Est. 1960


When the opportunity came to design the interiors of a beautiful property on Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula,

ONE17 grabbed it with both hands. The story gives an insight into how the company’s interior design* service works.

We Do Like

*I.D. Beside the Seaside!

All photography © Brian Ormerod

Billy Butlin revolutionised holidays in Britain. In truth the accommodation in his early holiday camps closely resembled army barracks, so it should come as no surprise that some camps were pressed into service for the military during the 1940s. What Billy had an eye for, and what helped make the camps a success despite the whiff of army austerity that lingered after the squaddies had left, was location, location, location.

Pwllheli on the south coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales has all the necessary attributes to convince Billy to build a holiday camp there and long after Britain has moved on from the novelty of Knobbly Knees contests, this stretch of coastline remains one of the jewels of the British seaboard.  Further along the coast from Pwllheli in an enviable cliff top location, ONE17 were recently invited to undertake the interiors for a new detached holiday home for a private client. The different stages of the process, which are generally applicable to most domestic interiors projects, are described here with illustrations of work in progress as well as the finished results.