Introducing 57 Nord, a remote hideaway the Scottish Highlands

57 Nord, a one-of-a-kind hideaway for two situated deep in the Scottish Highlands, comprising sleek contemporary design and interiors that honour the region’s ScandiGaelic heritage, panoramic views over the adjoining ancient sea loch formations and the majestic Kintail Mountains – and blissful isolation for those who have found life in lockdown rather pleasant.

Stays are largely elemental, governed by the ever-changing weather in Britain’s outermost environment, much like the famed landscape of our neighbouring country, Iceland. Here, luxury is in the rituals of a protracted morning coffee, watching the sun go down over behind the Eilean Donan Castle and cooking fresh crayfish on an open fire.

The property, set at the junction of three ancient sea lochs, is designed to emulate the traditional Scottish crofter’s dwelling, while the interior resembles a combination of contemporary Scandinavian hygge and artisanal Scottish details that celebrate the region’s unique, Norse-Gaelic heritage. Floor to ceiling windows frame the panoramic views of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle and the Kintail Mountains where guests are compelled to feel the calming effects of the natural elements. Luxuries here focus on life’s rituals, from the ceremonious first freshly ground morning coffee to the theatre of freshly caught crayfish cooked on an open fire delivered by Duncan, the property’s friendly local fisherman.

Fine international amenities accompany the startling location. Guests enjoy a hamper of fresh artisanal goods on arrival including the modern essentials, from expertly baked sourdough to the finest Scottish smoked salmon and local cheeses – the small hamlet within walking distance ensures supplies are kept in abundance. An honesty bar further confirms there is no need to seek civilisation, comprising a selection of internationally celebrated wines and local peated whiskey. There are a number of acclaimed distilleries in the area and restaurants serving world-class cuisine should guests choose to explore, otherwise the option to have their own chef deliver fine dining at home.

Guests are propelled to find solace in the wild landscapes of Scotland’s western coastline, where mountains descend into lochs that feed the North Atlantic Ocean, explore either on wheels, by boat or on foot. The hairpin bends of the North Coast 500 take guests on an otherworldly tour to the UK’s most remote peninsula.

The property is remote but easily accessible, two hours from Inverness International Airport and 1.5 hours from Fort William for the Caledonian Sleeper. Governed by the elements, the summer months see up to 18 hours of daylight and winter, the thrill of moody skies and open fires.

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