Welton Manor deserves its grade II listing as its setting within the village of Welton is significant. The Manor is important to the village, preserving an important part of the historic makeup of the village for future generations. The present owners wished to carry out a full renovation of the property in order to make it a family home. The House had been extended in Victorian times and more recently in the mid 20th Century. The interior was dark and needed to be upgraded to facilitate a more contemporary lifestyle.


Externally a recently built extension blocked light and was demolished and replaced by a new bay window. The whole house has been reroofed using existing and reclaimed slate and a new patio and water feature designed to connect the internal and external spaces.


Internally, the house has undergone a complete makeover, with new en-suite and ‘jack and jill’ bathrooms added, internal alterations to make a new family sized kitchen with direct access to the patio area, the conversion of part of the attached garage to form a new play room and extensive remodeling of the rear entrance / wc and utility areas.


In order to make the house more efficient, the existing sliding sash windows have been refurbished to include new draft sealing and underfloor heating has been installed to all altered areas on the ground floor. The stone floor to the hall way has been re-laid following the installation of the under floor heating and this space is now connected to the kitchen via a full height glass door.


The end result is a welcoming home with lots of light and a number of period rooms enhanced by the minimal contemporary installations.


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