Luxury Cotswold Barn Conversions for Holiday Let

Cotswold Barn - Mock wave curtains in Designers Guild corduroy on French 19mm curtain pole

Working closely with well known London based interior designers, Run for the Hills, we were responsible for dressing 25 windows with curtains , blinds and sheers for a beautiful double Barn conversion just outside Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

To achieve the understated classic style they were after, we utilised a mix of inverted pleat and mock wave curtain headings in a palette of soft muted linens, cottons and sheers, all on discreet elegant French (back to the wall) style curtain poles.

Classic roman blinds and swedish style rolled blinds with bespoke leather straps were also supplied.

Willow and Bee also designed a large projecting bow pole for the hall doorway, and an extra wide double pole for the double height dining room, both in wrought iron, and supplied them via a local blacksmith.

All fitted on time and to the client’s specification by our fitter, working around various other trades on site at the same time.

Before and After – Cheltenham Town House Large Square Bay

Cartridge pleat curtains on Silent Gliss Metropole in bay window - Cheltenham Town House

Before and after pictures of a large square bay window in a Cheltenham town house.

The client wanted to give the window a less fussy dressing and maximise the light coming into the room, so we recommended a Silent Gliss metropole curtain track with elegant and minimal cartridge pleat headed curtains in a midnight blue, which stack back neatly to each side.


Before - traditional pelmets and separate curtain panels clog the light. Cheltenham Town House
Before – traditional pelmets and separate curtain panels clog the light
After - Light pours into the room using a curved Silent Gliss Metropole bay pole, allowing for just two curtain panels - Cheltenham Town House
After – Light pours into the room using a curved Silent Gliss Metropole bay pole, allowing for just two curtain panels

Extra wide window needs extra wide curtains and curtain pole!

Extra wide windows with double pleat curtains in Zoffany Water Iris Ink/Charcoal, with Alison Davie Couture curtain pole and matching hold backs. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Extra wide curtains (four and half widths each!) made up in Zoffany’s beautiful Water Iris fabric in 2 different colourways.
All beautifully fitted by my fitter on Alison Davies French style Acanthus and Couture curtain poles, with matching hold backs.

A bit of French Chic with a Cottage Heading Curtain

Cottage frill heading linen curtains with Sanderson Garden Plan fabric on roman blind

These curtains were made with a lovely soft linen fabric with a cottage heading, coupled with a roman blind in Sanderson’s Garden Plan gives this room a very chic French feel. All finished off with Alison Davies Acanthus curtain poles and matching hold backs.


Floor to ceiling linen effect voiles with a wave heading

A modern kitchen diner extension to a beautiful period cotswold stone house needed the large 5m wide folding doors softening, as well as something to take the blackness of night away without using heavy drapes.

Floor to ceiling linen effect sheer voiles were used on a ceiling mounted track, with a beautifully simple wave heading to ensure the wide curtains stacked back neatly during the day. The large window next to it received the same window treatment, but just to the sill.