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S-Cobbledicks - Exterior 2 - Catchfrench Design Architects near Callington

A 17th Century, Grade II Listed Cottage restored and extended to modern living standards.

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor: 
Kevin Obbard Building and Refurbishment
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Our Responsibilities: 
Architect/Contract Administrator
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Contract Period: 
2 months


Cobbledicks Cottage

Situated on the old horse and cart road between Callington town and St Ive village, Cobbledicks Cottage has recently undergone a careful restoration. Built in the 17th Century, comprising of a cottage, stable and cart house it had previously been subject to some alterations which undermined the unique quality of the property. The intention therefore was to restore the former character of the house whilst increasing the internal accommodation to provide a family home and small office.

Conversion of the stable which adjoins the cottage has created a spacious new dining area. The former cart house has been transformed into an office now joined to the house through a new linking structure which also provides a secondary entrance to the property.

Previous alterations to convert the cart house into a garage had resulted in this part of the building being the most compromised. The modern additions of blockwork walls, corrugated iron roof and garage door have now been removed allowing a sensitive restoration of the original stone walls, local slate roof and granite columns. A glazed screen encloses the space behind these columns in order to maintain their integrity.

Through the respectful design, expertise of local craftsman, and careful choice of materials, the restoration of this listed property has ensured that its local character has been retained for many years to come.

  • original rag slates in diminishing course re-laid
  • external 17th century stair restored to original glory
  • rear drainage and gutter designed
  • internal tanking and wall lining to exposed bedrock and retaining walls
  • new ground floor wet room
  • original inglenook fireplace and bread oven carefully restored
  • poor, late 20th century dormer windows removed and replaced with slate clad cat slide dormers
  • converted the rear barn to residential accommodation
  • walls repointed with lime mortar


Cobbledicks Cottage was featured in the RIBA Conservation Sector 2009 magazine.  The article can be seen here.

Completed in 2009.

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