A cottage forming part of a listed 17th century farmstead could become tourist accommodation, if the Planning Department approves.
The planning application for a cottage linked to Hautmont House does not request any structural changes to the building in St. John - only permission for a "change of use".
The cottage is an outbuilding of the main Hautmont House building, a 17th century farmhouse located on Rue de La Mare des Pres.
The farmhouse is a grade 2 listed building due to architectural and historical interest.
It is described as "an important 17th century farmhouse, with potentially earlier origins, retaining interesting original historic features including a tourelle staircase."
Pictured: The main Hautmont House building.
Several notable features in an accompanying listed building report include "main beams with chamfers interrupted by stops at intervals; western fireplace with joggled lintel supported by one granite pier and one corbel; eastern fireplace corbelled with lintel inscribed 1670 TCEV."
Although they are not individually listed buildings, the reports suggests that the numerous outbuildings "retain historic features and contribute to the integrity of the group."
The decision on the planning application, which has been graded as 'Major', is due next month.
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