Freshford Mill | 26 January 2016 |

Despite the very wet weather at the close of 2015 progress is still being made at Freshford Mill with interior walls being plastered to properties in  Phase 1 and new stone walls emerging to enclose private gardens. The attractive Cock and Hen capping will be added shortly .The base of the lake has been prepared but Environ are still immersed in technicalities regarding the flood defences - there are many regulatory conditions that must be complied with that ...

… have taken longer than expected. And as ever, the conversions have been a voyage of discovery with some unexpected remedial works to be attended to, to ensure the properties achieve the Environ standard of quality.

Preparations for the Showhouse opening are in full swing. Letecombe Lodge is a deceptively spacious home of 2800 sq ft, offering 4 bedrooms, including 3 ensuites and 1 family bathroom. The master suite with balcony and bifold doors overlooking the lake to the front is simply stunning with walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with both separate shower and bath complemented by contemporary Italian tiles.

The ground floor features a large sitting room with central woodstove feature leading to a dining area. A mirror is positioned above the woodstove behind which is concealed a television which becomes visible at the flick of a switch. To the side of the fireplace unit is storage for logs, DVD player etc.

The large kitchen has space for both sofas and a kitchen table served by a built-in bench unit. Floor to ceiling sliding doors lead out to a private courtyard enclosed on 2 sides by a tall stone wall, perfect for those summer BBQ’s.

The Shaker style hand painted kitchen units in light grey with stone worktops will soon be installed to create a contemporary family kitchen with central island and the latest Bosch appliances including large American Fridge/Freezer, steam oven ,induction hob and Quooker hot tap to provide efficient, safe boiling hot water on demand.

The study, an essential element of today’s lifestyle, offers a very light workspace with both windows and bifold doors leading out to a sheltered paved terrace.

Flooring throughout the ground floor, apart from tiled utility and cloakroom, is a limed oak selected from the Kahrs Artisan Range. This creates a light contemporary feel to the space. The staircase is crafted from matching oak with a light well positioned immediately above to ensure the central areas of the house are flooded with light.

The house will be dressed with furniture from the stylish Neptune range to create a classical but contemporary ambience appealing to all tastes.

Plans for landscaping are well advanced with generous paved and decked areas to provide sitting areas in the sun or shade to suit the mood. There are lawns where children can play, an enchanting formal garden with lavender lined paths and pretty scented apricot roses with the lower garden featuring the remains of the ancient Dairy as a ‘Folly’ style wall, merging into the fields beyond.

The exterior of the house will be rendered in a soft cream with a locally sourced carving of a Ram’s Head erected in the gable triangle to remind everyone of The Mill’s history. The front door will be approached through a beautiful Lych Gate constructed from wood with slate roof and double gates.

Further details of the opening will be announced shortly.

In the meantime if you have any queries please email our Sales Manager Sarah Smith on   01732 848316