Cottage in Stean village, near Harrogate

Stunning vernacular rural cottage to lost in the hamlet of Stean:

Stean is about as perfect a Yorkshire hamlet as you will find. And being a hamlet, the loss of a 9 bedroom cottage in the centre is a significant portion of the historic building stock.

Stean cottage, clearly is fundamental to the hamlet, as it bears its name. I can’t imagine what there is to gain from replacing a 9 bedroom dwelling however, the MET is likely to be outdated and the design and access statement suggests issues with damp.

The applicant assures that the replacement will recycle the existing materials, and insist that ‘any visitor will think it has been there forever’

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