The property is situated on an elevated site on the outskirts of the village and is subject to restrictive covenants in favour of the National Trust. It was constructed as a museum in the Arts and Crafts style, with the subsequent addition of an integral caretakers house.
The work undertaken involved the removal of previous extensions, alterations to the original structure and demolition and replacing assorted outbuildings.
A three bay two storey pitched roof extension was added at the rear. External alterations included a new entrance porch and chimneys, while the internal work required the careful adaptation of the existing trusses and insertion of a new floor and staircase.