The barn is over 200 years old and was derelict when we bought the land. We struggled to find anyone to take on the challenge to restore it, due to its remote location and lack of services.
We found Clive a local stone mason and builder purely by chance he did an amazing job, working long hours and equipped only with a generator and tank of water. He managed to recycle all of the original stone and new materials were only required for the roof joists and handful of tiles.
The old 2ft thick sheep manure flooring had to be dug out before the new floor could go down which was still amazingly fresh underneath.
A real team effort. My Dad helped with the new floor and Joe built and fitted the new oak doors.