A model stone farmstead from the mid-19th Century, located on the Cotswold uplands above the world-famous village of Bibury which William Morris said was, “surely the most beautiful village in England."
The farmstead consists of a large farmhouse with two courtyards to the north, each with a series of farm buildings surrounding them. In the 20th century, new steel portal frame barns changed the historic layout of the farm.
Blake Architects coordinated and advised on appointment of the design consultancy team, inclduing the engineers and interior designer. We led the design team to obtain Listed Building Consent for the conversion and extension to the barns for five residential units. We managed the whole process, including all the layouts and detailed negotiations with conservation officers.
We collaborated with our clients on their ideas to make each barn a unique luxury Cotswold getaway. We acted as client advisor to them, managed the construction contracts and led the design team for the entire project, through to handing over the finished homes ready for their guests.
The following pages give a flavour of each barn, but we would recommend booking an overnight stay in order to truly enjoy what can’t be captured by photographs or words.