Golden Acre, Badsey

Located in the village of Badsey in the Vale of Evesham is a fine example of an eco-friendly new build project in a delightful rural location. Having acquired a substantial green field site our clients asked Howard Architectural to design a spacious house to blend in with the local environment, and with a strong focus on sustainability

They required four bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs and spacious, open, light-filled living spaces on the ground floor with the rooms opening out on to the garden.

Working closely with the client the design evolved into a classic yet modern design built in brick, and was influenced by local styles with materials sourced to blend in with the surrounding community.  

The spacious living room has two sets of French windows overlooking the gardens which can be thrown open in the warmer months to create a seamless inside/outside space. The focal point of the room is an inglenook style fireplace, with a herringbone brickwork backdrop, housing an efficient multi-fuel stove.


The open plan kitchen and dining room has been designed to create a spacious multi-functional living area with a high specification kitchen as well as a dining area large enough to comfortably accommodate a twelve seater dining table. 

As requested in the original brief, the property encompasses many sustainable elements. The heating is generated from the ground source installation.

Solar panels feed into the power, and the rainwater is harvested to achieve the highest standards of energy regeneration throughout the property. 

Colour coded aluminium frames throughout encase argon filled Planitherm glazing ensuring minimal heat loss, as well as retaining the self-generated energy in any cold periods.


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Nigel H Jowsey

Nigel H Jowsey

Principal Designer & Planning Consultant

  • I needed some urgent help with a structural engineering issue so I sent a message to Howard Architectural on Friday evening. By Monday afternoon at 1400 Nigel and his structural engineer had spoken to my Building Regs officer and sorted the whole thing out! Nigel's professional and positive can-do attitude is exactly what I needed at that stage of my project and also the cost was extremely reasonable. I know who I will be calling if I need any more assistance with my project.Jezz Bird, Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • Even though i made an enquiry on Sunday i received a reply within an hour. Nigel offered the service i was looking for and took control of everything thereafter, pound for pound it was the best investment made on the project. More than professional, Nigel was everything i was seeking.Michael Evesham, Worcs, Building Regulations
  • Howard Architectural did a brilliant job – Nigel’s excellent team were all helpful and hardworking. We would recommend this company to anyone needing a project done which involves more than one area of work. The costs were very reasonable and there was always a quick response to any queries.Gordon & Patricia Jones, Nailsworth, Local Surveyors Direct website
  • We asked Nigel at Howard Architectural to look at carrying out some refurbishments on our Victorian terraced house in Cheltenham. Nigel is very experienced and came up with some excellent ideas to improve the property and make better use of the space. We were delighted with all the work and were impressed by Nigel’s professionalism and knowledge, and the quality of the work of all his team.Joanna & Robert Booth, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Ryeworth Road
  • I was impressed with the standard of work that Nigel achieves and his dedication to detail in order to achieve a high standard in the finished project.Chris Bullingham, Property Acquisitions, Cheldev Ltd
  • Nigel’s project management of my difficult Grade II restoration exceeded my expectations.Rachel Burgener , Information Analyst at NHS Gloucestershire
  • Nigel provided me with a very good service, to undertake structural work and re-model my home. Both Nigel and his appointed team were personable, good communicators whose work was of a high standard and who were always creative when problems arose. I was pleased with the final result and Nigel's willingness to complete any final snagging problems to my satisfaction.Marilyn Fairbairn, Cheltenham
  • Nigel has provided us with excellent service from early discussions helping us home in on what we really wanted, turning that into architectural drawings, securing planning permission, producing detailed drawings for the building regulations process, and producing detailed cost estimates to enable us to budget and assess competing quotes from builders.Julian Cox, Cheltenham, Street Life website


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