Gilly Vean Farm

Client: Private

Sector: Residential / Small Business

Size: 200+ sqm

Location: Gwennap, Cornwall 

Status: Concept Design

The Brief: The remote farm is set over 26 acres and sits above the ‘richest square mile in the Old World’, which is now a mining landscape World Heritage Site. The brief is to redevelop the site into a series of self-catering holiday lets. The first phase of development is to convert the existing stable blocks into guest accommodation; this phase also includes creating a multi-purpose event space and an extension to the main farmhouse. The subsequent phases of development will hopefully see the site grow through the creation of more bespoke accommodation units and ancillary facilities.

The architectural approach is to embrace simple agricultural forms and materials. The white painted render will be sandblasted off to reveal the existing stone walls and the chunky white UPVC windows replaced with dark aluminium frames. The new buildings will be clad in low cost black stained timber and black metal sheeting, which will contrast with the stone work to differentiate between old and new.

Emily Crutcher