Enchantress Cottage was a yearlong project embarked on by MillChris Developments Ltd. The clients purchased the property a little less than 5 years ago, and having not put their stamp on it at all – decided it was time for a change! It was tired and dated, and had lost it’s shine. The exterior of the house (and name!) was so intriguing, and yet, you were left feeling rather lacklustre after you stepped inside.

 

We worked closely with the clients to produce a scheme which, not only revamped the interiors, but completely reconfigured the layout to provide a home with a much more open plan, modern, useable and engaging space.

 

The brief and keyword throughout the project was ‘Modern Rustic’. We wanted to achieve a home that was a lot brighter and fresher, but we wanted to keep the heritage and ‘aged’ feel of the property – after all, with a name like ‘Enchantress Cottage’ you have to keep a certain aspect of quirk and original character! The materials sourced were all of authentic and rich composition – aged limestone, oak, marble, pewter and leather.

 

The list of works was extensive, but to name a few:

  • New roof, insulation and re-tiled in original Kent Peg Tiles

  • Electrically rewired, and re-plumbed with new hot water cylinder, pump, boiler, underfloor heating.

  • Kitchen extension, with glazed roof and corner bi-folding doors

  • New kitchen & bathrooms

  • Bespoke Staircase

  • All new handmade windows & doors

  • Juliette Balcony

  • Bespoke fitted internal joinery

  • New patio & steps formed in Limestone for pool area

  • Electric Gate System & Private Drive

  • New Oak beams

  • New Chimney

  • All internal finishes (floors and walls), decorations and furniture sourced and specified.

 

DeVOL supplied the kitchen in ‘The Real Shaker Kitchen’ range; it has a specially created paintwork finish with a Silestone work surface, and an aged-oak worktop on the bespoke prep table island unit. The beautiful stainless steel Rangemaster cooker adds a touch of modern country kitchen style. The addition of a secret pantry keeps all the unsightly appliances hidden away!

 

Enchantress Cottage has been left the perfect canvas for the clients to start adding their own personal touches too, we can’t wait to see it when it has been fully furnished and lived in for a while!

 

It’s safe to say the cottage has well and truly become Enchanting again…

 

 

 

Enchantress Cottage, Deal