Back in 2012 we ran a feature about proposals to turns the highland retreat shared by Coco Chanel and Hugh Grosvenor, the 2nd Duke of Westminster into a chic boutique hotel: those plans have now been approved by Highland Council. Empty for more than 60 years, Rosehall Estate near Lairg in Sutherland, will now be fully restored under a project to be managed by Bell Ingram Design. The 20 room Georgian mansion that lies at the heart of the estate will be converted into a hotel with five luxury holiday apartments and spa. A team of specialists from the Chanel Archive has already been to view the property and offered their support in giving access to all their records.

Iain Cram of Bell Ingram said, ‘the design will still have a strong nod to the 1920s/30s Chanel influence had on the property. Although we don’t know what the final interiors will look like, we hope to recreate as much of the original decor as possible. We think that Rosehall House will become one of the grandest properties in Scotland once complete.’

You can read the original Avocado Sweet piece about this project here.