Located in the Vale of Evesham, just North of the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty, Aldington Manor is a beautifully proportioned Regency Farmhouse, with “good bones” but in need of upgrading and restoration.
HUB gained planning approval to demolish a 1990’s conservatory and replace it with a small extension with roof lantern. The detailing for this was carefully considered in order to rationalise the lively arrangement of bay and bow windows and back door porch at the rear of the building. Using the local Guiting stone and lime render the extension sits sympathetically with the existing elevation, without upstaging or competing with the original features.
Other interventions included reconfiguring the existing kitchen and snug to provide a larger family kitchen and dining area with double-glazed doors and sash windows in the Victorian bay.
The existing 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom plan was adjusted to allow for 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms but the original layout was carefully adjusted in order that the Grade 2 listed house maintained the essence of its original form.
The house is now completely re-wired, re-plumbed and all internal finishes are being replaced. The roof has been completely overhauled with new Conservation guttering and all windows have been carefully restored to full working order.
In due course the garden will be formally landscaped and the barn will be restored to allow for office use. This project has been a labour of love for the HUB Director’s and will become part of their new base in the West Midlands.
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