Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Construction commencement 2021

A series of high-specification lodges set in the hillside of Aberfeldy.

The site lies on the southern slope of the Strathtay glen, 1km east of Aberfeldy, sloping down to meet the A827 road connecting Aberfeldy to Ballinluig. The A827 also includes a pedestrian footpath, extending along into the town of Aberfeldy. North of the site and immediately adjacent to the A827 is the River Tay, which flows from west to east. To the west is a large area of woodland that hides the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery buildings from view, and to the east is a small lochan, and agricultural fields within the Mains of Murthly farm.

The proposal features a range of 19 two and three bedroom lodges offering fantastic views along the River Tay, whilst providing privacy to each. To the northwest of the site are a series of 9 mews houses, with an adjacent double-height reception area. The proposed buildings are accessed via a winding access road, from the site entrance off the A827, up the centre of the site, and splitting off to each.

Four bespoke lodge types feature in the development, with a mix of materiality comprising black horizontal cement fibre cladding, white render and profiled steel roof sheeting. Lodge types A and B are rectangular in plan, with a full-length decking partly covered by the extended roof canopy. Lodge types C and D are linear forms, with main entrance to one side, and sliding door access to decking area at the other.