- Two turf roofed stunning recreations of iron age roundhouses set into the hillside, with all the luxuries of the 21st Century.
- Private and gorgeously grown up these romantic roundhouses have garnered attention of travel writers and international press from around the globe.
- The walls are filled with wonderful works of art from some renowned artists.
- Each Broch is built almost entirely from recycled materials including items from an old Victorian pier which fell into the sea.
- Spacious with open plan living areas, a gorgeous bathroom with freestanding bath and your own sauna for relaxing after a days adventures.
- Set in four acres of private land these brochs look out on the sea and the mountains with herculean panoramic windows.
- The Brochs are named after two brothers who were allegedly the first settlers in Coigach - Gille Buidhe and Scàl.
- Underfloor heating throughout, warming stoves and top-quality bedding and mattresses.
Good To Know
- Gille Buidhe's Broch sleeps up to five guests and Scal's Broch sleeps two guests.
- Larger parties can book, taking both Brochs properties can sleep up to 7 guests.
- Pets are very welcome by arrangement at Gille Buidhe Broch only (pet supplement applicable).
- The emphasis here is on surround sound nature, please note there are no televisions in the Brochs.
- A cot and highchair can be made available on request.
- First class Wi-Fi connection.
- Am Fuaran Bar offers bar meals with a large log burning stove, or dine outside on the decking overlooking the sea from which the seafood you can enjoy is caught. (A four minute drive or 30 min walk from your Broch).
- The Summer Isles is a dining experience not to be missed with five or six courses. They've also got a gastro pub at the side of the hotel.
- For sweet treats and great coffee head to Lesley's Piping School Café in Achiltibuie. They also offer evening meals (BYOB), home baking, lunches and morning & afternoon teas.
- Take a drive to Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor or Suilven. There are some fantastic hillwalking opportunities.
- You can also head out straight from the Brochs to explore the surrounding area and perhaps do a bit of wildlife spotting. If you're lucky you might see a majestic White-Tailed Eagle, one of the largest eagles in the world.
- Take a trip to Achiltibuie pier, look out for dolphins and porpoises.
- In summer, boat trips around the Summer Isles leave from nearby Old Dornie Harbour.
- Go for a pint in the Am Fuaran Bar and enjoy the sunset behind the Summer Isles.
- The Highland Stoneware pottery shop is also well worth a visit.
Scottish Hygge of the highest calibre; two art filled, turf roofed, roundhouse brochs with architectural wow factor offering panoptical mountain views, sunsets to die for and your own sauna - taking Scottish luxury to a whole new level.
Gille Buidhe's Broch sleeps 4 (2 doubles); Scàl's Broch sleeps 2 (1 double).
eco credentials and luxury interiors
High eco credentials, luxury interiors and with architectural provenance the Broch of Coigach situated on Scotland's north west rugged coast are most definitely a ‘bucket list' destination. Scàl's Broch and Gille Buidhe's Broch allow you to experience a different rhythm of life where you can immerse yourself in history, wildlife and relaxation.
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 - ideal for family gatherings, special occasions or a romantic escape for tow.
These spectacular turf roofed Brochs are built almost entirely from recycled materials. Salvaged materials from an old Victorian pier, the local landscape, old buildings in the surrounds with the window frames being entirely made from reclaimed pitch pine from the floorboards of a 19th-century Glasgow warehouse. 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.
Every comfort is accounted for from the large open light filled rooms, fat boy style cushions on the floor, to the sauna, perfect for relaxing after a day's adventure on the hills. Panoptical windows let the outside in and the sun fill the rooms. The walls are awash with art from some of Scotland's leading and inspirational modern artists with works from the likes of Will Maclean and Calum Colvin in each Broch Gille Buidhe's Broch is the larger of the two Brochs with two spacious bedrooms and two sitting rooms to relax in. There's a wood burning stove in the main sitting room perfect for gathering round in the evening, a fully fitted kitchen and a contemporary dining area. Scàl's Broch with its double bedroom is the perfect romantic hideaway for couples with all the same attention to details as Gille Buidhe.
Wildlife, walking and relaxation
The hardest choice will be how you tear yourself way from your Broch to go and explore the surrounding landscape as little has hanged in a few thousand years and the scenery is jaw-dropping. There's no TV to distract you, which is in keeping with the sanctuary that the Brochs create for its guests for pure relation - although there is good Wi-Fi if you need to stay in touch with the world outside. Deserted beaches, romantic strolls, wildlife and walking will tempt you from all directions. The light changes all the time and lends itself beautifully to watercolours and photography, when the view never looks the same twice. Wildlife watching from your Broch brings all kinds of guests from sea eagles, porpoises, seals and dolphins making a show in the skies and waters close by.
Don't forget to bring Fido, well behaved dogs are most welcome on request at Gille Buidhe Broch with a few housekeeping rules and a small pet supplement applicable to four legged guests of £12 per night.
The Brochs are special, a unique experience for couples or families set amongst breath-taking scenery. With luxurious interiors and contemporary styling, they are a superb base for exploring this remarkable corner of the North-West Highlands of Scotland.
One bedroom hide-away with a huge living space and a very large bathroom and sauna £1488.00 per week 30 March to 19 October 2019, (No fixed arrival date). 2020 high season weekly rates will be £1562. Daily rate in 2020 is £223 per night. (Short stay of less than a week can be booked, minimum of two nights. Rates vary depending on the length of your stay.)
Two-bedroom luxury home (can be extended to contain three bedrooms for families) Daily rate £315.00 and Weekly rate £1782 during high season. Minimum stay is two days. Weekly off-season rate £1224.00 per week. Daily rates start at £175.00. April, May September and October attracts a low season 10% discount from the standard rate for weekly lets in Gille Buidhe's Broch which is £1596. per week. 2020 high season weekly rates will be £1872 for Gille Buidhe's Broch. 2020 daily rate daily rate £267 per day. Gille Buidhe is our pet friendly Broch (pet supplement £12 per day).
"The best the Highlands has to offer for a couple. If you are seeking a spectacular setting and hinterland, remote, yet with the amenities nearby when you want them, high specification accommodation of a top boutique hotel, standard and style, loads of natural light and great views whilst relaxing inside, large rooms and owners who clearly care for it with a passion - then you will not get any better."
"We were looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy fabulous scenery. We got fabulous scenery, fabulous lodgings, awesome art and time to appreciate it. Thank you for having the vision and then letting us experience it!"
"Scàl's Broch will always have a special place in the hearts of my fiancée and I, as it's where I asked her to marry me as she watched a little bunny munch while seated at the expansive windows overlooking the bay. Thank you for hosting us and being a part of a lifelong memory."