Duchy completes renovation of Grade II Listed farmhouse

The Duchy of Lancaster has completed the extensive refurbishment of a Grade II Listed farmhouse in Cheshire.

Located in Barthomley and forming part of the Duchy’s Crewe Estate, the work on Mill Farm included a complete rebuild of one of the building’s external gables, a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. The property’s heating and hot water systems were also upgraded during the refurbishment.

Contractors, Timperley Construction, worked closely with the Duchy to preserve the heritage of the farmhouse while significantly enhancing its appeal as a prime residential property. Shortly before the refurbishment was completed at Mill Farm, the Duchy’s management company, Smiths Gore, was able to confirm a new tenant for the property.

Christopher Sparrow, Head of Rural for the Duchy of Lancaster, said, “Demand is increasing for high quality residential property in this area and we are extremely pleased with the results of the work carried out at Mill Farm. This project is one of a number that we are considering and we hope to secure consent to enable further investment in due course.”

The Duchy of Lancaster is a private estate owned by Her Majesty The Queen, as Duke of Lancaster. The rural estate consists of 18,454 hectares of land in England and Wales. The principal estate at Crewe in Cheshire extends to 1,380 hectares. The estate is centred on historic Crewe Hall and in addition to farms and cottages retains commercial properties including Crewe Hall Farm offices which were converted by the Duchy from traditional farm buildings.