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Inside the Cotswolds getaway where old meets new

Found Associates has perfected the modern day country escape

If you’re looking for some interiors inspiration this spring, then we’ve found the muse for you. Located within a secret valley on the edge of the Cotswolds, and enclosed by luscious woodland and greenery, this sleek country house by London-based design company Found Associates provides the perfect rural respite from the bustle of England’s more urban destinations.

What was originally a Grade II listed gamekeeper’s cottage (but is now a RIBA National Award winner) has been restored, revamped and refreshed for the 21st century, and today boasts a trio of single-storey, inter-connected pavilions which feature bedrooms on one side, a living space on the other and a linking zone in the centre.

The minimalistic interior – from its palette of whites and stonewashed tones to the sweeping glass panels which allow light to flood in – also gives the house a natural vibrancy, while the green roof over the pavilions is designed to help the structure blend in seamlessly into its surrounding landscape. The result? A stripped-back (yet worldly) escape which proves that a minimalistic approach to design can often make the biggest impact.

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