I instantly fell in love with Holker Hall when I saw it featured on the pages of House and Garden two years ago. This English country house has passed down through three families by inheritance since 1610 and surprisingly has never been bought or sold in 400 years.
Holker’s various owners have altered, enlarged, demolished, refaced and reconfigured this house through the years. The photographs below are a record of the house during Hugh Cavendish and his wife Grania’s tenure. The couple moved into Holker in 1972 and continue the tradition of improvements, innovation and hospitality. In 2015, they moved to a renovated collection of farm buildings on the edge of the estuary and handed over the house and state to their eldest daughter, Lucy.
What I love about this house is that although grand, it feels so homey. The fabrics, the mix of pattern, the Tiffany blue walls in the living room and many other clever details help to create this relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
As much as I enjoy writing articles about beautiful and well-designed hotels from all over the world, there’s nothing better for me than sharing with my readers the wonders of my country, Spain.
Sevilla is a great city to visit, full of culture and incredible places to discover. If you are wondering where to stay for your next visit, you should considerTriana House, a charming boutique hotel designed by the talented Amaro Sanchez de Moya.
Located in the ‘Triana’ neighbourhood, this exquisite B&B is just steps away from the Cathedral and Torre del Oro.
All the details are exceptional but I especially love the tiled headboards, I think it’s such a clever idea, the visual effect is so powerful and fits perfectly in a city like Sevilla.
The intimate scale of the hotel – with five rooms and a suite with private terrace – makes for an experience of guaranteed comfort.
We all know that the classic ‘Blue & White’ combination is difficult to beat but sometimes adding another colour makes things even better. Brazilian interior designer Jorge Elias used yellow alongside the famous colour combo to create the perfect summer house.