Cou­ple’s dream home built in Argyll

Scottish Field - - HOLIDAY HOMES & LODGES -

Ewan Colville bought a plot of land on the shores of Loch Awe in 2006. The plan was to build a hol­i­day cot­tage. The plot it­self is breath­tak­ingly beau­ti­ful and he and his part­ner, Jennifer Gil­mour, fell in love with the area im­me­di­ately. The cou­ple pro­ceeded to en­gage an ar­chi­tect to de­sign a con­tem­po­rary two-bed­room prop­erty, how­ever, af­ter gain­ing plan­ning con­sent it be­came clear that costs were way over bud­get. Hav­ing al­ready spent thou­sands, their self-build dream was stopped in its tracks.

Luck­ily in 2015 the cou­ple came across The Wee House Com­pany run by young en­tre­pre­neur Jennifer Hig­gins. As the com­pany han­dles all aspects of a build project, from de­sign through to com­ple­tion, the bud­get could be con­trolled right from the out­set.

Jennifer Hig­gins of The Wee House Com­pany ex­plains: ‘We have three clas­sic house types; the stu­dio, one-bed­room and two-bed­room. How­ever, we also de­sign Wee Houses to suit our client’s re­quire­ments and their plot of land.’

Ewan and Jennifer’s beau­ti­ful, be­spoke Wee House in­cor­po­rates a large open-plan liv­ing area, two bed­rooms and two bath­rooms. It cap­i­talises on the truly stun­ning views of Loch Awe with dou­ble French doors from the lounge and both bed­rooms fac­ing the loch. The en­tire project – in­clud­ing ob­tain­ing all nec­es­sary con­sents, ser­vice con­nec­tions, ground works and, of course, the build it­self – was com­pleted for just £142,000.

Work com­menced on site on 29 March 2016, with the house be­ing de­liv­ered on 11 April. By the 29 April the beau­ti­ful Wee House was com­plete. The cou­ple have said: ‘Work­ing with The Wee House Com­pany was in­cred­i­bly pain­less and we hardly had to do any­thing.’

Visit the­wee­house­c­om­pany.co.uk to find out more about build­ing a Wee House on your plot.

PROPERTYFACTS Tel: 07772 949315, www.the­wee­house­c­om­pany.co.uk

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