731-square-foot Cottage on the Dalduff Farm in Scotland
Images © The Wee House Co.
The house was built for Jane McFadzean. Jane works in London through the week, returning to the home farm on weekends where her brother and his family and her parents both live.
Jane was researching the different types of houses she could build and came across The Wee House Company, also based in Ayrshire.
Jane arranged a meeting with Jennifer Higgins, MD and after talking the project through with her family she decided to build a 2 bedroom Wee House.
The style of the interior is Scandinavian/mid-century by London designer Katy Stevenson Bretton. The house has an open plan kitchen / lounge area and is well-positioned on the farm to take in spectacular views of the open countryside.
The house itself was built in just 8 weeks- 5 weeks in the workshop and 3 weeks on site.
The Wee House Company applied for planning consent in April 2016 and learned that The Dalduff Farmstead is located on the site of Dalduff Castle with some parts of the castle surviving as parts of the farmstead construction.
A late Bronze Age hoard, probably dating from around 700 BC, was found by workmen engaged in draining a field on the farm of Dalduff in 1846.
The hoard consisted of a pot without lid or cover, but with two bronze sword fragments placed over its mouth, and a small hoard of bronzes inside. An archaeological watching brief had to be undertaken whilst excavation took place for the foundation of the Wee House, however, there were no new findings.
Turtle Dove Grey paint was used on the interior walls in the lounge and bedroom with a more dramatic Antwerp Blue used in the porch and bathroom.
The paint is from the Dulux Heritage Range and one of the conditions in the planning approval was that the roof was to be natural slate. Jane wanted a traditional Belfast sink and also chose a Charnwood Cove 1 Log Burner to compliment the traditional appearance of the house.
On the exterior Swedish White and Lavender Grey paint was used. The end result is welcoming, picturesque and above all it met Jane’s expectation for her dream Wee House.
Prices start at just at just £54,000 for the Studio Wee House and 1 and 2 bedroom models are £75,000 and £99,000 respectively. The company also offers a bespoke design service, creating the perfect home for each customer’s individual requirements.
Dalduff Farm is recognized as one of the most desirable venues for your wedding in Ayrshire. Described as a place where the magic happens on your big day, you have to visit to see how amazing it is.
The McFadzean family own the farm and restored it in 2007 making it one of Ayrshire’s highlights. The family offer accommodation and have a farm kitchen and shop, open 6 days per week, for locals to buy their meat and poultry.
Dalduff Farm made it into the final for Most Desirable Wedding Venue of the Year (offering packages under £6000 category) in the 2017 Confetti Awards!
Testimonial from Jane (The Wee House Homeowner)
“I was really impressed by The Wee House Company!
I was offered guidance at every stage of the process by Jennifer and her team. They handled everything to do with the planning and building warrant application (even arranging for an archaeological watching brief that was required by the planners) and took care of all the ground works that were required to get our house into the site and connected to services.
The team worked quickly and efficiently on site. The house is adjacent to a wedding venue and The Wee House Company were happy to work around the wedding dates to ensure that no disruption was caused to any of the bridal parties and their guests.
There was a great choice of finishes available for me to customize my Wee House- everything from paint colors, to bathroom suites! I’m delighted with how the house has turned out and am thoroughly enjoying living there.”
The Wee House Company
The Wee House Company builds modular, timber homes with traditional character. The business was started in 2013 by young, female entrepreneur Jennifer Higgins.
Wee House modules are built in the company’s Ayrshire workshop, where they are finished to ceiling height, before being transported to the customer’s own plot anywhere in the UK. They are completed on-site in just 3 weeks.
Each home is energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and fully complies with UK building regulations for new dwellings. They are ideal for use as a permanent residence, holiday homes or granny annex.
Images © The Wee House Co.
- Scandinavian/Mid-century interior by London designer Katy Stevenson Bretton
- Two bedroom
- Completed in November 2016
- Was built in 8 weeks (5 weeks in the workshop and 3 weeks on site)
- Designed to take in views of the Ayrshire countryside from the kitchen, lounge, and bedrooms
- 68 square meters (approximately 731 square feet)
- See the floor plan and individual room dimensions here
Contact Info for The Wee House Company
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