Brook Farm in rural Suffolk is Mel and her family's escape from city life but is also a holiday let. Despite house hunting with the view to finding a significant 'project', both Mel and Simon instantly fell in love with the farmhouse which was built in 1540. The property has undergone a decade of extensive restoration with stunning results; ancient beams, huge fire places and historical gems such as original butchers' hooks and original engravings, all which a perfect backdrop for Mel's styling.

Adding an eclectic mix of eBay treasures, furniture design classics, fantastic lighting, interesting art, home comforts (feather pillows and pure French bed linen) and a mustard yellow sofa (!), Mel has created a simple but sumptuous home. If you wish to rent Brook Farm, visit Airbnb.

 

"What a wonderful place! So comfortable and well equipped. Great styling and super spacious. Hot tub is wonderful and an open fire and so much space to relax and enjoy our friends get together."

Danielle / Guest