The brief for this total re-build of a 16th century listed farm building was to create a home and garden that was in keeping with the historic site and building whilst making the most of the amazing views and South West facing location.
The owners worked with Lucy Hunter, Garden Designer, to design a garden space to complement the stunning barn wall rebuilt with original stone and lime mortar. They wanted a large terrace area for dining and relaxing, bordered by herb beds and the re-use of slate and stone steps from the original barn.”
They were recommended Westminster Stone by Lucy as they do a wide range and are fairly local. Initially considering “Henslate” reproduced from Welsh slate or “Petworth” from the National Trust collection, whilst very nice were not quite the look they wanted. The owners decided to visit Westminster Stone's head office site on the Welsh/Shropshire border. 'It was invaluable to visit Westminster Stone as they had numerous in-situ displays of their products enabling us to see how the stone looked and weathered'
'Discussing our needs with the staff we were able to select the beautiful hand cut Honey Cathedral limestone. We are thrilled with it as it blends beautifully with its surroundings and having been down a few years now it just gets better and better. It also came in slightly under our budget so great value for money'
The completed Longbarn at Caerfallen is now a Grade II listed luxury self-catering holiday home located on an historic farm in the stunning Vale of Clwyd overlooked by the Clwydian Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with beautiful views all around.
It is a perfect place to relax and recharge away from people and the hustle and bustle of daily life.