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Kinloch Lodge

Located just south of the iconic Kyle of Tongue on Scotland’s north coast, Kinloch Lodge is a Victorian sporting  lodge reimagined for the 21st century. What was a rather spartan and tired holiday home has been transformed into a luxurious oasis over several phases of work in conjunction with Wildland’s creative director, Ruth Kramer. The main house has been carefully repaired and upgraded inside using warm tones and natural materials, enhanced by the addition of a new conservatory to link the house and beautifully replanted gardens in all seasons. The kitchens have also received a full rethink, creating practical but beautiful workspaces befitting the carefully selected Scottish ingredients used to prepared the curated guest meals.

Outside, landscaping by Richard Preston Garden Design softly connects the main house with the collection of corrugated-iron clad outbuildings; each of which has been repaired and then reconfigured internally. While the smaller buildings contain necessary back-of-house facilities, including all new heating and power equipment, the larger Annex provides indoor space to play with room for film nights, yoga, as well as spa treatments.


Sutherland, Scotland









Project Team

Kristín Hannesdóttir
Nicholas Groves-Raines
Zoë Alston
Leo Evangelos Berger


O'Brien Construction

Structural Engineers

Narro Associates

Concept Design

Ruth Kramer, Wildland

Quantity Surveyor


M&E Engineers

Morham + Brotchie Partnership

Landscape & Garden Design

Richard Preston Garden Design


Fran Mart for Wildland

Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge Details


Material Focus

  1. Painted timber tongue and groove wall and ceiling boards
  2. Painted corrugated iron cladding
  3. Salvaged terracotta floor tiles in conservatory

Kinloch was an opportunity to break down the traditional, formal sporting lodge and to turn it into a warm, relaxed home from home where guests are as welcome in the kitchen as they are in the drawing room, and where the informal gardens merge into the woodlands beyond.

Zoë Alston, Director