Owner: Gil­lie Scott-MacEwan

Prop­erty: Geor­gian house, front added to a 17th cen­tury cot­tage at rear.

Built: 17th. cen­tury and 1829 Geor­gian front. LO­CA­TION: A vil­lage near Hun­stan­ton, North Nor­folk.

Bought: 1999

Moved in: 1999

Pro­fes­sions: Gil­lie is an in­te­rior de­signer and prop­erty de­vel­oper.

Favourite room: At Christ­mas the din­ing room and ad­join­ing kitchen. It’s where ev­ery­body gath­ers.

Favourite item: In the kitchen/snug al­cove the paint­ing of a young girl. It makes me feel the free spirit I am.

Favourite in­te­ri­ors shop: In Nor­folk Bay­field Hall An­tiques. Else­where: The Malt­house In­te­ri­ors in Stroud, Glouces­ter­shire

Favourite lo­cal shop: Thorn­ham Deli, al­ways worth a visit.

Favourite part of the county: Go­ing to see the Roy­als at San­dring­ham over Christ­mas.

Favourite day out: As a lover of his­tory and build­ings it has to be Blickling Hall, es­pe­cially at Christ­mas, for the way they dec­o­rate ev­ery­thing and the tremen­dous atmosphere.

Favourite waste of time: Sit­ting in my lovely gar­den on a sum­mers evening.

Favourite walk: The beach at Holme-next-the Sea. Won­der­ful for walk­ing.

Favourite pub/cafe/pic­nic: The Gin Trap at Ring­stead. A proper vil­lage pub for vil­lage peo­ple.

Hob­bies: I love both clas­si­cal mu­sic and jazz, from Ella Fitzger­ald to Mozart. Also watch­ing films.

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