Canons Ashby House dates back to the 16th century, a manor house first built using masonry from fallen priory buildings on the estate. The property evolved over time and was well cared for until it fell into decline through the 20th century. The estate was given to the National Trust in 1981.
Messenger was awarded the contract to carry out necessary alterations to convert the historic coach house into a shop and visitor reception. This delightful building is the first port of call for visitors to the property. Extensive, carefully executed internal alterations were undertaken, along with the installation of bespoke glazed metal screens. As with any project of this nature, Messenger’s specialist tradesmen ensured that all works were sympathetic to the building and carried out with the upmost care and attention to detail.