A wonderfully exposed designer cottage built of stone and lime plaster, Kyle House is purist. A new creative sanctuary cloaked in the wilderness for those seeking more than just a holiday home in the Highlands of Scotland.
Though it blends in perfectly into its raw surroundings – at the southern tip of the Kyle of Tongue, it’s engulfed by the region’s wild hilly landscape – Kyle House is a luxurious, hideaway holiday home where quality, detail, and superior materials set the tone.
Containing just one tailor-made double bedroom, Kyle House is small, but perfectly formed.
Conceived as series of finely detailed oak boxes, each living space is spacious yet sparsely furnished with either modern contemporary Danish furniture or new design pieces, like Ilse Crawford’s. In a toned-down material palette of stone, timber, metal and glass, each item is carefully considered. In the living room, a large window lets the raw landscape in, framing it in oak.
The open fire there utilizes wood sustainably sourced from the estate; the heated floor is made of locally-mined caitness stone.
Danish oak reappears in the simple and sturdy kitchen, which offers panoramic views on the outside through a narrow ribbon window. A rain shower and a window-side bath are the two relaxing options in the spacious bathroom.
The designers, who are the familiar faces from Killiehuntly Farmhouse and Kinloch Lodge, are committed to rethinking how guests can experience the solitude and beauty of simple nature, and with Kyle House they’ve created an exceptionally serene living space ideal for a reclusive two-person retreat. Kinloch Lodge is close at hand and can be booked together for small groups, as indeed food and supplies can be delivered from the main house.
Kyle House 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."
At the Northwestern tip of Scotland’s splendid highlands, Kyle House can be found in the county of Sutherland – a dramatic locale where the mountains meet the sea.
Within that rocky coastline, Kyle of Tongue is a shallow sea loch that, together with its surrounding landscape forms a National Scenic area.
This exceptional scenery of meadows, grasses and heaths is home to a variety of fauna: salmon, sea trout, ravens, oystercatchers, grey herons and golden eagles
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