Highland Hideaway

I’ve just spent another week at a holiday home in the Scottish Highlands, in the Cairngorm National Park near Aviemore. Not on holiday though; building stone seating around a fire pit that I installed back in June.

The owners of the holiday home wanted to have a garden feature that would make their property really stand out on trip advisor, air bnb and all the other lettings websites. Something that really made their property different to the other holiday homes in the area. And there is a lot of competition!

What they wanted was a built in stone fire pit with seating in a semi circle around the fire pit.

My knowledge of quarries and the stone they supply came in useful as there is a suitable source only a few miles away. Building with local stone is cost effective and good for the environment.

Ivor Scott