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Hospitality firm Wildland and Swiss designer Ruth Kramer have transformed a former manse within the Scottish Highlands into a vacation cottage that includes a mixture of traditional Scandinavian furnishings and conventional Caledonian particulars.

Tigh Na Coille, which is Gaelic for “home within the forest”, is a four-bedroom property on a wooded hill overlooking Loch Ness within the Cairngorms Nationwide Park.

Tigh Na Coille is a vacation residence in a former manse

The Nineteenth-century stone constructing was rigorously restored and refurbished with assist from Kramer, who has labored with Wildland on a number of of its historic properties.

Kramer coined the time period “Scandi-Scot” to explain the best way these buildings search to mix Scandinavian simplicity with a playful tackle Scottish heritage.

Seating area of Tigh Na Coille cottage
A Papa Bear armchair by Hans J. Wegner stands within the lounge

“Scandi-Scot is about making a clear and trendy aesthetic that weaves in parts of Scottish craftsmanship,” she advised Dezeen. “The whole lot is calm and pure, the colors do not scream at you and the furnishings is comfy such as you’re at residence.”

Tigh Na Coille was as soon as a manse – a dwelling created for the Christian minister of a now-ruined church that stands on the grounds. The heritage-listed constructing was modernised by a earlier proprietor and had misplaced a lot of its authentic character.

Seating area inside holiday home by Wildland and Ruth Kramer
A number of fireplaces have been uncovered throughout the renovation

Kramer preserved the format of the rooms however the interiors have been stripped again and redecorated, with authentic options reintroduced to convey an genuine feeling to the areas.

The home is positioned on the Aldourie Fortress property, which Wildland renovated on the identical time.

Display inside Tigh Na Coille cottage
The inside scheme combines Scandinavian and Caledonian references

The refurbishment merges the Scandi-Scot aesthetic with nods to the fortress’s extra conventional decor. Fashionable carpets and softwood flooring have been changed with oak floorboards salvaged from the fortress, which add heat and tactility to the areas.

A number of of the beds have been additionally sourced from the fortress and have been refurbished by native joiners, who created new elements for the four-poster frames.

The entire bogs have been fully remodelled and the kitchen was introduced as much as trendy requirements, with a brand new island unit offering a further worktop within the centre of the room.

Fireplaces uncovered throughout the renovation have been rigorously restored together with the property’s current doorways and home windows, which have been redressed to protect their authentic look.

Bedroom with four-poster bed inside holiday home by Wildland and Ruth Kramer
The bedrooms function dramatic four-poster beds

Over time, varied sections of the cornicing and architraves across the rooms had been changed, so new elements have been produced utilizing mouldings taken from the unique plasterwork.

In line with Kramer, roughly half of the furnishings was sourced second-hand and given a brand new life by way of bespoke joinery or reupholstery. Nearly all of the remaining items are classic designs that add to the timeless really feel.

“The ambition is that individuals strolling into the home should not be capable to inform what’s new versus what’s authentic,” she added. “We’re going for an ageless look that will even change into higher over time slightly than being fashion-led.”

Bedroom in Tigh Na Coille cottage
Lots of the furnishings have been salvaged from the close by fortress

The centrepiece of the eating room is a classic picket desk surrounded by midcentury chairs that have been sourced at an public sale and reupholstered utilizing linen material and leather-based for the armrests.

Each Wildland property options one among Kramer’s favorite furnishings designs, the Papa Bear armchair created in 1951 by Hans J. Wegner and produced by PP Møbler.

At Tigh Na Coille, the chair sits in a nook of the lounge the place it has a view of the hearth. A wall-mounted lamp offers mild illumination for studying.

Exterior of Tigh Na Coille cottage by Wildland and Ruth Kramer
The cottage is ready on a wooded hill overlooking Loch Ness

Kramer collaborated carefully on the mission with Wildland co-owner Anne Holch Povlsen, the spouse of Danish businessman Anders Holch Povlsen who made his fortune within the vogue business with manufacturers resembling Bestseller.

Wildland owns three giant estates in Scotland on which it operates accommodations and self-catering lodging as a part of its 200-year imaginative and prescient to protect the panorama and contribute to native communities.

The group’s different properties embrace a previously derelict cottage that was reworked right into a pared-back vacation residence by Edinburgh-based GRAS architects, and one other transformed manse that was transformed into an art-filled guesthouse.

The images is by Fran Mart.

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