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Dovecote Shortlisted!

H&R Awards 2018_shortlisted_dovecote

Dovecote Shortlisted!


Rough Hey Ltd


Kermincham, Cheshire


Conversion & extensions




Rough Hey Ltd

The Dovecote has been shortlisted for the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2018!

The winner will be announced on 27 September, but in the meantime you can vote for us in the ‘Reader’s Choice’ category by clicking on the link below:


The Dovecote is a converted pigeon house with attached single storey house and stable block.  The client wanted to maximise the floor area and increase the number of bedrooms.

Hayes & Partners’ first task was to apply for a Certificate of Lawful Use for the existing building as a dwelling, following which planning permission was sought for conversion of the stables to additional accommodation and the addition of a garage block. A further Certificate of Lawful Use was then applied to create a large single storey rear extension, using the dwelling’s permitted development rights.  A final planning approval was granted in October 2016; this ‘masterplan’ reconciled the internal arrangement of the previously approved schemes and included a glazed corridor to allow the new bedrooms (old stables) more space.

The finished project is now a stunning five-bedroom home which looks out over the Cheshire countryside, and is set at the end of a 400m driveway, within a 4.5 acre plot.  Design features include a handmade marble-topped kitchen, flexible open-plan living space, four bathrooms, double height entrance hall and master bedroom suite with dressing room.