1. Taking out the recycling
1. Taking out the recycling

2. The front garden wall
2. The front garden wall

22. Paper model
22. Paper model

1. Taking out the recycling
1. Taking out the recycling

In 2016, Laura and John bought a farm cottage that the agent told us was impossible to extend. The cottage has a colourful past - once home to a one-legged poacher and then the young officer who led the D-Day attack on Pegasus Bridge. The house is perfect but the routes across the gardens were poor, we imagined a walled garden with lean-to outbuildings for a kitchen and bedroom. The site is an Archaeological Notification Area in a National Park, our neighbour is Listed, and the house looks at Firle Place across protected parkland. We worked hard with Lewes District Council and our contractors JHPaynes and finished in 2019.

Heighton Street

Date: 2019

Firle, East Sussex

Budget: Not Disclosed

South Downs National Park

Photos: Christopher Baker