Manor house
in Cowfold

We were asked to take on the refurbishment of this 16th-century manor house in Cowfold, West Sussex. The project involved the redesign and refurbishment of the main house, the grounds’ outbuildings and the staff accommodation . The estate had not had any work done on it for a while and was a little run down and neglected. As well as the refurbishment, we built a number of new, additional buildings on site, adding to the complexity of the work.

Project duration

Part of a wider refurbishment scheme, we worked on different elements of this project over a period of six years. We build a strong partnership with the client, who contacted us whenever our expertise and input was required.

Scope of work

The client wanted us to refurbish the buildings in keeping with their heritage roots, whilst also adding some extensions and new outbuildings to fully utilise the available space. The work included the following:

  • New orangery extension.
  • Nine new oak-frame buildings, including a lakeside bandstand, pool house, and garage block with a gym.
  • New bar and barbecue area by the tennis courts.
  • External joinery work for doors and windows.
  • Three new kitchens.
  • All internal work in staff accommodation.
  • Supply and install a Victorian-style greenhouse.

Challenges and special

Every element of this project was bespoke and custom-made to fit the client’s precise specifications and needs. This made it crucial to develop a full understanding of their requirements to ensure that we could deliver the best possible results. Another key consideration was the heritage nature of the manor house. This had implications for how we were able to approach the project, and needed to be taken into account in every aspect of our work.

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