Cottage Restoration and Extension

Work: Restoration and extension of c16th cottage
Location: Tenterden
Architecture: Traditional

A beautiful old timber framed cottage dating back to C16th, set in a steeply sloping site and surrounded by several trout lakes was in need of complete restoration and extension to provide additional bedroom accommodation and a substantially larger kitchen.

As with many older properties this cottage was and entity and therefore the challenge was to design and extension that allowed the original cottage to maintain its integrity and form whilst providing the additional accommodation required.

The solution provides a large farmhouse kitchen with South facing retractable doors opening onto a raised terrace with stunning views over the lakes, a separate utility room and a cellar. At first floor level a fully vaulted master bedroom and en-suite with a separate family bathroom.

The extension was constructed traditionally as a green oak frame with brick and timber cladding. The cottage was underpinned and extensively renovated using lambs wool insulations, green oak and lime plasters and further enhanced with a substantial landscaping scheme incorporating Yorkstone terracing, brick paths and the reinstatement of the existing well.

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