Firle, E. Sussex
Now free of its clumsy 20th century additions we have restored Firle Cottage to an advent calendar of delights. With builder Simon Farey we constructed a huge cat slide roof of handmade peg tiles punctured by five perky dormer windows. Inside, lofty wallpapered and lime washed rooms present aspects of the Downs and circulation through all floors is by a vivid green panelled staircase. Walls are of hempcrete and lime and roofs are sheep wool and insulated wood fibre board covered with tiles made of clay dug up three miles south.
SDNP, Conservation Area