Inside the Byre, there was a beautiful chandelier hanging over the open plan kitchen/living area. The chain had a piece of rope attached to it which really added to the rustic charm, and helped the chandelier match its surroundings.
Next door was the fabulous Temple Guiting Barn by Sophie Conran which we were lucky enough to have a tour around by the estate manager. The barn is built in a L shape with a courtyard garden to the front which leads on to...
a formal garden beyond.
I wasn't able to take any of my own photos of the interior (which was amazing) except for this sneaky shot of the living area.
The above room looks like this when taken by a professional! Look at the beautiful chandelier! I love it!
The bedrooms were no let down on the Chandelier front either...
The Sophie Conran barn would be such a lovely place to have a friends & family gathering. The kitchen would be the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. It is a narrow room with a wall of glass that opens out onto the courtyard. It's really unusual as it totally goes against the open plan, huge square kitchen trend, but it is such an effective idea. The kitchen itself had ice white units with thick brilliant white Corian work surfaces.
Anyway, back to reality...I'm not sure we will ever be able to afford to stay in the Sophie Conran barn, but the Cow Byre was perfect and very romantic. We were able to eat, drink and be merry in the little kitchen area of our cozy barn, which had a smaller brilliant white Corian topped kitchen of its own. It was perfect for cooking a lovely lamb roast dinner while Mr. Cooper watched the rugby. Yum, yum!
Photos by me, Mr & Mrs Smith and Country Life.