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Yorkshire Dales Retreat

Oliver was commissioned to completely design the interior of this derelict former cattle shed into a commercial holiday let nestled in the stunning Lune Valley.

The brief was to create a luxurious, comfortable yet practical interior to sleep up to 10 people including a large living area with open plan kitchen, en suite bedrooms and a walled garden for entertaining.

Interior design

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Retired many years previously as a cattle shed, this stone property sits within the Lune Valley with stunning views of the famous Ribblehead viaduct.

Working closely with the client, contractors and the local National Parks authority, Oliver set about designing the interior to address the brief and create a stunning holiday experience.

To book a stay at ‘Gunner Lodge’, please contact Sykes Cottages or visit their website at




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Interior design

Agriculture to Art

Blackened timber was used to clad the walls on the ground floor and stairwell to provide a natural warmth to the aesthetic. Modern furniture, art and materials were used to offset against the rustic surroundings.

As this was a former cattle shed, many elements of the design are a subtle reminder of its agricultural past. Note the dining chairs, cabinet handles together with natural fabrics and artwork.

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Oliver certainly fulfilled our criteria in every detail from the designs, working alongside the different trades to the very last finishes of our beautiful barn. We would highly recommend Oliver Steer as a very talented interior designer.

— Mr & Mrs I Handley

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