Opening: Saturday 15th October tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm.
Please note: One loo (up steep stairs); park on side of road by house (we have no drive as such); we're on the A488 so road can be busy from time to time so take care. There is some off-lane parking down the lane that runs along the front of the house to Purlogue. Please do not park or turn in the chapel car park since that is a residential property. We have 2 dogs who are friendly but who will bark initially and look fierce.
Just turn up
Sarah welcomes you to her 1840(?) detached house (once a pub), very rural, 2 bedroom, tall ceilings, large single-glazed windows of vernacular style; brick and slate (wall/roof), cellar.
Home came with no green features! We installed an air source heat pump and solar pv in March 2022 and got rid of our oil fired rayburn and oil tank. We did have hot water solar for a few years. We have 3 wood burners in the house, 1 in each of the downstairs rooms. The most recent is an Esse Ironheart which replaces the Rayburn which we can cook in/on. Installed by Derwas. We have added further (sheeps wool) insulation in loft space and are adding insulation to the ceiling of the cellar space etc. We are slowly replacing the single glazed windows with double glazed. The first units may or may not have been installed by end October this year (depends on builder but they are on order).
We are not a model energy efficient house by any means but we feel we have made an important start.
Motivation to make changes:
Because we wanted to become less carbon heavy in our lifestyle. We realise we have only just started and there is a lot more we can do. We are not a 'model' property by any means!
£21K for ASHP and solar PV (we expect to receive around £12K back via RHI for ASHP), plus insulation costs. The double glazed hardwood windows are costed out at 2 for £3,200.