Located in the desirable village of Tickhill near Doncaster, this former farm complex has been sensitively and carefully restored to incorporate luxurious living accommodation set within two buildings. The five bedroom farmhouse serves as the main family home whilst a separate barn annexe provides a two bedroom apartment for guests and office, leisure and spa facilities for the use of the family.
The significant heritage importance of the Lindrick Farm required us to enter into extensive discussions and negotiations with the Local Authorities Planning and Conservation teams. A key issue was the extreme dilapidated state of the barn attached to the farmhouse which was deemed structurally unsafe. We managed to secure the agreement of the Local Authority to take down the barn and reuse the stone to completely rebuild it exactly as it was. This characterised the underlying design ethos to preserve and enhance the existing character of Lindrick Farm, in particular the special relationship that existed between the farmhouse and the barn.
The result is a spectacular and expansive family property which has completely brought back to life a dilapidated complex of farm buildings in the heart of one of the most sought after villages in South Yorkshire.
This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space. We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, has also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.