Aberfeldy, Perthshire


The Lodge at Dun Aluinn was an existing dwellinghouse, located within the grounds of the category B listed Dun Aluinn House. It was unoccupied, being unfit for habitation due to extensive damp and a lack of insulation. It was vandalised and the windows were boarded up. The client sought to improve the thermal efficiency of the existing building through extension and alteration to form the high-end sister accommodation to the exclusive use venue ‘Dun Aluinn House’.

We brought the house back into use, improving the thermal fabric, wrapping the existing external walls in insulation, and cedar cladding. The internal layout was altered to provide modern open-plan living spaces overlooking the Tay valley. A new porch extension was added to the south, with new roof canopy and patio doors to the west, opening out from kitchen / dining area onto the large new timber decking.

It was great to work with our clients, who gave the following testimonial:
“Big thanks to Fearn Macpherson Architects [now Eòlas Architects] who tirelessly detailed and drew up hundreds of drawings to ensure every last detail of The Lodge was correct, that level of patience and customer service is exemplary – so you know who to call when you are looking for a superb team of architects for your Scottish renovation or new build.”

We were delighted that the project won the Best Use of Timber award at the Dundee Institute of Architects Awards 2021.