Old School House Cornwall

This period property with panoramic views of the harbour was fully refurbished and adapted into a modern luxury retreat.

Rewired and upgraded to a modern luxury retreat.


The former school house, based in the popular coastal town of Fowey, Cornwall, is now used by the client and their business for family holidays and retreats.

Henshall Electrical were asked to contribute in this exciting project to rejuvenate the tired, old, building into a modern multipurpose luxury company retreat. Working to a design and build program and a strict timescale, the work was carried out through the harsh weather conditions of winter. The project was turned around quickly and finished to a fantastic standard.

The rewire used galvanized, steel, conduit and trunking utilized throughout to create a modern look, which set off the building’s natural charm and character. Within the main home new en-suites and bathrooms were created alongside a new kitchen and mezzanine bedroom area with bespoke light fittings sourced to compliment the eye catching design of individual rooms and areas.

A new heating system was installed with nest controls put in place to provide flexible and away from home control. 

Outside, the summer house was lightly renovated with new fixtures and fittings, with cat5e cabling installed to provide high speed connectivity. Other outbuildings were turned into washrooms and a wc with a log shed also included.

The grounds were lit throughout with discreet uplighters and industrial bulkhead fittings controlled with sensors located around the property with movement sensor control to minimize energy usage. We illuminated the hot tub area with subtle decking lights and the views across the water were stunning and the stand out feature of the garden was the fairy light tree!

The property received a complete initial verification with all circuits tested to current regulatory standards, with handover completed to the client’s exacting standards. It was a brilliant project to be a part of and will continue to look fantastic for years to come.


  • Electrical Installation Design
  • Project Management
  • Lighting Design
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Rewiring
  • Character Property
  • Sensitive Installation
  • Ventilation
  • Fire detection and warning system
  • Surge Protection
  • Heating system controls
  • Exterior lighting
  • RCD selectivity
  • Data Networking
  • Galvanised conduit and trunking



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