“The brief for this total re-build of a 16th century listed farm building was to create a home and garden that was in keeping with the historic site and building whilst making the most of the amazing views and South West facing location.
We worked with Lucy Hunter, Garden Designer, to design a garden space to complement the stunning barn wall rebuilt with original stone and lime mortar. We wanted a large terrace area for dining and relaxing, bordered by herb beds. Lawn with wild flower areas, traditional crab apple trees and the re-use of slate and stone steps from the original barn.”
Selecting The Right Product
“We were recommended Westminster Stone by Lucy as they do a wide range and are fairly local. Initially we considered “Henslate” reproduced from Welsh slate or “Petworth” from the National Trust collection. Both very nice but not quite the look we wanted. It was invaluable to visit Westminster Stone as they had numerous in-situ displays of their products enabling us to see how the stone looked and weathered.
Discussing our needs with the staff we were able to select the beautiful hand cut Honey Cathedral limestone. We are thrilled with it as it blends beautifully with its surroundings and having been down a few years now it just gets better and better. It also came in slightly under our budget so great value for money.”
Luxury Holiday Home
“The Longbarn at Caerfallen is a Grade II listed luxury self-catering holiday home located on an historic farm in the stunning Vale of Clwyd overlooked by the Clwydian Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with beautiful views all around.
It is a perfect place to relax and recharge away from people and the hustle and bustle of daily life yet just 1 mile from the medieval town of Ruthin with its excellent restaurants, shopping and visitor attractions. The barn is very private and secluded surrounded by the farms 70 acres of grass and arable land and is perfect for exploring the many wonders of North Wales. Last year we were delighted to be named Project of the Year in The Period Living Magazine.”
Westminster Stone extend huge thanks to Zoe @ The Longbarn for her kind words and wonderful photographs.
Contact The Longbarn
The Longbarn at Caerfallen
Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1SN
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Before & After
The Longbarn underwent a truly dramatic transformation, spot the difference in these fantastic photos provided by Zoe.
Get The Look
Zoe chose our beautiful hand cut Honey Cathedral limestone paving for the patio at The Longbarn. This popular flagstone is supplied in 16.75 Sq Mtr Project Packs containing five mixed sizes of paving slabs: 850x570mm, 570x570mm, 570x422mm, 570x285mm and 285x285mm. The thickness is 25mm calibrated and, as with all our natural stone paving, this product is ethically sourced.