Lundies House is nestled within the rural village of Tongue and takes over a former dwelling created for and inhabited by a Christian minister. Standing since the 17th-century, the building has been transformed by Wildland‘s design team into a guesthouse that boasts “Scandi-Scot” interiors.
With the help of Edinburgh-based practice Groves-Raines Architects, the first floor of the building has been adapted to accommodate three neutral-tone bedrooms. Each one comes complete with a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom. The top floor plays host to a private apartment, the Flora Room, which sees a series of living spaces slotted underneath the eaves of building’s roof.
Surfaces have been painted moss-green in the sitting area, which is centred by a grey sofa from Danish brand &tradition. In the bathroom, a standalone tub has been placed beside a window that has views of a nearby loch and historic Castle Varrich. Communal spaces have been designated to the ground floor, where Wildland and Groves Raines have worked to reveal the architectural bones of the guesthouse – original features like flagstone floors and plaster moulding on the ceiling have been preserved throughout.
The guesthouse’s past is also hinted at in its name, Reverend Lundy was the first owner of the property when it served as a manse.
New features include a wall mural in the dining room by French artist Claire Basler, which depicts grasses and wildflowers set against a moody grey sky. The project aim was to ensure Lundies House is genuine and personal – not staged or contrived. Every item has been carefully sourced and selected.