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.
We spend four nights in the Broch in October and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's very unique and in great condition. Warm, comfortable and welcoming. The location was perfect for visiting beaches, local sites and shops.
The welcome pack was made up of some quality local produce and lasted a good few days, Kitchen facilities were very well equipped.
The views from all side's of the Broch were stunning and the skylight in the roof was a nice touch.
A fantastic break and hope to be back in the future.
This house is beautiful in a stunning location no matter the time of year. Take the time to enjoy your surroundings and the scenery relax and recharge your battery. The log fire sets a cosy scene looking out on the crashing waves on the beach across the road. The beaches are amazing and the landscape like a movie set for prehistoric times. November is a time when attractions coffee shops and most restaurants are closed except for the amazing Harris distillery. Disappointed that we didn’t have clear nights to see the stars as this is the perfect location to experience dark skies. This is a hous...more