Mar 6, 2017

Woofenden Helps the National Trust Tell the Story of Gordon’s Cabin

We were delighted to contribute our specialist renovation knowledge to an article for National Trust Holidays customers. 

The article, available to read here on the National Trust Holidays website, explains what we found and how we went about sympathetically restoring the property. On first impressions, the building was in a pretty poor condition, but careful work by our specialist historic restorations team transformed it into a cosy cottage for two.

© Ray Easterbrook

“You could see in the fabric of the building where the old animal pens used to be. There were notches in the stonework where candles would have been placed to light the building. Gordon would have lived on a mezzanine floor with the cattle below. You could see the pockets in the stonework where the original joists would have gone in to support that upper level.” David Coombes, Project Manager. You can ready our own case study on the project here.

Mortehoe Barn Interior Kitchen

We’ve also worked on specialist projects for the National Trust at Arlington Court and, currently, on re-roofing Watersmeet.