The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage was rethatched and adorned with new gold finials and faithful copies of the original 1870s chimney pots.

In the porch, specialist conservators repaired the delicate rustic decoration, renewing or restoring pine cones, willow and hazel twigs, and recreating historic colour schemes.

Inside, the grained and coloured timber interior of the upstairs room was also conserved.

Rather than making it look ‘new’, the aim of the restoration has been to refresh and maintain this lovely building, emphasising the beauty of the patina of age.

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