New House and Garage, Wherwell

This new house and garage can be found in what many call the archetypal ‘Chocolate Box Hampshire Village’, surrounded by thatched cottages and within a stone’s throw of the site of the long-demolished Wherwell Abbey.

As the name of the property implies, this cracking site is on the edge of the meadow, and as a consequence, a pile foundation supporting two oak frames evolved into long, low-roofed cottage structure, standing close to a two storey oak clad garden room and master bedroom suite.

The garden room is glazed on three sides and picks up the sun’s heat for the house as a whole, and commands a view of the water meadows beyond.

The garage is also an oak frame with a central king post. It takes the form of a thatched rotunda, with an internally exposed structure, and topped off with a bat roosting space - or ‘bat cave’, as humorously identified on the structural drawings.

New Home Wherwell, View of Main House, Garage and Garden New Home Wherwell, Main House under Construction
New Home Wherwell, Main House under Construction New Home Wherwell, Entrance to Main House