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 Hill Farm Furniture Awarded Best of Houzz 2017 

Hill Farm Furniture of Dry Doddington, Newark, has won “Best of Design” on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The family-run business has been creating truly beautiful, handmade and bespoke kitchens and freestanding furniture for nearly 30 years, which led to more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals choosing Hill Farm as a beacon of excellence in the field of interiors.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners are given the accolade if photographs of their work on the Houzz website are amongst the most popular viewed. 

“It’s so encouraging to see a global phenomenon recognising the work of a local family-run business,” enthused Jo Ashwin, manager of Hill Farm. “We put so much care into what we do – to think that in the last few months we’ve been recognised by the likes of Houzz, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 is astounding. To have your work recognised locally, nationally and internationally is so reaffirming. Everything we do is hand-drawn, hand-crafted and lovingly installed – and with one of our kitchens being the most viewed kitchen image on the Houzz website it proves that the public are really connecting to our expertise, quality craftsmanship and family values.”

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Hill Farm,” said Andrew Small, Manging Director of Houzz UK and Ireland. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

Follow Hill Farm Furniture on Houzz to see why thousands of design enthusiasts across the world have made them one of the most widely viewed kitchen design and installation companies. Visit:

Larder Than Life

Beautiful British made and solid-wood larders add stylish storage to any kitchen.


What element of a kitchen tends to make or break the design? Critically, the available storage space greatly affects its functionality.


“Space is an essential element of any kitchen, how you use it is crucial. A strategically placed larder can not only increase the useable shelf space in your home but also detract from unsightly clutter,” enthuses Jo Ashwin, Manager of Hill Farm.


Hill Farm, creators of bespoke kitchens in a variety of classic and contemporary styles, now creates freestanding solid wood larders that can be bought individually (without the need for a full kitchen installation) from just £1995 including VAT and delivery.


“We believe in showcasing the best of British design and craftsmanship, so much like our kitchens, all our larders are made entirely from solid wood. No veneers, no cut corners, just lovingly hand-painted freestanding larders created by craftsmen in our Nottinghamshire workshops.”


The shelves are fully adjustable and the inside of the doors feature storage racks from top to bottom.   


Hill Farm Furniture larders are a perfect addition to any kitchen, sitting stylishly alongside existing painted cabinets or creating a stunning contrast to more contemporary kitchen designs.


Ranging in size from 1000mm to 1435mm wide, the larders are available in two standard Farrow & Ball colours, Elephant’s Breath or Old White. 


Experience Hill Farm’s critically acclaimed quality on a smaller, more affordable scale with our freestanding larder units and see why we’re among the 'Best of Houzz 2016' winners, which showcases the strongest professionals on the renowned platform for home renovation and design.


For more information, visit or call 01636 626063.

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Did you spot us on the small screen lately?

Our Georgian-inspired bespoke kitchen was featured on Channel 4’s ‘Building The Dream’ – with a lovely cameo from our friend Di discussing how to perfectly marry contemporary styling with classic period features, something our minimalist design accentuates with vigour.

If you missed it, watch Duncan and Susan Marshall chat to our good friend Di Ablewhite and use her stunning family home as inspiration for their very own project.

See the episode now ...

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Hill Farm chosen as Houzz Kitchen of the Week

See anything familiar? We’re thrilled to have been featured in The Sunday Times in a special feature on Houzz on Sunday 11th October!

We were featured on page 37, with a recent kitchen we designed, built and fitted for a period property – the perfect combination of design and functionality.

Read the full case study and article below...

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Essential aftercare for your new Hill Farm Kitchen

For our valued customers who want their new Hill Farm kitchen to be as long lasting and hardwearing as possible, we’ve created a handy aftercare guide.
The guide includes tips on oiling surfaces effectively and how to prevent and minimise wood splitting and surface scuffing.
To view the guide, simply click on the button below.
Hill Farm Care Guide v3

Hill Farm chosen as Houzz Kitchen of the Week

We were recently chosen as Houzz’s Kitchen of the Week, which showcases on of our recent success stories, involving a lot of loving craftsmanship and a little bit of luck. Click the link below to read the full feature.

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Utilise Your Space Wisely - Derby Telegraph - 15 May 2014

It’s a time-honoured complaint of all homeowners: a growing lack of space. As with time, the more we have, the more we fill it. Hill Farm Furniture’s Jo Ashwin explains how kitchens often have more than enough space to satisfy even the most avid of hoarders; it’s just a matter of how you use it.

“Every home owner we speak to has the same initial worry,” says Jo, “They’re concerned that they simply don’t have enough space to accommodate all their functional cooking needs and still create a clean, uncluttered aesthetic kitchen."

“In virtually every home we see, that’s never the case. But the trick is to see small spaces as a creative challenge, not a storage hindrance, which is why some of our most innovative projects involve making a large concept fit a smaller space.”
Cupboards and drawers are kitchen staples, of course, but even these can be manipulated. Bespoke folding cupboards, concealed bins and other space-saving solutions can make a huge difference to any new kitchen.

And one common complaint? White goods. Often ugly and unsightly, why spend time and money carefully creating your ideal kitchen for an out of place fridge or washing machine to ruin the ambiance of your home? There’s always a solution.

Take this unique kitchen in a listed Georgian house, for example. It is composed entirely of single pieces of furniture, rather than set rows of units. The result is a freestanding, open atmosphere that maximises space and draws the eye, flattering the period features of the home and concealing all the white goods.

All the custom-made cabinets are solid wood and finished with Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath and Manor House Gray for a cool finish. The worktops are an eclectic mix, ranging from ‘Kashmir White’ polished granite on the hob and island, to a deep, warm English Oak on the larder, sideboard and utility worktops. A mixture of White Bronze knobs complements this varied mix and cup handles to add depth and functionality.

“Whatever space you have available,” adds Jo, “it’s important to focus on ways to use it, not ways to fill it. With over 30 years of creating timeless, hand-crafted kitchens, Hill Farm Furniture can help you realise your home’s full potential.”

See Us In High Definition!

We’ve created a short 50 second promotional film about Hill Farm Furniture. Let us know what you think and pass on the link to anyone you think may be looking for a beautiful, bespoke kitchen or piece of furniture.

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Hill Farm on the Hunt for London or South East Trade Partner

We specialise in providing bespoke, made-to-measure kitchens – that much you know. Often our projects grow and adapt over time, becoming bolder and fulfilling a more adventurous vision. In this respect, we are no different to our expertly crafted kitchens.

With our recent influx of bookings and company growth, we are now exploring the possibility of teaming up with a kitchen trade partner in the London area. The proposed partner would need to actively market as well as hand-fit/install Hill Farm Furniture kitchens.

While our business is currently based in the East Midlands, it has a national brand position through many features in renowned trade magazines and interiors publications. We are looking to expand our geographical offering across the UK and would like to hear from any company, currently active in the kitchen business and interiors sphere, in the South of England (preferably London area) who would be interested in discussing a new business venture.

Interested? Please contact Jo Ashwin on 01636 626063 or for further information and company details.

 Trend Report: how rustic charm is reclaiming the modern kitchen

According to Press Loft, an international press database for journalists and bloggers worldwide, the trend for rustic decor is starting to contradict the widespread popularity of the contemporary kitchen.

Hold onto your hats, kitchen lovers! The report (which features one of our own beautiful bespoke kitchens!) stresses that people are now increasingly looking to natural elements for a more lived-in interior: with wood, terracotta, brickwork, stone, glass, rattan, nubby cotton, wool, paper, clay and various types of metal for an electic feel, emphasized by ultra modern accessories.

Want to know more? View the Trend Report product gallery here. Or to stay ahead of the trend, book a consultation today to help us craft your very own bespoke kitchen, with just the right balance of rustic charm and modern functionality. Well, rustic can as be refined as
you like…

 'Contemporary, clean with rustic elegance '
- Hill Farm featured in Jim Lawrence's latest blog

“Hill Farm certainly had us all drooling here in the office!” – Read the latest blog post from Jim Lawrence to see why our fusion of rustic chic and modern sleek wowed the creators of hand-crafted home furnishings.

Hill Farm Featured in National Structures

We’re featured in National Structures for this beautiful bespoke kitchen we created for Burghley House. See all the images and read at all about this exciting project below...

Hill Farm at Burghley House - photo: National StructuresNational Structures

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Handmade kitchens
Solid wood kitchens
Farmhouse style kitchens
Country kitchens
Traditional kitchens
Kitchen furniture
Kitchens for period properties
Victorian kitchens
Georgian kitchens
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Home libraries
Study furniture
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Who We Are

Hill Farm Furniture has been creating truly beautiful, handmade and bespoke kitchens and furniture for nearly 30 years – all designed to suit the architecture of your home, your personal taste and your lifestyle.

Where We Are

Situated just off the A1 between Newark in Nottinghamshire and Grantham in Lincolnshire, Hill Farm Furniture is only an hour’s drive from Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Derbyshire.

Clensey Lane
Dry Doddington Near Newark
NG23 5HT
T: 01636 626063

We are situated just off the A1 between Newark in Nottinghamshire and Grantham in Lincolnshire,  only an hour’s drive from Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Derbyshire.