Bohemian sanctuary in the Scottish Highlands

Food writer/chef Florence Knight and artist/entrepreneur Jonny Gent (pictured) have combined to launch Boath House, a bohemian retreat in the Scottish Highlands, reprising the successful formula behind their opening last year of Sessions Arts Club in a former Georgian court building beside Clerkenwell Green in London.

Boath House is a listed Georgian mansion about 20 miles northeast of Inverness, in an area steeped in history: Cawdor, where Macbeth was Thane, is nearby, as is the battlefield of Culloden Moor.

Boath has been transformed by architect Russell Potter, who also worked on Sessions Arts Club, and is billed as a “remote sanctuary” with a walled garden, cabins inspired by Jonny Gent’s studio in the Highlands, and two restaurants. “Art and expression will be integral to Boath, with a handpicked selection of multi-disciplinary artists, writers, chefs and musicians invited to take up residence in the house and grounds.”

Florence trained under Raymond Blanc and came to prominence at Polpetto. Her Mediterranean menu at Sessions Arts Club has been a hit with critics and diners alike. Boath House is scheduled to open in June.


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