West Yard Farm

An award winning, progressive design in the Dartmoor National Park.

Hidden House

A radical design, in the Dartmoor National Park.

Milking Parlour

Voted 'Best Oak Framed Home in the UK' 2014.

Westwoods

A substantial residence in the Dartmoor National Park.

Grey Matter

Award-winning design set within an old Brunel warehouse

Cookery School

New commerical build

Lyneham Coombe

A stunning, award-winning residence

Feature Project: West Yard Farm
01. About Us

Who We Are

We are an award winning architectural practice, located in Ashburton, Devon. Our approach aims to wed progressive, contemporary design with environmentally responsible construction practices.

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You don’t think you need an architect until you hit problems (especially awkward planners) then the experience, insight and professionalism of van Ellen and Sheryn is priceless.

Ian Buswell, Cirencester

Feature Project: Hidden House
02. About Us

How We Work

Each of our projects is treated with the same verve and creativity, irrespective of its size or budget. We will listen carefully to your requirements, aspirations and constraints to develop a clear project brief, prior to commencement.

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van Ellen + Sheryn provided us with expert professional services as we undertook our first build project. It was a steep learning curve but Eilir and Freddie helped us through design (keeping to our brief), planning (negotiating with Dartmoor National Park), choosing a builder, drawing up contracts and advice during the build itself. We couldn’t have done it without them and we felt their combined experience locally made a huge difference to the project’s success. Thank you very much!

Dr. and Mrs. N Cartmell, Devon

Feature Project: Milking Parlour
03. About Us

What We Do

The design we produce will be a bespoke and site specific response to your brief, clearly communicated to you and based upon realistic budgets and sound construction methodology.

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From the start you approached the assignment with a level of creativity and originality, as well as an understanding of how we wanted to live as a family, not shown by any of the many other architects we spoke to. Throughout you have demonstrated exemplary attention to detail, patience and a clear enjoyment in what you do. We started with a run down, dark, claustrophobic house and have ended up with a property truly worthy of its setting in the most beautiful countryside I know.

Mr C Sharp, Devon

Feature Project: Cookery School
04. About Us

Our Ethos

We aim to make the design process an enjoyable and collaborative experience, whilst providing you with comprehensive and well-considered design options throughout the design development.

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In 2013 I built a new home for my family in Totnes. This was based on plans and design produced by Eilir Sheryn. He assisted me throughout the design, planning and build process and I would commend him to anyone with a building project in mind. I found his genuine interest and willingness to help in all aspects of the project to be especially helpful along with other members of the VES team all of whom who I found to be both professional and personable.

Simeon Rich, Totnes

Voted Best On Houzz!

Our projects have won numerous awards, voted for by Houzz's 40 million users. Houzz is a great way to get inspired, discover products and collaborate with us on ideas for your home.

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