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The Brochs of Coigach

Achiltibuie - Scottish Highlands

The Brochs of Coigach

Achiltibuie - Scottish Highlands

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"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"

  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2


  • Get cosy inside with underfloor heating, warming stoves and top-quality bedding and mattresses
  • The bathrooms are spectacular with colourful tiling, your own private sauna and lots of space
  • Superb kitchens and dining areas with beautiful views make the brochs great for food lovers, with a smattering of eateries in Achiltibuie too
  • Secluded and romantic, these stunning roundhouses have caught the attention of the international press with good reason

  You should know...

  • Please advise in advance if you will be bringing any dogs
  • Car hire is available from several major operators in Inverness
  • One property is for two people and one property for up to four people. In the latter, can be converted a studio room in an additional single bedroom. Larger groups often rent both together.

The Details...

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”.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Rural Location
  • Seaside Location
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • iPod dock
  • Stereo music system
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Walking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wildlife

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.

The Brochs of Coigach

  Nearest Airport

Inverness 82 miles, 2 hrs by car

Detailed Pricing Information...

The one bedroom Scàl's Broch costs £1488.00 per week inclusive of VAT @ 20% during high season from 30 March to 26 October 2019, and over the Christmas / New Year period. It is quite possible to rent from, say, a Monday, and to depart the following week on a Wednesday, or whatever suits best. You can also book a short stay of less than a week, with a minimum of two days. The daily rates begin at £300 for a two day stay and decrease with the length of stay. Please drop us a note, and we let you know the exact figures. During off-season, with the exception of the Christmas / New Year period, prices of £984.00 per week and rates from £504.00 for 3 day breaks apply. All rates are fully inclusive. We don't believe in charging any extras whatsoever.

The larger Gille Buidhe's Broch is available at a weekly rate of £1782 from 1 June to 31 August, and for £1602 from 1 April to 31 May and from 1 September to the beginning of the off-season. The daily rate for short stays stays during the whole of this period starts from £315. The off-season weekly rate is £1224.00; daily rates start at £175.00.



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CoolStays user: William Lindesay
"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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