Set within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park in Scotland, Old Kilmun House occupies an elevated waterside position, overlooking Holy Loch in the village of Kilmun.
The Duke of Argyll originally built this stone manor house in 1696. Ross and Katy Olusanya have extensively renovated this beautiful stone manor house to breath new life into this property.
To prepare the property for the luxury holiday rental market, Ross and Katy paid particular attention to updating the idyllic outdoor areas that surround the house and overlook the loch. They wanted to reflect the beautiful forests and woodlands that surround the property by incorporating a number of natural wood features for their guests to enjoy.
These include a bespoke wooden pergola for the hot-tub area so it can be used in all weathers, a beautiful natural wood picnic table and bench, made from locally sourced oak which overlooks the loch, and a long outdoor dining table and matching chairs in the BBQ area.
They chose to use Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain 706 oak to protect and enhance the natural wood. The durability of this product was important for Ross and Katy who wanted a high-quality result that would be low-maintenance and last for years.
Natural Oil Woodstain is a decorative, oil-based protective finish for all exterior use. The microporous, breathable finish allows the wood to breath and reduces the risk of swelling and shrinkage.
It is water repellent and extremely weather and UV resistant, making it ideal for the harsh weather conditions on the West Coast of Scotland and it contains active ingredients to slow growth of mildew, algae and fungal. It is designed to last decades in all kinds of climatic conditions and does not crack, flake, peel or blister.
“We were looking for a high-quality product that would really enhance the beautiful features of the wood and would also be in-keeping with the natural surroundings of the property. I found it easy to apply with a flat brush and it dries quickly. I was impressed that it’s water and dirt resistant, making it very low maintenance (a must for holiday rental properties). We’re so pleased with the result.”
Ross Olusanya, homeowner.