Borve Lodge Estate

Isle of Harris, Western Isles
Self-catering


As the wind whistles outside, you’ll feel super-snug in these 2 stunning eco builds, designed to blend seamlessly with the landscape

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

The
Experience

Looking up to the peaks, down to a near-private beach, the setting, on the Borve Lodge Estate, is unrivalled. As for the architecture, it’s as unique as it gets. The ‘broch’, commanding and charming, is possibly the first watchtower to be built since Roman days. The stones were blasted from the hillside, the timbers reclaimed, the roof topped with grass, and the windows flow up three storeys. Rock House, tucked into a natural rock garden, Flintstone-like in its rusticity, is on one level; if you stood above looking down, you might not realise its presence. Both houses are spectacular inside. TVs sit atop stone plinths, log-burners are lit on arrival, boho-chic sofas are a patchwork delight. Nothing but the best: Denby crockery, Delonghi kettles, Gaudi-esque touches (a wrought-iron banister, a glass table with twisted wood legs), books, backgammon, Scrabble, chess, and thick tweed curtains to ensure deep sleep. Floors are toasty underfoot, bathrooms are glamorous and majestic. Fly-fish, sea-fish, spot birds, surf, sail, cycle, dine out, walk in the hills: the estate managers know Harris intimately.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £171
Weekly price
from £1200
1 Cottage for 2
From £1711 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £1711 bedroom

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Steve Woodhall

  • Staying at Borve Lodge Estate will provide you with the most unique and breath taking views, right from the comfort of our 5 star luxury cottages. Over looking both Borve woodland and beach, The Rock and Broch are in the perfect location.
  • The famous Luskentyre beach, voted in the top 10 beaches in the UK, and also receiving global recognition, is within a 10 minute drive of Borve Lodge Estate where one can enjoy the crystal blue waters and white sands along the miles of Luskentyre beach.
  • Where better to come and explore the history of the world known Harris Tweed? View demonstrations from weaver Donald John Mackay, and purchase some lengths of Harris Tweed from the warehouse and shop in Tarbert so you can make your own Harris Tweed items.
  • Watch an array of wildlife all in a day on the Isle of Harris. From sea eagles and golden eagles to dolphins and if you are really lucky, an otter. Visit the North Harris Eagle Observatory to really catch a glimpse of these amazing animals.
  • Why not stay at Borve Lodge Estate and arrange a day trip to St Kilda, a UNESCO world heritage site? After a 12 hour day, the Broch is the perfect place to return to where one can indulge in some good food, wine and a luxurious bath with a sea view!
  • If you are not a huge fan of the outdoors, or are simply in need of some rest and relaxation, The Rock House and The Broch are the perfect place for you to completely unwind during your stay at Borve lodge estate, providing 21st century luxury for two.