Newbuild Construction of a high quality country house

Architects: Relph Ross Partnership and
Anthony Southey of ACS Architects

After the demolition of an ordinary cottage and the clearance of non-native trees and shrubbery, it became clear that the site was exquisite. With far reaching views to the east, south and west, it was easy to see the attraction of building a new country house to release the potential. 

Using greensand from the Hurdcott quarry near Salisbury, the main house was constructed in a Classical early 19th century style, using formal sawn ashlar. The subservient west wing, containing the Living Kitchen at ground level and the master Suite above, was built in a more informal random stonework with dressed quoins. The roof was clad in a traditional clay plain tile with handsome brick built chimneys with a nice plain tile detailing to add character. 

All windows and doors were purpose made at our joinery workshop in South Newton. The internal fixtures, fittings, cabinetry and decorative finishes were completed to a very high standard befitting a country house of this calibre. A truly wonderful build for everyone involved 

“Access to the site was really challenging as all site traffic had to navigate through a tight driveway against neighbouring properties. All deliveries had to be carefully coordinated to minimise disruption to the local villagers. The end result was just amazing and a tribute to everyone involved.’’