This project won the 'Best Agricultural Conversion' in the DBCp Building Excellence Awards 2020.


'STABLES' is in a fabulous location near Cornworthy with far reaching panoramic views of Dartmoor. 

The main building, originally a horse stable, was converted into a two bedroom dwelling with an additional 80m2 of extended living space. This included a new open plan kitchen Dining room, larder, utility area, walk in dressing room, ensuite bathroom and WC.

The original building was fully refurbished to accommodate a large open plan sitting room and two bedrooms. Underfloor heating was installed in the main living spaces, it also had a new complete oil central heating system installed, all new bespoke hardwood windows and doors, a full rewire of all electrics and a Bio-disc installed in the garden for waste.

There was a 40m2 studio built adjacent to the house, which also benefited from underfloor heating, a small kitchenette and shower room.

Both buildings were timber frame and clad in painted red wood internally and untreated larch externally. Black corrugated iron roofing sheets on the roof and Lindab guttering throughout.




"Matt Shackleton and his team completed our new build house and stable conversion on time and on budget.

They had to work around us as we were living on site throughout.

They found themselves working outside through the coldest winter and inside during the hottest summer.

None of these difficulties seemed to deter them. They retained a good spirit at all times.

Their skills are of the highest order and they produced an excellent result with which we are extremely happy."

Kim & Jan Sayer