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Sheileagh or Reiner Luyken

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sheileagh or Reiner Luyken

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HOUSE GILLE BUIDHE'S BROCH: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 5

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Achiltibiue - The Brochs of Coigach

Two luxury eco houses designed by an award-winning architect

The Brochs of Coigach have been awarded 5 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. They are works of art as much as the most luxurious holiday houses you can think of. Scàl's Broch is the perfect hide-away for two, though quite big in itself. The dining and sitting area is 8 metres long and 6 metres wide. The kitchen is slightly offset from this room. The bedroom measures 4 by 5 metres and the bathroom 3 by 6 metres.

Gille Buidhe's Broch accommodates within 143 square metres a huge open plan drawing room and dining area, a large kitchen, a further sitting room, 2 bedrooms, a large bathroom with bath, sauna and shower, and a second toilet. The largest room is 11 metres long and measures 10 metres across. Each window frames stunning views of the coastline. Original works by artists such as Edvard Munch and Tracey Emin adorn the walls.

The Brochs of Coigach have been shortlisted by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) for the 2011 Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award which is one of the most significant architecture awards in the world. We are silver members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and we are Scottish finalist of the Civic Trust Awards 2013, an international recognition given to projects of the highest quality design but only if they are judged to have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.

Red Magazine featured The Brochs of Coigach as Best in Britain for a Wilderness Getaway. Scottish Field described The Brochs as 'a modernist wonder echoing the Iron Age'. The leading German travel magazine MERIAN lists The Brochs as one of the 100 Best Dream Destinations for Two in the world.

AN IDEAL PLACE FOR AN AUTUMN OR WINTER BREAK: The Brochs of Coigach are especially suited for an autumn or winter break. Quite often, the winter light and the low northern sun shows the Scottish landscape at its best. The optical phenomena of nature are stunning. The panoramic windows of The Brochs of Coigach give you the feeling of being outdoors, though you are sitting in the utmost comfort of the observation and living room.

In autumn and wintertime, you can rent one or the other Brochs of Coigach on a daily basis like a hotel. This gives you a flexibility that you don't have with conventional holiday lets. The Brochs lend themselves for an extraordinary luxurious short break, for instance to celebrate a birthday, a wedding anniversary or another special occasion.

Kitchen and bathroom: The kitchens are built by Duncans of Grantown-on-Spey to a very high specification, with Siemens touch control hob and oven, 'whispering' AAA dishwasher, fridge freezer and Nova De-luxe Drawer Systems in Morello red cabinets.

The extremely spacious bathrooms are truly rooms in their own right, carefully designed so that their use is a pleasure in itself.

All linen and towels are provided. There are soap dispensers in the bathrooms.

You can buy from us eggs from our freely foraging rare breed hens and lamb from ancient breeds that we raise on our own fields - meat with a natural flavour that you wouldn't get anywhere else.

More Details

Details for holiday home Gille Buidhe's Broch, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

A 120 square metre house with a large kitchen and dining area, drawing and observation room, and a very large bath and sauna. In the back, there is a large utility and storage space. There is a breakfeast patio opening up to the morning sun and a patio to the southwest to capture the evening sun. The building grows, as it were, out of a hillside and is encased in natural dry stone walls. Large panoramic windows bring about a feeling of being right in the middle of nature, though the inside provides the utmost luxury with underfloor heating, free wi-fi internet access and a Bose sound system. The view goes right across islands, the sea and into the mountains, uninterrupted by any other human habitation. The location warrants absolute privacy. There is an elegant Morso wood burning stove to watch the flames of a fire in the evenings. Original works by some of the best contemporary Scottish artists hang on the walls. There are also unusual antique displays in glass cabinets.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Sheileagh or Reiner Luyken

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My wife Sheileagh and I live on the Coigach peninsula since 1980, Sheileagh's family is from here. We raised four children and have four grandchildren, two of whom live not far away in another small Highland village. Sheileagh is an itinerant art teacher in various west coast primary schools, I am an feature writer, correspondent and columnist with the German weekly paper DIE ZEIT

We built The Brochs between 2008 and 2011 after two years of planning. We've owned the land since thirty years, it was a beautiful site but it was extremely boggy and overgrown with brambles and bracken. Only in 2006 did we have an idea what to do with it. We built two houses that are really our personal dream houses. Nowhere else would you find houses right above the sea that are built like iron-age roundhouses. Externally, they are enveloped in drystone walls with a turf roof falling from the hillside over craggy outcrops to the ground below. Internally, The Brochs are not just modern and homely but also little museums featuring masterpieces of Scottish and Northern European artists. You will be surrounded on the outside by Scotland's greatest landscape and inside by some of Scotland's greatest art.

Just the other day a couple staying in one of the houses observed a sea eagle for two and a half hours hunting just a hundred yards away. Other guests watched a big pod of dolphins play in the sea while they had breakfast. Where else in the world can you get that?

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Achiltibiue, United Kingdom

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Gille Buidhe's Broch
average rating of 4.5 based on 45 reviews
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Gille Buidhe's Broch
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496236?uni_id=1130224
+44 01854622368
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
Owner Submitted Review
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WOW

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
This has been amazing, we came here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Our first reaction on entering was WOW - the view is stunning. Many hours have been spent sitting on the cushions reading, sewing, listening to music, watching the birds and horses and the ever changing scenery.
We have enjoyed the walks to Fox Point & Old Dornie, along the beach, the waterfalls and many more.
The peace and quiet with no TV - absolute bliss. Lost in our own little world. Losing all track of time and the days. The day to leave has come too soon!! It has truly been a magical week and one to look back on for many years to come.
Thank you so much Reiner & Sheileagh for creating this unique, wonderful house.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Gille Buidhe's Broch
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496236?uni_id=1130224
+44 01854622368
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
Owner Submitted Review
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Cairns wanting to chase sheep

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We did have a great time in this beautiful house, the dogs still want to chase the sheep (they are city girls), Guess we will back
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Gille Buidhe's Broch
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496236?uni_id=1130224
+44 01854622368
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
Owner Submitted Review
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Gutes und Bestes

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Das Gute ist das Beste der Welt und dieses wunderschöne Haus gehört zum Guten
Helpful votes: 0/1
business
Gille Buidhe's Broch
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496236?uni_id=1130224
+44 01854622368
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
Owner Submitted Review
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Happy in beauty and peace

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
We were very happy at this beautiful and peaceful place. Thank you.
business
Gille Buidhe's Broch
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p496236?uni_id=1130224
+44 01854622368
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
Owner Submitted Review
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All colours

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
The hills are lilac tonight... last night the sea was red and the hills pink... the sheep are black & the grass is green. Our home for a week... A home!!
We are planning our next visit.
Helpful votes: 1/1

Location

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ullapool
Nearest Train
81 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Motorway
183 Miles
Perth
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Achnahaird
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Achiltibuie and Altandhu
Nearest Ski
109 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Ullapool
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Achiltibuie and Altandhu
Car: necessary

Polbain by Achiltibuie is one of a number of small hamlets on a peninsula that abuts from the mountainous Northwest cost of the Highlands into the Minch, a broad waterway between the Scottish mainland and the Outer Hebrides. It forms part of the Assynt and Coiogach National Scenic Area. The revered Scottish poet Norman MacCaig called this landscape 'masterless and intractable in any terms that are human.' It is one of the most unspoiled and outstandingly beautiful areas of Europe. One might observe a sea eagle hunting for fish. Porpoises and minke come this way. Occasionally, pods of bottle nose dolphins pass by, jumping in and out of the water as if for pure joy. Seals are always around. Despite its remote location, there is a Michelin star restaurant in the vicinity. There are opportunities for hill walking, climbing, sea kajaking, sailing and motor cuises. The Brochs of Coigach are located within four acres at the end of a private farm track.

Other Activities: sea kayaking

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Achiltibiue, Northern Scottish Highlands

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
29 Mar 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
£240
£1,280
2 nights
 

Notes

  • THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRA COSTS. Prices include Wi-Fi broadband, sauna and electricity. Please enquire about special weekend rates and availability during the off season.

    A deposit of 30 percent secures your booking, the balance becomes due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If you have to cancel for unforeseen reasons, we will do our utmost to re-let your week. If a re-let can be arranged, your deposit will be returned minus any extra charges that we may incur. We advise, however, that you take out a cancellation insurance so that you are covered for any eventuality. Please remember that you are still obliged to pay the full rent if a re-let cannot be arranged even if you cancel before the balance becomes due.

    FROM THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER UNTIL THE 21ST OF DECEMBER 2012 AND FROM THE 6TH OF JANUARY UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY 2013 WE OFFER A SPECIAL '3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 2' DEAL, SO IF YOU STAY THREE NIGHTS YOU GET ONE NIGHT FOR FREE!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Gille Buidhe's Brochin Achiltibiue in Northern Scottish Highlands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 143 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Paper Towels
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet - Toilet
  • Large bathroom with wetroom, bath and sauna
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Study room - 1 Child Bed
  • Accommodation for a small child in study room adjoining one of the bedrooms possible.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Radio
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • golf pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
Notes:
Smoking only outside the building to comply with Scottish law.

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