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The Cow Shed

A listed barn in the Cotswolds converted into a unique home

A restrained material palette and a light touch design approach was used to convert this grade II listed dilapidated cowshed in the Cotswolds into a modern home which celebrates its original use.


The barn comprised of a single-storey cowshed and a two-storey bull-pen with hayloft above, these two elements of the building were not linked internally and were located on different levels. Our design concept involved sensitively uniting both sides of the barn by inserting a timber pod structure into the fabric of the listed building.

The new pod, mitigated the level change and acted as a divider division between the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as housing the new staircase to the first floor.