Highland Lodge is a design-led country estate within walking distance to Aberfeldy, a typical Highland town with a very artsy feel to it.
What is the story behind the Highland Tower, what was your inspiration to create it?
Since opening the Highland Lodge (also listed on Welcome Beyond) in nearby Aberfeldy, we’ve learned a lot about what our guests like and expect, and what gets them excited. So with that knowledge and intel, we started the renovations of the Highland Tower, which is a property that we’ve had for many years.
More than 30 years ago, the church was converted into a retreat and subdivided into four floors. Around 15 years ago, it was converted into a complex with eight other apartments, all of which share a communal entrance. During the renovations, we wanted to bring the Highland Tower up to modern standards. This included completely stripping out the wooden floors, sanding, treating and relaying them, and they look fantastic.
How would you describe the atmosphere, architecture and interior design of the apartment?
With its lovely stonework, original wooden floors and exposed features, the interior design is unique. The quality of the detailing and finishing throughout the property is exceptional and people notice that. It’s what sets the Highland Tower apart. We opened in the summer of 2023 and the feedback has been very positive.
To you personally, what is so special about the apartment?
We bought the property around 15 years ago but I still love staying there. Overlooking the town and the surrounding hills, it has such a unique and magical feeling — it’s hard to put your finger on it.