Designer Mark Draper
Suppliers Rand & Asquith, Cirencester Civil Engineering, Landscape Plus, Chalford Building Supplies, Robin James
This second phase of works now completes the overall scheme; the first phase won a BALI award in 2012. This phase of works mainly concentrates around the main house after its extensive refurbishment, linking with the phase one scheme below. The scheme included a front courtyard garden, front entrance garden, main terrace, lower aide garden, drive and vegetable garden. The property is situated on a sloping site, which created design and build challenges. The scheme uses natural York stone flags (sawn and riven), Cotswold walling stone, green oak and a soft flowing planting scheme.
"This beautiful Cotswold residence, situated on a site with extreme changes of levels in 'Cider with Rosie' country, presented the contractor with major challenges that have been expertly handled. The topography of the land required lots of retaining walls and these have been built to a high-quality finish.
"A beautifully constructed 'bear pit' provides protection from the wind and terraces afford views out over the valley. A new path to the main entrance, walling, setts and a water feature all demonstrate the skill and workmanship of this contractor. The planting, however, is the star of this scheme and is, quite simply, beautiful."