A traditional cottage reflecting the character and charm of a rural setting. Evolved from a simple rectangular plan, one and a half storeys high under a steeply pitched thatched or tiled roof with additional wings subservient in size and height forming a traditional cottage composition. A functional unobtrusive entrance porch provides access to a spacious beamed entrance hall with feature brickwork chimney stack. The generously sized living room has a feature ingle-nook fireplace and beamed ceiling. A second chimney in traditional form has been incorporated to allow for the provision of an Aga within the kitchen layout. The one and a half storey height design incorporates bedrooms partially within the roof space, emphasising the cottage style. The Melford looks equally at home in all claddings, with special emphasis on split level plinths and alternative, complimentary finish to the dining room addition.