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A boutique hideaway in the wildland of the north, 57 Nord takes its name from its location on the 57th parallel nestled within the dramatic landscape of the Scottish Highlands just south of the Isle of Skye.

This boutique hideaway for two has staggering views of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle and the Kintail Mountains and provides the perfect setting to slow down, recharge and reconnect.

Expertly designed in homage to the 9th century history of the Norse-Gaels of Western Scotland, the result is an irresistible combination of luxe, hygge-inspired Scandi interior design and furnishings, with the breathtaking scenery and crafts that are unique to the Scottish Highlands.

Deliberately minimalist throughout, 57 Nord is the ultimate off-the-radar getaway, infused with a sumptuous sense of contentment that promises to warm your souls from the moment you arrive.  

Crafted from natural materials, including marble, brass, and larch timber sourced from the Isle of Skye, walls are replaced by vast, sliding floor-to-ceiling windows. You'll always be able to feast your eyes upon that mesmerising mountain, forest, and loch-peppered landscape (which, if you're lucky, may even include the Northern Lights on occasion).

This is a full-on sensory retreat, so as you might expect, foodies are extremely well catered-for. Not only will you discover a gem-packed hamper that features artisan bread, Highland fine cheeses, and hot smoked Skye salmon, you can also enjoy fresh-ground speciality coffee every morning. Meanwhile, the in-house honesty bar is equipped with sommelier-selected wines, and a tempting selection of local gins and whiskies.

Laze in the downy oak canopy bed - complete with sheepskin throws and 600 thread count sheets, as you linger over dramatic morning views of rolling, forest-clad hills. Later on, simply light the Danish wood-burner for a relaxing evening with your loved one...after taking a dip in the deep, free-standing stone bathtub, surrounded by gleaming marble tiles.

What to do in between? To discover all the best kept secrets of the area, take some time to browse 57 Nord's in-house editorial guide ‘The Highland Connoisseur', which makes guests instant insiders by curating the best of local experiences from nearby fine dining and distilleries to hiking and wild swimming.

It probably goes without saying that the hiking routes in this awe-inspiring part of the world are particularly magnificent, while if you prefer a scenic drive, you can reach Bealach na Ba - the UK's most remote peninsula - after travelling through a winding selection of hairpin bends!

A trip to nearby Skye is a treat for wild swimmers, with its Fairy Pools of crystal-clear water. Visit the iconic Old Man of Storr while you're there, then pop in to a traditional pub for a wee dram.

If you'd rather not move a muscle, there's always the option of arranging for a local chef to come directly to you, cooking to a bespoke menu that perfectly suits your tastes - whether that's for Kilpatrick oysters, or charcoal-roasted venison.

However you decide to spend your time at 57 Nord, one thing remains certain. Life in the slow lane has simply never looked, felt, or tasted quite as good.

Things to note


Adults only. Check in from 4-11pm, check out by 10am. A Good Housekeeping deposit is required upon booking, from which honesty bar purchases will be deducted. There is a 3 night minimum stay, due to the remoteness of the location. No pets or smoking.

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The basics


Region: Wester Ross, The Highlands
Cost (from): £300 per night
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1185

Facilities

Self-contained, design-led cabin for two guests.  Lounge area: Smart TV with soundbar, Danish wood-burning stove, hand-crafted seating.  Fully-fitted kitchen area: stocked honesty bar, artisanal hamper, separate laundry room.  Bedroom: oak superking bed, Hypnos mattress, luxury sheets, sheepskin throws, wool blankets.  Bathroom: walk-in monsoon shower, hand-crafted vanity area, luxury organic Swedish bath products, free-standing stone bathtub with brass taps.  Exterior: outdoor decking and firepit.

Local Activities

Mountain hiking, cycling, scenic drives, wild swimming, historic sites, Michelin-starred dining, whisky-tasting.

At a glance

  • A sumptuous, awe-inspiring sensory retreat for two, combining Scandi design with local artisan products and crafts.
  • Blissfully secluded on the coast of Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands, for a delicious feeling of cosy remoteness.
  • The cottage is 15 minutes from Skye, and two hours by car from Inverness Airport.
  • View the mesmerising scenery from floor-to-ceiling windows, taking in the Kintail Mountains, Eilean Donan Castle, and possibly even the Northern Lights.
  • There's a local foodie hamper to enjoy, along with an honesty bar of sommelier-selected wines and local spirits.
  • Hike in the mountains, visit Skye's iconic Old Man of Storr, or dine in one of the area's many Michelin-starred restaurants. Private chef hire is also available.
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