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Two totally amazing holiday houses in Scotland's greatest landscape
Can you imagine anything cooler than staying in a Broch for your holidays, or for just a few days, or for a weekend break? 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 contemporary and luxurious and unique and eco friendly as any holiday lets 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. Pictures by some of Scotland's leading contemporary artists hang on the walls all around you.
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. Take that with a pinch of salt. But it's a nice story, good enough for us to have named our Brochs after them. Let's drink to that!
If you need any more reasons to visit The Brochs you should perhaps read what others say about us. For Red Magazine, we are "The Best of Britain for a Wilderness Getaway". Scottish Field calls the Brochs "A modernist wonder echoing the Iron Age". 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." And, and, and...
Just call or email us! atering in Scotland
Reiner & Sheileagh Luyken, Achiltibuie, Ross-shire, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1854-622 368, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Look at this for how they used to live two and a half thousand years ago...
... and this for the inside
of our Brochs.
What will strike you first when you arrive here is the stillness. Apart from birdsong, a rustle of leaves, perhaps the wind and the sea waves stiking the shore, you won't hear anything. And inside, there is an even more complete stillness. Unless of course you switch on the Bose sound system.
Oh, and for a bit more showing-off,
the judges of the Highlands and Islands
Tourism Awards reckoned in three
of the last four years that we
were one of the Highlands and Islands's four
best accommodation providers...
... and the male half of The Brochs' creators is also a successful author whose recent German book on Scotland published by Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, is now running in its third edition.