The conversion started in November 2018 with drainage put in by Henry Timmis, closely followed by our main contractors, Gaiger Bros of Devizes who then moved in to do the main work on the building.
All this work was possible because of an EU LEADER grant which gave us an injection of capital to get the project moving.
The original brick building has an inner steel frame and masses of insulation between that and the outer brick walls. At the eastern end of the building is a beautiful green oak frame giving wonderful views of the escarpment leading onto Salisbury Plain.
The building is heated using an air source heat pump and there are solar panels on the roof for lighting etc. We are hoping to be at least 90% off grid.
We are very conservation minded here on our organic farm and you will find solitary bee bricks built into the back wall of the holiday let.
In the near future there are plans for wild flower meadows and native trees and hedgerows. The surrounding paddocks have rare breed sheep grazing. Rare and native breeds of farm livestock form the basis of our livestock enterprise on the far.