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. 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.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on Nov 1, 2019.
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