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Previous Projects 

2007 Darracott Farm

2007 Modbury: Cherry Park

Two semi-detached barn conversions at Cherry Park, Fishley near Modbury, Devon both with LAND and direct access to green lanes to south leading to the coast.

Postcode: PL21 0SX

OS Grid Ref: SX 682 500

2005 - 2007 Trusham

In a tranquil village in the Teign Valley: three new and one refurbished cottage. Two thatched, the others recycled Delabole slate roofed. The new ones have traditional soft edged, lime rendered walls - genuine traditional appearance with oak mullioned windows. High specifications, 3 or 4 bedrooms, mostly en suite, underground garages & parking with gardens over. Extensive oak joinery. Landscaped traditional cottage south facing gardens with use of Dartmoor granite and local brownstone quarried from the actual site. New Homes have Premiere Hallmark 10 year guarantees. Lots of touches to make these very individual homes.

2003 - 2004 The Mucky Duck Inn

Adjacent National Trust Lydford Gorge (South entrance) near Tavistock, West Devon

EX20 4BL

O.S. map reference SX 503 832

Six refurbished luxury specification 2 - 4 bed-roomed houses created from the Victorian and earlier Mucky Duck Inn.

2002-2003: Easton House (was hotel) Bigbury

Six homes in two acres in hamlet near the sea. Walking distance to local shops and amenities and circular walks around estuary. Restoration of original Georgian features and extensive landscaping: 400m of new hedge- banks, 500m beech hedging, 80 semi-mature 5-7 m local species trees. Large private gardens, communal woodland and play area. Timber garage block discretely to rear. Management Company to maintain communal areas with restrictive covenants to ensure cohesive appearance of buildings and grounds.

1994-2003: Moorhaven Village nr Ivybridge

110 homes in 65 acres on the edge of Dartmoor. Transformation of Plymouth’s redundant Victorian asylum to a residential village for sale and to let. Bought at formal tender as only bidder for perceived white elephant. Planning existed for equivalent of 142 including 22 new build, far less - 90% conversion 10% new build- created in a parkland setting. Extensive new landscaping: 1400m of beech hedging to private gardens, 2000m of new conservation hedging, 500 new trees, surrounding land entered into Environmental Sensitive Area scheme, 20 acres of communal grounds, facilities include nursery school and playing fields

More about Moorhaven Village:

St Scolastica's Abbey, Teignmouth

Ten houses in three Acres: magnificent grade II listed gothic building with sea views. Sadly neglected and unwanted after its farmland sold for new development. It lay abandoned for five years. Previous planning for 22 flats. Better scheme was large family homes (two with granny flats). Minimal changes to exterior. Much loved by present owners and very few change hands.

1991-1992: Chudleigh Convent

Six houses with paddocks in 16 acres. Vacant for a year and unwanted. Previous planning for 16 flats. Better and simpler scheme to large family homes, three with granny flats. Severe external workhouse appearance belied bright airy interior with lovely original woodwork. Large mature private gardens gave greater privacy and amenity.

1988: 5 High Street, Totnes

Two shops and three apartments created from 18th C. Listed merchants house in conservation area. Shop fronts restored match original design. Apartments have attractive rear outlook over churchyard. Survived adjacent 1988 Totnes fire due to new fire separation walls. Used locally as an example of good restoration

1970-1987 Cottages and Farmhouses

A variety of restorations in Norfolk, Kent and Devon. One of the more interesting shown here 1971-6 of the remote Duchy of Cornwall farmhouse: Stannon at Postbridge. In a very isolated position, it has been uninhabited since before the war. With no amenities and necessitating a long walk, it proved a tough but enjoyable low budget introduction to property development. Peat was cut from the bog and outbuildings rebuilt by hand with gathered stone.