Extension and refurbishment of a Fisherman’s Cottage in Kingsdown

Bluebell Cottage is an old semi-detached Fisherman’s Cottage within Kingsdown’s Conservation Area, which was built in the 1700’s and shares it’s status as a Non-Designated Heritage Asset with it’s direct neighbour, Violet Cottage. Bluebell Cottage enjoys incredible uninterrupted views East towards the English Channel.

The project brief was to extend the property to allow our client to increase the accommodation from two bedrooms to four, along with the creation of a new sea facing cosy open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area that was connected directly to their garden to the rear.  The adaptions also included the enlargement of a basement utility room, a small office for remote working, and a larder with storage off the kitchen, and finally a new family bathroom and separate shower room.

To compliment it’s historic setting, the project began with the sensitive removal of some more modern and unsightly extensions to the property; thereafter we obtained planning permission to create a new two-storey side extension and single storey rear extension, with bespoke heritage window joinery, heritage roof tiles and conservation rooflights, to fully compliment the neighbouring house and further enhance and consolidate it’s historic setting within the area.

Following a successful (and challenging) planning approval process, we carried out the technical drawings for building regulation approval.

The project is due to complete in November 2023.