC /Matthew Williams)

Decorated in neutral shades and accessorised with girlie pink, the girls' bathroom is easy to change around as the children grow up.

Bath and radiator

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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.