This Grade II listed building in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds was a former rectory built in the 17th century. WG Carter completely refurbished the main property and the guest cottage and constructed a new building to house a gym and basement plant room.
The refurbished house now has 7 bedrooms with 7 en-suite bathrooms as well as a number of large reception rooms and a kitchen. A boot room, laundry and garden room are incorporated in a new extension off the kitchen.
The initial task was to envelope the whole house in scaffolding with a temporary roof so that the existing Stonesfield slates could be removed, salvaged and replaced. At the same time all the chimneys were relined and the stacks rebuilt to create working fireplaces. A lightening protection system was also installed.
Externally, the Cotswold stone masonry was repaired, repointed and lime-washed. The metal windows and leaded glass were refurbished and the wooden sash windows were refurbished and draught sealed.
Internally WG Carter carried out a complete refurbishment including the replacement of rotten lintels and timber joists. The lime plaster was repaired and replaced throughout, as was the existing joinery. In certain rooms the existing stone floors were lifted, refurbished and reinstated over underfloor heating in order to preserve the original feel of the house. All new mechanical, electrical and data services were incorporated throughout the building including heating, underfloor heating and air conditioning.
An existing 2-bedroomed cottage in the grounds was totally refurbished to provide additional accommodation for guests or staff along with a new build triple garage. The garage was built to match the house in Cotswold stone with a slate roof and oak doors and beams. A separate new structure was built to house the air conditioning plant for the main house and WG Carter constructed a new external gymnasium building with a basement below to house mechanical and electrical plant. View the gym case study here.