a house of many aspects
When I was the features editor at Period Living magazine many moons ago, one of my favourite duties was running the Readers’ Awards, an annual event that invited readers to put their homes forward to be featured in the magazine. As the post arrived each day, I was very excited to open up all the entries, to see the before and after pictures, and to read the incredible renovation ups and downs people had endured for the love of their period home.
When I received one particular entry, presented in a very organised binder full of pages that mapped out the journey this couple had taken, I knew straight away it was a winner and I couldn’t wait to visit in person with photographer Brent Darby. Jennifer and Laurence Bristow-Smith transformed a neglected Victorian country house into a calm and restful space that also helps them earn a living, they run a B&B and holiday cottage business from home. Well, who wouldn’t want to stay here?!?