Povlesen’s partner Anne Storm Pedersen and Danish interior designer Ruth Kramer are restoring and refurbishing Wildland’s farmhouses, lodges and bothies, sprinkling some Nordic cool as they go. The interiors of the two farmhouses – Killiehuntly (above and below) and Kinloch (previous page) – manage to marry traditional Celtic and modern Scandinavian: Hans J Wegner’s ‘ Wishbone’ chairs sit next to a bench carved in Orkney, and original fireplaces are flanked by lamps from Swedish brand Wästberg. The pared-back palette reflects the surrounding landscape – moorland greens and stormy grey-blues – with an occasional hint of chintz in the form of toile de joie wallpaper.
You can either self-cater or opt for full board. The menus include eggs from the hens on-site, bread peppered with oats and ceviche of fresh mackerel from the west coast. Help yourself to one of the complementary bicycles to go mountain biking – alternatively, guests can hike and swim in the River Tromie at Killiehuntly or around atmospheric coastal coves at Kinloch (from £2,000 for a week for 8 people; kinloch.scot, and £120 per person per night; killiehuntly.scot).