Blairmore Farm and Estates Ltd is a beautiful working farm. The owners were keen to diversify their business and hired us to design and carry out a feasibility study on converting the current farm steading into self-catering holiday let accommodation. A key part of our brief was that the accommodation had to allow for a fully DDA-accessible self-catered property within the heart of the development. Therefore, access was key.
The attractive stone-built traditional steading was a solid construction, but was in need of significant repair and upgrade works including:
- Sub-division of existing stone steading to provide individual holiday let accommodations .
- Provision of new fully-insulated building fabric within the envelope of the existing stone walls.
- Upgrade and renovation of all existing roof structures
- Careful repair and renovation of all existing stone external walls with the introduction of new stone and natural timber cladding to new external walls, which extended the footprint of the main steading block.
These allowed for full and comprehensive redevelopment of the buildings.
The result was the creation of 7 independent units which are highly sought after and continue to be booked on a regular basis. Not long after the development, Blairmore Farm was awarded their 5-star rating.