All Saints Cottage. Langport, Somerset

All Saints Cottage forms part of a group of buildings entered off the main street of Langport. Formerly part of the public house adjacent the buildings provided residential accommodation for the pub, stables and in later years garaging. All the buildings are listed.

The aim of the project was to restore the building fabric of the cottage and convert the adjacent stables to form a second cottage each with its own garage set within an enclosed courtyard. All the buildings are grade 2 listed. The properties could then be sold or let.

The buildings are small in scale, making use of every space available. They turn their backs to the busy main road and the only outlook is on to the rear courtyard.

The cottage offered few possibilities for economic alteration so the decision was taken to work with its quirky character replacing only the porch and dormer which were of dubious construction. New windows were made to match the originals. Internally the problems of damp ingress were resolved and the house insulated where possible, replastered, rewired, replumbed and decorated.

The adjacent stables were converted with two bedrooms and a bathroom being inserted between the retained exposed trusses upstairs. A new staircase leads from the open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The building has been insulated to modern standards and benefits from underfloor heating throughout.