Bespoke Country Kitchen, Cotswolds

Stow-on-the-Wold

This high-end, bespoke kitchen was created for a newly renovated manor house in the Cotswolds, close to Stow-on-the-Wold.

The beauty of this kitchen is not just in the major pieces of furniture, the impressive island with slatted vegetable drawers or the generous larder, but in the hand-finished details exhibited by every cupboard and shelf.

Beautifully tactile solid oak shelving and wrap around oak interior cupboards exhibit this perfectly, being finished to draw the eye to the natural texture and grain of the wood.

The oak continues with solid oak worktops, drawer fronts and spice rack and again the detailing catches the eye with unfinished brass hinges on all the doors, designed to age and naturally weather down the years.

Yet it is the island that dominates the room, floating above the stone floor and covered in one huge Quartz CRL Verona worktop. With a plethora of storage space, including the attractive handleless vegetable drawers, a large breakfast area and the downdraft Bora Hobb, the island is at the very heart of this relaxed kitchen.

The pleasure to be found in this seemingly simple design is in the quality of the cabinetry and the forethought that has gone into the small details.