A DISUSED chicken coop turned award-winning holiday home in the Monmouthshire countryside has scooped two top architecture prizes.

The abandoned poultry barn in Trellech was given a £275,000 makeover by owner Sue Peacock and transformed into a modern four-bedroom bungalow.

Up to eight people can stay in the accommodation – aptly named The Chickenshed – for £175 a night.

Having been shortlisted for the architecture gold medal at last year’s Eisteddfod, it has now received further accolades from this year’s Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Awards.

The holiday home, designed by Chepstow-based architects Hall and Bednarczyk, was awarded the RSAW Welsh Architecture Award and RSAW Small Project of the Year .

The Chickenshed was described as “very simple and elegant” by a RSAW spokesman, who added: “It’s a small project, but with a generous and uplifting ethos. A place to enjoy. The jury left with a smile on their faces.”