Covercote is a 200-year-old listed property in the Yorkshire Dales National Park recently restored and re-furbished by Sylvanus. A few years ago, this old coach house dating from Jane Austenâ€™s day was completely uninhabitable, and in an advanced state of disrepair. Now it is superbly comfortable, decorated and outfitted to the most exacting and up-to-date standards without losing any of its original charm. Sylvanus oversaw this transformation, comprising of a completely new two-storey extension and major interior and exterior renovation, from start to finish; he did all the joinery and much of the building, planning, interior design and decoration himself. His early insistence on a ground heat source demonstrates his commitment to the use of environmentally-friendly methods and materials. The heat source now amply warms the entire house even on the coldest days of a North Yorkshire winter, on an enviably low fuel bill.
The houseâ€™s superb kitchen units, bathrooms and furniture, including dining tables and chairs, occasional tables, wardrobes, beds and side tables, were hand-crafted in Sylvanusâ€™ workshop. Sylvanus looks forward to facing new challenges, with new opportunities to apply the wealth of all-round building experience he has gained on this exceptional project. He would be happy to use Covercoteâ€™s fixtures as a model, or to embark on a completely new stylistic direction.
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