House news…. at last

As you may know, we have been living here at Wookey Farm for 10 years in a ‘delightful’ mobile home. You may also know the planning permission route is a long and arduous one.

Finally, we have got the ‘approved’ stamp from Mendip Council and can start building a house later this year. A few bits and bobs to sort first and a shed load of work for Ian to get done and then we can start digging!

Our lovely house, designed by Graham Burgess, has a traditional farmhouse look with a large roof of beautiful reclaimed clay tiles. It has super thick walls and triple glazed windows and will be up to passive house standard, so a very low energy house with no heating bills. We will be installing more solar panels, probably on a barn roof rather than covering up the lovely tiles. It has a cheese cellar underneath so we can age the Burcott in a traditional way. This also means for the first year, all we may see is a very large hole in the ground but at least it will have started. Ian will be managing it all and we’re expecting it to be at least 2 years before we move in. We are very excited!

Not the best picture, but it will give you an idea

4 thoughts on “House news…. at last”

  1. Just watched the first episode of City Life to Country Life and wanted to find out how the house plans were going. So pleased for you all that your plans have been approved

    • Yes we are delighted to have started the build. Cheese cellar walls are in and most of the footings in now. All quite complicated having a basement so its taken a while but great to have things moving forward.


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