This charming mid 19th Century former eye catcher to the Antony House estate sits on the edge of the River Lynher a tributary of the famous River Tamar. Quality panelling, pointed head doors and windows as well as impressive original roof structure all help create a picturesque cottage.
The house, a Grade II structure, has undergone several alterations in its time which means that the original shooting box is now surrounded by additional structures. These currently spoil the principal elevation and our proposals aim to draw back the original proportions, shadow and building lines to a natural perspective.
The aim on the river frontage is to retain the quirkiness of the original architecture whilst replacing the blandness of the late 20th Century works with a fully glazed design, opening up the southwest wing of the house to the views of the river and beyond to Antony.
Internally all the original features are to be retained but the cottage is to undergo a full upgrade of its electrical and heating systems. This is to be carefully intertwined with the historic fabric to ensure it is not detrimental in its execution or finish. Along with the reordering a new summer house extension is to be built as an extension of the Edwardian annexe and along with a replacement sandstone Lutyen style fireplace, creates a comforting reading space to the cottage.