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Woodland Retreat
North Cotswolds

We were spoilt with the magical pondside setting of this property, accessed via a ford and nestled within a wooded valley. However, the property was crowded with out-of-date and imposing outbuildings, heavily weighted on driveway access. A rationalisation of the flow throughout was necessary, together with the introduction of calming rooms and vistas out to the natural surroundings.

Ground level connection with universal access to a tranquil lake, including naturalistic marginal planting and a central habitat sanctuary island.

Wildflower roof to an earth-bermed extension, connected to both the house and further grounds with woodland walkways.

Interconnecting tiered-level gardens, each with its own feel, working together to create strong vista views to the lake below.