Penscombe Barns

A development of seven high quality barn conversions

The barns form part of a redundant farmstead that dates back to the late medieval period. Originally granted under a successful planning appeal in 1997 (submitted by Trewin Design Architects) the project was put on hold for 20 years. The traditional farm buildings included a two-storey combination barn with granite detailing and slate hipped roofs. Two smaller barns enclosed the group to provide an informal courtyard. Original features were retained, including a waterwheel and winding gear.

Reuse of these buildings contributes towards a more sustainable form of development. The scheme ensured the character of the buildings, including the retention of external and internal features was maintained whilst also conserving the character of the setting. The renovation of the barns forms another layer of history of the barns with the addition of thoughtful contemporary features and interiors to complement the original historic buildings.