Low House Gallery

Low House

Low House, Cartmel Fell, South Lakeland: a traditional building conversion project and Sun Room

The brief:

To convert two semi-detached Lakeland cottages into one large luxury home, and to extend sympathetically to create a spacious sun room that brings the outside in.

Team on site:

This large conversion project was fully site and project managed by us and involved the full range of skilled tradesmen from general builders to plumbers, plasterers to electricians, joiners and stone masons.

Work carried out:

FMb Award logoLight structural work integrated the two cottages before we set about renovating and modernising the cottage interior. Under floor heating was used extensively to enable us to retain the original character of the building but introduce modern standards of living.

As with all character properties, a key phase is restoring the period features, here that particularly applied to the oak beams that feature throughout. We also fitted a state of the art kitchen.

During the conversion phase, the client sought to capitalise on the amazing views to the south of the property, which overlooks open farmland. A design was then produced to incorporate a sun room set upon the bedrock.

This extension is very sympathetic to the look of the main cottage buildings and echoes the roofline. The traditional cottage whitewashing creates a seamless blend between the old and new buildings. Low House is now a truly beautiful home.


The project was runner up in 2009 as one of the most prestigious large conversions of the year.

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  • Windermere Marina

    Troughtons did a fabulous job on our property. Their attention to detail and design input together with their craftsmanship, transformed a rundown 1960's flat into a wonderful modern living space. Throughout the work their team were friendly, helpful, conscientious and reliable. It's not just me who is impressed by the quality of the finish, I've also had comments from the visitors who have stayed there too.
    Cathy Bateman, Marina Boathouse, Windermere

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