Introducing Cliftoria – The Stables

Behind Cliftoria is a building that everyone calls the stables. I suspect there hasn’t been a horse in them for a very long time. It has been converted into normal rooms for quite some time. I also wonder if it has ever been a stable and will be trying to find out if there ever was a horse under this roof. There is no apparent horse sized doorways and the roof edge seems to me to be too low. I’m prepared to be wrong about it though. The roof does have at least one leak which drops onto the slate tiled floor in the kitchen. Some changes have been made to the rooms in the not too distant past which has muddied its history. Our current plans for this place are in some ways more decided than that of Cliftoria itself. We are planning on turning it into a studio/making stuff zone. I’m also planning on gaining plastering skills by working on these rooms first. I feel that any errors in these rooms will worry me less than in the main building.

Stable Plan

Not to scale plan. No windows shown. I made this in about 5 minutes.

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This is the rear on the East side of the stables.

S1 East end of building 3.7 x 4 m

This room has a fireplace and taps with no sink and an interior vine. Probably a good room for wood and metal working.

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S2 5.2 x 4.4 m

This room has a kitchen and living area and will probably stay that way. It certainly needs tidying up.

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This is the doorway into the living area from S1. It is not badly damaged. It is an art piece with stones added to stand out from the wall as can be seen in the side elevation.  I really don’t like it and plan to make it into a normal doorway.

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The Kitchen part

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The living part

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A loft space above the two rooms on the West side of the stables. I’m contemplating turning it into a store room with a small stairway up to the door. This may or may not happen.

S3 2.8 x 2.7 m

This could be a wet room for making things involving water.

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S4 3.1 x 2.7 m

This could be a dry room for fabrics, calligraphy and the like. A new doorway has been knocked through the wall between S3 and S4 as can be seen from both sides in this and the above picture. I’m unsure if we should put a door in here or brick it back up.

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One response to “Introducing Cliftoria – The Stables

  1. All this AND stables! Huge!
    Sounds very cunning to practice on the out building. And I agree the ‘arty’ door is ugly.

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