Set within picturesque West Dorset pasture is Sort, a quaint farmstead surrounded by 40 acres of special scientific interest woodland. This tranquil countryside is further enriched by eccentricities of the architecture, with the hamlet comprising a grade II listed thatched cottage and barn, among others.

The restoration of Sort has been a close collaboration between Jonathan Tuckey Design, the clients and local tradespeople, with sensitive interventions realised with delicate poise in the barn building which is now complete. The focus has subsequently turned to the cottage, with rethatching in-progress and a sympathetic glazed extension emerging at the rear of the property.

The project has been a labour of love for the clients, with their attention to detail materialising in a series of buildings that are softy becoming more confident in their idyllic context. It has been incredibly rewarding to see them implement our design with a hands-on approach.

The latest photographs from site illustrate the progression of the cottage and celebration of craft on display, with a textural material palette of stone, brick and traditional thatch work anchoring the lightweight contemporary extension.