Alteration, addition and refurbishment of farmhouse
The principal wing of the property was built in the 18th Century and although altered in the 1980’s, it fundamentally retains its original layout. However, much of the original internal walls have either been altered or replaced, including the complete removal of the staircase from the central hall. The property has now been returned to a five-bedroom house, whilst maintaining much of the alterations undertaken in the 1980’s. A large extension forms a new west wing to the property, providing accommodation on three levels at the basement, ground floor and first floor, with a new timber Tuscan porch and stone step to indicate the main rear entrance. The basement will provide new storage accommodation, utility/plant and wine store; the ground floor and first floor provide the family with a large kitchen/breakfast/dining area, boot room a secondary staircase and associated hall and landings and two-bedroom suites. This wing is designed to reflect elements of the existing building, whilst providing a balanced composition to the overall form. The walls are constructed in brick and the roof in handmade plain clay tiles, all to match the existing building in texture, colour and bonding.