Located in the Lower Wye Valley, this 19th century stone barn is converted into a high end holiday accommodation to support the thriving tourist industry. Due to the buildings limited footprint the design caters for single occupancy (couples) whilst its private location and rough materials warranted an interior scheme fit for the outdoors,
The concept maintain the roughness and grittiness of the existing structure, doing as little as possible to retain the character of the barn itself, whilst creating a high end interior. Lightly sanded, exterior grade timber, is specified for wall panelling internally disguising the insulation needed to meet building regulations; reclaimed Victorian floor boards are fitted leaving all character exposed in the bedroom whilst a random pallet wood wall forms the bathroom pod with secret door.
An air source heat pump drives the underfloor heating and hot water, whilst LED lights, bespoke double glazed windows, woodburner and a super insulated timber clad first floor keep other costs to a minimum.
Location: Brockweir, Wye Valley