Nestled in the heart of Somerset, a collection of 18th century farmstead buildings have been transformed into a contemporary space honouring their architectural history.
In continuation with our work with Karen Roos, and her team, The Newt has extended its hotel offering with the introduction of the Farmyard. Owner and designer Karen Roos collaborated with architect Richard Parr to transform the collection of 18th-century farmstead buildings, while preserving their architectural history and original proportions. Sharing materials of the wider estate, there is a simple palette of
honey-hued Hadspen stone from the nearby quarry, blue lias, Cornish slate, forest marble, oak and
To gain a sense of the area and history, Karen Roos was inspired from literary works of the time, such as Thomas Hardy’s Far From the MaddingCrowd. Inside, a contemporary elegance in keeping with the
modesty of the buildings; a delicate balance between old and new. Cobbled stone floors and original
fireplaces sit alongside blackened bronze bathroom fittings and crisp panelling. As at Hadspen House,
each room has been individually designed, with English crafts and materials used wherever possible.
Viaduct worked closely with Karen Roos with the supply and delivery of furniture for the project.