The inspiration for this truly unique building came from dwellings that were scattered across the Scottish coastline during the iron age. This is probably the first broch built in the UK since the Roman era, and the vision was to make it appear as if 21st century comforts had been transplanted within an ancient ruin.
Standing three stories high, the Broch’s main aspect commands views over the wooded Borve Valley direct towards the distant ruin of an iron age citadel, in keeping with the ancient tradition of having a network of keeps within line of sight. The Broch pushed the boundaries of dry-stone wall methods. Drawing inspiration from the Broch at Carloway on Lewis, stones were placed in random configuration, with the base stones being nearly 2ms wide, before tapering upwards. Massive lintel stones sit above each window, and slate ramps ensure rain runs down and off windowsills. The roof is crowned with turf, and the Broch is entered across a slate draw-bridge.
Stunning property in a stunning location. If it is pubs,restaurants and nightlife you are after then this is not the place for you. If it is a gorgeous building with beautiful scenery and the most amazing sunsets and night skies then you need to visit. Everything at the Broch is of the highest quality with everything you need for a great stay. With 5 or 6 beaches only minutes away the location could not be better for anyone who likes walking on beautiful golden sands by the most amazing colour of ocean.
The only downside of our stay is that we found it to be a little too warm inside for our ...more
This is comfortable living in an amazingly remote setting. The website information could do with updating as the provisions that are included are much than one is lead to expect. Property is 5*
Not a lot to do here, but that was the whole point.
Beaches are beautiful and landscape amazing.