Borve Lodge Estate

Isle of Harris, Western Isles
Self-catering
+44 (0)1859 550358


You’ll feel super snug in these 2 stunning eco builds blending into the wildly beautiful Isle of Harris coastal landscape

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

The Experience

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.

Borve Lodge Estate - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • These unique eco-buildings and their setting
  • The uninterrupted views of magnificent sunsets
  • Feeling comfortably remote
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You should know

  • The Broch’s layout won’t suit everyone as there are lots of stairs
  • Island tradition means eateries, services and shops are often closed on Sundays and out-of-season
  • That journeys need planning – things are not always straightforward

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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. Friday changeover at The Broch, Saturday changeover at The Rock House.
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 House for 2
From £1711 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

This was our first visit to Harris we had a fantastic week at the Rock House...it was a joy to sit in the comfort of the Rock House watching the waves crash on to a sandy beach not far away whilst the log burner kept as warm and cosy. .....Thanks to everyone at Borve - your service and kindness was much appreciated and helped make this a very special holiday for my wife and I. Would love to come back soon.

Doug, Edinburgh

A wonderful stay in a most beautiful part of the world. It took no time at all to relax and feel at home. A hidden gem.

Richard, York

What a delightful place to stay. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great, but returning to The Rock House (or staying in, in the wet), was so much part of the holiday we didn’t feel we were missing out. Spacious, well designed, comfortable, every detail thought of I would definitely recommend The Rock House to anyone looking for a home away from home on Harris.

Ann, Bristol

What a beautiful unique house in a beautiful location. The finishing touches to the Rock House set it apart. The skills used are second to none from the finesse of the building itself each stone honed to perfection, to the inclusion of the beautiful rock within the house itself for feature furniture a very clever stonemason bringing the outside in. ... The bathroom is just amazing. Perfect place to go and recharge your batteries do as much or a little as you want. Cant recommend the Rock House highly enough. The perfect getaway. Thank you.

Lesley, Peterborough

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Broch overlooks Borve valley, and The Rock House towards the beach (a 5-minute walk) so you’ve bird-watching and sea-life right there. There’s hill-walking and golf too: the Isle of Harris Golf Club is a few minutes’ drive. An Traigh Café, Scarista House and Horgabost Campsite trailer are near for coffee and lunches. The miles of white sands of Luskentyre are 15 minutes away. It’s 10 to Leverburgh’s shops, petrol station and The Anchorage Restaurant.

Local points of interest from Camille Craven

  • 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.
  • Taransay Day Trips. Spend a day on one of the most magical islands of the Hebrides, and the location for the reality TV series Castaway 2000. Borve Lodge Estate will be taking visitors to Taransay to experience somewhere truly remote, pristine and wild.
  • 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.

Introducing

Camille Craven

Camille is your main contact and either she or the friendly housekeeper will greet you. The team are a mix of native and non-native islanders - they all live locally so have a wealth of knowledge about all things Harris. They are happy to help in any way they can, whether your questions are about tweed, tides or day trips to St Kilda.