Ashley Down Farm, Class Q Barn Conversion, Marnhull

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Project Description

New dwelling in Dorset open countryside


Conversion of an existing agricultural barn in Marnhull into a spacious new single storey 3 bed family home. Clad in vertical timber with a standing seam metal roof, the conversion has kept its barn aesthetic aided by the retention of the existing concrete panels. The property will have panoramic views across open countryside and the River Stour.  


Using the Prior Approval process, this agricultural barn has been granted permission by North Dorset District Council for the change of use from an agricultural barn to residential use. The case was made that the required building works would constitute a conversion and not a rebuild, therefore allowing the reuse of a redundant building in open countryside.