Cherry Orchard Barns, Holiday Lets, Herefordshire
Set on a working fruit and livestock farm in the midst of beautiful rolling countryside overlooking a lake.
When I first visited Cherry Orchard Barns only two of the four barns were completed, the remaining two were simply agricultural barns. My task was to completely furnish them to a high standard suitable for rental purposes. Working closely with a great builder and his team we set about retaining as many original features as possible from oak beams, roof trusses and stone walls together with sympathetically adding new features that would look as though they had been there forever. The key was to be able to offer the possibility of renting a single barn or the whole courtyard or four barns for larger groups.
“….all I can say is that your work has been absolutely wonderful. The finish to our four barns is way beyond our expectations” Clive Richards OBE
The largest of the four barns and the most exciting. The barn enjoys an enviable location overlooking an open valley which needed to be optimised. Being the largest of the four it also needed to be able to accommodate larger groups in the main living areas with plenty of seating for dining. With the main living area being open plan I used a large format floor tile which made the area feel light and airy.
Lighting was also key to show off the gorgeous vaulted ceilings and natural stone wall but also give various useable options. I used luxurious fabrics including velvets, soft linens and wools together with glorious throws. A subtle mixture of pattern and plain fabrics and interesting lamps make this a very comfortable and cosy space.