Set in the quintessential English countryside, the Old Rectory is a Grade II listed property with a host of distinct, Gregorian features. First built in the 1800s, the property is steeped in history and is surrounded by breathtaking gardens that further add to its old world charm.
In February of 2019, Jo Cartledge and her family moved into the Old Rectory and has since restored the building to its former glory, whilst giving it a modern allure. When asked about her interior design approach for the Gregorian property, Jo said, “We have tried to keep a traditional feel to our home, whilst incorporating a mix of new furniture with old treasured items from both families. I think the injection of colour into the interiors stems from wanting to give the house a new lease of life whilst respecting its heritage.”
The Kitchen & Pantry
As soon as you step into the commodious open plan kitchen, arguably the main highlight of the home, you’re greeted by a stunning marriage of marble and painted cabinets in Grey Teal by Little Greene. The kitchen island and freestanding butcher’s block, which are a combination of painted black cabinetry and wood, offer a stark contrast to the otherwise neutral palette.
Kitchen accessories were kept to a minimum to ensure that the generous sprinkling of luxurious brass hardware from Armac Martin’s Cotswold Collection adorning the bespoke cabinetry remained the focus of the space. The entire kitchen is illuminated by natural light coming in from the skylights, making it all the more inviting.
From the kitchen, you’re led to a hidden pantry nook where you’ll find floor-to-ceiling cabinets containing Jo’s beloved collection of glassware. The classic belfry sink is flanked on both sides by more bespoke cabinetry in Grey Teal featuring Armac Martin’s Cotswold Cup Pull and Cotswold Bun Knob in a burnished brass finish.
Another noteworthy corner of the home is the charming snug located right beneath the staircase. Accented by a combination of deeply-coloured woods and lavish upholstery, this little nook exudes warmth and comfort – the perfect place to curl up with a book and tea. The white painted understairs cabinetry features the Cotswold Bun Knob in burnished brass, tying in nicely with all the other elements of this quaint space.
Right outside the main house is a charming barn which has also undergone a tremendous transformation. The epitome of rustic chic, the barn now features repainted brickwork both inside and outside, repainted interiors, a new floor, and much more. Inside, a stunning curved island designed by Hill Farm Interiors dominates the room, while the cabinetry is aptly adorned with Cotswold Drawer Pulls in burnished brass.
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