Steps Cottage

Trotton, West Sussex.

This charming three bedroom cottage lies within the Conservation Area of Trotton. The detached cottage partly dates back to the 18th Century and sets in its own grounds of approximately half an acre.

The main proposal comprised of replacing an existing side extension with a new more sympathetic side extension to the existing cottage. The proposal provided for a new lounge at ground floor level (accessed off the hall/dining room) and a roof storage room/new bedroom at first floor level.

A new oak framed open car port and store was provided adjacent to the existing access drive with a new brick pavior path linking up to the existing paths creating a more direct route to the entrance of the cottage for visitors travelling by car.

A number of existing windows are to be replaced with new windows to match the style of the original cottage windows.

The proposed side extension has been designed with a traditional style feel to it to create an extension that blends with the existing property. The walls are of a mix of stonework and facing brickwork beneath a clay ‘Plain’ tiled pitch roof.

The extension has been designed and detailed using an appropriate palette of materials to provide a traditional appearance to allow the new works to blend in and relate to the original cottage. The external works included various hard and soft landscaping works.


  • Completed.

Project Classification

  • Traditional-Recently Completed.


  • A272 Terwick Lane to Chithurst Lane, Trotton. UK

Land Designation

  • Trotton Conservation Area and South Downs National Park.


  • 2014