A 17th Century, Grade II Listed Cottage restored and extended to modern living
Kevin Obbard Building and Refurbishment
the old horse and cart road between Callington town and St Ive village, Cobbledicks Cottage has recently undergone
a careful restoration. Built in the 17th Century, comprising of a cottage, stable and cart house it had previously been subject
to some alterations which undermined the unique quality of the property. The intention therefore was to
restore the former character of the house whilst increasing the internal accommodation to provide a family
home and small office.
Conversion of the stable which adjoins the cottage has created a spacious new dining area. The former cart
house has been transformed into an office now joined to the house through a new linking structure which also
provides a secondary entrance to the property.
Previous alterations to convert the cart house into a garage had resulted in this part of the building
being the most compromised. The modern additions of blockwork walls, corrugated iron roof and garage door have now
been removed allowing a sensitive restoration of the original stone walls, local slate roof and granite columns. A
glazed screen encloses the space behind these columns in order to maintain their
Through the respectful design, expertise of local craftsman, and careful choice
of materials, the restoration of this listed property has ensured that its local character has been retained
for many years to come.
original rag slates in diminishing course re-laid
external 17th century stair restored to original glory
rear drainage and gutter designed
internal tanking and wall lining to exposed bedrock and retaining walls
new ground floor wet room
original inglenook fireplace and bread oven carefully restored
poor, late 20th century dormer windows removed and replaced with slate clad cat slide dormers
converted the rear barn to residential accommodation
walls repointed with lime mortar
Cobbledicks Cottage was featured in the RIBA Conservation Sector 2009 magazine. The article
can be seen here.
Completed in 2009.