A once grand hunting retreat of the Duke of Sutherland, private-hire Kinloch Lodge’s aristocratic pedigree has been lovingly nurtured into an idyll of accessible escapism and style in the peaceful northern county of Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands.
Vast, evocative landscapes that surround you on all sides immerse you in a Scottish daydream of pure escapism – a rural, wild retreat of the imagination so beautiful you simply won’t want to wake from it.
Inside, Kinloch Lodge kindles its heritage with gorgeously aged plank flooring, sash windows and the casual comfort of tufted rugs on large, deep sofas, hued in thistle blues and shades of Highland heather.
A sense of sophisticated Highland style permeates the walls and furniture in Kinloch Lodge as the vast teal, silver and grey skies of the Highlands are replicated in the delicate Nordic touches found in artworks, designer furnishings from the likes of Carl Hansen and whimsical collectibles.
An eclectic re-wiring of a Scottish retreat, the rooms are a perfect balance between their Scottish hunting lodge past and the cool touches that come from an inherent understanding of Nordic style and charm.
This exclusive, hire only Highland retreat offers a different way to get away from it all; here you can float off in to the surrounding infinity of nature as you doze in the stunning conservatory, surrounded by Scottish bracken and the idyllic purple haze of Scottish mountains snoozing in the distance, and wait for the tea bell to ring.
Comforting and local, the food at Kinloch Lodge has a family table vibe, and promises to be hearty, fresh and always delicious. Working with a local community of famers and growers, the in-house chef ensures that only the most special produce ends up in the kitchen, and on your plates.
With a daily changing dinner menu depending upon produce coming in that day, you can be sure you are getting the best that Scotland has to offer.
Breakfast is also a big, family affair, and includes homemade yoghurts, bread, freshly milled oats and grains, preserves, butter, ham, bacon, cheeses and other such delights.
Whether you choose to sit at the oak kitchen table and chat to the cook with a glass of wine in hand while watching the wonderful creations being made, or instead wait for it to come to the table, this will be hearty, Scottish, family food that warms you heart and soul.
A perfect holiday spot to bring the whole fam, this complete rental lodge has an in-house chef and hospitality team, making it like a private hotel, as well as a head keeper to take you, your friends and the children on outdoor excursions from guided hikes, to deer watching and fishing, to mountain biking. Nearby is the Kyle of Sutherland for swimming and you are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Highlands.
Kinloch Lodge is owned by a conservationists-at-heart Danish family who have a strong passion for Scotland and a deep-rooted love of unspoiled nature. "The interior design we coin Scandi-Scot", Anne Storm Pedersen explains, "is a mix of modern art, contemporary Nordic furniture and design items combined with true Scottish craftsmanship."
"Our formula is quintessentially simple, to share our passion to protect and preserve nature, encouraging people to experience this beautiful remoteness, while being able to stay in a beautifully crafted interior and enjoy hearty homemade food."
Resting in Scotland’s peaceful northern county of Sutherland, Kinloch Lodge is located near the beautiful Kinloch River and is an easy 45 minutes to Ben Hope by car and only an hour and a half to Ben Loyal, known as the Queen of the Scottish Mountains.
There are many direct flights daily to Inverness from Britain, Ireland and a number of European airports, and from Inverness it is a two-hour drive, which can be arranged as chauffeured on request.
Should you wish, you could even arrive by helicopter and have a really James Bond entrance with up to 8 people, weather permitting, of course.
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