Step Inside a Renovated Manor House with Loire French Limestone Flooring
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Step Inside a Renovated Manor House with Loire French Limestone Flooring

A Manor House with the Loire French Limestone Flooring

Located in a small village just outside of Canterbury is home to Richard & Fiona - a beautifully restored Grade II Georgian Manor house with a rich history and plenty of character. Described as a ‘picture postcard village’ for its rural setting, unspoilt beauty, community feel and single pub that is very popular at the weekend(!), Richard & Fiona have lived here for just over 2 years. They began by renovating the 16th century barn located in the garden, followed by renovating the main manor house and kitchen which took just over 18 months. The manor has been restored to highlight many of its original features with ornate decorative brickwork, large sash windows and a formal garden upon entrance.

Now, this wonderful house also boasts a light and airy orangery, and modern, functional kitchen space all with the Loire Rustique French limestone tiles. When asked, Richard explained they had a clear vision of the style and feel they wanted to create, “We wanted to respect the heritage of the house but also desired a contemporary twist. If I were to make a comparison it would be like an Armani suit. It is classical, yet modern - but will not date!”.

Loire Rustique French Limestone Kitchen Flooring

The kitchen itself is by Herringbone kitchens and painted in Paint & Paper Library ‘Hunter Dunn’ with Buster + Punch pendant lights. Searching for the perfect floor, Richard & Fiona wanted to use natural stone to give an authentic look as though an original feature of the property. With a modern shaker kitchen, Fiona describes choosing the Loire Rustique as it complemented it so well, “We were having a green and relatively modern kitchen so wanted something that was a contrast but not too much of a contrast! We searched high and low across many suppliers and the Loire Rustique French Limestone was the standout”.

French limestone kitchen flooring Loire Rustique and green kitchen

Loire Rustique French limestone kitchen flooring tiles

The space strikes a perfect balance of light and airy open plan living, as well as staying true to the traditional feel of the property. The orangery with its beautiful roof lantern, central dining table and large double doors has become the heart of the home for gathering friends, whether four or twenty! Fiona tells us in warmer months, the double doors are often open, creating an extension of the outdoor garden and making it a space to enjoy.

Loire Rustique French Limestone tiles orangery and dining room

Watch the full Q&A with Fiona below