The house was built to make maximum use of the frontage and, as a consequence, the end gable is built next to a small brook which causes the house to narrow to the rear. The front has the greatest area of glazing - facing North East - making energy reduction more challenging. The orientation of the site does minimise the risk of overheating!
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When approaching the house from the road it looks like a typical town street. However when inside it seems to be a house in the country (ignoring the view to the front). The windows on the gable overlook a fifty acre nature reserve. The nearest field is a Hay Meadow managed to encourage wild flowers and grazed by a small herd of White Park Cattle.
The view to the South West is over gardens - you have to look hard to see the houses 100 plus metres away.
The rural feel with the urban convenience is the reason we chose to undertake a refurbishment rather than simply move or build a new house.

Below is a view from the house over the reserve at sunset.
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The view over the nature reserve from the roof.
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