Take a look around this contemporary Cotswolds home

Homes & Gardens visits a modern Cotswolds home that blends in effortlessly with its rural surroundings. For more inspiring home ideas, visit housetohome.co.uk

With walls built out of semi-coarse Cotswold stone and floor-to-ceiling windows, this light-filled home blends in beautifully with the surrounding countryside.

1/13 Subtle stone

room with rock wall and table with plant pot

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

2/13 Entrance hall

hallway with floral wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

Playful touches, like this 1970s wallpaper, add interest to the narrow entrance hall.

Cole & Son

3/13 Staircase

wooden staircase

(Image credit: Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The two-storey, four-bedroom home was architect-designed to look out over a glorious wildflower garden and the countryside beyond. A wooden staircase leads to a curved landing, with high-set windows for day-long natural light.

4/13 Living area

living room with glass slide door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The main living spaces centre around this sitting area, with kitchen, dining room and terrace all flowing effortlessly out of it.

Sofa and armchairs
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Urbane Living

4/13 Kitchen

kitchen with wooden cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

A finite number of wall cupboards help to make the kitchen seem less utilitarian and help it to blend more easily with the adjoining living area.

6/13 Kitchen island

kitchen with wooden cabinets and dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The kitchen island widens from back to front to fit the irregular shape of the room. The kitchen units were designed to feel like "wedges of cake".

7/13 Dining area

dining area with wooden dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The French wardrobe in the dining area originally belonged to the owner's grandfather and its imposing form is allowed to dominate, helping to emphasise the generous vertical space.

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Oak Furniture Solutions

8/13 Living area view

living room with sofa set

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

Rows of French windows let the light stream into the combined sitting-dining-kitchen area and provide panoramic views of the gardens and rolling countryside beyond.

9/13 Irregular angles

room with armchairs and bookshelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The major spaces in the house are all designed without right angles, so the decorating required a delicate balance of soft, rounded shapes combined with more rigid, linear pieces.

10/13 Exterior

house exterior

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The building's curved design and wooden beams make it sympathetic with its natural surroundings. The semi-circular form also makes the most of the south-facing aspect.

11/13 Family bathroom

wash room with tiles wall and white washbasin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

A long, narrow but curved basin complements the shape of the bathroom perfectly.

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Aston Matthews

12/13 Main bedroom

bedroom with single bed and armchair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

A Turkish wall hanging dictated the colour scheme in the main bedroom. A ladder leads to storage space above.

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13/13 First-floor terrace

terrace with seating area

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graham Atkins-Hughes)

The terrace off the main bedroom brings the sense of Nature up to the first floor in a beautifully tangible way.

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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.