Forest Lodge Farm

Castleton, North York Moors National Park

Listed Farmhouse Landscaping Works, Listed Building Conversion & New Agricultural Shed

Cart Shed Completed Summer 2023


Forest Lodge Farm is a Grade II listed farmstead along the Western side of Danby Dale, in the North York Moors National Park.

Historically, as a working farm, Forest Lodge Farm fell into decline and disrepair in the second half of the 20th century and by the late 90’s, the ruined farmhouse had been condemned as unfit for human habitation, and the set of buildings was included within the Listed Building At Risk Register.

Over the last ten years, the redundant farmstead was rescued and the buildings sensitively repaired, and converted to new use.  Now functioning as a farm, supplemented by a holiday cottage business, the financial viability and future of Forest Lodge Farm has been secured.

The practice was asked to develop design proposals for the repair and conversion of the remaining ruined Cart Shed on the site, a new area of landscaping to the existing Farmhouse, and for a new agricultural shed in support of both the agricultural use of the farm, and the holiday cottage business.

The proposals for the re-development of the Cart Shed blend an understanding of traditional, lime based, breathable building technologies, with new natural and recycled insulation materials and modern renewable energy systems to provide the heating and hot water supplies to the re-purposed building.


Photography: Scott Wicking