Farningham House Cottage

Emrys Architects, Kent, 2013


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  • View along Glazed Link    
  • Stables First Floor Interior    
  • Stables Ground Floor Interior    
  • Stables from Garden    
  • View across courtyard to Glazed Link    
  • View into bathroom    
  • View into cottage    
  • Glazed Link view into courtyard    
  • Site plan    
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  • Drawing 04: First Floor Plans    

Glazed link intervention to join two outbuildings to a cottage within a Grade II listed site to add new living spaces; guest bedroom and study to house

Farningham House Cottage is an 18th Century Grade II listed property in the picturesque Kent village of Farningham, adjoined to a large Georgian house lived in by the client’s parents. The intervention is a glazed passageway linking the cottage with two outbuildings, an existing stables and workshop. All buildings face onto a shared courtyard.

The glazed link allows the outbuildings to form part of the cottage whilst retaining the feeling of three separate buildings and the strong relationship with the courtyard. The link has been designed to be highly sensitive to the historic fabric and the special nature of the courtyard garden in which it is situated, whilst responding to the very specific spatial requirements of the client. Structural glass and minimal fixings allow the glazed link to disappear into the courtyard. The outbuildings have been restored to form guest bedrooms; dining and a kitchen/ living space for entertaining guests.


  • Begun: Jan 2012
  • Completed: Jan 2013
  • Floor area: 160m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £220,000
  • Funding: Private client
  • Tender date: Nov 2011
  • Procurement: Not Applicable - Self build
  • Address: Farningham House Cottage, High Street, Farningham, Kent, DA4 0DH, United Kingdom

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