A model stone farmstead from the mid-19th Century, located on the Cotswold uplands above the world-famous village of Bibury which William Morriss claimed “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 twentieth centrury, new steel portal frame barns had changed the historic layout of the farm.
Blake worked with the consultant team, leading 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.
The Blake team collaborated with our clients George & Polly Phillips on their ideas to make each barn a unique luxury Cotswold getaway. We were 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 to stay in.
The following pages give a flavour of each barn, but we really recommend staying in order to truly enjoy what can’t be captured by photographs or words.