Warborne Luxury Farmstay

The conversion of part of the Long Barn of this renowned Georgian model farm into luxury ‘farmstay’ holiday accommodation, known as Warborne Cottages, has ensured that the overall viability of this award-winning organic farm for many years to come. Farming operations will continue to be housed in several other buildings on the site.

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Project & Environmental Data

Project Info

  • Location: New Forest, Hampshire
  • Designation: AONB, National Park, Conservation Area
  • Image Credit: Nigel Rigden & Sandra Van Aalst


2014 New Forest Park Authority: Agricultural Building Designer of the Year, Winner

The cottages are available for rent through: warbornefarm.co.uk

Environmental Data

  • Energy Efficiency
    1 2 3 4
  • Insulation
    1 2 3 4
  • Thermal Mass
    1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Airtightness
    1 2 3
  • Embodied Carbon
    1 2
  • Heating/Hot Water
    Electric Gas Ground Source Air Source
  • Solar Thermal
    Yes No
  • Rain Water Harvest
    Yes No
  • Ventilation
    MVHR Natural
  • Energy Storage
    Yes No

The alterations are sympathetic, highly sustainable and retain the existing rural character of the barns. PAD studio’s design approach breathes new life into the existing buildings in a sympathetic yet dynamic way. The double height living spaces allow the glorious proportions to be appreciated and help to give the cottages a feeling of spaciousness. Working closely with the client, quirky features have been introduced which fits with the ethos of the farm as a whole and the fun-loving nature of the client.

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At PAD studio we care passionately about what we do, good design inspires us and although the role of an architect is bound by professionalism and responsibility, we work hard to ensure that the design process is celebrated and enjoyed by our clients and by us. We are architectural storytellers, and it is essential that every project has a unique storyline that is considerate of the people and place.

We work collaboratively and every member of the studio is a talented designer supported by the wider team. We are proud to be a female-led studio and we celebrate this, embracing diversity in all its manifestations. We are tenacious and driven, working hard for you and with you. We strive to meet the specific and individual needs of every client ensuring a memorable, personal, and professional experience.

"...we are carbon neutral or, if you really want to get with it, we are “sustainably exploiting our natural resources”

. . . Warborne Farm, Owner . . .

"We use renewable energy sources for all of our heating and hot water needs, for all of the barns plus the farm house and farm cottages; we are carbon neutral or, if you really want to get with it, we are “sustainably exploiting our natural resources”. We harness a mixture of the sun (PV solar for electricity and thermal solar for hot water); the air (air source heat pump) for heating, and renewable fossil fuels (wood pellet boiler for heating and hot water). Waste goes into a giant biodigester."

. . . Warborne Farm, Owner . . .