Designed to replace a rag-tag shamble of house and barns, this new manor comprises principal house, oast house folly, orangery with indoor pool and walled formal and kitchen gardens all set in 60 acres of land. Unusually for this area, the ground was relatively level allowing the buildings to be symmetrically set to achieve this formal setting. The main house has a 9-bay facade framing the walled garden. The front door into the house is set into the 5-bay facade on the driveway. The building is contructed in Flemish bond brickwork with cut and dressed Bath stone to the plinth, window surrounds, gables and cornices. Three full height bay windows frame the views for the principal rooms on each floor. The oast kilns are all that remained of the original building so the new stowage/barn has been designed to create the effect of a gothic folly at the corner of the garden to provide guest and party accommodation. The orangery pool house can be reached via a tunnel as its connection to the house would have unbalanced the facade. THE CLASSIC MANOR HOUSE STEPHEN LANGER ARCHITECTS PORTFOLIO 3