Our History

The Farmhouse has a rich history, dating all the way back to c.1760.

Durslade Farmhouse forms part of a group of Grade II-listed farm buildings which dates from as early as c.1760. It was originally owned by the Berkeley family, whose coat of arms can still be found above the west-facing entrance.

The farm in Bruton, Somerset, has changed hands three times since the 18th century; however, in recent years the buildings were left vacant and fell into disrepair. In 2012, Hauser & Wirth received planning permission to restore and conserve Durslade Farm.

Hauser & Wirth worked alongside concept architects and interior designers Laplace & Co on this unique renovation project; and conservation architectural firm Benjamin & Beauchamp was asked to sympathetically restore the building.

Full of character and bold innovative twists, the Farmhouse interior has been transformed in a way that complements and celebrates the natural antiquity of the building. Although major construction work was required, the architects made a virtue of the fact that the house had not been touched in over 50 years, and refrained from disturbing much of the existing look.

Laplace & Co has kept many original fittings, combining them with vintage furniture, sourced from local shops and salvage yards, as well as other unusual finds.

The interior is completed with unique artworks by two of Hauser & Wirth’s artists, Guillermo Kuitca and Pipilotti Rist.

Our bedrooms

Master Bedroom

The first of the six bedrooms is the Master Bedroom, adjacent to the Dining Room, and the largest bedroom in the house with views over the lawn towards the Gallery.

Grafitti Bedroom

The room has green tones, a feature fireplace and a tapestry-upholstered sofa to provide an additional area to unwind.

Pipilotti Rist Bedroom

A partition wall has been left as an original feature in this bedroom. This was added in the late 1970s to create a bathroom, which has also been left as it was.

Brass Bedroom

Full of character and lively details, this room’s vintage wallpaper has been left untouched, although the walls have been treated. The American Victorian brass bed has an unusual design and is a strong presence within the room.

Paul McCarthy Bedroom

Taking Paul McCarthy’s wallpaper as inspiration, this bedroom features a vibrant blue colour scheme with views looking out towards the Gallery.

Niki & Jackie’s Bedroom

Up a second set of stairs you will find the secret attic room. Sitting in the eaves of the Farmhouse, this charming bedroom is light and refreshingly different to the rest.

Contact us

If you have any reservation enquiries, please email us at mail@dursladefarmhouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1749 814 700.

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