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.
The only dilemma you have when staying here is whether to stay in and appreciate the property, or go out and explore!
We did a mixture.....There are a number of wonderful beaches within a few miles of the property to explore. Harris beaches are simply amazing, blue seas, white beaches and you may have them all to yourself! Its only 20 mins drive from Tarbet ferry
(depending on how many photo stops you make en route)
The Broch is truly the most luxurious property we have ever stayed in, in over 30 years of self catering properties. It is away from the road and although quite close to the Ro...more
We have had a fabulous few days staying at the Rock House, the accommodation was stunning.... we were well looked after by the whole team at Borve.
Everything you could imagine you might need was there, a considerable amount of thought had gone into every detail .
Look forwards to going back !