Brief: Refurbishment and contemporary extension of a Grade II* Listed mediaeval house.
"Birdcombe Court is a house of high significance not only for its fascinating history, but also in terms of its unique survival as an almost intact early medieval hall and solar roof structures. It is, therefore, most welcome to see a positive and sustainable proposal for this building put forward, that will seek to ensure that the most significant parts of the historic roof structure are once again allowed to be seen within a more appropriate context.
There is much to commend this proposal given the difficulties associated with this site, such as the problematic levels throughout the main part of the site, and the slightly neglected condition of the main house that is clearly in need of repair. We wish to support the principle of this proposal."
Caroline Power, English Heritage