Sillfield Farm Barn Conversions Continue Onsite
HPA has been working alongside Planning Consultant, Peter Winter on new rural homes in the Westmoreland and Furness District in Cumbria. The new HPA designs see three existing barns at Sillfield Farm converted for residential use to create spacious family homes. Each residence has a private garden and parking, in addition to generous interiors, fitted kitchens and log burners.
In the process, the new homes and barn conversions were realised via a mixture of complex planning permissions which has resulted in a new hamlet of vernacular properties.
There were three strands to the planning process including a Class Q change of use from an agricultural shed, a change of use of commercial buildings and replacement of a static caravan.
HPA has taken a sensitive approach to preserve and restore the traditional barns, maintaining their local limestone façade and natural slate roof, harmonising with the existing agricultural buildings and countryside setting.
The design aims to create a comfortable and practical country living experience, which celebrates the heritage and charm of Sillfield Farm, whilst keeping focus on sustainability through high levels of insulation and the use of renewables.
Images courtesy of Daffodil Homes.