Groves-Raines Architects

Strathmore Lodge

Residential

Strathmore Lodge is a unique self-catering property belonging to a collection of extraordinary restored retreats - all part of an ambitious conservation project by Wildland Ltd.

The Lodge, which dates back to the early 1920s, lies at a bend on the banks of the Strathmore River as it flows northwards into Loch Hope. This refurbishment project was the first step towards restoring a number of traditional corrugated tin houses across Sutherland, which has been part of the highland vernacular for decades.

The Lodge is a self-catered property for up to 6 people, consisting of 3 double bedrooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen and cosy living room. Internally, a simple material palette has been employed. Pared back grey painted floor boards are complimented by timber clad walls creating a warm, cosy and comforting interior. Original features have been retained and celebrated, whilst carefully curated furnishings and artworks dating back to the 1920s give the space an eclectic, bohemian inspired atmosphere.

Externally, a colour palette of soft muted earthy tones has been used, reflecting the rugged Scottish landscape which allows the building to sit more harmoniously in its surroundings.

These upgrading works are part of a phased approach to the refurbishment of the lodge. Further works are planned for 2019, during which the insulative envelope will be upgraded and a small rear extension added to the property.

Strathmore Lodge is part of WildLand Limited. For more information please visit www.wildland.scot or www.strathmore.scot.

Interior design by Ruth Kramer and photography by Martin Kaufmann

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