Designed around a central brick paved courtyard, the accommodation at Brooklands is perfect for a family looking for a seaside venue with loads of activities ranging from the use of a private swimming pool and sauna, to treks along the Sussex Downs; a reunion or celebration space for friends to relax and enjoy; corporate team meetings or away days, and specialist groups such as Bird Watchers, yoga enthusiasts, and artists, taking advantage of Brooklands’ unique position and peaceful setting overlooking the wetlands of the Arun Valley.
Simon Gray is the proprietor of the charming property and embarked on a renovation earlier this year to upgrade the studio hall whilst maintaining the originality and authenticity of the 19th century building.
“Flooring was important as it needed to reflect the charm of the wooden beams and barn features, whilst being durable and practical to withstand the various events held here which range from weddings and corporate meetings to yoga retreats and birthday celebrations.”
“Duncan Whinney was my carpenter on the project and he introduced me to the V4 Woodflooring range. I was impressed with the choice and the durable nature of having a thick oak veneer surface that would enable the floor to be sanded and restored to look as good as new, ensuring a long lasting and high quality finish for years to come.”
Simon opted for the Eiger Grand range as it offered a wider plank which he liked aesthetically, and also comes with a 6mm top layer of rustic oak. The rich earth tones of the Oak Embossed Burnt Umber Brown floor also impressed as the surface accentuates natural grain and is sympathetic to the barns original beams and features.
“The space this floor is in is mainly used as a yoga studio, and we have nothing but compliments from our many yoga retreat visitors. My favourite aspect of the wood floor is the texture and colour which complements the room and building as if it’s been there since the property was built. I’m really pleased with the product, price, service and the great job my carpenter Duncan did, introducing me to V4 Woodflooring and completing such a professional install.”
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