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.
Fantastic in everyway. Truely beautifull house, wonderfull location.
A warm welkom with champagne and salmon.
Very helpful staff. House is very comfortable with unique interior design which we loved, and was very well equiped.
This place is just something else. We have travelled the world and just love the Isle of Harris and Lewis. There is no one there!
This is a do -not - a - lot holiday. Lovely walks and scenery all around.
We saw lambs being born end of April, walked on deserted beaches for miles, got rained on, but not much.
My wife and I have both read the trilogy by Peter May, so on this vist we did take a look at some of the land marks he mentioned, albeit, some are fictitious.
It is different, and very beautiful in a wet and cloudy way, but often the sun shines.