Extensions and alterations to Grade II listed cottage – Hertfordshire

The property comprises a detached Grade II Listed timber framed thatched cottage built in the late 17th or early 18th Century and further extended in the late 18th or early 19th Century. It comprises two separate builds of three bays each with the left-hand section being of two storeys and the right-hand section being single storey with attic space that has been converted to form additional rooms. The left-hand part is older than the right-hand part. To the right-hand side of the main building there is a small single storey lean-to. To the rear of the left-hand section there is a two-storey stair tower extension which is estimated to have been built in the 1960s or 70s. Adjacent to this, there is a small entrance lobby/boiler room added in 1980s. Set within the grounds to the rear of the property are a detached double garage and out-building.

The alterations comprised improvements to the internal circulation and decoration throughout, a replacement oak framed two bay cart shed. Extensive external landscaping was carried out to the garden and especially the bank fronting the main road. The lean-to was enlarged and completely rebuilt to provide a Utility Room. All the bathrooms and kitchen were refitted and decorated.