Devon Valley, UK
Green belt, landscape character area,
borders wildlife site area
Fowlescombe Farm Estate
The Clients purchased the estate in 1998 and over the following years have transformed it from a quaint but rundown Devon valley farm into a picturesque and environmentally conscious estate for award-winning rare breed animals.
The striking glasshouse feature is a modern interpretation on the Victorian country house tradition. From the upper terrace, one descends under the canopy of a pergola to reveal the glasshouse, cleverly positioned not to interrupt the views of the valley from the house.
As night falls on the gardens the atmosphere is transformed by wonderful lighting. By day, the moat marks the edge of the raised lawn and cascading terraces. At night, the water lights-up providing a magical dimension to an already stunning feature.
The project has a fully integrated environmental strategy including introduction of renewable sources to ensure responsible and sustainable energy consumption.