Very proud to be shortlisted for this year’s Cornish Building Awards 2018 for this restoration project in the heart of Cubert.
‘The Old Vicarage’ is a Grade II Listed Building which lies in the centre of the village of Cubert, near Newquay on the north coast of mid-Cornwall.
The new proposals were tailored to create a large family home for the new owners, but also to accommodate the recommendations of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit’s Historic Building Report. The internal alterations provide both practical and flexible living accommodation, developed to provide a stronger sense of the historic tri-partite layout of the original cottage, comprising kitchen, hall and parlour. This centre of the original home is restored, though one wall is marked only with a timber inset in the original slate flagstone floor, to allow better circulation between the kitchen and dining hall. Also key was preservation of the Victorian finishing, where feasible, including the retention of the Vicar’s ‘study corner’ alcove in the east bedroom.
The judges commented…
“We were very impressed by the sensitivity of the restoration and the way in which the historical fabric of the building and its history were dealt with in the restoration work. It was also good to see that where interventions were required, they were made with good, simple design idioms. The overall result looks very impressive.”
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