Our Whitehouse range of kit houses has been inspired by the classic Hebridean cottage, characterised by its white rendered walls, slate roof and attractive dormer windows. These buildings supplanted the traditional ‘blackhouse’ form and became commonplace across Scotland – as such, planning concerns should be mitigated.
This modern, five-bed croft house would make a great home for a large family. Expanding upon the popular WH502 model, it shares the striking, double-height sitting room but extends to the rear so as to accommodate the extra en-suite bedrooms.
The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area takes up much of the ground floor, with a separate sitting room extending from the gable end. To the rear, there a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room – which has the potential to be adapted as a large office, or even a separate studio apartment / granny annexe.
There are four bedrooms upstairs (one with en-suite) and one further bathroom.
This model is ideal for rural areas where planners may have strict views of house style. Unlike many poor-quality copies, this design – because of its narrow plan and precise proportions – will fit in beautifully into the rural landscape.
Details and external materials can be altered according to your local vernacular, or to meet planning guidelines. This may be particularly important if you stay in a conservation area or a national park.