Conversion of Agricultural Buildings


These agricultural buildings were in need of significant investment to ensure their continued existence.  Whilst still in use they were dilapidated with major structural roof problems needing significant financial investment.

The buildings didn’t really lend themselves to modern day farming methods/processes and machinery so alternative uses were explored.

Our Clients and friends at Coddy’s Farm approached us for advice and guidance on their preferred conversion of the Stone Barn, sheep shed and mistal into bed and breakfast accommodation, but with ancillary reception space to provide cookery demonstrations, food/butchery courses, and event evenings, all designed with a flexible layout in mind.

Apart for the glorious reception room the remainder of the large open spaces were subdivided to create 8 large en-suited bedrooms, all individually designed, two of which are disabled friendly rooms located at ground floor level.  The large reception room was created in the mistal, this room also provides access onto the roof terrace.  The room provides a dining area capable of seating 24, yet provides flexibility and can also accommodate larger parties/celebrations, family gatherings and meetings.  The accommodation oozes character and charm as original features such as exposed roof trusses and sloping ceilings are in abundance.  These features combined with more modern day luxuries such as underfloor heating, powered by a ground source heat pump, along with an electric vehicle charging point all serve to provide simply fantastic bed and breakfast accommodation in a glorious location on the edge of the Peak National Park. 

Paul Matthews Architectural are very proud to have been involved in this project that has become one of the Holme Valley’s hidden gems.