Great Bourton, Oxfordshire

Posted by Rhian Burrell, on September 29, 2020.

The brief:

John and Sue had been planning updates to their village home for some time and enquired with us about creating a bespoke kitchen for their newly restructured room.

The brief was clear and well considered, they wanted to create an open plan space with a good natural flow for easy movement. They wanted the kitchen to be well thought through from a storage perspective to allow them to keep the sides clutter free, and they wanted to incorporate bench seating into their bay window.

The space we had to work with was great and the addition of velux sky lights meant the room was flooded with natural light.

The Vision

The vision

A classic and timeless Shaker kitchen with an open and airy feel.

Finished in a green colour palette and surrounded by windows the room is filled with light.

Making the most of the need for space and storage we reduced the size of the original island and incorporated lots of smart storage solutions throughout the kitchen.

We created a larder space for easy access to day to day items, built a bespoke pantry with bi-fold doors and installed a specific drawer for chopping board storage.

We completed the bay window seating and utilised all of the available space to create added storage within the benches. John and Sue were able to keep their existing dining table which looks great in the space

Project overview:


  • Manufacture – Silestone
  • Colour – Coral Clay
  • Thickness – 30mm
  • Surface finish – Suede
  • Edge detail – pencil round
  • Drainer – recessed drainer with set of 5 grooves


  • Cabinet material – 19mm Pre finished oak faced plywood
  • Door material – 26mm Tulip with 9mm m/r mdf panel
  • Drawer front material – 26mm Tulip with 9mm m/r mdf panel
  • Drawer material – 14mm European Oak with dovetails
  • Colour – Mylands – Serpentine no. 192

Cabinet furniture:

  • Knobs – 2KP in Pewter
  • Cup Pulls – 2PP in Pewter


  • 1 x single oven – manufacturer Neff
  • 1x combi oven – manufacturer Neff
  • 1x warming drawer – manufacturer Neff
  • 1x Freestanding fridge freezer – manufacturer Fisher Paykel
  • Integrated 2 drawer dishwasher – manufacturer Fisher Paykel
  • Induction Hob with integrated recirculating extractor – manufacturer Neff


  • Shaws – Waterside 600
  • Tap -Quooker – Flex in stainless steel


“Cherrywood impressed us with their proposal in terms of design insight, broad advice and quality of product.  Whilst a bespoke kitchen can be more expensive than manufactured, the excellence of bespoke design, quality and skill of hand build construction and personal attention to detail from Cherrywood has been a worthy investment.

Luke’s personal attention to detail, great insight into overall kitchen design and layout which went beyond others, prompting us to rethink our ideas and plans, and dedication to great customer service.  Also, Luke’s enthusiasm and desire to provide a great outcome is very reassuring.  The skilled team at Cherrywood are really nice people all wanting to do their best, whilst also clearly enjoying their work.

The collaboration with us every step of the way from ‘carcass to completeness’ was great – being able to see the kitchen evolve and the ability to view in the workshop.  Luke’s ‘can do’ approach and perseverance with some aspects of our requirements was impressive. Delivery as promised, kept to schedule and also flexible enough to make changes when required.  We had other building work going on and they worked very well alongside the other activities, with coordination and cooperation when required.  Gave us great confidence throughout the whole project.

Cherrywood is a bespoke company with great skills.  We now have a fabulous kitchen and living space which we’re loving!”

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