This is phase 1 of the larger refurbishment project that will incorporate substantial size extensions to the main house. The curtilage of Harford Villa includes the Barn outbuilding that had been in the past converted to a holiday unit. The layout was however unimaginative, rooms small and décor dated - numerous problems had been also reported by the building surveyor.

My task was to come up with the refurbishment scheme that would transform the place into a more attractive holiday cottage within its current shell. I have changed the layout on 2 floors, designed a new location for the staircase and added the en-suite bathroom to the bedroom on the ground floor. The refurbishment works included new underfloor heating, insulation of the roof and damp-proofing of walls.

The result exceeded our expectation – the Barn was granted "4 Star" by Visit England rated accommodation. Works were completed within the budget.

Client: Mr and Mrs Spears

Location: Landkey, Devon