Restored stone barn with slate roof and large ground floor window

Bagwell Farm

Restoration of a derelict stone barn in Chickerell.
Location Chickerell, Dorset
Status Built
Use Residential
Client Private

This burnt out derelict threshing barn near the Jurassic Coast was reconstructed and converted into a beautiful new home.

A large barn is a cathedral of the countryside. The challenge was to take a former large open space and transform it into a family home with individual rooms and full height spaces without losing its simple rustic character and dramatic scale.

White walled interiors allow for a simple aesthetic and exposed structural timber elements help the dwelling to retain its previous historic character.

exterior of barn reconstruction with conservatory
before image of Bagwell Farm barn
fireplace in rebuilt barn with exposed beams
burnt old stone barn fireplace
Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams and trusses
new bathroom with freestanding bath, stone flooring and beams