Llanfoist House interior pictures
The lounge looking through to the hallway.
The lounge looking through to the conservatory – the large glass doors open completely making a lovely extension to this room in the sumer months.
The windows in the lounge are tall Georgian windows with traditional working shutters. There are no shutters for the doors leading into the conservatory.
The fireplace in the lounge. When we moved into the house this room had a dark wallpaper – when we removed the wallpaper we saw that there were marks on the wall that showed that there had been plaster panels. These were reinstated by ourselves, using the traditional method of drawing out the plaster with a metal former that is drawn along the wet plaster as it is put on layer by layer. We did start making an elaborate centre piece to echo the original moulding around the edges of the ceiling, but never finished it.
The conservatory – looking a little more orderly than usual – the table is used more for summer suppers, at the moment it makes a very nice place in which to paint – lots of light.
The dining room as it was when it was a library/study
Tigger comfortable in a leather chair in what was the library. Photograph by Charles Lester
The elegant entrance hall and staircase
The front door on a sunny morning
Grand front door and entrance hall with period tile flooring.
Fine classic period oak staircase in four sections
Fine oak staircase showing classic period features
Period feature oak staircase
Entrance lobby looking through to the dining room
The dining room
The Dining Room showing the period marble fireplace. The walls in this room are covered in hand printed silk.
Dining Room showing the oak doors that we had made from old oak beams.
Looking through the oak doors to the stairs.
Another view of the dining room showing the alcove – The walls have been covered in our own hand printed silk fabric creating a luxurious and distinctive amosphere.
The fireplace – the fireglow is a lamp made out of Himalayan salt.
This dining table will seat 10 people comfortably – there is enough space in this room for a larger table – perhaps enough for 4 more people without restricting movemnet.
The Dining room has traditional working shutters.
Hallway through dining room doors.
The study – enough room for a large desk and bookcase – two windows from which to watch the birds in the garden. The walls in this room are covered in Harris Tweed.
The kitchen dresser – probably Christmas party time.
The main bathroom
The main bathroom.
Another picture of the bathroom. These were taken more to show the glass art – requested by the researcher for Kirstie Allsop’s television programme.
The large shower in the corner of the room includes steam, body jets and overhead shower and hand held shower.
Frank in the laundry basket.
The Master bedroom as featured in the magazine 25 Beautiful Homes
The Blue room
The Blue Room – guest room – another comfortable place for Tigger. Timbers on the ceiling and beautiful antique fabric panels on the wall behind the bed.
Corner of Blue room looking through the door to the principal bathroom.
There are no shutters in this room.
Detail of the antique fabric on the walls in the blue room.
The Chinese bedroom
Chinese bedroom on the second floor – in the morning sunshine!
The attic bedroom on one side and studio on the other side.
The roof space of the house has been converted into one large U shaped room. Perfect for guest sleeping, or for teenagers’ space where they can make a mess, noise etc. and not affect the rest of the house. There are four velux windows into the centre of the U and one on the back of the roof looking out you see the wood behind the house. In more recent years it has been used more as an attic, but this picture shows how it could be turned into an interesting bedroom – or even two bedrooms. The staircase from the 2nd floor to this space is a proper functioning staircase – not a ladder!