The site sits within a conservation area, straddling both the village framework and the green belt. The red brick barn sits on the south east corner and is prominent on Camps Road, with the smaller, timber thatch barn situated along the northern boundary. The thatch barn was 2.9m wide and divided into four small stalls. Whilst it had charm, the barn was in poor condition not easy to integrate into a house.
A heritage statement and initial planning pre app identified the two barns as local non heritage assets (NHA).
Obtaining Planning permission was a challenge - the thatch barn was to be retained but sensitively extended to create livable space. Our solution was to create a home of part rebuilt thatch barn and part contemporary structure. This new gabled structure folds, revealing views of the original barn from Camps Road, subservient to the existing building. The new dwelling is set into the ground ensuring the gable of neighbouring Chetwyn House remains visible and prominent.