Casawes Barton, Barn Conversion, Ponsanooth

Cosawes Barton is a small country estate in the village of Ponsanooth, Cornwall, made up of house, cottage, barns and landscaped grounds. In 2011 prospective purchasers approached Lilly Lewarne with an idea to convert the courtyard of agricultural barns into holiday cottages. The transition from initial concept right through to first lettings was a model implementation of the traditional procurement route, built out by a local contractor under JCT contract. The project was built in two phases, the first being complete by Easter 2013 in time for a full letting season, and being fully booked through that year. Guests were so pleased with their stay during the first year that many decided to book straight away for a return visit in 2014. The second phase was completed by the original building contractor, ready to open in Easter 2014.