The Dairy

Jeremy King Architects, Malborough, 2011


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Conversion of an existing milking parlour into habitable accommodation

The Dairy is part of a former farmstead consisting of a farmhouse, threshing barn and stable-cum-byre set around an agricultural courtyard of both rarity and historical significance. The project involves the full transformation of the interior into habitable accommodation whilst maintaining a sense of its farming origins on the outside.

As such, domestic features such as windows and doors are set behind bespoke hardwood timber fixtures designed to camouflage the external appearance. These have been left untreated to blend in with aged qualities of the adjacent flint and brickwork walls. Inside, the historic roof timbers have been kept in place and are coupled with a playful reinterpretation of the original brick floor.

The converted building provides additional home/office space for the owner and completes the first phase of a project to convert the farmstead into a single family dwelling.


  • Begun: Jun 2011
  • Completed: Dec 2011
  • Floor area: 43m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £110,390
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Apr 2011
  • Procurement: Self-build
  • Address: Lynch Farm, Shalbourne, Malborough, SN8 3QA, United Kingdom

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