Longrose Barn | Derbyshire

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The Site

The application site is relatively flat and there are no changes in levels. It sits within a wider landscape context of undulating countryside. There are attractive views in all directions, but particularly to the north and south. The surrounding land use is predominantly agricultural. There are several farmsteads within the vicinity of the site, and the nearest settlement lies approximately 500 metres to the east.

 

The buildings are accessed via a surfaced private track. The track connects the site to the highway via an existing access.

Barn Conversion visual
Existing stone barn before conversion
Existing barn before conversion

The Barn

The buildings on the site are arranged in two distinct blocks located next to each other. The larger block is formed of a traditional stone and tile barn with an adjoining modern steel framed addition, known as the Black Barn. The modern addition is finished in corrugated sheets above a concrete panel plinth. The smaller block consists of a single detached steel framed agricultural building, known as the Green Barn. This building is enclosed on three and a half sides, with the half open side facing the other barn, maintaining a sense of enclosure from outside the site.

The Brief

We were approached to create two homes from the existing barns on site.

The Black Barn is a small traditional stone barn physically linked to a larger steel portal framed building. The building will be converted into a six bed home comprising an open plan kitchen/dining area, open plan living/lobby area, utility/plant room and 3 no. bedrooms on the ground floor. At first floor the accommodation would comprise a study, storage and 2 no. bedrooms (with ensuites).

The Green Barn is a modern steel portal framed building finished with green corrugated metal cladding. The building would be converted into a four bed dwellinghouse comprising an open plan living/kitchen area, open plan lobby/dining area, WC, plant room, utility/storage room and 2 no. bedrooms (with ensuites) on the ground floor. The first floor would comprise a games room and 2 no. bedrooms (with ensuites).

The roof will be fitted with PV panels that would provide the majority of the electricity for the dwellinghouses. Primary heating would be provided by a Ground Source Heat Pump system.

Stone Barn Conversion
Metal Clad Barn Conversion
Barn in field
Stone and Metal Barn Conversion
Barn Conversion Ground Floor Plan
Barn conversion bedroom
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Barn conversion kitchen

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