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Carlowrie castle

Carlowrie Estate consists of an 1892 Scots Baronial castle within a parkland setting. The A listed property, previously used as a family dwelling, was converted into a luxury nine-bedroom venue for hire – with replacement Orangery, manager’s cottage, office within the walled garden, stable conversion, conference facilities and a cedar clad new build to form a Bio-mass plant.

The castle has been transformed into a unique offering, with luxury en-suite bathrooms to the rooms within the castle. The traditional fully glazed replacement Orangery caters for functions and weddings and opens on to the stunning mature landscaped gardens. LBA have been retained for further development on the estate to create additional sleeping accommodation for guests, including luxury cabins and converting the stables in both suites and self-catering accommodation.

This project was carried out under ThreeSixty Architecture.

Carlowrie Cabins

”Having worked on the conversion of the castle from a dwelling into a venue for hire, we were delighted to have the opportunity to assist in the further development of the business by creating these fantastic pod cabins, which will create much needed additional bedroom accommodation for the popular venue.”
Architect’s insight

The setting of the 12 cabins is within the mature grounds of the A Listed Carlowrie Castle nestled behind the dominant stone wall to the formal gardens. Contrasting against the historic backdrop but at the same time sympathetically blending with its context of natural materials the new additions are of their time and contemporary in style.

The design approach is to create natural looking cabins that use natural timber cladding and large panes of reflective glazing to blend with the surroundings and sit elegantly within the landscape. A sense of connection between the occupant and the landscape will be achieved through the simplicity of the design and the focus on the external spaces. The design is simple and reflective of a traditional basic summer cabin, minimising its impact on the surroundings and floating within the woodland setting.

what the client has to say

“From inception to completion LBA have been instrumental to the success of our project. We have a number of exciting new projects within the estate, and again LBA have surpassed our expectations. We very much look forward to working with the team in the future.”


Structural Engineer: Narro Associates

Photographer: Angus Bremner

PROJECT details

Location: Kirkliston

Status: Complete

Sector: Hospitality

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