Owlacombe Cottage

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Client
Private
Location
Dartmoor, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Dartmoor, Devon to provide them with a Full Architectural Service for their Replacement dwelling.

A 19th Mining cottage that has seen much alteration and extension over the years, and has now fallen into disrepair. The design is for a replacement dwelling.

The architecture is a contemporary interpretation of the Dartmoor mining vernacular, with a heavy stone plinth and light-weight timber structure above. Kitchen and living areas have been located at first floor to benefit from the increased light penetration and lofted ceiling, with bedroom accommodation at ground floor.

A large chimney stack on the gable end makes reference to the exaggerated verticality of historic mining industry architecture.

Van Ellen + Sheryn did a fantastic job putting a modern extension onto a thatched cottage. After a couple of false starts the final agreed lan was exactly what we wanted linking the House with its surroundings.

The specifications of the glass and cladding lifted the build even further into something truly wonderful.

Without exception everybody we had dealings with at the firm were polite helpful and at all times professional. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

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