Biscovellett Farm House
This project comprises the renovation of redundant cottages and associated buildings, which lie in the china clay area to the northwest of St Austell. The existing buildings, which are non-designated heritage assets, were mostly in ruins, having being left to decay for decades. Some stone walls were intact but all roofs collapsed many years ago.
The application sought the reinstatement of the dwelling with extensions, including a link to an outbuilding, the conversion of a detached outbuilding to an annexe, widening of the access, construction of detached garage and associated landscaping works.
The applicant was keen to reflect the history of the site and use sensitively chosen materials. The new infill sections replace historic buildings which have fallen down, comprising stone and slate to existing buildings, and the new sections include glass, zinc roofs and slate hanging.
The large windows to the sunroom and dining rooms maximise the extensive views, appear to be lightweight and enable views of the existing building fabric.