Historically a large country house, long demolished, sat on the site set within a large mature parkland containing lake views and a series of carriage drives. Following decades of neglect the historic parkland was lost within unmanaged growth and a commercial forestry plantation. The challenge was to reinstate the wider parkland setting, views and historic character, centred around a new Arts and Craft inspired country house.

Through a close working relationship between Landscape Architect and Architect the team were able to identify and develop details which reinstated the parkland setting to create a complimentary setting worthy of a new country house. The design team were further supported by ecology, arboriculture and heritage specialists whose advice and recommendations informed the collective masterplan. During the design and planning stages strong links were developed with Daventry District Council officers who provided valuable guidance and support to the project.

Planning approval was granted in early 2017 and the project is currently well under construction. Notable construction achievements to date have included felling of the commercial plantation and reinstatement of the parkland, including lake views and specimen trees uncovered for the first time in over half a century.


Architectural Design by Sadler Brown Architecture