As far as we are aware, this was one of the last barns in the New Forest which the authority permitted to be converted into a dwelling.
As with all barn conversions, the rationale is to retain as much of the original character as possible. Usually, the greatest single problem to be overcome is that of daylight; barns don’t generally have windows! Fortunately they do however have large doors, which if substantially glazed, can provide plenty of light to the internal space, albeit rather concentrated.
Internally, much of the fair faced brickwork has been retained and there is extensive use of timber. Diamond pattern ‘vents’ were also added to the external brickwork; these are a common feature of barns in this area.