The Strathspey Railway that ran through the Cairngorms from Dufftown in Moray to Boat of Garten was one of the most picturesque in the UK. With its stunning Highland scenery, the area is popular with walkers, birdwatchers, mountain climbers and anyone who loves being surrounded by nature.
The line was closed in 1965, but many of the railway’s station buildings have been converted to new uses. The station building at Aberlour is now a tearoom and visitor centre and the former Grantown East Station has become the Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre.
The stone-built former station house at the little village of Nethy Bridge has recently been converted into luxury holiday accommodation. This stunning conversion has combined stylish modern design with classic touches that reflect the building’s former use.
Prior to the conversion, the only original windows remaining on the property were in the waiting room. This was a lovely space, with lots of potential but the original timber windows were draughty, making the space cold. This was a particular problem during the long Highland winter. The owners were keen to retain the character of the waiting room while making the space as comfortable as possible for guests to enjoy.
The owners of the property saw a Storm Windows advert in the Scottish Field Magazine and got in touch. We installed secondary glazing that eliminated the draughts, improving thermal efficiency and making the space warmer. The slimline panels our team fitted to all the windows can all be easily removed for cleaning.
We thoroughly enjoyed working on the property and it’s fantastic to see such an iconic feature of the local landscape being brought back into use.
The UK’s railway heritage is incredibly rich and we’re always happy to play our part in preserving it for future generations. Our previous work at the Victorian ticket office at York Station was a great showcase for what we can achieve.
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