Published on : Saturday, April 22, 2017
A series of buildings spanning the Kinloch, Hope and Loyal estates in north-west Sutherland would be renovated as part of the master plan. The project focuses on the area around Hope Lodge, which will be used as a sporting lodge for the guests. It will include a large dining room, new working gun room and more en-suite bedrooms.
Renovation of the original building will have general repair works and the rebuilding of its large stone chimneys. Steep ground to the south of the lodge will be excavated to create new underground rooms overlooking Loch Hope. Adjoining cottages and outbuildings will be renovated or upgraded to provide visitor and worker accommodation.
A central facility for visitors would be built in the upper deer park to the north of the existing Kinloch Lodge – six miles to the south east of Hope Lodge – and would be known as the Wildland Hub and Spa. It will provide a series of recreational activities for guests.