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.
Probably the best holiday rental we have ever had. Superbly equipped, beautifully appointed and in a terrific position. Can find nothing to fault it.
Expensive, but you get what you pay for. We would use a Borve Lodge property again.
We have enjoyed our stay at the rock house enormously as the quality and location of this property is second to none with the peaceful benefits outweighing the lack of personable contact due to Covid.
We have been able to relax completely and not only enjoy the property but the beautiful Island of Harris where we have visited before but this time stayed for 2 weeks and it was definitely worthwhile.
We enjoyed our stay at The Rock House so much we have already booked for next year so have no problem in recommending this property to potential visitors.