It’s a shame I didn’t have time for any landscape shots while I was in Mayo, but then that’s good reason to return. The second house I shot for Philippa, commanded spectacular views over the water from its elevated position. This image gives just a glimpse.

This house is much more simply decorated, being a rental property. Hard wearing tweedy fabrics, monochrome landscape prints and rustic pottery all give it character. Who needs wallpaper with views like that providing a backdrop? This is clearly a home for someone who wants to be out in the landscape. The hugeness of the outside is however reflected in the scale of the main rooms. You could live in the kitchen alone.