Oak frame home built on brownfield land by Border Oak

Built on a brownfield site on the edge of a popular Herefordshire village, St. Michaels Cottage is based upon a three bay layout with the larger hallway being divided to create a study at the back.

The kitchen has floor-to-ceiling glazing within a contemporary oak frame at one end, creating a light filled space that connects the interior with the garden.

A simple, but delightful, bespoke DeVol kitchen, with Everhot range cooker completes this space.

A traditional sitting room with large inglenook and oak joisted ceiling occupies the other side of the hallway, with a handmade staircase leading to the first floor.

Upstairs the rooms circulate around a generous landing area, with built in storage and a window seat. There are three bedrooms (it could be arranged as four) and two attractive bathrooms.

The rear elevation of St. Michaels Cottage is predominantly glazed, but sensitively incorporated and detailed to suit the building rather than compete against it.

Externally we have combined our handmade bricks and clay tiles with Border Oak render, glass, oak and weatherboarding (treated with our bespoke heritage colour) to deliver a high specification property that will improve with age.

The house was also designed to perform exceptionally well – highly thermally efficient, virtually airtight and built using the principles of passive design alongside other, often neglected, sustainability credentials.

You can find out more about St. Michaels Cottage on the Border Oak website.

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