A Treat in Store

Housed in a former village stores, Diane and Ian’s quirky B&B offers a tranquil haven with a truly personal touch.

The Home of ‘Posh’ Storage

Fuelled by a shared passion for block printing, Trudi Savin and her friend Sophie Morton created Yateley Papers. Trudi’s own home in Surrey is a showcase for their ever evolving range of beautiful storage solutions and accessories.

Bright Contemporary Home

Seeing the potential in a project that had been overlooked by other potential buyers, and working to a strict budget, Ali Kittermaster has remodelled a dated bungalow in the heart of a Kent village into a bright and surprisingly roomy...

Intriguing Historic Farmhouse

Immersed within three acres of glorious gardens, Peter and Jane’s historic family home, a stunning Wealden farmhouse, is tantalisingly full of mystery and intrigue.

Wreck Of The Week Remarkable Refurb

Originally built to house the poor in the nineteenth century, Cheyneys Almshouse is now home to Fortnum & Mason in-house milliner Adrian Howard and his partner Sven. After stumbling across it in The Guardian’s ‘Wreck of the Week’ feature and...

New England Seaside Styling Comes to Camber

Inspired by New England styling, a chalet bungalow nestled in the dunes at Camber Sands has been transformed into a relaxing seaside haven. This home now looks as if it would be just as comfortable near the shores of Cape...

Home of Victorian Curiosities

When antique dealers Paul Wong and Martin Johnson bought their Grade II* home ten years ago, they had been won over by its classic English country house facade. With its generously proportioned rooms providing an irresistible opportunity to display their...

A Spacious Villa

When Peter and Murielle chanced upon a For Sale notice on the verge by the side of the road that led to an elegant Regency property, they knew that they had found the Kentish home that they had been searching...

Exquisite Design in a Victorian Hastings Home

Retail brand consultant James, stylist David and their Boston Terrier, Cooper, moved into their Victorian property in the heart of Hastings Old Town just one year ago. In that time they have completely transformed the interior with their bold use...

Arts and Crafts Roots

When Geoff and Annie Waring decided to leave the city in search of a greener way of living, they found that the challenge of renovating an Arts & Crafts house in Tunbridge Wells ticked all the boxes.

Farmhouse with African Heartbeat

Through her inventive and unique approach to interior design, Alexis Wylie has sensitively updated her ancient farmhouse to create a quirky, yet organised, family space.

Historic Family Home

Jennifer Stuart-Smith relishes the snugness of the perfect Christmas house.

The Wallpaper Designer’s Home

Ten years of DIY and the refined eye of a renowned wallpaper designer has transformed a wrecked house into an oasis of calm elegance.

The Quirky Townhouse

Anthropology, Arabic, art history… the lady of this house is erudite, well-read and widely travelled and it shows at every turn.

Industrial Glamour Comes to St Leonards

A collection of quirky finds and object trouves transforms this classic Victorian villa into a funky pad with industrial glamour.

Gorgeous Goodnestone Park

The beautiful Georgian house, Goodnestone Park, which may have inspired Jane Austen’s most famous novel and is still owned by the original family, has been remodelled with superb contemporary chic and reborn with a new purpose.

Francesca Rowan-Plowden’s Beach House

A classic beach house, which is also a cosy winter retreat – Francesca Rowan-Plowden is just as at home rethinking the most relaxed of small-scale abodes as she is taking on a total refurbishment of a stately home. Is there...

Californian Styling Comes to East Sussex

Never mind the house, look at the view… With vision and flair, the most unappealing chalet bungalow can be transformed into an expansive dream home of Hollywood glamour.

Ultra Modern Scandi Styling

After several sunny years downunder Jenna and Andrew didn’t want to leave the light and airy mood they loved in Australian houses behind when they moved back to the UK – so they re-created it in Hersham.

Creative Home in Hastings

With inspiring views looking out to sea and glorious opened-up spaces within, Ginny and MJ have made a commanding terrace house in Hastings as harmonious as the choirs they run.

Contemporary Coach House Conversion

Mix together an interior decorator and a bespoke kitchen designer and you have the perfect recipe for creating a 21st century home from a Victorian coach house.

Country Home Filled With Natural Light

In an area famed for its atmospheric, timber houses, Mark and Tara were hard-pushed to find one that provided the light-filled home they were after. After a year of searching and a year of negotiating, they finally moved into this...

Country Cottage with Alpine Inspired Interior

There can be few weatherboarded cottages in the Weald of Kent that offer visitors such a welcome and refreshing surprise. Forget low ceilings and dark corners, or chintzy, rustic styling, and prepare yourselves for a trip to the Alps.

Smugglers’ Haunt Becomes Rural Retreat

In the 18th century, Ingram House was a coaching inn and a favourite haunt of the infamous Hawkhurst Gang. Fortunately for its owners, Anthony and Simon, shoot-outs are a thing of the past. It is now a tranquil rural retreat,...

Farmhouse Renovation

A childhood love of horses led Jenny and her husband Dave to look for a home near to where they stabled their horse in the Sussex High Weald. After much searching, they finally found the perfect project – transforming a...

The Cowdrey Cricketing Family’s Offham Home

Christel Cowdrey moved from Sweden to England with her family in the 1960s, modelled in London, and has travelled the world for work and business – yet, for the past 10 years, her home and her heart have been in...

Arts & Crafts Surrey Home

When Victoria and David left London for Surrey they had no idea that such a wonderful home was just around the corner, down a pretty leafy lane. An expansive Arts & Crafts house, with more than a touch of Betjeman...

Goudhurst Country Refurbished Retreat

Despite moving to London and starting a family, the Weald will always be home to Ben Parker. So, when he and his French wife, Perrine spotted a large Georgian farmhouse in need of refurbishment, a deal was struck and the...

Georgian Style Grand Design

Grand, imposing and seemingly a Georgian rectory, this family home in the heart of the High Weald is not what it seems. For, behind the rambling roses and historic facade lies a thoroughly modern house – built only 10 years...

From Blank Canvas to Family Home

Leaving behind an Arts and Crafts house to move nearer their boys’ school, the Smith family were faced with a huge, unfinished shell of a building – but one that was surrounded by wild-flower meadows and incredible rolling hills. This...

Country Lodge Guest House

Setting the scene has been Emma Clarke’s professional role for many years. So, when the opportunity arose to create her own, domestic show-stopper, she was more than qualified – as her magnificent home demonstrates.

The Stylish Family Home

After spotting the potential of this Victorian house near Camden Road in Tunbridge Wells, Justine Hodgson-Barker, an interior designer, and her husband James set about transforming it into a stylish yet functional family home.

Belvidere Place – Broadstairs Boutique B&B

When Jilly Sharpe left Peckham, south London, for Broadstairs, she needed a home and a way to make a living. Belvidere Place, a run-down and dilapidated Georgian building that had been neglected for 200 years, was to be her saviour...

Modern Styling in a 1920s Home

It is often said that ‘mother knows best’. In the case of this 1920s home in Dorking, Surrey, it would be hard to dispute this – especially when you discover that the mother in question is an award-winning artist and...

Restored Rustic Wealden Farmhouse

When Sarah and Dean made the decision to move to Kent from Hertfordshire, they agreed that they would only buy a house they both truly loved. When they found this 16th century Wealden farmhouse near Ulcombe, in need of restoration...

Sackville West Gardener’s Cottage in Sissinghurst

A gardener’s cottage built in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, which overlooks Sissinghurst Castle, makes a tranquil retreat for National Trust gardener Claire Abery, whose ‘make-do-and-mend’ approach is perfectly fitting for this former Land Girls’ billet.

Wonderful Whitstable Chalet

After more than 30 years in rural Suffolk, Francine Raymond decided it was time to downsize her home – and her poultry flock – and move closer to her family in Whitstable. Five years later and her seaside ‘chalet home’...

Beautiful Farmhouse and Wedding Venue

Rob and Caroline, the couple behind Brick House Farm are experts in hospitality: from running a popular pub in Tenterden, to hosting rustic weddings at their smallholding near High Halden. This natural ability to make people feel welcome is evident...

Fisherman’s Cottage Turns Coastal Retreat

Linda Carter’s Hastings retreat has provided her and her family with a convenient coastal bolt hole, not too far from their main home in Kilndown. Filled with finds that she has tracked down at French brocantes over the years, Linda...

Spacious Family Farmhouse

Peter and Jilly Burnet’s spacious farmhouse has provided the couple with a glorious family home for over twenty years. Spread over three floors, this stunning property has borne witness to many a party, celebration and even church fêtes.

Welcome Home

After coming to Goudhurst as a hop picker at 19, Suzanne Stobbs knew she’d love to return one day to live in the village. Now Suzanne and her husband Tim have found their perfect family home in an idyllic position...

Remarkable Renovation

When curtain maker Annette Poole decided to move from Battle to Hastings, she researched lots of properties before finding a hillside home to suit her family. After three years of renovation work, she has created a unique interior to reflect...

Minimalist Chapel Renovation

When Nick and Sonja walked into Goudhurst’s old disused Methodist Chapel they knew they could make something truly special from the 2,000 square feet of space bounded by solid Victorian brick and soaring Gothic windows. A year and a half...

Mynthurst Mansion – Victorian Splendour

After deciding to sell a home in Camberwell and let another in Canterbury, Dan and Chris made the decision to settle in a graceful apartment in an elegant Victorian house. A little over three years later, and after an extensive...

New Build Home with Scandi and 60s Design

When Jenny and Doug Branson decided to make a move to Dorking they initially set their sights on Victorian properties. But for interior designer Jenny, a chance viewing of a new build property proved to be an irresistibly blank canvas.

Novelist’s Charming Victorian Home

For twenty-six years Debbie Rix and her husband Tony have been evolving their generously proportioned Victorian home to suit the various stages of family life. Peaceful and calm, the beautiful gardens which surround the house now provide Debbie with the...

Vita Sackville-West’s Grandaughter’s Home

In light of the release of her new book Have You Been Good? Vanessa Nicolson shows Wealden Times around the house that was once owned by her grandparents, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Following a few alterations, Vanessa has created...

Monochrome Home – Remarkable Rebuild

After years of rural living, seasoned property renovators Catherine and Rupert decided to move their growing family to a spacious Victorian townhouse in the heart of Sevenoaks. After extensive modernisation, in a very short timeframe, they have succeded in creating...