New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent Rural Property, Court Lodge Residence, English Architecture Photos

Court Lodge farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

12 January 2022

Court Lodge, Old Romney, Kent

Design: RX Architects

New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

photos by Ashley Gendek

Location: Old Romney near Rye, Kent, South East England, UK

Programme: 156 sq m GIA + 22 sq m Garage/store

New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

New build farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

Court Lodge is a new build contemporary take on a traditional farm house which replaces the existing 1950’s workers cottage. The building has been designed for a local farmer in Old Romney near Rye, in Kent. The main building takes a vernacular agricultural barn form, with a seamed zinc roof and a combination of natural and black timber cladding.

New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

The outbuilding which contains a detached farm office, garden store and covered car canopy is positioned at 90 degrees to the main house to create a court yard feel to the approach and provide some enclosure within the expansive and open marsh landscape.

New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

The house has been designed to suit the environment, with the marsh location being prone to high levels of prevailing wind. The courtyard formation and orientation is designed to reduce the impact of the marsh winds with windows being positioned to frame the views out.

New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

The design also incorporates an air source heat pump with solar which combined with the high levels of insulation will result in a building with very low running costs and C02 emissions.

Court Lodge, Old Romney, Kent farmhouse interior Kent farmhouse interior rolltop bath bathroom view

The exposed vaulted spaces internally have been designed so that structurally they can be adapted at a later date to suit the occupants changing lives and provide alternative layouts as they grow into the property over time.

Court Lodge, Old Romney, Kent stairs interior Court Lodge, Old Romney home stairs interior

The interiors were kept very simple throughout. Exposed unfinished plaster was embraced to give a very simple finish and add interest whilst keeping to budget. Simply lacquered ply joinery was used throughout, and mostly hand crafted on site by the carpenters to create shadow gap details. This includes the stair, utility and bedroom joinery which was all custom made but kept very simple.


Kitchens – Portrait Kitchens
Structural Engineer – Stephen Evans Associates
Glazing – Norrsken
Rooflights – Roofmaker
M&E – Reina Group
Roof – Vieo Metal Roof

Design: RX Architects

New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent

Photographs: Ashley Gendek

Court Lodge – New farm house in Old Romney Marsh, Kent, UK images / information received 120122 from RX Architects

Location: Old Romney Marsh, Kent, England, UK

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photograph : Richard Chivers
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