For lovers of remote country retreats, of breathing deeply and unwinding totally, and for those with a taste for funkily furnished sustainable buildings: timber is reclaimed, stone is from the hillside you see framed by weather-proof windows.
The Broch echoes an Iron Age roundhouse and The Rock House is a single storey space built into the rugged landscape – take both and get together for hill-walking, fishing, bird-spotting and beach-combing forays straight out from the door. Go a little further for surfing, kayaking, golfing, boat trips; places to eat nearby range from the simple to high-end.
Come home to books and games to play by the log-burning stove. Bathrooms are glamorous and kitchens top-notch; shops are a 10-minute drive. The team at Borve can advise on distillery tours, Harris tweed-making demonstrations and exhibitions, dolphin and eagle-spotting trips – but to be sure, visit the North Harris Eagle Observatory.