Shepherd's Cottage, Badanloch Estate

Transforming a traditional estate property into a stunning base for field sports enthusiasts


In 2019 Bell Ingram Design (BID) was appointed by Badanloch Estate to refurbish and extend their former Shepherd's Cottage into a high-quality holiday let.

The client required our full architectural service which encompasses taking the project from inception to completion including: design, planning approval, building warrant approval and tender process.

BID is currently acting as contract administrator overseeing the on-site construction stage of the build.



The basis of the design was to create a comfortable, relaxing and practical arrangement to the ground and first floor of the existing cottage. This included adding a dormer to the rear of the property to give adequate height for an additional shower room on the first floor.

Due to the property’s rural location and limited space, a functional, multi-purpose space was required and it was decided to extend to the front elevation, creating a spacious, entrance vestibule/drying room. The room was designed to meet the needs of guests who come to enjoy the fishing, stalking and hill walking on the estate, enhancing and improving their experience with practical and sensible solutions.

The design and materials of the extension contrast with the existing stone walls and Scottish slate roof. However, the use of the estate colours marry the two together.


Like many building projects, the completion date has been set back due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which were imposed at the beginning of 2020. However, since the easing of restrictions, the project has been progressing nicely on-site. We look forward to its completion by Autumn 2020, shortly followed by welcoming the guests to the cottage.

Murray Fleming

Tel: 07876 667827 (mob) 01463 717 799

Lauren Livingston

Architectural Technologist
Tel: 01307 462 516

Article posted on 19/07/2020

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