The Brief

To further develop a successful holiday let and farm accommodation business by converting a redundant Listed barn.

Our Approach

Own clients own a thriving farm bed/breakfast and holiday let business in the picturesque conservation village of Hepworth, in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country near Holmfirh. They wanted to extend the accommodation available to their visitors and decided to carry out the conversion of the 320 year old Listed barn on their property, to provide a superb four bedroom house for holiday let.

Planning permission and Listed buildings consent were granted for the conversion of the barn with a single storey extension. The extension was designed to ensure that the host building remained the dominant element.

The method of construction was one that was a very complicated structural solution involving lots of propping of the existing structure in order that as many of the existing features as possible could be retained. This proved successful with the retention of oak beams, barn arched windows, internal and external stonework and stone flooring.

The Result

Characterful, spacious accommodation that is proving to be a big hit with Uppergate Farm guests.

We continue to work with Steven and Alsion, helping them to extend and alter their various properties, continually improving the accommodation and facilities they have on offer.