At the end of 2011 we purchased this 17th Century derelict barn and outbuildings, with the dream of turning the barn into our home and developing the courtyard buildings into self catering accommodation.
Building works finally started in July 2012 after a delay following several bat surveys!
If you are interested in reading our blog during the build, please click here.
We moved into our gorgeous barn in June 2013 and are so enjoying the space and calmness the building provides. We opened our guest accommodation, The Suites, in the Spring of 2014. The look is contemporary and stylish and is everything we could have hoped for!
Our objective is to live here as sustainably as possible, consequently we have incorporated as much green technology as we can…
All the hot water and under-floor heating throughout is created by an air source heat pump.
Water from the rainwater harvester is used to flush all the loos, water the garden and supply the car wash-down area in the car park.
The mains water, as it enters the property, is filtered and enhanced by a sophisticated water purification system imported from the US and as a result the water is lovely to drink. If would like further information on the water system please click here.
The toiletries we provide are from Faith in Nature and are free from parabens, SLS and SLES and in conjunction with our lovely water leave you feeling refreshed and squeaky clean!
In the grounds we have planted a variety of native trees as well as seeding a wildflower meadow to encourage birds, bees and butterflies. We dredged a very old natural pond to bring it back to life, removing approx 250 tonnes of sediment which was then spread on the land.
In association with Natural England we have incorporated within the build and neighbouring trees, boxes and breeding facilities for bats.