We call the small barn The
Hafod because it is used mostly during the summer months. Hafod
in Welsh means 'summer dwelling' and was a small house situated up in
the hills where the shepherd lived whilst the sheep were out to pasture
on the mountainside.
As I've said before, The Hafod
was restored in situ. The gable frame on the west end was a later addition
and was found to be rotten. So, the original end gable frame was moved
in one piece to form the new end gable. A new frame was built (made
from old wood) to fill the space.
We made a large room downstairs (in which we can dine
during the summer), a workshop, and stairs going up to the first floor
in which is a small apartment with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and bathroom.
If you go to Plans and click
on diagram 3 you can see the layout. The
conservatory was added on later and I will deal with that in