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Two holiday houses in Scotland's greatest landscape: "modernist wonders echoing the Iron Age"
The Brochs raise self-catering holidays on an entirely new level. They are as much works of art as they are the most luxurious holiday lets you can think of. These unique buildings near the village of Achiltibuie in the Highlands of Scotland are embedded entirely in dry stone walls, timeless in appearance but contemporary inside. They are situated within four acres of their own ground accessible only by a private farm track.
Scàl's Broch is a one bedroom hide-away with an open plan kitchen and dining area plus a very large sitting and observation room which is 8 metres long and 6 metres wide. The Broch also contains a grand bathroom and sauna. It is luxuriously but homely equipped throughout with some very unusual pieces of funiture as well as with exquisite works of art.
Brochs are an ancient concept - Iron Age roundhouses peculiar to the northwest of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, such as Jarlshof in the Shetlands that you can see in the picture below. Gille Buidhe and Scàl were two brothers who are said to have been the first people to settle Coigach, a remote peninsula in the sea that separates the Highlands of Scotland from the Hebrides. Coigach forms part of the most renowned National Scenic Area of Scotland.
Scottish Field calls The Brochs of Coigach "A modernist wonder echoing the Iron Age". Red Magazine presents them as "The Best of Britain for a Wilderness Getaway". The German travel magazine MERIAN lists them as "One of the World's 100 Dream Destinations for Two". The Royal Incorporation of Architects (RIAS) chose The Brochs as "One of the best buildings in Scotland 2011". And The Civic Trust thinks they are one of the best new developments in Scotland "for design and cultural, social and economic contribution to the local community."
We invite you to stay in these extraordinary houses!
Reiner & Sheileagh Luyken, Achiltibuie, Ross-shire, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1854-622 368, e-mail: email@example.com
Each Broch has a large, panoramic wildlife and nature observation area with completely uninterrupted views over the most stunning scenery of the Highlands of Scotland.
The view out of Scàl's Broch's kitchen, with Gille Buidhe's Broch in the background.