Waterfrets Farm

Waterfrets Farm is located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on Green Belt land to the West of Tunbridge Wells. In early 2022 Southstudio achieved planning permission to refurbish and extend the existing agricultural buildings to create a sustainable four bedroom family home.

The existing Dairy parlour and Stables are retained to create the bedrooms and bathrooms at entry level whilst a modest side extension and hidden basement extension offers generous living and entertaining spaces, carved into the valley with stunning views across the surrounding landscape.

A key driver for this project is to seamlessly blend contemporary family living within the existing agricultural character of the buildings, creating minimal impact on the local ecology and wildlife and ensuring the highest sustainability standards are achieved to reduce the carbon-footprint long-term.

Construction is due to begin in late 2022.


Client: Private

Architect: Southstudio

Structural Engineer: VKHP Consultants

Planning Consultant: Robinson Escott Planning LLP.

Ecology Consultant: CLM

Contractor: Lewis Evans Building Solutions

Status: In Progress 2022