Guest Castle, Balallan, Lewis, Outer Hebrides -

A few years previously we were asked to design a highlands castle for a client. Subsequently, they felt that the usability of their existing property would be enhanced by the construction of another smaller version nearby, which would act as guest accommodation. This building was located a few hundred meters away from the existing structure and was designing in the same theme. It featured a curtain wall containing a main tower house, a two-car garage and a staff cottage for a servant. In the tower house there were three guest bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, an entrance hall, a cloakroom, an open plan kitchen / dining room and a living room. A parapet walkway on the roof of the structure, enabled the occupants to castle, the structure was made from both sandstone and granite, with handmade glass and oak fenestration throughout. The interior also contained specially designed oak medieval furniture, tapestries and rugs. The site occupied an area of 265 sqm, with the internal accommodation providing 295 sqm of living space.