The Brochs of Coigach

Unusual architecture within a stunning landscape: The Brochs of Coigach are two roundhouses, situated on a hill on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. To reach this natural paradise, the last leg of the journey takes you on a winding single-track road next to steep mountain slopes and through an elongated valley. Once there, a unique accommodation with breathtaking views awaits you. The walls are made of old stone field walls, even the bars of a dilapidated pier were used as part of the building materials. The buildings resemble the prehistoric roundhouses which are typical for the northwest of Scotland. Today, however, you live here with all the modern comforts and surrounded by contemporary Scottish art.

What to do

Walks, hikes and mountain tours on secluded paths and secluded beaches;
deer at your doorstep, seals, otters and dolphins on the coast under the Broch, occasionally whales, orcas and basking sharks; sea kayaking and tours; opportunities for extraordinary landscape photography; several world-class restaurants in the wider area.

Why we like this house

The houses are perfectly integrated into the landscape and offer magnificent views.

This house is great for

... nature lovers!

Sustainability

The Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold

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Owner

The German owner Reiner Luyken has been living in Achiltibuie for 30 years. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the magazine "Die Zeit" and wrote the column "Mail from Achiltibuie". He is the author of the book "Schotten dicht - Nachrichten aus Schottland und Achiltibuie".

Details

Region/Town UK – United Kingdom, Scotland, Ross-shire, Achiltibuie
Name The Brochs of Coigach
Scenery on the coast, one of the last unspoiled landscapes in Europe
Number of guests Scàl's Broch : 2 people, Gille Buidhe's Broch: 2 people
Completed 2011
Design sba architects ltd., Stornoway
Published Einmal im Leben - 100 Reiseträume für Zwei, MERIAN, Urban Realm (winter 2010)
Awards Shortlisted for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2011
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Art, Family, Hiking, Pet-friendly, Sea, excellent sustainability
www.thebrochs.co.uk

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One Comment

  1. Ein wunderbares Haus in einer wunderbaren Gegend. Das Naturerlebnis ist einmalig. Direkt vor dem Fenster auf der Wiese Schafe. Morgends und abends viele Hasen und einiges Rotwild (in Schottland eine Plage), gelegentlich Fasane. Eine Vielzahl von Vögeln. Im Meer mit etwas Glück (wir hatten es ) Delphine und Robben. Schöne kurze und einfache sowie auch lange und schwierige Wandermöglichkeiten direkt vom Haus aus. Das Haus/ die Besitzerfamilie stellt Karten, Bücher, Informationen über die Gegend zur Verfügung. Ein kleiner Laden und Restaurants in der Nähe. Das Haus ist ideal für Menschen, die Ruhe lieben, eine Aussicht in eine tolle Landschaft schätzen und gerne die nähere Umgebung erkunden. Ausflüge. in weiter entferntere Orte sind mit einer längeren Fahrtzeit verbunden, da das Haus, wie in ländlichen Gegenden in Schottlanf üblich, nur über eine „single track road“, also einer einspurigen Strasse mit Ausweichmöglichkeiten zu erreichen ist.
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