Take a tour of this sophisticated retreat in the Cotswolds

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  • Bought as an escape from one family’s busy London lives, this house in the Cotswolds embodies everything they were looking for: a serene space with plenty of scope for entertaining.

    The oldest part of the house was built in 1650, but additions were made two centuries later. Although the property was in a need of a little modernisation, the couple were determined not to lose the inherent character of the house in the process. The key was to create a harmonious scheme that would unite its different period features, but with no furniture or preconceptions about decorating style, the place was effectively a blank canvas.

    ‘We knew we wanted the style to be sympathetic to the age of the building, but at the contemporary end of that,’ say the owners.

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