Coach House Cottages, Gilling East

Client Brief:

Our client, Coach House Cottages, based in the picturesque village of Gilling East, wanted to convert the main part of a derelict barn into 3 individual holiday cottages and convert the former stable block into a children’s playroom and garages. A plant room was also required for a pellet boiler.
  • Coach House Cottages, Gilling East by Acura Build
  • Coach House Cottages, Gilling East by Acura Build
  • Coach House Cottages, Gilling East by Acura Build
  • Coach House Cottages, Gilling East by Acura Build

Although the existing barn was derelict, our excavations via walls, floor and foundations proved it structurally sound.

The main barn area was divided into three units and alterations were made to roofing trusses to provide additional headroom and allow the client to make the most of the available space.

The whole building was re-roofed and we were to retain pan tiles for the roof of the living accommodation.

Inside was completely plaster/boarded with tile floors on the ground floor and timber floors upstairs. A poured concrete floor provided a base for underfloor heating, and walls were insulated from inside.

Outside, in the stable block the barn arches are mirrored and highlighted by feature garage doors set in a brickwork surround. To carry through the coach house feel, we created two brick frame arches in what was a rubble and fill wall.

Stone from the original archway openings was retained and reused for landscaping and walling. The project was completed by Indian Stone paving on walkways to front and back of the barn and around the courtyard.

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