For several years, Mr. Warnock returned to Dornoch for what he coined his Spring and Fall Residencies to remove himself from the world of commerce and to golf, rest, read and write. On one of these Residencies in 2008, while walking up Golf Road for a 2-ball match, Mr. Warnock noted a small for sale sign on Links House and, looking through a morass of overgrown shrubs, trees and untamed grasses, he saw this beautiful early Victorian Georgian home. The idea of Links House, as a highly bespoke comfortable manor house for the most discerning and contemplative of visitors, was born in that moment. After his match, he inquired at the door of Links House, first meeting Jill Dobson who provided a brief tour of the house and its gardens. As he walked through the house, his interest, enthusiasm and energies went into high gear.