In 2015, a very private Belgian family, who prefer to be known just by their first names—Eric and Hilde, and their sons, Maarten and Quinten—fell in love with the area and became the lodge’s new proprietors. Run in recent years as a traditional hotel (“done up in tartan carpets and pink walls, but not in a Wes Anderson way,” they tell us), it’s been restored and recast, this time in a refined Belgian guise. The family divide their time between Antwerp and the lodge, which they’ve just begun renting out in its high-style entirety (it accommodates groups of up to 16 with Eric and Hilde as hosts— they themselves even do the cooking). Join us for a look around; grouse hunters welcome.

The entry provides the first hint that this is not a typical Scottish restoration. The idea was to “create a place where the old meets the new: where the traditional stands in dialogue with the modern,” explains the website. The Stackable Stools are by Belgian designer Bram Venderbeke, a member of the Brut Collective.