Case Studies

Gloucestershire mansion makeover

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The highlights

Built in the mid-18th century, The Priory is a large classical manor house in the centre of the historic Cotswold town of Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Lovingly restored, this sensitive conversion included a four-bedroom manor house, two-bedroom mews house, and seven apartments.

  • Space Size Covering a 16,000 sqft area
  • Location Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Number of Kitchens 9 kitchens
  • Number of Bathrooms 18 bathrooms

The brief

Stonewood Homes works on new and historic buildings in stunning natural settings with an emphasis on producing outstanding quality every time. The Priory brought a range of needs from the four bedroom mansion house right through to the smallest apartment.

The brief was for a neutral palette of products that would provide an elegant canvas for the classic interior scheme with a modern twist.

The bathrooms

For the 18 bathrooms we sourced and installed the Italgraniti Calacatta marble-effect porcelain with gold veining, book-matched in the mansion house so that the pattern lined up perfectly around the room. We paired this with Alnus Porcelain Versailles wood-look panel flooring and underfloor heating. Combined with fluted glass shower enclosures and brushed nickel & black brassware, these bathrooms have the wow factor but are also warm, inviting spaces.

The floors

The floors use a mix of Engineered Oak Mill-run timber laid in traditional plank format in the halls, while a stunning herringbone block layout in the kitchen and dining areas of the principal apartments marks out these zones by adding contrast. Further detail was incorporated in a Bluestone floor in the boot room of the main house, and Bluestone cobbles in the communal areas for the apartments.

Carpets in the bedrooms are Alternative Flooring’s Crafty Hound in Beagle with antique bronze trims - a sumptuous option, while communal staircases use a durable sisal.

Tile & Floor sourced, supplied and installed 1600 sqm of engineered oak, 800 sqm of porcelain tiling and 1000sqm of coir carpet across the group of properties. A range of Kerakoll grout and adhesive products were used which, as well as being green, are also very reliable.
A reliable, seamless service from inception to completion, Tile & Floor readily collaborated on a range of options to suit our budget. Working with their skilled team complements our ambition for providing aspirational high end homes of distinction.
Rachel Cropper, Stonewood Homes
We always enjoy collaborating with Stonewood. Their approach to styling and fine details elevates every project to the next level.
Mark HawkinsDirector, Tile & Floor

Credit for photography with our thanks to Sarah Bliss & Adam Carter