Evenlode House is a Grade II listed building. It was listed in 1960 under Listed Entry Number 1154968. It is a stone building of the middle of the 16th Century with mullioned windows and stone slate roofs.
A low range of outbuildings has been repaired and converted on the east side of the house, now forming a courtyard which provides a private garden and seating area for the occupiers.
All of the buildings are now in good condition, having been carefully restored by the applicants, with the consent of the LPA. The house is significant, not just for its historical composition, but also for its contribution to the character of the village. The house is within the southern part of the conservation area, set off the main road.
This area has a somewhat secluded character and comprises a mixture of small cottages and larger, impressive houses. From the junction, the road climbs north, through an area of fields, to the main part of the village. The conservation area includes, almost, all of the buildings which comprise the village, and their gardens. Its purpose is to define the character of this small attractive, Cotswolds village and offer some additional planning controls to help to maintain its appearance.
We were engaged to design extensions, get listed building consent and manage a significant refurbishment programme on a grade II listed property, which included the conversion of the stable and garden buildings in to residential accommodation by carefully linking them in to the main house in the Cotswolds town of Evenlode.
Our clients purchased the property in 2007. At that time the house, garden and grounds were in poor condition, having been somewhat neglected by the former owner due to her age and health. The house is a Grade II listed building located within the village conservation area. Following the grant of the required planning and listed building consent, work began on the complete refurbishment of the house and the outbuildings. Unusually for a Listed Building the work included part demolition of single storey lean-to, That work has now been completed. The site is not within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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