Woodside Cottage, Hemyock
In 2008 our clients purchased this series of dilapidated buildings within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to extend the pasture land for their existing farm. Despite initial resistance from the local authority we made a case for domestic use and secured a planning permission in 2012 for this substantial conservation project. The farm buildings, in a serious state of disrepair, were discovered to have 17th C. origins which were not previously recorded. The project is currently on site, and involves a full restoration of the small cottage, partial rebuilding of a large open barn and outshut, and the conversion of several outbuildings to ancillary use. The building work is currently nearing completion with our practice remaining involved to offer specialist conservation and design advice. The top left photograph shows the state of the buildings when purchased and the others show the careful rebuilding and repair instigated through our design.