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The Brief

After receiving planning permission, our clients were looking for an architect to add design detail to their plans and provide supervision throughout the transformation of an old listed, outbuilding into an attractive holiday barn let.

Our Approach

Although they met the initial requirements, the drawings submitted for planning permission were quite vague and only really focused on the external appearance and design of the building. Working collaboratively with the client and a local structural engineer, who specialised in listed buildings, our team brought to life the initial plans both internally and externally and added the required level of design and detail to ensure our client’s transformation could be achieved. Not without its challenges, given the issues around raised floors in listed buildings, working together we created a beautiful holiday let with beautiful design features comprising of a kitchen area, double height living space, attractive staircase and gallery and two double bedrooms.

The Result

A beautiful barn conversion and perfect holiday getaway in the middle of Derbyshire’s Peak District. To find out more and experience a stay away at Crackenedge Barn, please visit