An Updated, Eco-Friendly English Cottage Is Listed For $881K

This quaint cottage in the English countryside has been thoughtfully renovated and extended to house an array of modern, energy-efficient amenities.

A barn-like extension clad in corrugated iron and timber has been added to a historic cottage to create this lateral 2,100-square-foot home in the English countryside of Cornwall.

The original two-story structure has been rebuilt and turned into a single-level abode, fitted with low-energy lighting and renewable energy features. Now, a ground-source heat pump generates hot water and home heating, which is supplemented by solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.

The only feature that remains of the original home is the end gable wall. For the renovation, the stone on this wall has been left exposed. This feature, along with the wood-burning stove at the chimney area, are now the focal points of the living space.

Fitted cupboards and bookcases help create a streamlined look throughout the home. Jutting into the space from the interior walls are rod-like metal lights, which add to the vintage feel.

Housing four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a utility/plant room, the property's new extension juts out over the pond in the garden, which makes the addition seem as though it is floating on water. Its asymmetric pitched roof mirrors the roofline of the original house. A passageway with a glazed roof links the two spaces and provides access to a decked balcony.

The recently renovated kitchen is now spilt into two sections and features industrial stylings, giving it the look of a commercial kitchen. The deep orange accessories, along with the wooden worktop on the island, brightens the overall gray-toned space.

With a slanted glazed ceiling, a white fitted bookcase, and wood-clad walls, the study is a light, bright space to work in, and has views of the garden thanks to the expansive glass doors.

Formerly an estate cottage to the nearby Lanhydrock Estate, this historic property known as Rosedale was in a poor state of repair before it was redesigned three years ago by owner Guy Stansfeld, founder of Guy Stansfeld Architects. Now, this beautifully renovated countryside retreat is on the market for $881,465 with Savills.

Thanks to the three glazed doors, it is now possible to see the peaceful pond and woodland from the bedroom in the master suite, which is housed in the new extension. With its simple, sloped roof, this part of the house has the form of an agricultural barn. To elongate the ceiling height, the doors finish above the blonde wood panelling.

This part of the white stucco house has been rebuilt in the style of the original estate cottage.

Located in Redmoor, a hamlet set on a 200-acre nature reserve known as Red Moor, the home sits on an 11-acre plot and features thick woodlands, as well as a tranquil, well-cultivated garden.

Residents can view many forms of wildlife up close from the decked terrace. Spacious enough for a table and chairs, it is the ideal spot to rest and relax.

The house is located in an area between the open moorland of Bodmin and the wooded valleys of the south, widely regarded as the one of the most beautiful and pristine areas of Cornwall. It is two miles from Lostwithiel, an area with plenty of boutiques, antiques shops, and restaurants. It is also conveniently situated eight miles from the seaside town of Fowey.

Rosedale is now being listed by Savills in Cornwall, UK. See the full listing here. All photography courtesy of Savills. 

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