distant view of converted barn with red roof and solar panel surrounded by fields

Shepherds Hut

Redundant farm building conversion to a holiday let in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset
Location Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset
Status Built
Use Agriculture Barn Conversion
Client Private

This successful conversion of a farm building into an attractive holiday let is immensely popular with the farmer client and holiday makers alike

Formerly a derelict barn this building needed total restoration. The original corrugated asbestos sheet roof was removed and replaced with handmade clay pain tiles. The traditional local brick and flint walls were repointed and windows and doors installed with new openings. Additional natural lighting was provided by conservation roof lights.

existing barn in field with tin roof
view from front drive to converted red brick shepherds hut with tall chimney and roof lights
view from rear garden of brick shepherds hut with red tiled roof and roof lights

Transform and diversify

In order to take advantage of the views over the rolling Dorset download, WDA decided on an ‘upside down’ layout. The three bedrooms and the bathroom are located on the ground floor. The first floor with its fully glazed gable and exposed original trusses and purlins creates an exciting space revealing the character of the original building.

This conversion breathes new life into a derelict building thus securing its long term future and providing additional income for the farm.

Completion Date 2011