The Red Room
When we came to the Thatch in 2007 we restored the Tudor part, keeping the double-sided inglenook fireplace ablaze with log on chilly days, polishing the well-trodden flagstones and quarry tiles on the floor, and bought sympathetic antique pieces to furnish it. In the new lime-rendered and traditionally roofed eatery to the rear we have carried through the same colours and furnished it with English bespoke-made furniture in sustainable oak. The rear courtyard has been laid with flagstones and landscaped with borders of choisya and English roses to make an idyllic place to sit out and eat or drink when the weather is kind. Raymond Blanc described the restoration of the building as creating ‘a little jewel’ and Oxfordshire Life called it ‘cosy and chic’.