The Cuillin

Ythanbank. Ellon
5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
3 Receptions Rooms
Double garage

Design Features

This house is the second in the north east of Scotland to feature Nordan’s premier sable textured aluminium finish windows and doors. The 7m tall and 5.5m wide glass gable takes in the countryside views overlooking the Ythan river, Bennachie and the Prop of Ythsie and provides lots of natural light into the spacious open plan living and kitchen area. The kitchen features high quality hand-made oak units and centre island.

The exterior of the building is clad in siberian larch lining with a 8mm shadow gap, varying height dry stone walls, galvanised guttering and downpipes, and seamless thin coat silicone based render.

From our first meeting with Gregor at Cairnrowan we were impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. Our build has progressed quickly and is going to be completed ahead of schedule and on budget. The eye for detail and quality in Cairnrowan work is excellent and we’ve constantly been kept up to speed with progress and timelines to completion. The team at Cairnrowan have all been very approachable and easy to deal with, adapting to situations as they arise. They have made the experience of building your own home relatively stress free and very enjoyable. We would highly recommend them and in fact have."

Ian and Jackie MacLeod


Floor area
315m2 including a 45m2 garage
Build time
11 weeks from kit delivery to completion
Construction type
Scotframe Val-U-Therm pre injected cassette walls and roof with a posi-joist cassette floor
Energy rating
A rated 95% design SAP
Air tightness
Under 0.6 ACH (air changes per hour) design. Mid-construction test result 0.59 ACH. Post plasterboard test result 0.54ACH.
Heat source
Daikin air source heat pump with combined internal unit
Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system
Zehnder 450 insulated pipe unit
Solar PV
4KW of panels fitted to the garage
Underfloor heating
Throughout the ground floor combined with individual programmable room zoning and separate towel rail and radiator circuits.
Windows & doors
High efficiency aluclad NorDan windows with a sable finish and doors which provide a maintenance free lifespan. ​