Feasibility study to replace disused former ‘bothy dwelling’
West Murdieston, Ballinton Road
by Thornhill FK8 3QE
Mr & Mrs Brian Mayberry
Initial Briefing Information:
West Murdieston comprises a former farming unit which is currently used for private equestrian
facilities. The site comprises a detached and extended former farmhouse with garaging, various
ranges of outbuildings and barns and a disused farmhand’s bothy dwelling together with a
purpose built equestrian training facility building and circa 24 acres of general grazing land.
The disused former bothy dwelling is of timber construction occupying a modest footprint at the
side of the property access road and appears to have offered the accommodation of
living/kitchen, bedroom and toilet. It is understood that the property was last occupied around
The client wishes to seek replacement of the former ‘bothy dwelling’ with a modest modern
dwelling offering low energy design to achieve sustainable carbon efficient living.
Recent Planning History:
The most recent planning applications relating to the site are as follows.
03/00474/HAE Erection of a garage 31 July 2003
05/00058/DET Erection of equestrian training building 17 March 2005
08/00248/DET Siting of circular horse exerciser 02 May 2008
Project Goals & Targets:
Achieve maximum benefits of local climate
Provide low energy design
Be fuel efficient
Minimise carbon footprint
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