Luxury self catering retreat on Dartmoor

Dartmoor Farmhouse


Dartmoor Farmhouse


Modern Country, Eclectic

Project Type



The Brief

To transform the ordinary interiors of a farmhouse and barn nestled in a majestic Dartmoor setting. We were asked to create a spectacular family home and holiday retreat, that draws inspiration from the outside. This relationship was to be tangible throughout our choice of finishes, colour palette, textures and craftsmanship.

Relax by the fireplace after a day on Dartmoor, enveloped in warming colours and textures.
Master Bedroom with a warming ochre and terracotta colour palette.
Hanging Swing Seat with Textured Cushions and Sheepskins

what we did

The Results

This cosy Sitting Area around the Fireplace combines a mixture of materials and textures: acacia wood, sumptuous velvets and tactile sheepskins.

What we did

We created several stand out spaces that connect these luxury homes to their magical Dartmoor setting. We reconfigured bathrooms, overhauled lighting, introducing stand out solutions, and fully furnished the interiors to provide comfortable living packed with originality. Memorable spaces include The Barn cinema room with their enormous modular sofas and lofty swing seat, the contemporary glass house doubling as yoga-cum-dining space and the ever so snugly boot room to gather fireside. We worked alongside talented local craftsmen, makers and contractors to realise our vision.

Styled dining table using dried foliage and bud vases.

The Result

A luxury retreat fit for all seasons, all weathers and all celebrations. Bowden Farm is marketed as a luxury holiday rental by Unique Homestays under the name of Gorsestone. images ©️ Unique Homestays

The moment of truth

What did they think?

"Wow! What can we say…you have taken our vision and created something truly unique. You have managed to bring the outside in and transform the space into a spectacular home. You have made the process easy for us and you have all been a pleasure to work with throughout. We have thoroughly enjoyed the journey and look forward to working together in the future."


A closer look

The Farmhouse Sun Room is full of textures, with raffia lampshades suspended over the dining table, and original granite walls exposed. Relax in the warm and inviting Cottage Snug, featuring texture tobacco sofas and designer embroidered cushions. Layering up botanical prints, and bringing the outside in with plants, is key to creating a biophilic interior. View through the Granite Archway into the modern country Kitchen and Sitting Area. A bespoke oak table provides a dining space for 14 people, with rattan armchairs dressed with sumptuous Dartmoor sheepskins. Dining Table styled with dried foliage and handmade crockery. The Farmhouse Boot Room features a rich toffee wall colour, a rustic wooden bench and handmade branch hooks made locally in Devon. Fresh bedroom scheme with striped bedding, textural linen lampshades and luxurious velvet bedspread. This stylish sage-green bedroom is calming and restorative, featuring a rug made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. A Full-size Pool Table is framed by a trio of Designer Lights and light and airy Wave Voile Curtains. Existing timber beams are exposed in the main space, creating a rustic, cosy atmosphere. Breathtaking views of Bovey Castle and the Devon moorland beyond. This multifunctional sun room is the perfect spot for morning yoga or having a cup of coffee and appreciating the breathtaking views of Dartmoor. Rich in colour and texture, this master bedroom features a bobbin four poster kingsize bed and boucle armchair. Fun and quirky children's bedroom with ensuite bathroom featuring herringbone tiling and a freestanding bath.
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