Extension to an attractive Surrey vernacular oak framed listed cottage which has 15th century origins and was once painted by Helen Allingham who lived nearby and was part of the Sandhills artists’ colony. The extension has been carefully designed to respect the significance and setting of the original cottage. Although a large extension maximising the possibilities of enlarging the property, the planners were satisfied that “the overall size and scale of the extensions are subservient to the existing buildings and the scale and proportion of the elements of the new building reflect that of the original buildings. The house will retain its essential historic character and be appropriate in its setting”.
Wiring and plumbing systems in the existing cottage were updated at the same time and some repairs carried out to oak framing elements. Interestingly the house is now heated by central heating fed by a wood pellet boiler in a separate boiler shed.
EXTENSION TO COTTAGE