What we’re working on this month: September

Historic photograph of The Bakery, Combe (Gittisham)

We are delighted to be assisting the conversion of a Grade II listed timber framed, brick infill, single volume thatched building into a bespoke and unique unit of holiday accommodation close to the Pig at Combe (Gittisham). The Bakery’s precise historic significance cannot be established, it is undoubtedly forms part of the village’s history, having stood in the village centre since at least 1838.

Also, The Thatch, Evershot, a Grade II listed vernacular artisan farmworkers cottage located behind the Parish Church, was granted LBC and Planning approval to remove inappropriate roof strengthening measures and providing more sympathetically sized and pragmatic design solutions including a new roof covering over the later lean-to store. The work involved writing a schedule of works including the methodology of conservation and repair.

The Thatch, Evershot, in 2017 when sold and now

And we have just secured Listed Building Consent for improvements to The Old Bakery in West Lulworth, which consist of replacing a ground floor bath with a shower, providing suitable access to the master bedroom by reopening a blocked window, and mechanical extraction to the new shower room and kitchen.

The Old Bakery at West Lulworth

Other projects anticipated for October include No1 Riverside Cottage, Gittisham, 23 Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

Historic photograph of 23 Broad Street, Lyme Regis.

What we’re working on this month: August

Pictured above: Rose Cottage in Wootton Fitzpaine, photographed in the 1930s

We have now achieved Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for Rose Cottage in Wootton Fitzpaine (pictured above), which requires sympathetic improvements by the new owners.

We also have two exciting new commissions. The first is to prepare an application for Listed Building Consent for the former Alcove Hotel on Marine Parade in Lyme Regis. The second is to prepare a second application and appeal against refusal of Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for Tarrant Ruston House.

What we’re working on this month: July

Bellair House near Charmouth, a fine Regency house now converted into three flats.

We’re pleased that the Grade II listed Georgian house and cottage near Charmouth are finished. The house, divided into three flats, and the separate cottage are now on the market.

The planning application for a Grade II farmhouse and outbuildings in Ryall have been submitted. The aim here is to create extra accommodation by converting old buildings and also make some improvements to the main house.

And we have a new project in Charmouth – a modern bunglaow built in the 1970s with panoramic sea views but needing remodelling and updating. Plus we’re doing another Statement of Heritage Significance for property in East Devon.   

In June planning approval came through for a commercial property in Cheap Street in Sherborne. This month we are anticipating approvals on addresses in Lyme Regis and Wootton Fitzpaine.