Classic English Cottage Kitchen - Humphrey Munson

Kitchen Confidential

Classic English Country Kitchen

One of the projects we recently photographed was this lovely period cottage which has been completely renovated and transformed into a stunning family home. Mulberry Cottage now has a classic English cottage kitchen from the Nickleby range and has a mix of painted cabinetry and natural oak accents with an adjoining utility / boot room.

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The bespoke kitchen design is designed in a u-shape layout – the perfect choice for busy cooks as it allows easy access to the majority of the kitchen from a single spot.

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The limestone flooring is called Charleston Limestone and is available from Humphrey Munson Stone Atelier. The flagstone have a really lovely dark blue-grey seasoned finish that works perfectly in the space. Limestone is a really hard-wearing stone so it’s a great choice for a busy family kitchen.

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The neutral colour palette works perfectly in this kitchen.

The worktops throughout the kitchen and utility room are Carrara quartz in a polished finish. The Carrara quartz looks so natural and feels like real marble to touch – but it is manufactured with bio resins that allows for higher heat resistance. Most importantly for the kitchen space, it is resistant to acids, oils and other liquids unlike it’s notoriously difficult-to-maintain Carrara marble.

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The sink in the main kitchen is by Villeroy & Boch and is perfectly complimented by the Ioanian mixer tap by Perrin & Rowe with rinse and Quooker boiling hot water tap which sits just to the left of the tap.

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The Macon range cooker is by Lacanche and much beloved for its simple functionality. Lacanche ranges are easy to use, and from a practical point of view, easy to maintain and clean. All of the oven walls are coated in an 8-layer, anti-acid enamel finish, and the doors and seals can be effortlessly removed for cleaning.

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All other appliances including the refrigerator, freezer, washing machine and tumble drier are by Siemens. The wall lights are by Jim Lawrence while the pendant lamps above the dining table are from Original BTC.

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The utility room cupboards are all painted in “Farthing” – a bespoke HM colour.

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The utility room sink is also by Villeroy & Boch and has Mayan deck mounted taps with crosshead handles from Perrin & Rowe with a handy laundry maid hanging above.

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The natural oak bi-folding cupboards either side of the range, together with the natural oak pantry and cupboard doors for the integrated cooling appliances, give a lovely feeling of heritage to the kitchen. Since all the washing appliances are tucked out of the way in the utility room, the main kitchen has a light and breezy feel to it with artisan shelving and French windows opening onto the pretty cottage garden.

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For more information about this kitchen, please click here. If you’d like to speak to a designer about your kitchen project, please call us on 01371 821300 or email us at info@humphreymunson.co.uk.

Photography by Charlotte Murphy.