Nestling in a valley of outstanding natural beauty lies this 16th century farmhouse remodelled by Edwin Lutyens at the turn of the last century. A careful unpicking of the neglected and overgrown gardens revealed hints of a former design, probably laid out by Gertrude Jekyll.
With the aid of skilled and sympathetic craftsmen a new garden has been created to a masterplan designed by Herald Nicholson, making use of traditional materials and construction methods. Avoiding pastiche and imitation, the design responds to the surrounding landscape and wonderful views out to the hills, as well as to the ancient trees within the site.
Sir Winston Churchill, a one time resident, painted views of the house and surrounding valley from a small garden hut, which collapsed many years ago. In restoring the garden a new building was designed and built in the same location to enable the current occupants to share the outstanding views.