A large family garden to be enjoyed by adults and children alike, with areas to entertain and access to explore the woodland areas.
Two terraces lie to the right of the property, one with enough room to seat up to 12 people and a second lounge terrace from which you can enjoy the view of the pond. The formal lawn provides extra space for larger events and would easily house a marquee. A decent sized kitchen garden sits to the left of a sunny adjoining barn wall and houses a small green house, produce beds, compost and log store for seasoning wood.
Take a walk under the pergola and you are greeted with a view down through espaliered fruit trees to a cutting bed and bench, which provides an attractive place to take a break. The formal front garden compliments the front of the house with its simplicity and symmetry and is softened by the planting. Flint gravel works well with the colour of the house and is used to give fluidity to the space with brick detailing to guide the eye towards the front door. An old existing pond is removed leaving the way for a wildlife friendly wetland meadow, taking advantage of the natural contours of the land sloping down to that point. The circular meadow has a bespoke corten steel and living willow arched walkway sitting on its radius.
The design and materials are in keeping with the property, which is weathered grey brick, but they also reflect the very high standard to which the interior has been renovated thus being conducive to modern family living. Butt jointed buff/grey sawn York Stone paving is used throughout including capping, facing and steps and Kilburn York Handmade Bricks are used for risers. A covered retreat tucked away in a wild and informal woodland area provides a quiet place to reflect amongst the trees. Generous borders around the house soften its base and the planting provides interest throughout the year.
THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 SGD AWARDS - STUDENT CATEGORY, DOMESTIC GARDENS.