Dream Devon Home

A Welcome Conversion

A poorly converted barn in Welcombe has been given a new look, making the most if its sea view

19 December 2016

Trewin Design Architects in Holsworthy undertook the challenge of restoring and enhancing a barn conversion in Welcombe that had been badly converted about 30 years ago.

It originally had a separate annexe, with the living accommodation split over two levels, which gave it a disjointed layout.

Trewin Design reconfigured the internal layout by situating the bedrooms on the lower level, which now has garden access, along with creating a large, open-plan living space on the first floor that opens onto a south-facing balcony. This gives an increased view of the sea and the house is now linked to the surrounding landscape.


This Gyrofocus suspended fire can pivot 360 degrees to face any part of the room. Supplied by Diligence from Buckfastleigh
Reclaimed oak trusses and oak casement windows come from WD Joinery in Bideford
A new feature stone wall laid in random courses by GKA Developments in Hartland
Spotlights installed by Gary Johns Electrical in Hartland are controlled by a central programmable system with different modes
Kitchen design was produced and installed by Pacha Design in Welcombe, made from  reclaimed oak, weathered steel and Delabole slate
Frameless glass balustrade and glass, supplied and fitted by Camel Glass in  Barnstaple

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