Sweaton Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor

Dartmoor Long House Restoration

In 1990 we started work on a house restoration that was to span 15 yrs and a change of ownership. Sweaton Farm was a quintessential Dartmoor Long-House that had seen better days and the new owners were keen to start renovating their house from the ground up…literally! The old building was taken back to its barest form and all defective materials were removed leaving a bare sandblasted shell, ready for home remodelling.

Alongside the main contractor and architect we helped rebuild this property utilising traditional specialist joinery skills and materials so as to blend seamlessly new with old. The traditional farm house was lovingly restored using Oak, lime, granite, slate and thatch and the results were beautiful.

A couple of years later the owners sold the renovated property and we were contacted by the new owners to take on the job of bespoke joinery manufacturers and fitters for the outbuildings conversion and further home refurbishment.

The home remodelling included bespoke fitted bedrooms, wooden bathroom fittings, joinery kitchens, offices built into a light and spacious loft conversion, carpentry for stables and purpose made joinery for a children’s nursery. The house refurbishment and its outbuildings conversion were also furnished with both fitted and freestanding bespoke hand crafted oak furniture made by Artisan Projects’ experienced cabinet makers to the client’s own specification.

Artisan Projects’ specialist joiners also worked on an unusual indoor swimming pool installation which is housed within a purpose built green oak framed building, entirely appropriate to the character of the Dartmoor Long House restoration.

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