The house was built for the Biddulph family in 1909-1929 in an Arts and Crafts style, to a design by Ernest Barnsley. After Ernest's death in 1925, it was completed by Sidney Barnsley, his brother, and then by Norman Jewson, Ernest's son-in-law.
All the construction materials were obtained locally, and were hand worked by local craftsmen. It contains a fine collection of Cotswold Arts and Crafts furniture and associated contents, and is set in a garden of the period, which is regularly open to the public.
Today the house is a Grade I listed building.