Sail Loft

On the banks of the Exe estuary, this Grade II Listed property was built in 1703 as a boat building workshop and sail loft before being converted to a house in 1910. It was substantially refurbished in the early 1980’s when it was split into two dwellings, and then joined back into one in 2000.
The various additions and alterations over the years, including gothic stone mullion windows, church paneling and a ship’s figurehead mounted on one corner overlooking the estuary, had left the property in a confused state, with the unusual long shape of the property and history of alterations resulting in a collection of small and disorganized rooms that did not flow well or take best advantage of the fantastic setting. The plumbing and electrical services were still set up to support two separate households and energy efficiency was poor due to the single glazed windows and lack of insulation.
We were appointed to design the rearrangement and refurbishment of the accommodation to create a stunning home and to obtain the necessary planning and Listed Building consents for the alterations. Working closely with our clients and their builders, Raleigh Property, this beautiful open plan home was finished to a very high standard, and clients are now able to enjoy the views through their open bedroom doors over the glass balustrade to the beautiful estuary beyond.