side view of red brick and stone house with large gable end and balcony

Hill Barn Farm

A new character farmhouse in Charminster, near Dorchester, Dorset
Location Charminster, Dorchester
Status Built
Use Residential, Agriculture
Client Private

Built on a site of a former run down agricultural cottage, this traditional farmhouse serves a large arable farm. The farmhouse was constructed to look as if it had evolved naturally over the years. Therefore Western Design Architects used different materials and styles of construction to imagine a natural evolution of the built form.

beautiful red brick and stone house with gable end overlooking a large pond and grass lawn
side view of red brick barn conversion with glass entrance

Elegant detailed spaces featuring traditional oak

Centred round an oak framed full height great hall, the residential accommodation is particularly stylish. There are great views over the new lake constructed in front of the house, and the surrounding area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our farmer client took a trailer to France and came back with all the Oak beams, floors and copper rainwater goods which makes this such a distinctive building.

Completion Date 2007

view of main entrance of large stone and red brick house from beautiful garden