Bell Ingram Design have been appointed to lead a project to convert Coco Chanel’s dilapidated former highland estate into an upmarket boutique hotel with a number of holiday apartments to be constructed in the grounds.
The Georgian pile was built in 1822 and was the romantic hideout for the famous fashion designer during her decade long affair with the second Duke of West Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor. Rosehall Estate is located near Lairg in Sutherland, and it is far from its glory days due to being uninhabited for 60 years.
Director Iain Cram said: “Rosehall has sadly lain uninhabited for 60 years and as a result was in danger of accelerated decline.
“However while it will be impossible to save all the features, we have a real chance to restore this cultural gem to something like its former glory.
“We don’t know what the final interior design will look like, but we do know that it will have a strong nod to the 1920s era and the time when Coco Chanel lived there.