Working Farm Becomes Countryside Retreat

When you tour today’s featured home by Sims Hilditch of the UK, you might find yourself disbelieving that this was once an old working farm. Outbuildings were pieced together to create an amazingly beautiful countryside retreat!

Rustic beams lend architectural appeal in the traditional family room decorated with rich texture and neutral tones.

Family Room in Country RetreatPhoto by Sims Hilditch


Amazing details are found throughout this countryside retreat, like built-in bookcases and high-end moldings. The furniture fits in perfectly and soft patterns like the curtain material provide a touch of softness.

Countryside Retreat Living Room with Bookcase and Neutral ColorsPhoto by Sims Hilditch


A cozy butler’s pantry with grass cloth wallpaper leads into the home’s elegant dining room.

Traditional Dining Room in Brown and Neutral TonesPhoto by Sims Hilditch


A crystal chandelier plays against the rustic ceiling beams in a pleasing way. Plaid curtains pair well with the floral-patterned dining chairs. A gilded mirror graces the fireplace mantel with a wood stove tucked inside.

Traditional Dining Room in Brown and Neutral TonesPhoto by Sims Hilditch


A pair of matching desks fill the office space in the countryside retreat. Shiplap on the vaulted ceiling adds detail and texture, with a simple pendant light suspended above the desks.

Countryside Retreat Office with Large Desk and Pendant LightPhoto by Sims Hilditch


Here’s a clever idea for your bookcase!  Add faux book doors to create the illusion of a library while providing hidden storage.

Clever Bookcase Door TreatmentPhoto by Sims Hilditch


Blue-gray walls greet you in the foyer of this beautiful countryside retreat. A unique mirror reflects the staircase while a comfy wing chair provides a place to sit and remove shoes.

Countryside Retreat Entryway in Soft BluePhoto by Sims Hilditch


Here’s another clever idea – built-in mail cubbies located in the entryway. I would love to have this in my home. No more mail piles here and there!

Country Style Entryway with Built-In Mail CubbiesPhoto by Sims Hilditch


Whimsical fish wallpaper hugs the cozy powder room. A bathroom is a great place to add a bit of wallpaper. It instantly transforms the room.

Country Style Powder Room with WallpaperPhoto by Sims Hilditch


You’ll find more wallpaper in one of the bedroom decorated in traditional style with a tufted headboard.

Traditional Style Bedroom with Floral WallpaperPhoto by Sims Hilditch


A pretty writing desk in a bedroom corner can be used as a vanity. The chair and ottoman create a cozy reading corner.

Cozy Countryside Retreat Bedroom with Writing DeskPhoto by Sims Hilditch

You can see more of today’s working farm turned countryside retreat over at Houzz.


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  1. Thanks for a wonderful tour of a beautiful home! I love the “faux book door” any detailed information on these gems? Thanks.

  2. Okay. Finally. This is my idea of perfect decor. All neutrals, even the wallpaper and plaid/floral draperies. I could live here without a doubt – calm and serene. I’m sure some will find it boring, but that is why there are millions of colors in the paint spectrum. Each to their own. Love love love this place.

  3. I like this place—every thing Especially the BOOK SHELVES storage.. Some imagination went with that. I also like wall paper, the fish are clever

  4. Simply gorgeous! Elegant yet comfy and serene. Love the creamy whites and blues and like everyone else, love the hidden “book” storage idea.