Borve Lodge Estate

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

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

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 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
  • 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


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



This was our first visit to Harris we had a fantastic week at the Rock 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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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from

  • 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.