Borve Lodge Estate

Isle of Harris, Western Isles

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


2 places


Each sleep 2


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 prepared, 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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


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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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.