The Brochs of Coigach

Scotland / Achiltibuie, Ross-shire
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The Brochs of Coigach are a pair of internationally acclaimed hideaways, yet still remain some of the best kept secrets of Northwest Scotland. 

Eco-friendly, luxurious, and with breath-taking views across stunning landscape, these unique homes are waiting for you to discover.

If you're not quite on top of your Scottish history, a broch is an Iron Age roundhouse built into a hilly landscape, and the remnants of many can be found around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  The Brochs of Coigach have been modelled around this ancient design, while featuring 21st-century comforts for contemporary luxury.  And set in this unspoiled peninsula, you can still enjoy the same landscape our ancestors experienced over 2000 years ago!

The Brochs are named after two brothers who were allegedly the first settlers in Coigach - Gille Buidhe and Scài - and sleep four and two people respectively.  Each can be hired separately or together, making them ideal for anything from a couple's retreat to a special family holiday. 

Set into the hillside and topped with turf, each Broch is built almost entirely from recycled materials.  Don't be surprised if you spot the odd barnacle on the external timber; each piece comes from a dilapidated Victorian pier which fell into the sea!  Every stone has come from broken-down walls and buildings from the owners' and neighbours' land (no mean feat when the Brochs are up to four metres high in places!).  Finally, the window frames are entirely made from reclaimed pitch pine from the floorboards of a 19th-century warehouse in Glasgow.

You won't believe the size of each Broch inside, especially in contrast to their unobtrusive exteriors.  Each one possesses stunning contemporary interior design; light, airy, spacious - yet incredibly cosy - they're the perfect place to embrace some Scottish-themed hygge all year round.  Relax back on oversized cushions, pour yourself a drink, and gaze out through the panoramic windows towards the majestic An Teallach.

Gille Buidhe's Broch is incredibly spacious, boasting two comfortable bedrooms and two sitting rooms.  The main living area is immense in scale, and incorporates everything you need for your cosy retreat, including a modern wood-burner, a fully fitted kitchen and a dining area.  Scài's Broch offers the same level of luxury on a slightly smaller scale and, with one double bedroom, it's the perfect bolthole for a romantic getaway.

Both Brochs also feature a hidden surprise in their contemporary bathrooms: a luxurious sauna!  Ideal for relaxing any aches and pains after a day spent in the hills, there's no better way to unwind.  You'll also find stunning contemporary art adorning the walls throughout each Broch, created by some of Scotland's leading modern artists - just one more element that makes the Brochs of Coigach so unique.

You won't find a television in your Broch, but who would need one with some of Scotland's finest scenery on your doorstep?  Take a ramble in the hills or opt for a stroll along a deserted beach.  Keep a keen eye for dolphins and killer whales, sea eagles overhead, or some of the very many deer and seals that make Coigach their home.  Artistic guests will be in their element with numerous opportunities to hone their painting or photography skills.  Or, if you're the adventurous type, why not spend an afternoon in a kayak, or scale the heights with a guided climbing session?

Whether you're playing explorer or spending every moment curled up inside with those views for company, the Brochs of Coigach could hardly get more perfect.  So for luxury, green thinking, a unique blend of the contemporary and the historical, and the best of Scotland at your feet, it's time to break away to a beautiful Broch.

Things to note

As the emphasis if on exploring the natural scenery, there are no TVs at Brochs, group bookings are taken on request, dogs are welcome upon prior arrangement, cot and highchair can be provided on request at time of booking.

Tried and tested

"Reiner & Sheileagh, you have created the most unique, luxurious, spectacular hide-away anywhere in the UK. You must be immensely proud. It is truly wonderful in the most beautiful of locations. Thank you for enabling us to share your home. We will be back... "

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The basics

Region: Achiltibuie, Ross-shire
Cost (from): £612 (3 nights, Scàl's Broch)
Sleeps: 2-4 per property
Bedrooms: 1-2 per property
Bathrooms: 1 per property
Minimum stay: 2 days
Property ref: 289

Facilities

Gille Buide's Broch sleeps 4, 2 double bedrooms, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, kettle, toaster, induction hob, oven, fridge, 2 sitting rooms, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, WiFi, terrace, outdoor chairs.

Scài's Broch sleeps 2, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, sauna, open-plan kitchen/diner/sitting room, kettle, toaster, induction hob, oven, fridge, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, WiFi, terrace, outdoor chairs.

Local activities

Kayaking, salmon fishing, mountaineering, climbing, walking, wildlife spotting, bird watching, whale watching, cycling, horse riding, hiking, boat trips.

At a glance

  • Two luxurious eco-friendly hideaways in Coigach, a peninsula in Northwest Highlands of Scotland
  • Built into hillside, based on original Iron Age brochs - hire separately or together
  • Gille Buidhe's Broch sleeps 4 (2 doubles); Scài's Broch sleeps 2 (1 double)
  • Contemporary interior design, spacious accommodation, and original artwork throughout
  • A private sauna in each
  • Unbeatable panoramic views from living areas
  • Ideally placed for exploring Northwest Highlands; 2 hours from Inverness
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