History of Vanstone’s Cottage
Vanstones Cottage was built around 1780,some of the roof beams were said to have come out of the old Abbey.The stone building at the bottom of the garden used to be the old pig house.
An extract from British listed buildings:
Pair of cottages. C18. Probably rubble and cob walls plastered and whitewashed.
Thatch roof, half-hipped to left, hipped to right. 2 brick stacks, one axial, are
at right gable.
Plan: attached pair of cottages. 2 principal rooms on the ground floor of each,
with central dividing axial stack.
Exterior: 2 storeys, 2:2 windows on the first floor, 2-light casements with
horizontal glazing bars. 2 door openings, one between each pair of windows, plank
doors, open-fronted wooden porches. Forecourt with ornamental iron railings.
Ground floor windows have slate drips over.
Have a look at some of the pictures of the property before and during the restoration.