Open House: A 300-year old farmhouse in the Lake District

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  • The beautiful Grade II-listed Lakeland farmhouse is more than 300 years old and, with its whitewashed walls, is typical of period houses in the area. Located on a hill, it is surrounded by breathtaking countryside.
    Beneath the beamed ceiling in the beautiful living room, rich colours and sumptuous fabrics in an array of different patterns create a wonderfully cosy scheme with a sophisticated edge. A corner of the room has been furnished with a chic antique pine desk that has been customised with a lick of paint and new handles, while the vintage chair has been reupholstered in a smart stripe.

    The stylish kitchen diner features a wealth of modern country ingredients – a scrubbed wooden farmhouse table is teamed with spindle back chairs painted in different shades for a contemporary update, while statement retro pendant lights add drama in the cosy dining area.

    Original features such as the old wooden door that leads to the farmyard and an inglenook fireplace add period charm. The Shaker-style kitchen. painted in a soothing neutral. and slate floor tiles are country classics that create a timeless feel.

    The stunning bathroom features a dreamy blue grey palette that, teamed with white floorboards, evokes a Scandi feel. A pretty floral blind and cosy braided rug pick up on the colour of the elegant roll top bath.

    A capacious mesh-fronted vintage cabinet, lined with classic country gingham, provides stylish storage for linens in the bathroom.

    The gorgeous main bedroom is the epitome of cool country elegance, with shades of grey and off-white interspersed with dashes of gold and iris blue.

    In the pretty girl’s bedroom, pink accessories cosy up the neutral palette and soften the dark oak floors while period-style furniture keeps the look classic. Jolly bunting and fun cushions add playful touches.

    An exploration and travel theme creates a cool scheme in a boy’s room.

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