Linton Beck Barn Conversion
FROM LIVESTOCK BARN TO BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME
Just by the beck in the pretty Dales village of Linton, this barn had been used by generations of farmers since the early 19th century. We purchased the property, and set about restoration to create a luxurious 2,281 sq.ft, 4 bedroom family home. Having secured a buyer for the property in its developed form, we worked closely with them to develop a plan that suited their needs and desire for a high-quality end product.
The first job was extensive underpinning to ensure the stability of the building, create a one-level living space on the ground floor and enable us to add a second storey inside the barn.
We were keen to retain the character of the building and use as many of the original features as possible. Some we kept in situ and restored, like the stunning timber roof trusses, and some we discovered and were able to use elsewhere in the building; stone kerbs from the cattle stalls as part of the new window openings, and original timber wall posts as lintels. A beautifully hand-crafted oak staircase was installed, along with co-ordinating flooring and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The solid wood shaker style kitchen was custom built, along with utility room units and other bespoke pieces of furniture throughout the property, enabling clients to move straight in and enjoy the home.
Externally, sympathetic restoration of the stonework was undertaken, using traditional techniques and lime pointing, and charming features were carved in stone to incorporate into walls and roofing. The garden was landscaped and Yorkshire stone flagging was laid to create terraces. The dry stone walling around the perimeter of the property was re-built using the original stone, adding further local stone to match where needed.
The property required all utilities to be installed, and the client chose a renewable source for their heating with a ground source pump housed in its own stone-built plant room to match the barn.
Project Challenges: Complying with the Yorkshire Dales National Parks stringent requirements. The existing levels required underpinning.