House Plans: Characterful Scottish Cottage with Timber Cladding

by Build It
21st June 2018

Looking to swap the city for a more rural setting, Liberty and Hamish Martin found the ideal overgrown plot for their self build. The couple were eager to create a vernacular Scottish home, with space to run a herb garden and cafe too.

12 months later and the finished scheme is a quirky, wood-clad home that oozes vintage charm.

“Although it’s a new build, I wanted to achieve an authentic vintage look,” she says. A number of fixed elements contribute to establishing the right setting – including exposed beams in the ground floor ceilings, along with the period-style, double-glazed sash and casement windows.

Fact file: Vernacular Scottish Build
  • NamesLiberty & Hamish Martin
  • Type of projectSelf build
  • Construction methodTimber frame
  • House size235m2
  • Project cost£372,995
  • Project cost per m2 £1,587

“We chose a traditional kitchen, and I designed a bespoke cooker hood and stone fireplace,” says Liberty. “I wanted them to look as though they’d always been there, and it’s all worked very well.”

She also came up with the family bathroom scheme, complete with cast iron tub and painted tongue-and-groove panelling.

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Ground floor:

Ground floor house plan - Scottish cottage

First floor:

First floor house plan - Scottish cottage

Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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