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.
Returning to The Broch on the Isle of Harris is always a highlight, thanks to its exceptional comfort and customer service. This self-catering accommodation stands out for its remarkable design, seamlessly blending modern luxury with the natural beauty of its surroundings. Each element, from the tasteful furnishings to the state-of-the-art amenities, contributes to an atmosphere of exclusive comfort.
The commitment to guest satisfaction is evident in every aspect. The beds promise restful sleep, while the living spaces are crafted for relaxation and warmth. The hosts’ personalised attention...more
This is our second visit to Rock House - again in December. It is a fascinating build and we always come away with many ideas on Eco living, design and comfort. The attention to detail is tremendous and we feel that every need has been thought of. The house is equipped way beyond many houses we have stayed in and the estate staff were quietly available in the background should we have needed anything. There is a definite air of luxury even in remoteness - a great feeling for a break!
Lastly, there is the location. We were very much reminded of Vaughan Williams "Behold the Sea". We did a lot o...more