“Looking good thank you all for our fantastic problem free project. It has been a pleasure to have met you all at Arco2 and being able to work with such a professional team. Many thanks again to you.“
Paul & Hilary Parkinson


Fulfilling their ambition to move back to the countryside and Hillary’s birthplace, this C17 cottage and later C19 barns, was converted into a versatile family home. Thought by many to be unconvertible, ARCO2 met the challenge of maintaining historical buildings whilst adding modern technologies and ensuring safety.

Incorporates history

The barns restore the oxen driven whim as an outhouse which is considered one of the finest examples in Cornwall. The old threshing wheel however is the centerpiece of the living room, and the pitch of the once-thatch roof is consistent.

Historical Design Features:

  • Natural materials so sympathetic to the original building
  • Historical details incorporated
  • Cob walls and reclaimed slate roof

Family orientated

Natural light is healthy, improves wellbeing and brings more openness to an environment and home.

Practical features:

  • Large landscaped garden
  • Airy living space
  • Plant room

Sustainable Features

Restronguet Barns are sustainable in design, powered by solar panels and heated via Kensa ground source heat pumps and solar thermal collectors for hot water heating

  • Green roof
  • Renewable energy powered
  • Insulated walls and triple glazed windows