Manor House Farm is an impressive listed Georgian Farm House set in a secluded rural village in South Cambridge. The brief from the clients was to design a garden for a young family to enjoy whilst still working in harmony with the listed farm house. The project also involved working in conjunction with Graham Handley Architects who were responsible for a new front boundary wall and driveway planning application.
The garden design included a large new dining and lounge areas joining seamlessly to the back of the house, and this led onto a sports lawn for the children to enjoy. As a key focal point a stone obelisk was arranged at the bottom of the lawn creating a stunning vista to the features beyond.Other key areas included in the design were a traditional productive area, wild flower meadow and woodland play area.
The first phase of this project was to create the new dining and lounge areas leading off the back of the house. Using materials such as reclaimed Cambridge white bricks and hand made clay pavers the garden has instantly taken on an aged and weathered feel. The star attraction in this area is a stunning antique French fountain with the water spilling out onto the pebbles below, creating sound and movement in this beautiful space.
The second stage of the project focused around creating a beautiful western red cedar walkway for access to the log store and barn accommodation as well introducing new planting areas and an oak pergola. The third and final phase completing the garden, was to create the new 300 sqm driveway with granite sett edging and clay paver paths. The driveway was designed to give parking for up to 6 cars with plenty of turning space, whilst helping to announce the house.