A Sympathetic Contemporary Extension to a Listed Farmhouse

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"We’d been looking for ages for an old farmhouse with land as we run a hotel for dogs and wanted somewhere suitable for the dogs to safely run and play,” begins Jenny Marriott. “We spotted Ivy Farm while surfing the internet in the middle of the night when we should have been sleeping.”

Undeterred by the run-down state of the Gloucestershire farmhouse and of buying a listed building (the house has Grade-II listed status), Jenny and her partner Tim Stokes could see its potential and got in touch with Martin Hall of Hall + Bednarczyk Architects.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.