THE WOODMAN’S HUT – WINNER of Cairngorms National Park Design Award 2011.
Owners & Designers: David and Valery Dean
Construction: Rob Clarke and Dave Robson, Grantown-on-Spey.
This is a wonderful example of how imagination and innovation can be brought to what is a relatively simple hut in the woods.
The Woodman’s Hut team at the Lazy Duck Hostel said:
“When the design and building relationship stretches back thirty years as it does between Rob Clarke of Grantown and ourselves we can only feel very fortunate that he was once again available to translate our plan for this unusual holiday accommodation into reality. The proof of its success has been amply demonstrated in this its first year of operation during which time nearly half of those visitors who have stayed in the Woodman’s Hut either have returned within twelve months or have intimated they are planning to. We are thrilled that the judges have seen fit to recognise such a small, low budget highly eco conscious vacation dwelling.”
The judging panel was chaired by architect, Roddy Langmuir and he was joined by architect Ben Tindall. Also on the panel were Roger Clegg, Chairman of the Association of Cairngorms Communities (AoCC) as well as CNPA board convener Duncan Bryden and vice convener of the CNPA Planning Committee, Peter Argyle.