New contemporary farmhouse in South Devon receives planning permission

Van Ellen + Sheryn have received Planning Permission for a distinctive new contemporary farmhouse near Totnes in South Devon.

Our client approached us having been previously unsuccessful in their attempt to achieve a ‘Class Q’ conversion for an existing barn on the site. Van Ellen + Sheryn were appointed to realise the client’s ambition of a new home in place of the existing farm building.

The Planning Permission was successfully realised following a series of carefully considered applications to establish permission for the principle of a new build house in direct replacement of a ‘class Q’ barn conversion.

The consented scheme will be a contemporary take on the traditional farmhouse building cluster. The scheme is divided into two principal volumes. Accommodation spaces are separated from the striking open plan Kitchen / Dining / Living space by a stone-walled single storey link.

The materials are unabashedly agricultural in inspiration; crisp metal roofs sit over silvered timber weather boarding. The dramatic vaulted entertaining space will be flooded with light through generous aluminium glazing creating a finely crafted modern reworking of the traditional rustic farmhouse.

If you would like to discuss your own ‘Class Q’ barn conversion or any other project, please call us or contact us here.

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