Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An old mill house in Wales


When I first saw this renovated old mill house in Wales I was instantly attracted by it's exquisite welsh countryside style. Owner Linda Cobbett literally transformed a Victorian old mill and stables into a functional home for her and her daughters and won herself the title of Best Period Renovation of 2010 as voted by the readers of UK magazine Period Living.

Highlights:

  • The high ceilings and the large metal windows, remnants of the industrial use of the building.
  • The natural materials being retained and restored, as the stone on the walls and the stipped wooden floorboards.
  • The old drive wheel of the mill, used as a chandelier in the living room.
  • The U shaped kitchen island, formerly used as a counter in a sweet shop.
  • Vintage furniture and decoration collected by the owner in auctions and sales for years.
 Images by Brent Darby via Period Living.

3 comments :

  1. So cosy and warm,too...

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  2. I really could just sit in front of that fire and fall asleep...

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  3. the title is well deserved! i've always been attracted to british traditional homes (you know, wanting to be a lady in a scottish castle). i'll check out period living, i hadn't heard of it!

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