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Newfield End, Warslow, Derbyshire

Working with local authorities.

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The project

Completed: June 2011

Homes: Renovated 2-bedroom cottage and conversion of the adjacent barn into two 2-bedroom homes

Architects: The Rennie Partnership, Wirksworth

Funding: HCA, Staffordshire Moorlands DC

Value: £427,000

Features: The barn conversion incorporated special features to protect the bats living in the roof space. High standard insulation and multi-fuel burners ensure the properties are economical to heat.

The story

The Peak District National Park was left the cottage and barn in the desirable village of Warslow as part of an estate made over to them in lieu of death duties.

With limited funds available for renovations, the National Park approached Midlands Rural who were able to access funds from the HCA and Staffordshire Moorlands DC to bring the cottage back into use and to convert the barn into two 2-bedroom homes.

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