Proposals have been submitted for the conversion of a redundant historic dovecote into wedding accommodation at Delbury Hall, Diddlebury, Craven Arms.
Delbury Hall is a popular venue for couples looking for a classic country house wedding. Its shed and former stables have been transformed to host weddings.
Now there are plans to convert a dovecote which is now used for gardening and agricultural storage.
A planning statement reads: ‘The proposal is that the ground floor will be used by the bride and groom before the wedding to relax and spend time with family and friends.
“It is proposed to have a wood-burning stove and a sitting area with a small kitchenette for pre-wedding snacks.
“The first floor mezzanine is proposed as the master bedroom for the bride and groom. There will be a freestanding bath, shower, toilet and dressing table for the bride and groom to use.
“The proposal is to retain as many of the original features in the conversion.
“In particular, details of exposed purlins and trusses will be on display, showing the building’s history and original character.”
The report states that converting the dovecote into wedding accommodation would represent the best use of the heritage asset, securing its future.
“We hope the conversion will lead to more marriages, which will create more jobs for the people of Corvedale,” the report said.
“Secondly, by converting the dovecote into a wedding venue, it will restore and breathe new life into the historic building, so essential to the history of Delbury Hall. will give it new life and function, maintaining the dovecote’s presence at Delbury Hall for hopefully many years to come.