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.
From first arrival to our last day the Broch could not have been a better place to stay for us! It was perfect in every way. Camille and the team had done a superb job in setting it up ready for our stay. From the kitchen upwards, the the bedroom at the top of the spiral stairs, the rooms are light, bright and extremely well fitted out with all of the equipment and home comforts we could have wished for. The views of the surrounding area were amazing, with access to the loch and the lovely beach just a short walk.
As part of the sporting estate it was an added bonus to sail across to Taransa...more
A unique and beautiful home perched on a rocky heather hill was ours for an unforgettable vacation!
The views were unforgettably beautiful right from our windows. A walk across the road to the beach to watch the sun go down was a highlight among our daily adventures in the hills.