The Granary - Crag House Farm
In 2012, Townscape Architects were commissioned to revitalise The Granary – a derelict 16th century grade-II listed stone barn in Cookridge, West Yorkshire. A new entrance, formed from steel and glass, now welcomes the approach to a double height oak-framed restaurant and farm shop. The chatter of family and friends softly echoes under arching beams, each meticulously restored using traditional timber repair methods. During the day, the frame is accentuated by light streaming through high-level rooflights, drawing the eye upwards through the depths of oak and sky beyond. Modern interventions reiterate a sustainable approach with the use of sheep’s wool insulation, under-floor heating and wood-wool boarding. Internally, the barn has been divided with curved glass walls and coloured glass-panels to create an open kitchen visible to guests, exhibiting the skills of one of Yorkshire’s premier restaurants. For further details please visit www.townscape-architects.co.uk.