The site sits on the outskirts of a village which follows a typical ad hoc development pattern. There is an abundance of greenery providing significant screening from the neighbouring buildings. The site is steeply banked towards the west. There are lovely open views over the village, especially from higher grounds. The views across the fields at the top of the site are serene and uninterrupted by development. The challenging topography of the site means that the conceptual strategy and massing of the house is key to keeping excavation and ground works to a minimum.