Isle of Lewis

Stunning feature in this months Coast magazine.

It was one of the most intense weeks of our life, starting with my nephew’s wedding in Oxford on the Saturday. My brother invited us to eat as a family on the Friday night so we left Gullane at about 9am, expecting to easily manage a shower and dinner at 7pm; not expecting to drive all the way to Oxford at 30mph. We didn’t get there and actually find the restaurant until 10pm… Oh well, at least we did not all have hangovers for the wedding I suppose, which was something. The wedding was stunning, in Magdalene College – the works: chapel; champagne; meal; ceilidh. Our daughter a bridesmaid, our son did a reading.
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Eleanor Carlingford

Check out the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine, September issue, check front cover…beautiful feature shot by Doug and styled by the brilliant Mairi Watson…

The house was originally a tiny cottage on the edge of a sea loch at Kilcreggan. Overhauled and extended by Glasgow based, award winning architects Cameron Webster it is now known locally as the James Bond house!

The walls are adorned with paintings by local artist Eleanor Carlingford. Her beautiful, arresting artworks are perfect for the scale of this house and complement rather than fight with the stunning scenery that it is drenched in.

“…who stare in momentary wonder before
disappearing out of the poem” (2009)
from Inventing Ireland, Declan Kiberd
160cm w x 120cm h
Oil on canvas

On The Ridges Of The Wide-Lying Sea (2008)
210cm w x 160cm h
Oil on canvas

I personally cannot get enough of them…www.eleanorcarlingford.com

The house is available to rent as a holiday hideaway at Cottages & Castles