Lundies House review – luxury in the beautiful Scottish highlands.

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  • Double rooms from £450
  • Rates include breakfast, picnic, afternoon tea and a gastronomic diner
  • Better for older children if you want to stay in the main house
  • With young children, you’ll have to stay in the Botham, the apartment
  • Nothing extra, just the beautiful nature outside
  • You’ll need a car but part of the charm is precisely to do a roadtrip in the Highlands
  • It’s about 2h from Inverness airport

We left Lundies House totally enchanted. Once again the Wildland magic happened, the same one that we had experienced at KillieHuntly 15 months before.

Staying at Lundies house is like being invited to a friend’s house, a friend who has a great sense of style and a wonderful talent for making you feel welcome. Little touches such as calling you by your first name and remembering your preferences (such as not letting my tea bag too long in the hot water!) are delicate attentions.

All is designed to make you feel relaxed and warmly embraced. Soft Toast slippers in the bedrooms, which all guests wore when coming down to the lounges, welcome hot tea and homemade cake every day (the honey cake was so yummy) when you are back cold and wet from your long walks, fires roaming in majestuous stone fireplaces, ultra comfortable yet stylish armchairs, I could go on and on…

Getting to Lundies is already experiencing its magic

Location: 4/5

Lundies House is one of the Wildland properties. The Scandinavian owned group with a mission to enable sustainable management of landscape in Scotland, has several properties in the highlands. Lundies House is on the far end of North west highlands, in Tongue.

Getting there is already part of the experience. After leaving Inverness airport, you drive through the highlands and it’s fabulous landscapes. You’re already in another universe and once you get to Lundies House, the strict grey house intrigues you and calls you to come inside.

Staying at Lundies House is like being invited to a very stylish friend’s home

Style: 5/5

Staying at Lundies house is like being invited to a friend’s house, a friend who has a great sense of style and a wonderful talent for making you feel welcome. Little touches such as calling you by your first name and remembering your preferences (such as not letting my tea bag too long in the hot water!) are delicate attentions.

All is designed to make you feel relaxed and warmly embraced. Soft Toast slippers in the bedrooms, which all guests wore when coming down to the lounges, welcome hot tea and homemade cake every day (the honey cake was so yummy) when you are back cold and wet from your long walks, fires roaming in majestuous stone fireplaces, ultra comfortable yet stylish armchairs, I could go on and on…

Lundies House by Wildland. A full Lundies House review by a boutique hotel blogger. Discover the style and appeal of this luxury escape in Scotland.

You can also retire to your bedrooms where you’ll feel similarly cozy. They are all wonderfully decorated in that effortless combination of Danish design and Scottish colours: beige, ochres, brown, darker pinks. The mix of textures is well mastered: sheepskins, velvet, linen, wool… Mr Big and I agreed that we should try to reproduce at home the comfort of the beds: linen beddings and layers of mattresses and mattress protection.

The bathrooms are cladded in marble and have both showers in a wet room style and a bath, for some, lovely positioned against the window.

Our bathroom had the additional treat of a wonderful mural and ceiling painted by artist Clare Baisler. How we wish we could afford this in our own home. It’s truly stunning.

For the outdoors family enthusiasts

Family friendly: 3/5

We had both the Isla and the Gwendolyn rooms. Located on the first floor of the main house, on the left side of the landing, they provided a kind of ensuite as there was a corridor linking the two. We could close a door separating the two bedrooms from the landing, which ensured privacy and security for Mademoiselle.

Families with young children would have to stay in the Botham, the self-catering apartment in the courtyard. In the house, they accommodate children above 10 years old only.

There is nothing special to entertain the children bar some board games so it’s really for those who love outdoors pursuits.

The luxury of a gastronomic restaurant in the middle of nowhere

Food: 4.5/5

At night, dinner is served in the beautiful dining room again with murals painted by artist Clare Baisler. James, the young chef, and Jack, his sous-chef, create a gastronomic 3 courses menu every night. It’s a set menu so your children will have to be used to a variety of food as there is no alternative. He is developing his style so some courses are good but probably need a bit more testing whereas others are just stunning. The last dinner of beef tartare with beetroot, halibut with cauliflower puree and cauliflower couscous, and a chocolate ganache with artichoke ice cream (yes!) was Michelin quality.

Lundies House by Wildland. A full Lundies House review by a boutique hotel blogger. Discover the style and appeal of this luxury escape in Scotland.

Each day they can prepare a packed lunch: simple sandwiches with their home made bread (fabulous), chocolate brownie (yummy) and an apple. Plus your flask of hot drink each: tea for Mr Big, hot chocolate for Mademoiselle and Earl Grey for me.

Lundies House: our verdict

Overall score: 5/5

Lundies House is luxury as I define it: not tons of services or facilities but a beautifully decorated and conceived intimate home, where what matters is taking the time to contemplate nature or to taste delicious food at diner. To get that level of quality in such a remote place is truly unique.

We have already started to plan our return…

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