Mcloughlin Planning is working closely with the owning family to secure planning permission for the use of this Grade 2* Listed Arts and Craft Building for weddings and other social events as part of a wider diversification project, to provide a valuable income stream to assist in the upkeep of this significant Arts and Crafts property which attracts visitors from all over the world.
The house, designed and built by the renowned architect Detmar Blow and run by his grandson, of the same name, has been a central feature in cultural circles for a number of decades. As part of taking the house forward into this century, the house is licenced for weddings and an architecturally unique Palace Yurt is proposed to be erected on the site throughout the summer to allow weddings and other social events to take place.
McLoughlin Planning, working with the family’s other advisors has led a small team of experts dealing with the various issues associated with complex listed buildings cases to put forward a strong case for the development. This has included working with English Heritage.
This was an ultimate grand design to match even the most ambitious dream home project. Working with architect, Richard Parr, we were involved from start to finish of this project nestled in a 150-acre farm in the spectacular Oxfordshire countryside.
The existing Cotswolds farmhouse cottage needed significant upscaling to meet our client’s needs for more space alongside first rate equestrian facilities. The sensitivity of the site, which lies near Chipping Norton, meant we were required to work hard with the project team and planning authority to meet the needs of our family client by making the case for an innovative development.
The result is a bespoke solution to delivering a beautiful 20,000 sq ft home marrying modern construction and traditional craftsmanship.