Rock Cottage - Private residence

Michael Gilmour Associates

Located on the West Coast of Scotland, over the 'only bridge across the Atlantic' this private house is blessed with stunning coastal views which have been exploited in a modern living accommodation extension.

The existing property has been converted to provide guest bedroom accommodation, with living space provided in the new extension. A small timber and glazed entrance, with integral covered log store, forms the connection between old and new, from which a glazed corridor provides immediate appreciation of the site views and access to living space.

Living space is open plan with a cosy 'neuk', complete with wood burning stove, to the body of the house, opening to the open plan kitchen/dining space and the elevated, glazed living space to the end of the house. from the conservatory a balcony extends over a small boat slipway allowing the outside to become inside space.

The first floor provides master bedroom and home office accommodation, with windows and rooflights orientated to maximise views and natural lighting. The sloping nature of the site is exploited in the building section to provide basement workshop space alongside a boathouse configuration of internal storage and slipway to the water's edge.

Formal terraced landscaped garden space is created between the existing building and extension, laid with granite paviours and beds of rich purple lavender planting. This extends to the extremities of the site, where more natural dense planting defines the property.


Rock Cottage
Clach an Seil
United Kingdom


Michael Gilmour


Mr & Mrs Gilmour


June 2010




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