Approached by a sweeping driveway, historic Craven Lodge is set in superb mature grounds extending to approximately two acres at the foot of Burton Hill, in the attractive market town of Melton Mowbray.
This fine Grade II Listed house, formerly a hunting lodge, has been sympathetically renovated as Craven Court to create nine unique individual houses.
The Lodge was used regularly by the future King Edward VIII but had since been converted into educational / institutional use. The complex building, with many phases and cellars under parts, was divided vertically into separate units rather than into apartments, and JDA’s design sought to make best use of the spaces available whilst protecting the remaining heritage assets within.
Each property has its own private garden in addition to the use of the mature parkland grounds that contain many fine trees including cedar, beech, lime and horse chestnut.
JDA also obtained permission for further dwellings within the grounds, including the rebuilding of a gatehouse, as a degree of enabling development.