A little while ago we were very excited to be contacted by Sarah from Devon. Sarah had just purchased a beautiful Grade 2 listed building in a stunning coastal location near Woolacombe. A former flour mill and bakery, built in 1572, the Mill House needed total refurbishment.
Sarah was very clear as to the direction she wanted the project to take, having looked at our extensive website she contacted us to supply her with a number of tile samples that she particularly liked.
Here, in the kitchen, Sarah chose Vintage tiles to go above the Aga. Vintage tiles are made of porcelain so will work perfectly in an area that experiences high temperatures like this. Porcelain will not crack or shatter when against an oven or fireplace.
She then selected our beautiful Tuscany Faded Base tile that has been used as a splash-back and compliments the Vintage tile perfectly.
Our Faded Delft Pattern and Plain tiles were included in the bathroom and shower room fit-outs. They were chosen to compliment these stunningly airy rooms. The bathroom also has a free-standing roll-top bath whilst the shower room has been furnished with a traditional high-level copper toilet, all selected by Sarah to sit perfectly within these rooms.
The Faded Delft Pattern tile is heavily distressed to the point that you can even see areas that appear to have been worn away by years of wear. But don't be fooled, this tile is really hard wearing, won't stain and will be really easy to maintain. At that time we didn't offer a plain tile to coordinate with the faded Delft tile, but as soon as it was apparent that one was needed, to enhance Sarah's scheme, we set about sourcing one for her.
Now complete, Mill House has been renovated sympathetically and references to its previous ‘occupancies’ are still visible within this stunning property. With the ocean bordering the property on two sides, Mill House is the perfect getaway escape destination. Full of charm and personality, with sea views apparent from every aspect, Mill House holds the key to a highly exclusive and unforgettable stay.
The owner hopes to use the house for family getaways then gradually let it out, so that others can take pleasure in such a beautiful property within this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.