David Martin and Architectural designer John Williams decided to create a very special building that would be like no other, so when they found the spectacular hill-top position with wonderful views, beside acres of ancient oak woodland they could not believe their luck.
Over the subsequent 16 years they have constructed almost every part of CRUCKBARN themselves. The oak frame came from 100 trees growing just 100 yards from their site. They used as many local materials as possible, including, stone, reclaimed slates and timber cladding, and when more recently they converted it into a spectacular holiday home, they chose to make as many of the fixtures and fittings themselves including doors, stairs, kitchen, and furniture. It was a true labour of love.
Although it has under-floor heating and hot water supplied by a ground source heat-pump they wanted something to give the room a focus, somewhere that people could gather around and feel cosy. What else would do, but a woodburning stove? Both David and John were already enthusiastic owners of Clearview Stoves so following a visit to Clearview's beautiful showroom just 10 miles away they chose and installed a Solution 500.
This truly wonderful holiday home provides a living space in which to relax, play games, chat, and simply revel in being alive in such a beautiful location. You can enjoy breakfast with stunning views, absorb the quiet of its hilltop location, roam acres of wood and field, star-gaze at night by the camp fire, or cosy up inside around the Clearview stove. Later, under sumptuous linen, drift off to sleep in one of 2 bedrooms.
Where better to experience the pleasures of owning one of Clearview’s stoves. Its even close to our flagship showroom in Ludlow where you may then wish to visit and order one of your own. Enjoy!
To stay at Cruckbarn go to www.cruckbarn.co.uk
AWARD WINNING GARDEN DESIGNER CHOOSES CLEARVIEW
Dr Peter Reader, GP turned award winning garden designer, is such a fan of his Clearview Pioneer 400, that he is using a similar model as a centre piece to his show garden at the 2014 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
Last year his garden won him a Silver Gilt medal and the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award’ and this year, he's hoping ‘Al Fresco’ will be another hit. This design is a modern outdoor entertaining space and relaxing garden oasis, incorporating olive trees, raised beds filled with Mediterranean style planting, a table under a green oak pergola. A central pillar will house the warmth of the log burning stove.
Peter (49) lives in a three storey, four bedroom Victorian home in Highgate, London. He is a huge fan of log fires and the warmth and ambience of a natural fire, but wanted something more efficient, and bought his stove from a local shop in Finchley, following recommendations from friends. Peter chose this particular stove because it fits perfectly in the space available and because he loved the quality and design of the woodburner.
It has been a resounding success and is popular with everyone, including the dog, who often hogs it! Peter says it brings the family together, especially in the evenings, and provides a focal meeting place where they often gather. Peter is such a ‘fan of the flame’ he will often light the stove even on a good day as he still likes seeing it through the glass.
The Finished Garden.
Work has been completed on two new affordable homes in North East Scotland. Intended to be the template for a new design of affordable homes, each house has been designed and built by Roderick James Architects. Both houses are heated primarily with a Clearview Vision 500 providing both room and water heating.