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001 | Dundarave Cottage | Cairndow, Argyll. | Privately Owned

Dundarave Cottage

This is a rustic cottage with modern extension to the east and a modern porch. It is possible the cottage is an 18th century structure which has been remodelled by Robert Lorimer. It is uncertain whether this is a cottage of the mid 18th century which has been worked over by Lorimer, or whether it is all by Lorimer (probably the former.) The cottage has a low-pitched roof with projecting horizontal eaves and rustic open pediments at the gables. The chimneystacks have been re-built, or coated with cement, with prominent water tables. There are skews of rough stones half lapped and the gable is badly finished with cement. The back right of the building into the hill is snag harled in a Lorimer-ish manner; the front is similar. There are beautiful sash windows and two-leaf front door which is almost certainly by Lorimer. The interior is entirely lined with v-jointed boarding. The kitchen is probably original with the presence of an original chimneypiece.

Dundarave Cottage | People | 43 occupants | 1990 to 1841