The Barn House

The Barn House, once Three Barns Farm, is situated at the edge of the Bowes-Lyon estate in the north Hertfordshire countryside.

Brooks Murray were appointed to restore the existing cowshed and main barns, weaving them together to build a home.


Codicote, Hertfordshire


Working closely with landscape architect, Julie Toll, the Brooks Murray team linked the three barns together, creating an interwoven space with views  into the internal courtyard and out into the gardens towards the undulating countryside beyond.

Natural, traditional materials such as clay tiles and oak weather-boarding were used to respect the existing building and retain simplicity in the construction of partitions, floors and ceilings. Doors and windows were also chosen for their simplicity, to best accommodate their location within a barn.

The building was highly insulated and a biomass boiler used to provide a sustainable form of central, underfloor heating throughout.

Bespoke metalwork was designed and produced by the Arcangel workshop,  a local metal artisan.