Ballater – Tiled Sunrooms
Ballater is a Victorian Village found in the centre of Royal Deeside and sits at the eastern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. 43 miles west of Aberdeen and 8 miles from the Queen’s summer home of Balmoral Castle, Ballater is steeped in history and stunning scenery with one of the residences of the Royal Family and signs can be seen on local shops and businesses saying ‘By Royal Appointment’. The centre of the village is also a conservation area and many of the buildings found there date back to Victorian times.
Another part of Ballater’s rich history is the Ballater Golf Club. Founded in 1892, the 18-hole course lies within the glorious hills of Upper Deeside with some holes close to the River Dee for the full golfing experience.
Property varies in Ballater to large farms and rural outbuildings to a variety of suburban homes ranging from old traditional villas to modern new builds and holidays let’s.
‘Give it some elbow grease’ – it’s a strange old thing really – elbow grease, whatever it is – Mrs Jaffrey’s Aberdeenshire home needed a whole lot of it to get it back to its former glory. Neglected by its previous owner, the old station house has been lovingly upgraded with all the care and attention that a listed building deserves.
CR Smith cared about the upgrade of our conservatory as much as I did, and it really shows.
Already having an existing, but decaying sunroom, Mrs Jaffrey wanted to replace it with something more modern. Aware of the potential complications involved in upgrading a listed building, she sought the expert help of CR Smith. Planning was granted on the condition that the cast iron posts from the original station house were incorporated in the new design.
This was essential in order to maintain the building’s existing charm and Mrs Jaffrey is delighted with the end result: “Everything from the planning, right through to the use of the original posts, has lifted the whole property.”
Imagine a cool and contemporary orangerie, a sleek and ultra-stylish sunroom or a more classic and timeless conservatory. Whatever your dreams, our designers will work with you to create a stunning and stylish living space that’s as individual as you are.
The Lorimer range is based on these three distinctive options, or we can always design something totally unique for your home. Have a look at our Customer’s Homes for ideas and inspiration.