Grade II* Medieval Barn Conversion, Bude
This project involves the conversion of an ancient and important heritage Grade II* listed building in Bude, Cornwall. It is one of only a handful of examples of 14th century design for agricultural buildings, but had sadly fallen into disrepair.
The Bazeley Partnership successfully gained planning permission for our client to restore, repair and convert the dilapidated barn into a stunning, contemporary family home.
We were briefed to integrate contemporary design into elements of the medieval barn which were beyond repair, creating a pitched glazed extension bridging the oldest part of the building with the newer barn.
This complex project involved working with traditional building materials, with the majority of the stone, timber and slate found on site re-used in the re-construction of the building.
The finished accommodation includes bespoke features – such as the staircase and kitchen – and offers an extraordinary blend of old and new, in an idyllic location overlooking the Cornish coast.
Since the completion of this project, it has received much well-deserved attention. It has been featured in various National and local-to-Cornwall magazines, as well as being shown on Homes by the Sea on More4.
If you are looking for a professional, pro-active and dynamic firm to help create your dream home then The Bazeley Partnership is the definitely worthy of the job. Thanks guys for all you've done! : ) In 2010 My wife and I purchased a former riding stables business and small holding, which came with a 13th Century, Grade II* (2 star) listed medieval Tithe Barn. The barn was on the national register at risk and is one of the only surviving examples of a Medieval roof on a barn of this type in Cornwall- hence its star listed status. The previous owners and other prospective buyers had attempted to secure a planning consent on the barn, but failed. We were advised that planning was unlikely and we should avoid taking on the challenge by both our solicitor and other planning professionals. However, having met with Martin Back from the Bazeley Partnership we found great comfort in his knowledge and experience, and his approach to secure planning permission seemed logical. In 2011 we appointed The Bazeley Partnership and through their professional and methodical approach, excellent design and detailed application, we secured the support of English Heritage to save our special building. This was a very rare example of a Grade 2 Star listed building being granted residential planning status and thus enabled us to fulfil our dream of turning it into an amazing home. Throughout the sensitive conversion the Bazeley Partnership have played a crucial role in aiding and assisting with the discharge of various planning and listed buildings conditions and general design and technical advice. Since then we have also appointed Martin and his team to act for us on numerous applications, all of which have been handled in the same professional fashion with a successful outcome.
Complete architectural project
Featured in the Mail Online