A new rural guesthouse, for the River Cottage diversification of Park Farm, further defines the listed farmyard. Offset into two blocks, it is designed to have the least possible impact and appropriate the accumulative language of the existing buildings, the shift between them two setting up the entrance and circulation.
A low turf roofed stone-faced building abuts a cross-laminated timber two-storey construction with a sculpted roof form that folds down to respect to the existing buildings and a ridge point defined by a cart shed beyond, housing the plant. The farmyard elevation has a covered veranda mirroring that of the cookery school, allowing a buffer for the rooms and enlivening the yard. The rooms above at first floor take advantage of the far-reaching views, with slatted shutters to provide privacy, shade from the afternoon sun, and animate the facade.