Where old meets new
25 Beautiful Homes|October 2021
Bee Osborn’s sensitive restoration of a former village post office is a masterclass in the art of combining traditional and modern-day style
ALI HEATH

Bee Osborn was looking for a property to rent when she accidentally found her present home. ‘I’d been looking for an out-of-town rental as my youngest daughter was starting school in the Cotswolds,’ says Bee. She knew the area well, yet despite searching long and hard, she couldn’t find anything suitable.

Then fate took a hand. ‘On a final drive back to London, I stopped to buy a sandwich,’ says Bee. ‘Next to the village shop, I spotted a “For Sale” sign in the undergrowth. I was immediately drawn to the cottage and made an offer 10 minutes later. It reminded me of my childhood home, and that resonated with me. Three weeks later, it was mine.’

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