The wonderful trio responsible for this little country oasis are as follows: Sophie Conran, Sara Schwartz Saxon, and of course owner Steven Collins.
Sophie Conran has always had a passion for food and design. As a little girl she helped her mother, Cookery writer Caroline, test her recipes in the kitchen, and grew up surrounded by the inspiration and creativity of the design teams of her father Terence Conran. She has turned her love of both cooking and the home into her career. She has written two cookery books, and also writes a monthly Food & Drink column, as well as contributing to monthly magazines.
Sophie designs a range of Porcelain with Portmeirion and teamed up with a variety of brands including Drummonds of Chelsea, Harvey Jones bespoke kitchens and Arthouse, for whom she has designed two stunning ranges of designer wallpapers.
Sara Schwartz Saxon started from humble beginnings behind the counter at a residential recording studio, Sara has created over the years endless meals, cooking courses, masterclasses and specialist food tours. She has fed and cared for Celebrities and Rock Stars, bringing good food to as many people as is humanly and humanely possible. A campaigner for real and slow food, the tinned potato is to her as a red rag is to a pedigree bull.
Cooking courses with Tasting Places; consulting, opinion forming and guiding with Placing Tastes, and now catering with Tasting Plates, the food war rages on.
Steven Collins has been investing in Real Estate for over 30 years in the UK and abroad, where he has acquired an impressive portfolio. His shareholding includes Chelsea Harbour, the Royal Exchange in London as well as investments in hotels in the UK and across Europe
Temple Guiting started out as a family home in which to spend relaxing weekends in the Cotswolds. Recently Steven decided to redevelop Temple Guiting Barn and Manor, working closely with Ptolemy Dean, celebrated architect specializing in listed buildings, and Jinny Blom, award winning landscape gardener. Temple Guiting was presented with the Pinnacle Award by HRH Prince Charles for the restoration of its dry stone walls.
Enjoy a little glimpse of what could be a most enchanted weekend away in merry old England!
Sophie Conran design tips!! Please enjoy!