Kelmscott

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Kelmscott Manor is the famous Cotswold retreat of William Morris, who rented it from 1871 - 96. The house is a treasure trove of textiles, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and paintings by Morris, his family and friends.

It was the location of a summer day out hosted by Architect Peter King & Val King, founders of The Rooflight Company (who created the original Conservation Rooflight).  A tour of the Grade I house and gardens, was followed by an informative guided walk around Kelmscott village led by local resident Peter.  The village contains cottages by renowned Arts and Crafts Architects Ernest Gimson and Phillip Webb.  The house, gardens and village are worth repeated visits.