Dating to the 16th Century, The Cottage had been in the same family for over 170 years when the Vaughans bought it in 2005.  Originally a single storey cob building, The Cottage had undergone numerous alterations through the centuries. 

“We wanted to maintain the subtle organic quality of the cottage, the layers of history and varied materials gave it such texture and detail, we didn’t want to lose that.  But the building was in a sorry state, hard renders both inside and out had caused a lot of damp and some serious structural problems.  Dave’s team brought a wealth of skills to the project, we felt from day one that our new home was in safe hands.  It was painstaking work and took the best part of a year to complete, but everything was done with real care and craftsmanship.” - Judith Vaughan.


Project Summary

Structural repairs to cob, stone and brick walls.

Repair and replacement of lintels and beams.

New lime render inside and out.

New cob wall.

New solid floors.

Lathe & plaster ceilings.

Restoration of vernacular partition walls.

Repair & restoration of blue lias flagstone floors.

Laying of reclaimed terracotta floor tiles.

Repair & renewal of flues and chimneys.

Lime washing.

Restoration of an East Devon Cottage

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