2017 • Private
Evans Barns, tucked away in an AONB in the Stroud Valleys lies this luxury barn conversion carried out for a private client. Built in the 1840s by Edward Leigh, who also built the now famous Woodchester Mansion. During this time it was used as an agricultural barn for the surrounding farmland. As time went on and agricultural practices modernised the barn was no longer fit for purpose, due to its footprint (4250sq ft) and height restrictions. A survey carried out in 1980 deemed the barn to be classified as a Grade II listed property.
As it has been left to its own devices it was beginning to dilapidate and fall into disrepair. The decision was made by the new owner to convert it into two luxurious homes. The external Cotswold stone walls of the barn were kept as original as possible with spot repairs where necessary keeping many of the original features. Each was designed with a spacious living/ dining area, kitchen/ breakfast room, three bedrooms and an en-suite in one of them. All the internal walls and feature roof timbers were kept within the design to preserve as many internal elements as possible.
The development was named Evans Barns in memory of Mrs Evans the previous owner of the barns and neighbouring farmhouse, who sadly passed away during the conversion.
Work on site started in Summer 2016 and came to completion in Summer 2017.