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Two amazing holiday houses in Scotland's greatest landscape
All you hear is stillness. The stillness of a time long past. The cry of a sea eagle, perhaps. A hush of leaves in gnarled trees. Breaking waves down by the shore. That's all. Brochs are Iron Age roundhouses. You can find several ruined remnants in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The Brochs of Coigach are built like real brochs - but they are as cozy and luxurious and eco friendly as any accommodation you could think of. Or even more so.
Scàl's Broch is a one bedroom hide-away. It has an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area that is 8 metres long and 6 metres wide. The bedroom is also huge, and so is the bathroom which has a sauna, too. All around you, there are pictures by some of Scotland's leading contemporary artists.
Gille Buidhe and Scàl were two brothers who are said to have been the first people to settle Coigach, the remote peninsula in the northwest of Scotland where we live. You can take that with a pinch of salt. But it's a nice story. That's how the abodes that we named after them look from the sea. Just a part of the rugged landscape.
And if you need any more reasons to visit The Brochs, Red Magazine wrote that we are "The Best of Britain for a Wilderness Getaway". The German travel magazine MERIAN lists us as "One of the World's 100 Dream Destinations for Two". The Royal Incorporation of Architects (RIAS) named The Brochs as one of the best new buildings in Scotland in 2011. That was the year when we started. And The Civic Trust thinks the Brochs are one of the best new developments in Scotland "for design and cultural, social and economic contribution to the local community." Our favourite is Scottish Field's description of The Brochs as one of "the most memorably eclectic self-catering property in the country".
Just call or email us! atering in Scotland
Reiner & Sheileagh Luyken, Achiltibuie, Ross-shire, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1854-622 368, e-mail: email@example.com
your arrival, a small decanter with finest Scottish malt whiskey is
waiting for you. You will also find fair trade tea and coffee, olive
oil, balsamic vinegar and all soaps and cleaning products you need, wherever possible products with an eco label.
For a bit more showing-off, every year again it's recognition galore for us. We are getting quite blasé about it.
Oh, and Sheileagh, being the offspring of an old Achiltibuie family, is a font of local stories, while the male half of The Brochs' creators is a successful author. His whimsical recollection of a German immigrant in Scotland, published by Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, runs in its third edition.
If the weather isn't as spectacular as in this picture - which, to be honest, happens occasionally - the views still are. Like the one below of famous Stac Pollaidh in shrouds.
If you think Scotland, you think most likely of wild nature. We are right in the middle of it.