Refurbishment of Grade 2 Listed Cottages

The construction phase is coming to an end on the full renovation and conversion of two listed ironstone cottages into a substantial single house. This project is located in Great Tew, in Oxfordshire, one of the loveliest villages in Britain.
This high end residential project includes two front facing 2 storey gabled extensions and a side extension that accommodates a new open plan kitchen with master bedroom suite over. The majority of the existing loft has been converted into fantastic vaulted guest bedroom suite. The existing building has been fully renovated with new stone chimneys, stonework repairs to openings and external walls, refurbishment of existing historic windows and new traditional windows and doors. A fantastic new thatch roof incorporates conservation rooflights which we understand is a first for the Rooflight Company.

Internally a number of smaller rooms have been opened up to be more suited to modern living, the best example being the new 4 sided open fireplace that acts a main centre-piece to the main living area of the house designed by Thinking Buildings using large slabs of natural ashlar stonework. The simple palette of materials is complimented well by the client’s stylish and elegant interior design.

Externally, Thinking Buildings have designed a new landscaping scheme with a formal lawn, planter beds, parking court, orchard and woodland path. Permission has also been granted for a substantial semi underground garage and living annex.