The Brochs of Coigach
The Brochs of Coigach
Sensational hideaways offering sustainable, luxurious living with breathtaking views. This is the place to come and unwind amongst some of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe
The Brochs of Coigach are two unique drystone structures nestled into the landscape of the Assynt and Coigach National Scenic Area in the North West Highlands, looking out across the Summer Isles. More luxurious than the Iron-Age dwelling their design is based on – featuring panoramic windows, underfloor heating and even a sauna – the Brochs are a haven of comfort with the most incredible views.
A haven of comfort with the most incredible views
Going by the comments in the visitor’s book, one guest seemed unsure if the Broch was something out of James Bond Film or Lord of the Rings. A happy medium between the two seems about right – the exterior drystone walls and turf roof concealing a cosy but luxurious interior with contemporary styling and comforts.
The smaller of the two – Scál’s Broch – has one bedroom and a large open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting area with a wood burning stove. The bathroom houses a sauna and freestanding bathtub. Each room feels extremely spacious with impressively high ceilings, particularly in the bedroom – you soon forget that your tucked in to the side of a small hill.
Gille Buidhe’s Broch is larger in size with two bedrooms and two sitting rooms so well-suited to families.
Wonderful works of art
The owners, Reiner and Sheilagh, have a passion for art and have created the perfect space for visitors looking to unwind and take in those views which never cease to amaze. If you can remove your gaze from the panorama outside, you’ll notice walls filled with wonderful works of art from some renowned artists.
In addition to the beautiful space, the couple put on a warm welcome for all visitors – Sheileagh welcomed us with generous homemade treats and some locally made chocolate, a perfect addition to the fair-trade tea and coffee that is available at the Broch, and just what we needed after a long drive!
A unique experience set amongst breathtaking scenery
The Brochs are fully set up for self-catering with great facilities – all you need is the ingredients! A nice touch is the provided Scottish-made Cullisse rapeseed oil, which is a culinary revelation. You can serve up your meal on the beautiful handcrafted pottery from Highland Stoneware in Lochinver.
Afterwards sit back and relax with the complimentary single-malt whisky. No television means there are few distractions, but with surprisingly good WIFI and an excellent Bose sound system, you can chill out to your favorite playlist or social media fix.
The Brochs are special, a unique experience for couples or families set amongst breathtaking scenery. With luxurious interiors and contemporary styling, they are a superb base for exploring this remarkable corner of the North West Highlands of Scotland.
If looking at the spectacular mountains isn’t enough for you, you can get closer by taking a short drive along the beautiful winding roads (mind the sheep!) to nearby Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor or Suilven – fantastic hillwalking opportunities, depending on how ambitious you are feeling! There are loads of route ideas in the welcome book plus some suggestions in the visitors book as well as the numerous maps and guides in the bookcase.
You can also head out straight from the Brochs to explore the surrounding area and perhaps do a bit of wildlife spotting. If you’re lucky you might see a majestic White-Tailed Eagle, one of the largest eagles in the world.
Take a trip to Achiltibuie pier, look out for dolphins and porpoises. In summer Boat trips around the Summer Isles leave from nearby Old Dornie Harbour.
Go for a pint in the Am Fuaran Bar and enjoy the sunset behind the Summer Isles.
Take the spectacular drive to Lochinver. Pick up some fresh local seafood – visit Mackay’s Fish Merchants. The Highland Stoneware pottery shop is well worth a visit.
There’s also a superb pie shop, Larder Riverside Bistro (take away or sit in) with a huge range of pies with an amazing array of fillings
Despite the remote location of the Brochs, if you fancy a meal out there are a few local options available, especially in summer. The cosy Am Fuaran Bar is a 4 minute drive or around a 30 minute walk from the Broch. For something a little more upmarket, Salt Restaurant is a little further up the road and should be booked in advance. If you’re visiting outside of summer, the helpful and friendly owners, will update you and what’s open locally, as it does change depending on the season.
How to book
Call 01854 622368 or complete the form.
- One Bedroom / Sleeps 2
- Credit Card Payment Welcome
- Minimum Price – £984.00
- Maximum Price – £1380.00
- Pets Welcome
- Changeover Day – Flexible
- Short Breaks Welcome
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