The Fife Arms
Braemar, United Kingdom
The Fife Arms offers a wonderfully eccentric Highland escape. Once a Victorian coaching inn, the building has been transformed by Hauser & Wirth with a whimsical medley of wry Victoriana and Scottish legend. The hotels is so fantastical that it could be fiction, with features including a self-playing Steinway piano, a cascading model of neon-glass antlers and bagpipe drones. Admire the library and art collection - spanning more than 14,000 pieces and including a Picasso, Lucian Freud and Louise Bourgeois - before curling up in one of the many reading nooks, disturbed only by the tinkling of the piano and the swirling waters of the nearby River Clunie.
Mar Road Braemar Aberdeenshire AB35 5YN Scotland