Wide angled photo of sleek white kitchen in timber framed barn conversion.

Cotswold Barn Conversions

This was a series of stunning barn conversions by Ptolemy Dean Architects set in the idyllic Cotswold countryside. The properties are in the grounds of the client’s manor house and were developed for luxury holiday accommodation, with the kitchen also used for cooking weekends by celebrity chefs and run by Sophie Conran.

The kitchen in the main barn is very long and narrow with fantastic natural light and stunning old oak roof timbers.

The brief was to allow for up to 10 guests to view and cook, so we designed a five metre long central island which housed two ovens, two dishwashers and storage for all the cooking equipment.

The smaller “cow shed” barn is a stunning one-bedroom property but still required a light and neutral kitchen with all mod cons! The client wanted a neutral monochromatic look with clean lines to allow the beauty of the building and views to shine, so we used white matt spray painted handless doors with Glacier white Corian worktops.

Our client says…

The reason I chose Emerson Living was because I wanted something bespoke and not a kitchen that looked manufactured. James has worked on 3 projects for me. The Barn in particular at Temple Guiting required very personal attention since it was such a narrow space and all our clients that come to stay are overawed with the space. James was able to work in tandem with the architectural team thus helping to co ordinate the project. His input proved invaluable. Lastly the quality of his work is always excellent even when working within a tight budget.

Steven Collins, Marcol Group, London