Glenmalloch Lodge was built by the Countess of Galloway in the 1830s as either a schoolhouse for children of the Glenmalloch Estate or a schoolhouse for the governess herself. This charming cottage is set in a remote location within the estate and contains beautiful architectural detailing including ornate cusped and pierced bargeboards, a lancet-arched window and a distinctive, large patterned, lozenge-shaped ashlar sandstone chimney stack, thought to be built using remnants from Galloway House Estate.
The Grade B listed building had been unoccupied for many years and was on the verge of collapse. Following recording, analysis and research the lodgehouse was carefully restored and provided with a sensitive addition at the rear.
Externally the work included stone indenting, re-pointing in lime mortar, the installation of diamond patterned single glazed leaded windows with Polish cylinder glass, and reslating with second hand Lancashire slates in random widths and diminishing courses to match those lost from the roof. Interior restoration included traditional lime and horse-hair plastering on lath, the reuse of existing architraves and matching where required, and the installation of reclaimed softwood floor boarding and traditional handmade pamments (floor tiles).
The completed project provides unique self-catering accommodation to supplement the fascinating variety of buildings throughout the UK which are owned and let by The Landmark Trust.
NEWTON STEWART DG8 6AG
The Landmark Trust
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