Steen Cottage, Nasty - Grade 2 Listed House in the manor of Great Munden.

Your Plans UK appointed to prepare the planning application package for Grade II listed property in Nasty along the Munden Road in Ware. This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Image of Steen Cottage in the present day

History Of Steen Cottage

The early history of Nasty is closely linked to that of Great Munden. The manor of Great Munden was owned for many generations by the Furnivall Family. Nasty is sometimes referred to as Munden Furnivall, although it is clearly known as Nasty by the date of Dury and Andrews 1766 map of Hertfordshire.

The manor was eventually sold to the Baker family of Bayfordbury in 1789 and descended in the family until it was sold in 1900. Steen Cottage has changed little since it was acquired by the Barber family after the Second World War and this fact remains part of its charm.

The existing kitchen is very small by modern standards and there is no first-floor bathroom, in large part due to the continuity of ownership in the twentieth century, so that there has been no major refurbishment of the cottage. If it is to remain viable and well maintained this inevitably needs to be addressed, to ensure its long-term conservation.

Image of Steen Cottage in the past, before any work was completed on the property

Design Scope

The current proposal is to sympathetically extend the cottage to the rear with a full width ground floor extension and a smaller first floor extension at the northern end. The purpose of the proposal is to create a spacious kitchen to replace the existing kitchen and add an additional bedroom and shower room accessed via a new staircase from within the existing lounge. This will improve the functionality of the property, and whilst keeping its historic value, it will allow a family to enjoy its historic past.

Proposed elevation drawings for Steen Cottage, by Your Plans UK