Unique beachside property refurbishment complete

Sixteenth Century cottage, Mill House, is perched on the rocks of the wild North Devon coast. Situated beyond the sea wall and surrounded on two sides by water, this unique house was originally as the name suggests a water Mill, powered by the water from the steep coastal valley and discharging straight into the Atlantic.   (read more...)

Conservation in a unique Grade I listed Cornish stately home

Port Eliot is a wonderfully idiosyncratic house. The remains of a 12th Century Augustinian Priory form the core of the house which has then evolved into a stylish residence remodelled by the great classicist Sir John Soane in 1806. The house has had a number of flamboyant owners, and is home to an important collection of historic art including a... (read more...)

The Farmers Arms is highly commended in RICS South West Awards

The Farmers Arms pub in Woolsery has been highly commended in the prestigious RICS South West Awards. The project was up against stiff competition in the Building Conservation category, with the much deserved multi-million pound renovation of the iconic Old Vic in Bristol winning the category as well as the much coveted project of the year award. (read more...)

The dating of historic houses by tree rings

Dating a building is generally undertaken by identifying architectural details that indicate the period when buildings of that style were being constructed. This will provide a date range when the building is likely to have been built. (read more...)