The Old Vicarage

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Designed by Samantha Todhunter Design and executed by Barr Kitchens, this Queen Anne country house kitchen was designed for both family living and weekend entertaining.

Handmade cabinetry offers a wealth of specific functionalities. Bifolding doors to the dresser-style cabinets, allowing both breakfast and bar stations to fully open without impinging on the adjacent larder cupboards. Further custom features include a cross-hatch wine rack, chopping board storage, integrated cold counter, tall utility storage and spice racks to the backs of larder cupboard doors.

Cabinetry frames are handmade from solid oak, with traditional dovetail drawer boxes. Adjustable shelves are held by Florentine bronze loop brackets. Shaker-style door and drawer fronts are made from Maple wood, with an Ovolo mould detailing and hand-painted in F&Bs ‘Setting Plaster'. Dresser style cabinet backs are finished with a tongue and groove detail and worktops in honed natural Carrara marble, with an ogee edge profile, skirt two sides on the space.

Barr Kitchens worked hand in hand on this project with the Barr Build team, who extended and meticulously renovated The Old Vicarage as a whole.


Carefully considered sourcing by the Samantha Todhunter Design team include Pie Crust butler sinks and Ionian antique brass taps by Perrin and Rowe, alongside custom antique brass handles throughout. A statement chequerboard floor of Mallory and Tora Blue Limestone by Artisans of Devizes meets original slate and terracotta larder tiles.


A Wolf range cooker and Sub-Zero fridge-freezer are freestanding statement pieces. Behind the scenes integrated appliances include a Liebherr wine fridge and Miele dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, ensuring a highly efficient working space without compromising on the country kitchen aesthetic.

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