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After 14 months we have been granted permission to change the barns into a domestic dwelling, to renovate the Farmhouse and the Stables at the rear of the barns. There are 18 conditions to fulfill from bat surveys to fixing the slate roof of the Silo Tower. We have decided to use local tradesmen as much as possible and our main builders will be Storey & Edmondson based in R ...

The scaffolding was put up in June and was inside and outside the tower. There was such a huge amount of rubbish inside the tower that it took several skips to clear the debris before a safe level was established to put the scaffolding up. The floor was not cleared in its entirety to save money and so at that point we did not know how far down the floor was. ...

In 2010 Shaun and Lou started the process of applying to planning permission to renovate buildings at Cragend Farm. The main barns were conditionally allowed to be altered from agricultural to domestic use on the basis of 18 conditions, set by the planning Officers, and some of the conditions related to the Grade II* listed Silo to the east of the farm. None of the work cou ...

Renovation work to East Cottage We started renovating East Cottage in June 2011 and were able to move in by January 2012. Originally a farm workers cottage, it had been altered some decades ago. Originally it had a walk-in pantry, and a stove to heat water in the corner for washing and bathing purposes. Upstairs has since been divided to make three rooms rather than two. Ther ...