6 Design Ideas to Steal From This Self Build in the Country

self build with timber cladding on hillside
(Image credit: Richard Keily)

Sarah Farrington is no stranger to the highs and lows of the self build process. With numerous successful renovations under her belt, Sarah, an interior designer, completed her first self build, a knock-down and rebuild in London, in 2015.

Two years later, the attractions of a more rural lifestyle in Warwickshire beckoned, along with the challenge of taking on another build. Initially, Sarah looked out for renovation opportunities, but soon switched her focus to plots of land.

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.