A new hilltop country house in Devon with commanding views over farmland to the south.

Ferguson Mann Architects were commissioned to build a modern farmhouse on the site of a derelict 20th century house in Devon.

With reference to the surrounding vernacular architecture in the area, the new farmhouse has Chert (flint rubble) walling with ashlar stone used for the window surrounds, quoins and chimneys. The bay windows maximise the opportunities to appreciate the views and light. These traditional forms are combined with 21st century comfort and utility, including ground source heating and other low energy features. Internally the farmhouse features a cantilevered Portland stone staircase within the main hallway.

Further repairs were carried out to the solid chert walling of the out-buildings so that they could be brought into full use and a portion of the stable block was converted into a two-bedroom cottage, bringing the total floorspace of the property to 435m2. External works incorporated extensive drainage, new courtyards and exterior ground level was re-grading. The house was completed in 2016.