This retro 1960s bungalow renovation is like stepping back in time

Two orange sofas in a room with electric blue carpet and a wooden ceiling
The owners of this renovation went as far as recreating the original Sixties carpet using a scrap of old fabric they found (Image credit: Terry Huggett)

This retro bungalow has been restored to its original Sixties glory — with parana pine ceilings, tangerine sunken geometric couch and an electric blue carpet.

Ravine House, which is tucked away in secluded woodland in Derbyshire, even has its own bar for Sixties-inspired cocktails like the Snowball and White Russian.

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.