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Introducing Willow cottage

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Designed by Lynsey Ford, winner of Interior Design Master 2021.

Willow cottage is our two-bedroom family suite designed by 2021 Interior Design Masters winner, Lynsey Ford. Drawing inspiration from the views outside, Lynsey has redesigned Willow cottage to bring the energy, colour and texture of the Lakes landscape inside. 

Willow cottage designed by Interior Design Masters winner Lynsey Ford

Lynsey’s vision

The design for the cottage is all about emphasising the location by giving maximum connection to the surroundings. The views have been opened by enlarging the windows and making a dual aspect feature that brings the energy, colours and textures of the environment the cottage sits in, into the spaces.

Design details


One element of the brief was to include a fifth bed space in the living area for larger families. Lynsey didn’t want to have the main sofa as the bed, so she made a reading nook with a small divider and chaise which is the size of a single bed. It’s really simple to put back into a reading space in the day and it also means whoever has this bed has their own space.

There is a large radiator on the wall, Lynsey designed a radiator cover that extends the length of the wall and provides a shelf for books for the reading nook.

After you have been on your lake paddleboard or long walk you get back, kick off your muddy boots and the spaces give you an environment to feel warm, cosy and relaxed with the right amount of luxury. The cottage has a wood burning fire and I’ve used warm rusty tones, natural materials and lighting to make the space for rest, play, to be filled with energy and having fun.

Sustainable suppliers and artists

Sustainable suppliers are part of the design ethos, “sustainability is integral to all my work.” Says Lynsey, “I hate waste and the thought of anything useable going to landfill. So, I’ve chosen cabinetry from the Renzo range by Daval for part of the scheme as they are made from 100 per cent recycled materials, meaning I can balance my keen interest in sustainable design while still achieving the deep, rich and textured aesthetic I want to create.” Lynsey worked with Daval to create a boot room to kick off muddy wellies after a day out walking too. 

A bespoke mural wallpaper was specifically designed by Julia Ogden for one of the walls, a special piece that reflects the greens and rusty oranges outside. 

The gold bathroom mirror is from made.com
The Herringbone flooring is from UK flooring direct
Paint – Farrow and Ball, Railings. She decided to choose a dark colour so that the views really stand out
Wallpaper by  Hovia Official
Light in nook by Dieselliving
Chaise – Bespoke, made by Clayton Upholstery
Velvet for curtains and upholstery by Fabworks Mill Shop
Dining table, bespoke by Alexander_and_Ellis
Light switches by Dowsing and Reynolds
Kitchen area by Daval Furniture
Orange Sofa, bespoke by Clayton Upholstery
Mirror next to divider by Sowerby bridge glass
Main lights – fittings from Dowsing and Reynolds
Light bulbs by Andy Thorntonltd
Antique sink unit by Antiques Warehouse Slaithwaite
Taps, shower and shaver socket from Dowsing and Reynolds
Batheroom tiles from Casa Ceramicatiles
Bathroom mirror and lights from Madedotcom

Willow cottage designed by Interior Design Masters winner Lynsey Ford
Willow cottage designed by Interior Design Masters winner Lynsey Ford

Willow cottage

Willow is a two-bedroom cottage set in the grounds at Another Place, with a double bedroom, twin room, sitting room with semi-circular sofa, sofa bed, reading nook and pantry. The cottage is next to the hotel and guests have full access to Swim Club and the restaurants. Willow will sleep up to five people and a baby in a cot and is dog friendly.  Its the ideal Lake District bolt hole for a family or two couples.

Willow cottage is available to book online from 16 January 2022.

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