Raymonds Farm, Sustainable stone house, Pen Selwood

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Project Description

A modest sustainable stone house in Somerset between Mere and Wincanton

The site, on the edge on the Cranborne chase AONB, consists of a very run-down green sandstone cottage with numerous derelict outbuildings, set in a gorgeous private rural location with stunning sunset long distant views over the South Wiltshire countryside.

Our clients wanted a contemporary house in a position to take advantage of sun and views over their land. WDA designed a dramatic upside-down house built into the steep slope at the edge of the site.

In order to provide a workshop in a sustainable way, we decided to keep the original stone farmhouse which would be become a stand alone outbuilding. That way we saved money for our client, avoided demolition of a traditional building and were able to provide a much smaller low impact house.

This modest 3-bed house will be constructed from natural stone and timber to blend into its rural setting. Sustainable features include, green roof, rain water recycling, rain water harvesting, passive solar design, ground source heat pump. Construction materials have low embodied energy and high thermal mass. 

We hope to start on site in 2022.