Emma Sims-Hilditch Sims Hilditch

New Forest Manor House

Situated at the end of a long tree lined driveway, this beautiful home is a fine example of late Victorian architecture. For our clients who were searching for a little piece of nature outside London, it was the perfect woodland escape.

As our clients had been living in the house for a while, we worked closely with them to discover how the layout could be adapted to better suit their lifestyle. On the ground floor, this meant reconfiguring a seldom-used dining room into a gracious stair hall. The kitchen was transformed to include an open-plan dining area andthe bespoke cabinetry also conceals a clandestine office space.


The design scheme is a fresh take on English countryside style, with a palette of off whites and dove greys forming a calming backdrop for dramatic splashes of navy blue and teal.  Bespoke pieces were especially crafted to sit alongside our clients’ collection of art, antiques and lovingly collected furniture.

Master Bedroom. Designed by Sims Hilditch

Master Bedroom. Designed by Sims Hilditch