Client:  Private Client

Contractor:  Keith Seed

This scheme comprises the conversion, refurbishment and extension of a complex of Grade II listed farm buildings including a early seventeenth century farmhouse and eighteenth century barns. The farmstead is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Spaces have been carefully altered to reflect the needs of a modern family, with the living areas and a large kitchen extending into the adjacent former cart shed. The main house is linked to the cart shed via a new glazed insertion and a first floor was reinstated to the rear off-shot in order to create an en suite bathroom to the master bedroom. The previously unused attic storey of the main house was converted to provide guest accommodation. Permission was obtained for the construction of the new garage which encloses the new stone sett courtyard.

The work also included extensive fabric repairs to the historic buildings, with the repointing of the elevations and the complete re-roofing of both structures with the original stone slates, one of which was destroyed by fire in the 1970s. The property utilises an extensive photovoltaic array and a rainwater harvesting system and, where the listing allowed, the insulation levels of the buildings fabric were increased substantially.

The Practice continues to work with the client and contractor on the development of the farm and are currently involved in converting further redundant barns on the site.

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