Can we use an old horse shed as a summerhouse?

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Welshfairy
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Can we use an old horse shed as a summerhouse?

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We have a field in front of our house on our land that has just been empty for 50 yrs with nothing going on, but still has an old horse shed shelter standing consisting of big round poles and a wood structure, clad by tin on 3 sides and a tin roof.
Are we able to take the tin off one side, and clad that side with old wood sash windows instead, and on the open side do the same with a door to make a little shelter to put an outdoor sofa in and sit in to read?
We essentially wont be doing anything other than changing the outside cladding.
Alternatively, is it hard to get change of use to just incorporating that 1.5 acres into the rest of our land instead of it being called a field, as all we do on there is mow the grass and grow some veg at the top part near the horse shed.
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Re: Can we use an old horse shed as a summerhouse?

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Misread..thought it had been on since yesterday :oops:

Regarding the land i would just use it as you are, dont think you are breaking any rules..

I dont know anything enough about planing, i think theres permitted devolopment rights for disused agricutural sheds to be turned into dwellings...so maybe set your sites a bit higher ??

https://www.burges-salmon.com/news-and- ... sidential/

Though im guessing you might be in wales ?!
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Why shouldn't you do this. Stables can have windows and doors. You are just repairing it .
As to what you want it for then that is up to you. Whether to keep a goat in or just to have a quiet place to read.
You are not changing use of what may have been agricultural land into garden ground.
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Thanks Cleo5

Thats kind of what we thought too!
The conservation officer (we're a listed building) said that he personally has reported to the council serious violations of things, and they have done nothing, regarding other houses, so we were going to just do as we pleased with it and hope no one says anything over the next 4 yrs.
It has wonderful views and is next to our veg garden so we just wanted to make it cutely rustic inside and sit in there and enjoy the view even if its raining and hang some gardening tools in there to look nice too.

Whats the worst that can happen?
They tell you off?
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Welshfairy wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:48 pm
Whats the worst that can happen?
They tell you off?
They tell you to keep a horse in it.
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Re: Can we use an old horse shed as a summerhouse?

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Any horse will tell you that tin roof is very noisy and dark and a horse needs a window.
Our stable had two windows, a door and plastic roof for star gazing.

Nothing so good as munching hay and staring our of the window at the trees outside if you are a horse or goat.
Do not install a give away like an ice cooler for summer drinks and all should be well.
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