Date: 19 July 2019
The self-catering property, called The Invergarry, lies in the charming village of Aboyne and has been tastefully converted and extended for visiting tourists.
The one-bedroomed holiday home in Scotland comes complete with sauna and private hot tub - hidden within a mature landscaped garden – and has been perfectly designed for couples desperate to escape their busy lives and relax in gorgeous surroundings.
Sidey was selected to supply aluminium windows and doors for the refurbishment project.
Grey aluminium fixed casement tilt and turn windows, with low-E toughened glass to offer high weather resistance to the cold, were manufactured and supplied by Sidey. At the back of the property, an aluminium residential door, with a matching coloured sash in grey, was delivered to site. And finally, an aluminium open-out bifold door was manufactured for the property’s lounge area, to integrate the luxury feel of the interior with the newly-installed granite patio and bespoke al-fresco dining area.
Ron Shanks and his wife, Sheila Fraser, of Ron Shanks Development Projects Limited, bought the gardener’s cottage three years ago and spent the next few months transforming it into a five-star self-catering cottage for holidaymakers.
The pair worked together to source locally-manufactured products for their unique property, which they believe was built in 1908. After the sale was complete, the couple agreed to extend the property and to complement the original design, creating a luxury living area which opens out onto the garden.
It is the attention to detail that makes The Invergarry the perfect place to escape and enjoy a Scottish holiday in the charming village of Aboyne.
Sheila Fraser, director at Ron Shanks Development Projects Limited, said working with Sidey had been “efficient” and “straight-forward”.
She says: “When we bought the property, which was a small gardener’s cottage in Aboyne, we knew straight away that we wanted to extend it.
“Our plan was to create a five-star self-catering holiday home which was beautifully furnished and finished to an extremely high standard.
“My business partner, Ron, visited Sidey to talk to the team about what we needed at the property and he was really impressed to discover that the waiting time for local trade customers was not that long. From ordering the products to having them delivered, I think we waited about six weeks.
“As well as aluminium casement tilt and turn windows, we also ordered an aluminium door and aluminium open-out bifold doors, in grey, for the exterior of the property.
“Ron came back to the office feeling pleased with what Sidey had quoted and this information gave us the green light to start working on the extension project.
“We were very keen to create a little piece of luxury and I think Sidey helped us to do this. The one-bedroom hideaway is really perfect, and it is proving to be a real hit with couples who want to escape from it all for a few days.”
Since The Invergarry launched as a luxury holiday home for visitors to Scotland, dozens of couples have enjoyed the facilities in the last two years. The private hideaway has become one of the go-to places in the Scottish Highlands.