Steps Cottage

Trotton, West Sussex.

A traditional cottage extension.

This charming three-bedroom cottage lies within the Conservation Area of Trotton. The detached cottage partly dates back to the 18th Century and sits in grounds of approximately half an acre. Our design proposal comprises replacing an existing side extension with a new more sympathetic traditional cottage extension. In particular, the proposal provides for a new lounge at ground floor level. At first-floor level, our design created a roof storage room doubling up as an extra bedroom within the pitch roof design.

Next to the existing access drive, we designed a new oak framed open carport and store.  Our design involved creating new brick pavior paths linking up to the existing paths. Thus, creating a more direct route to the entrance of the cottage for visitors travelling by car. We replaced several existing windows with new windows to match the style of the original cottage windows.

As a result, we have designed the proposed side extension with a traditional style feel to it. Indeed, allowing the extension to blend with the existing property. The walls are of a mix of stonework and facing brickwork beneath a clay ‘Plain’ tiled pitch roof.

The extension design and details use an appropriate palette of materials. Thus, creating a traditional appearance, allowing the recent works to blend in and relate to the original cottage. The external works included various hard and soft landscaping works.

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  • 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