Conversion of Agricultural Buildings into Holiday Cottages, Baysdale Abbey, Kildale

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Client: Burwarton Estates, Viscount and Lady Boyne


The work involved converting three stone and pantiled barns into three holiday cottages.  The walls were underpinned, the stonework repointed and floors replaced. Our bespoke joinery and addition of woodburning stoves complimented the existing listed features. Externally cast iron guttering, stone paving and complex drainage and sewerage treatment works were included in our work.

The barns are located in the North Yorkshire National Park.  The “listed” building is close to the site of a fifteenth century Cistercian Abbey, and is in an ecologically important area. In addition to the client and architect, various bodies had active responsibilities in overseeing the project. The National Parks Planning Officer, the Conservation Officer, the archaeologist regarding the remains of the abbey and the Wildlife Officer for protecting bats, doves etc.