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Pear Tree Cottage - Restoration of listed cottage in Helford village

The Brief – to restore and sympathetically upgrade a Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage situated within the historic village of Helford.  The current owners wanted to make improvements to enhance and conserve the historic cottage to meet their current needs.  

Pear Tree Cottage is believed to have been originally constructed in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century. The fisherman’s cottage is double storey and originally had a single storey outbuilding most likely used as a fish cellar which was later converted to living accommodation. 

The Proposal -  We worked closely with the client and the Conservation Officer to gain planning permission and Listed Building consent for a range of essential revisions to the cottage:

  • Replace existing single glazing with double glazing

  • Replacement dormer window

  • Solar photovoltaics and battery storage to provide electricity

  • Extension to the existing outbuilding

  • Repoint and paint the existing cottage with breathable lime-based mortar and paint

  • Improve flood defences to boundary wall and main cottage

  • New bin and recycling store

  • Consent to remove tree


Project work undertaken by CAD before construction could take place included a full measured and level survey of the property and site, design concept and sketch schemes, full planning permission and listed building consent which include a Heritage Impact Statement and large-scale detailed drawings.  

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