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Strone Cottage in the Scottish Highlands

26 Feb 2021

Strone Cottage

Design: Loader Monteith Architects

Location: The Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

The Strone Cottage is the adaptive restoration and extension of a highland bothy in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland.

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What was the brief?
The clients gave Loader Monteith Architects one powerful line of aspiration for their cottage: The house should feel warm and comfortable – a light-filled family space that allows the outdoors to be in harmony with the indoors.

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

The idea was to turn the cottage, a very small property that was disconnected from its surroundings, into a comfortable and understated mountain retreat.

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

With three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room and a snug, each space was to take advantage of the surrounding views – with windows framing the Cairngorms.

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Loader Monteith Architects wanted to make openings and point them at the view: a panoramic image of a dramatic mountainscape

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

What were the key challenges?
Because the existing cottage was very small, the architects had to more than double the area of property – a significant challenge in planning terms. The team worked closely with the local planning department to make sure they arrived at a design response they would support.

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Strone Cottage in the Highlands, Scotland – Building Information

Design: Loader Monteith Architects
Project size: 150 m2
Site size: 500 m2
Project Budget: £170000
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 0

Structural & Civil Engineers: David Narro Associates

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Strone Cottage Scottish Highlands

Photography: Nigel Rigden and Gillian Hayes

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Location: Scottish Highlands, Scotland, UK

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