Plot with planning for an exceptional country house.
Designed by RIBA award winning architects Loyn + Co, the proposed house has been contextually designed relative to the specific topography, history and landscape of the site and offers a unique opportunity for those seeking to build a truly outstanding and innovative house, reflecting the highest standards in architecture in the Cotswolds.
The house will be a quiet and understated beautiful home which connects to the landscape within which it sits. High levels of glazing will create a feeling of light and space and maximise the views over the surrounding landscape which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Measures to reduce energy demand have been incorporated in the scheme along with low and zero carbon technology including a ground source heat pump, air source heat pump and photovoltaics. Through the reuse and recycling of existing materials on site, in particular concrete which already exists on site, and through low carbon construction methods, the embodied carbon calculation is low. The scheme incorporates new eco-zones' to enhance biodiversity.
The proposed house meets the stringent criteria of Paragraph 80a planning permission, the premier league of housebuilding.
Be of exceptional quality
Be truly outstanding
Reflect the highest standards in architecture
Help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas
Significantly enhance its immediate setting
Be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area
The proposed house is approached via a landscaped driveway from the existing access off Burford Road (A424). Leading landscape architects SEED have designed tree planting which works with the natural topology to screen the house from the road and maximise security and privacy. The accommodation, which extends to 10,492 sq. ft including the garaging, is set out over three floors comprising two wings, split by the double height glazed indoor garden, which step down the hill with angled facades to make the most of the views.
The main entrance and hallway enjoy far reaching views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty drawing the eye across the indoor garden bridge to the roof terrace beyond. To the left are the games room, gym and cinema, leading to the pool and sauna beyond. To the right are the study, staff apartment and ancillary spaces. There is a separate guest annex to the north of the main house. Stairs lead up to the bedroom accommodation where there are six excellent bedrooms which enjoy lovely rural views. The principal bedroom suite is particularly luxurious with two en suite bathrooms and two dressing rooms.
The double height glazed indoor garden is home to the formal dining space. On the ground floor is a formal reception room, a play room/ snug and a stunning open plan kitchen/living/dining room forming the heart of the home.
The garden surrounds and runs through the house, following the specific features of the site. There is a four bay garage which is accessible from inside the house.
An exceptionally rare opportunity to build an outstanding house with views to die for. I love the concept of an indoor garden. This is a James Bond house!David HendersonProperty agent