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.
Such a perfect place to snuggle up and watch the world. Fireplaces and beach walks made our honeymoon perfect. The view from that bed in the morning allows all your worries to melt away. The customer service was excellent with the friendliest phone calls and easy booking. I would recommend to anyone.
Such an impressive feat of architecture which blends perfectly with the surrounding landscape and shows that you can have luxury and sustainability!
Can not fault!
We loved our time in the Rock House - in fabulous January weather. The property is beautiful - as is the view. We did some fantastic walks, bike rides and swims without venturing too far away. One of our best holidays!