“Our architect, Mr Benson, produced a very liveable and charming house.”
Front entrance to the “new” Clochfaen, 1915. The architect was the arts and crafts luminary, William Arthur Smith Benson. Once in business with William Morris, and a designer in the English Arts and Crafts idiom, W. A. S. Benson is best known for his stylish and innovative lighting devices. He also created designs for buildings, interiors, wall papers, metal-ware, and furniture.
“Our architect, Mr Benson, produced a very liveable and charming house.” So wrote the original owners of The Clochfaen in 1915. Since acquiring The Clochfaen in 2000, we have striven to recreate the original interiors, while following Benson’s aim of “a liveable house” for today. This building is a listed as a Grade II monument for its architectural and historical importance.