Achiltibuie, Scottish Highlands
The wondrous views of the coast, mountains and wildlife are just part of what makes this pair of recreated roundhouses so special. Inside you have a sauna and rooms filled with art
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 6 nights
Two eco-friendly holiday homes on Scotland’s north west coast, The Brochs of Coigach are sure to inspire you. Set amidst a rugged landscape with genuinely spectacular views, Scàl’s Broch and Gille Buidhe’s Broch are reassuringly remote and feature modern interiors with some eclectic influences.
Recreations of iron age roundhouses, the brochs have garnered interest for their architecture as well as their appeal as a holiday destination. Sitting in four acres of private land at the end of a farm track, they look out on the sea and the mountains – with large windows designed to make the most of this incredible view, and an observation area where you can spot the local wildlife. Sea eagles, porpoises, seals and dolphins are among the residents.
The one bedroom Scàl's Broch sleeps two people and the larger Gille Buidhe's Broch sleeps up to five people. It is ultra-cosy inside, each house has underfloor heating and has been furnished with an eye for detail and luxury. Gorgeous bedrooms and large, colourful bathrooms make it a pleasure to linger… especially with your own sauna to enjoy.
An open-plan kitchen and roomy lounge are found in each broch. Gille Buidhe’s Broch, the larger of the two, also features a second sitting room and second bedroom. Larger groups often rent both together.
Much of what you see at The Brochs of Coigach has been recycled and repurposed, in line with the eco-theme. The window frames were once the floorboards of a Glasgow warehouse, while bits of a Victorian pier have been given a second life above the doors. Art plays an important part in the décor too. Scottish artists are well-represented, with works from the likes of Will Maclean and Calum Colvin found around each broch.
Dogs are most welcome at The Brochs of Coigach, as long as they don’t go in the bedrooms or make a mess. With all the incredible beaches and countryside to explore, they are sure to enjoy it as much as you.
As for the location, it will take a couple of hours to reach The Brochs of Coigach from Inverness Airport or railway station. The last 15 miles to Achiltibuie are down a single-track road, and you may encounter sheep blocking your way… but all the effort will certainly be rewarded at what has been described as “One of the world’s 100 dream destinations for two”.
If you think Scotland, you think most likely of wild nature. We are right in the middle of it, in a National Scenic Area that also forms part of a UNESCO designated Geopark.
Inverness 82 miles, 2 hrs by car
The one bedroom ScÃ l's Broch costs £1740.00 per week inclusive of VAT during high season from 2 April to 29 October 2022, and over the Christmas / New Year period. It is quite possible to begin your week on any day of the week that suits you best. During off-season, with the exception of the Christmas / New Year period, prices of £984.00 per week. All rates are fully inclusive. We don't believe in charging any extras apart from a daily £12 surcharge for dogs. We allow dogs only in Gille Buidhe's Broch.
The larger Gille Buidhe's Broch is available at a weekly rate of £1990 during high season and £1224.00 during low season.
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We were equally happy to wake up to good weather or ‘bad weather’, the latter giving us a chance to enjoy a truly Imax-quality view through the panoramic window of our Broch....out to the Summer Isles. This unique retreat is nestled within what I rank as the most magnificent part of the British Isles, and to be within this landscape within a broch that’s an oasis of style, comfort, design and art works is, well, cream on top. The kitchen is superbly equipped and the ideal place to cook salmon or scallops bought locally, have a drink while chatting and ....even a surprise taking the washing to the outhouse, seeing not birds on the turf room, but deer. Many many thanks to Reiner and Sheleagh for a truly memorable stay!
Stayed August 2018
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