La Landelle cottage is a beautiful property set in the heart of tranquil St Ouen. The brief was to demolish an existing small one and a half bedroom cottage and replace it with a spacious modern two bedroom cottage which has character and charm. The goal was to create a beautiful addition to the traditional Jersey Farmstead courtyard.
The project had it’s obstacles. We found asbestos insulation surrounding the existing pipes which required expert removal. Just as demolition works commenced pipistrel bats were noticed exiting the existing buildings roof by the client one summers evening. This lead to an extensive survey to discover there was a breeding colony based in the building we wished to demolish. This lead to a replica design of the roost within the new roof, plus the addition of bat friendly spaces in the roof design as well as bat boxes being installed on the property.
We contracted some amazing craftsmen for this project. The granite work was expertly completed by Alex Bayley, who lovingly built the granite cladding as well as restoring the internal granite walls. Paul Haslam designed and installed all the fitted furniture, including the kitchen, study and stunning utility room. Larsen Construction were the main contractors. They excelled themselves with this tricky build to complete the project with their regular high standard.