Take a tour around a pure 17th-century parsonage

This home is pure 17th-century on the outside, but inside it's a stylish mix of modern and vintage. Take a tour here with housetohome.

Property type Early 17th century timber-framed parsonage.
Space Living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom on ground floor. Three bedrooms upstairs (one in the attic room). Small outbuilding used as an office.

1/6 Vintage dining room

dinning room with table chair and glass window

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

The dining room has dual-aspect windows, so the atmosphere of the room changes with the varying degrees of light. The original brick floor complements a vintage table and chairs, and the rosewood sideboard. Take a look at Notonthehighstreet.com (opens in new tab) for vintage print lampshades.

2/6 Dramatic master bedroom

master bedroom with floorboard sheepskin rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

An oak-beamed ceiling is the stunning centrepiece of this room. Due to the age of the building, the floorboards slope slightly, so the bed base has been custom-built to accommodate this. Find a similar radiator at B&Q (opens in new tab).

The sheepskin rug is from Fenland Sheepskins (opens in new tab).

3/6 Retro living area

retro living room with wooden door flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

A clever mix of retro accessories against the 17th century backdrop, this room manages to be cosily rustic and funkily stylish at the same time. The pavement tiles here are an original feature.

For a wall hanging like this, try Easyart.com (opens in new tab).

4/6 Modern meets country kitchen

modern kitchen with stainless steel worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

Traditional meets modern in the kitchen. Contemporary black units and an industrial-style stainless-steel worktop sharpen up the country house with its original wooden beams. The kitchen units are from Magnet (opens in new tab).

Find similar brushed-steel mixer taps at John Lewis (opens in new tab).

5/6 Warm wooden bathroom

wooden bathroom with white chair bath towels

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

Period features such as this lattice window are mixed with modern shapes and accessories for an eclectic look. Antique art finishes the look. The basin is by Philippe Starck (opens in new tab).

Find similar bath towels at The White Company. (opens in new tab)

6/6 Cosy country bedroom

guest bedroom with white bed linen red lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dan Duchars)

Exposed brick and oak beams combine for a pretty country look in this guest bedroom. Bright cushions make a bold contrast with the clean white bedlinen. Find similar bedside lamps at Debenhams (opens in new tab)Lassco (opens in new tab) sells reclaimed oak flooring.

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Heather Young
Heather Young

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.