cottage, brecon beacons Previous Next The cottage during construction. The cottage was originally built in the 16th or 17th century, but almost all the historic fabric was lost through fire, collapse, and post war alteration. Extensions to each end create a simple welsh long house. The white paint to the original cottage is still visible. The sawn oak windows have a traditional mullion arrangements, but allow uninterrupted views when open. A new stair threads past the existing chimney and a new sawn oak internal structure. The sitting room Traditional oak casement windows slide into pockets behind shutters. The window seat overlooks a river which runs through the garden. The boards in the oak screen taper from tip to tail. The toilet window looks towards a tabletop mountain. Shelving and storage is integrated into the structure and stair. Bedroom hall Stair to the attic Structure, stair, and shelves The new roof truss can be used as shelving. Attic stair hall The existing oak truss, purlin, and rafter construction has been fully revealed by constructing a new, separate and fully insulated roof structure over.