Wanås Restaurant Hotel, The Telegraph
The Wanås Estate is in the rural heart of Skåne, Sweden’s 'Castle County', a 90-minute train ride from Malmö or Copenhagen. Though its pretty castle has medieval origins, over 75,000 people annual visitors come here to experience the magic of Wanås Konst – the estate’s sculpture park where 70 works of art (including Yoko Ono’s 'Wish Trees' and Hans Berg’s multi-sensory 'In Dreams') tempt all ages into the woods for a trippy treasure hunt.
Style & character
Wanås Hotel’s pared-back and sophisticated interiors are a microcosm of Nordic style. While 800-year-old oak trees host contemporary artworks in the parkland, inside textured walls and floors provide a rustic backdrop for perfectly curated mid-century and bespoke furniture. The result is slick with a healthy dose of homeliness – homemade toffees, a roaring open fire in the lounge, and a generous help-yourself pantry and honesty bar stocked with locally-sourced treats.
Service & facilities
Even the employees at Wanås are serene; just being in their presence has a calming effect. Although nothing is too much trouble, guests are left to their own devices. A mudroom kitted out with stylish rain macs and wellies is here to help you look the part for a stomp around the grounds, whatever the weather. Entry to the sculpture park and museum is free for guests; sneak out at dusk once day-trippers have gone to explore, with only red squirrels, wild boar, and white-tailed eagles for company.
Published online November 2018. Read the full article here.