The Bothy | Ethie Haven


Located a mile down a rough track is a small historic hamlet of former fishers' houses which look out over Lunan Bay. These properties are now private holiday homes and during peak season this hamlet buzzes again, like it would have in years gone by.

The Bothy was the last property to be redeveloped and a challenging schedule of accommodation was fitted into a very small footprint.

This was a sensitive rejuvenation on a site of special scientific interest, with minimal impact on the external appearance and The Bothy's surroundings. Existing openings were retained, historic ones reinstated and any new additionals were carefully positioned in keeping with the character of the cottage.

Existing stonework and slates were retained, and any replacements/ restorations were done carefully in sympathetic matericals, as close to the original as possible. To ensure the cottage was not overwhelmed by a large palette of materials, locally sourced stone was used to create a feature fireplace, forming a warm heart in the rejuvenated cottage.

Photo credits | Barry Robb Photography