Lundies House – Scottish Highlands
Hotel Type: A 17th century manse beautifully restored into a Scandinavian inspired stylish, chic, intimate guest house in the North of the Scottish Highlands.
Location: Lundies House is nestled in the village of Tounge in Sutherland, in the north-west of the Scottish Highlands. This area is remote and savagely beautiful. Think sea lochs meeting with heather-clad hills and wide-open landscapes. It is a key stopover destination on Scotland’s North Coast 500 route. The nearest airport is Inverness which is a 45 minute drive away. There are no trains up this North so renting a car is recommended or we can help organise transfers for you.
Style: Scandi – Scot. Scandi aesthetics with a Highland heart.
Rooms: 7 rooms split across the main house and the outbuildings. There is also a separate self-catering bolt whole known as The Bothan.
Ideal For: Exploring the wild Scottish highlands without compromising on comfort and style, eating fresh delicious food and meeting likeminded individuals.
Dining: A locally sourced fully catered affair, with a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea and 3 course dinner all included in your nightly rate.
Activities: Lundies House is part of Wildland Ltd whose main aim is to restore and conserve natural landscapes and local communities so there are plenty of activities based around this. Exploring this stunning part of Scotland by foot or bike is highly recommended. Join a guided walks, visit the world-class beaches, take out an e-bikes, treat yourself to a massage, go fishing (loch and river), deer stalking and mock stalks. Here is a place to experience the great outdoors in all its element.
Children: Here is for grown up’s only except in the self catered Bothan.
Furry Friends: Dogs are allowed to stay in the steadings but are not allowed in the main house.
Accessibility: Lundies House has one beautiful studio room at the House that is perfect for any wheelchair or accessability needs.
Low Season Price From: £390 per night for a Studio Outbuilding Room and is fully catered.
High Season Price From: £480 per night for a Studio Outbuilding Room and is fully catered.
Open: All year round!
Lundies House belongs to WildLand Limited a company committed to delivering landscape conservation in the Scottish Highlands. They have a 200 year vision to re-wild the area, re-establish native woodlands, restore peatlands, wetlands and rivers and at the same time build support and understanding locally, nationally and internationally. By staying here you are supporting nature and allowing it a chance to fight back.
We love this guest house because the atmosphere is intimate, the food is local and the Scottish landscape is breathtaking.
This stylish boutique hotel is a ‘Scandi-Scot’ haven in the Scottish Highlands. Nestled within the rural village of Tounge this guest house was once a former manse (a dwelling created for and inhabited by a Christian minister), dating back to the 17th century. It has now been beautifully renovated into a relaxing chic retreat. Decorated to feel bright and airy whilst remaining homely, here you will find all the luxurious touches such as large free standing baths, Egyptian cotton sheets, underfloor heating and soaps by Aesop. It is the ideal place to explore the stunning Scottish Highlands and immerse yourself in wilderness without compromising on style or comfort. Ludies House has spectacular views looking towards the ruins of Castle Bharrich as the landscape opens into Kyle of Tongue and Tongue Bay.
Lundies house has been carefully remastered into a bespoke gem and is a slightly different concept to your standard hotel offering. It works on a family-style concept where guests can serve themselves drinks from the bar or snacks from the pantry, there are shared communal spaces to retreat in or chat to like-minded individuals and your stay is fully catered.
The accommodation here is split between the main house and the houses steadings (outbuildings). In the main house on the first floor there are 3 spacious and bright double bedrooms, all en-suite, featuring king-sized beds and free-standing baths. They all boast beautiful views out to the Kyle of Tongue or over the surrounding gardens and have been designed with ultimate rest and relaxation in mind.
Occupying the whole of the top floor of the main house there is a small apartment, called Flora, with a living room, bathroom and cosy bedroom. This is the perfect room for those wanting a little more space and privacy. This apartment has been designed to offer warmth and comfort and really feels like your own secluded den!
The houses converted outhouses now feature 3 contemporary courtyard studios. These studios are more modern minimalistic than the main house and are located around the courtyard. Think exposed brick walls and steel-framed windows letting the light and views flood in.
There is also a cosy self-catered outhouse called The Bothan. Here children and dogs are allowed making it the perfect family friendly stay.
A stay here is a fully catered experience with an emphasis on local food. Whether that is freshly caught seafood, locally sourced game, vegetables from the garden, dairy from the local farm or ingredients foraged from the forest. Breakfast comes with freshly baked bread and a choice of dishes, whilst the daily changing dinner menu is served at 7.30pm and consists of home-made bread, snacks, a starter, main and dessert, with the option of cheese and a wine pairing. Guests dine separately from each other but at the same time in the elegant dining room. If you are after a private dining experience just let us know and the library can be reserved for you.
During your stay and if the weather allows you may get to experience a more communal dining experience outside in the courtyard where a three course BBQ style dinner will be cooked on the Feuering Grill. We love the idea of a pre-dinner gin & tonic sitting around the fire.
The natural, raw power of the Scottish Highlands is not undervalued by Lundies House. They keenly support this wilderness and are part of WildLand, a project dedicated towards helping restore the landscape. First established in 2007, it now acts upon a 200-year vision of the future involving conservation whilst sustainably enjoying the great outdoors.