Past Projects

Southbrook
Mere BA12 6BG


Location
Southbrook, Mere is located in picturesque, gently undulating countryside on the border between North Dorset and Wiltshire, with close proximity to the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, the National Trust site of Stourhead, and the A303.  The location has the added advantage of excellent transport links to London and the West Country.

Four miles south, Gillingham station offers a regular service to London Waterloo, as well as Exeter and other destinations in the West Country. The City of Salisbury is within approximately 45 minutes driving distance to the east and Bath is a similar distance to the north. The town of Bournemouth and the beautiful Dorset coastline are approximately 35 miles away.

Southbrook is only a 5 minute walk away from the nearest pub/restaurant and another 5 minutes will take you into Mere, which has a good range of amenities and eating establishments. The area is also served by several major supermarkets, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda.

According to the Sunday Times “the area is a prime place for retirees to live.” Our homes are built specifically for people who are seeking to downsize and/or upgrade.

Summary
On an exclusive site on the outskirts of Mere, with wonderful northerly views of the Mere Downs, and just a mile from the A303 we built three unique 4 bedroom detached homes with garages.


Description
The front of the houses were built of natural stone in a traditional style, taking in the views of the Mere Downs, with a high area of glazing on the south elevations to take full advantage of the sun.

We deliberately chose the double-banked cottage form for all three dwellings to adhere to traditional architecture.  They were positioned at different angles with some alternative features to provide individuality.

We build highly energy efficient homes that combine an exceptional blend of traditional and modern contemporary design, being externally attractive and internally light and warm.  With air source under floor heating plus an unusually high level of insulation.

All the homes achieved Ratings B for Efficiency Rating.

House sizes
Plot A - 2323 Sq.ft = 216.4 sq.m
Plot B - 2192 sq.ft = 204 sq.m
Plot C - 2456 sq.ft = 228.5 sq.m
Garages/Car Ports add 361 sq.ft = 33.64 sq.m

The original plan for Plot B was a 2192 sq.ft home, with a space in between the double garage and the house.

The double garage was reduced to a single garage.  The second garage was linked to the house and a library and a minstrel gallery was created.  Plus the loft area was converted into a large open play space for the grand children, with an additional bathroom.

Completed Summer 2103

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