Set on rising ground within park-like gardens, this late Georgian house in mid-Wales was not in good repair when its owners first saw it, but the location, the views and the complete lack of neighbors convinced them that it could easily become a dream home. Architecture of this period is, of course, much sought after.
Room sizes and their number are usually good, often allowing generous en-suite bathrooms; windows proportions have never been bettered; staircases are often top-lit; and if luck would have it, a number of good marble fireplace surrounds will have survived.
The owner is a London art dealer who specializes in British paintings, and his wife is an interior designer, so there was never any doubt that the refurbishment and decoration of their fairly large country house would be anything but a superb example of the genre. Naturally there are many wonderful works of art here, ranging from large equestrian canvases to small portraits.
A warren of utility rooms became an adjoining kitchen and breakfast-room, French in style with doors leading to the garden. All the bedrooms are furnished in the best country-house tradition of gentle colour, comfort and warmth.