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 luxurious 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.
The German owner Reiner Luyken has been living in Achiltibuie for 30 years. He works as a foreign correspondent for the magazine "Die Zeit" and writes the column "Mail from Achiltibuie". He is the author of the book "Schotten dicht - Nachrichten aus Schottland und Achiltibuie".
Details of the property
Region/Town: UK – United Kingdom, Scotland, Ross-shire, Achiltibuie
Name: The Brochs of Coigach
Scenery: Seaside Resort, one of the last unspoiled landscapes in Europe
Architecture: Old & new
Design: sba architects ltd., Stornoway, Äußere Hebriden
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