Plans for more tourist accommodation

Monday 27th December 2021 8:44 am
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Two farms are applying for planning permission to convert their agricultural buildings into tourist accommodation.

Oatlands farm in Santon has plans (21/00036/B) to turn its stables, stores and kennels into 12 accommodation units, in addition to a wellness spa, café, residential apartment and equestrian area.

The Spa at Oatlands farm would be designed as a ’multifunction space’ which alongside treatment rooms would allow for meetings or classes to be held.

It would also serve light snacks, teas, and coffees to cater for people attending, as well as those visiting the equestrian arena.

This arena would be built along with 14 new horse stables.

As for the tourist units themselves, they would be built around a ’recreational courtyard’ with seating and a garden.

Meanwhile, the similarly named but unrelated six-acre Ballaoates farm in St John’s, acquired by new owners last December, is seeking permission (21/01463/B) to turn a stone barn and adjoining cattle shed into two accommodation units. The stone frontages would be retained with modern timber cladding added.

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