IS LIFE IN AN OAK FRAMED BUILDING FOR YOU?
Bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘home shopping’, the company’s stunning post-and-beam Herefordshire show home is clearly a sales tool, but it also offers so much more to the prospective self-builder, keen to discover if life in an oak-framed building is really for them. An ill-fitting pair of shoes can be hidden away at the back of the wardrobe and forgotten, but an ill-fitting house will be a constant source of irritation, and the outlay could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. Staying at The Woodhouse is the ideal way to consolidate your ideas and to conjure up your own dream home.
The house isn’t designed to act as a precise template - every building plot is different and each homeowner will create their own specific wish-list. Its real purpose is to allow you to touch the materials, to experience the living spaces at different times of the day and to discuss in private your likes and dislikes. Left to your own devices, you can play with the lighting and music programmes, test out the body-jet showers and bounce on the king-sized beds with no-one to comment or disapprove.
Simple experiences - such as the knowledge that travertine flooring feels surprisingly warm under bare feet - are just as important as the weightier technical issues. A night or more at The Woodhouse is probably the best investment any prospective self-builder could make in terms of sheer enjoyment, value for money and inspiration. Photographs simply can’t capture the spirit of the building or convey the sheer quality of workmanship, and if anyone needs further motivation before embarking upon their own build then this is it.