Lundies House: A Historical Manse Converted Into a Hygge-Ready Scandi-Scot Guesthouse



Wildland Limited was founded in 2007 by Danish conservationist and businessman Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife, Anne, to help protect the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Since then, they’ve scooped up breathtaking property after property, methodically restoring and converting each of the 12 estates in their portfolio into guesthouses for visitors who like to spend days exploring the outdoors and nights enjoying refined accommodations. (As the custodians of some 220,000 acres, they are now Scotland’s biggest private landowners, according to the BBC.)

Of the dozen properties they own, half have been restored so far, including Lundies House, their most recent offering. It’s named after Reverend Lundy, one of the first occupants of the gracious 1842 stone dwelling, and is located in the rural village of Tongue. As with their other refurbished properties, the Povlsens worked with Groves-Raines Architects and Wildand’s in-house designer, Ruth Kramer, on the project. The Scandi-Scot results are exquisite and hygge-ready.

Let’s take a tour. (And be sure to scroll to the bottom for links to our posts on a few of their other properties.)

Photography via Lundies House.

Above: The property includes a main building (featuring three bedrooms and a top-floor apartment) and two outbuildings (each with more accommodations).
Above: Instead of a hotel lobby, Lundies House has a “living room” as communal space.
Above: Boucle upholstery makes these armchairs extra-cozy.
Above: French artist Claire Basler, known for her botanical-themed works, created the moody mural in the dining room.
Above: Candles, a hygge must, on every table.
Above: Place settings are casual but considered.
Above: The three guest rooms on the second floor are all decorated in neutral shades. This is the Gwendolyn room.
Above: The Shona room is a corner unit with ample light.
Above: A vanity with a view in the Shona room.
Above: The Isla room has a bathroom graced with another romantic mural by Basler.
Above: The Flora studio takes up the entire top floor. The sofa and chair are both by Danish brand &tradition.
Above: Two outbuildings provide further lodging options, including the Bothan, which is described as “a modern version of a butler’s home on an estate,” per the website. It has a kitchen and two bedrooms.

For more Wildland escapes, see:

  • A Scottish Stone House with a Minimalist Soul (Available for Let)
  • In Scotland, A Luxe Nature Retreat from a Danish Billionaire
  • A Famous Filming Location, Available for Let: Glenfeshie Estate and Cottages in Scotland

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