The approach to Borve Lodge, a luxury retreat in West Harris
Borve Lodge is the traditional family home of the Estate’s owners, and it is available under exclusive-use basis for parties that wish to enjoy the Isle of Harris in true comfort and luxury. The Lodge was first built in the 1860s, but has recently undergone a complete renovation with the intent to preserve traditional features, while introducing all modern amenities.
The Banquet Hall
The Lodge sleeps up to 14 guests in 9 bedrooms, and is well equipped for discerning visitors. A lot of consideration has been given to an integrated interior design*, presented in a rich marriage of colours, fabrics and items that are classic with a contemporary twist. Each bedroom is thematically designed and named after the some of the Lodge’s previous owners, and some current illustrious personalities. A modern kitchen is fully equipped for a dedicated chef to cook for guests, who typically dine on local fare in the grand Banquet Hall, location of a central fireplace, Jacobean-style furniture and sizeable sofas. The Estate is delighted to be associated with Chris Loye, ‘Flavour’, who provides catering at the Lodge. Between meals, guests typically opt to relax in the adjacent Blue Room, where large windows allow one to soak up the never-ending panorama of the Atlantic vista. The recent renovation saw the introduction of full modern functionality, such as Wifi, satellite TV and LED lighting. Comfortable heating for those brisk Scottish nights is provided by a very effective air-source heat pump system.
The Cormack bathroom suite, a glimpse of the elegant luxury throughout
Charles Adolphus Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore, chose well when in 1868 he decided on this commanding coastal location for his prestigious hunting lodge.The Lodge enjoys one of the most optimal locations along the wild West Harris coast, and faces a beach only 200 meters from the residence. Rear-wards is the wooded Borve valley, nestled beneath a looming mountain. So it is both completely private, and the perfect jump-off spot for embracing all that Harris has to offer.
The Blue Room
Lodge guests can adopt all the facilities that would be enjoyed by the family when they are in residence, including sole fishing rights over the estate fishery. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to other estate activities on offer: deer stalking, sea fishing, lobster potting, trips to the Estate-owned island of Taransay, walked-up Grouse, Snipe and Woodcock shooting, photography expeditions, wildlife watching or hill walking. The range of activities offer something for all ages, and a visit to the Lodge is particularly suited for large family groups.
Awake and look at the waves, from the Leverhulme Suite
The remote location and considered interior design make the Lodge a perfect getaway for anyone looking for privacy and luxury. Lodge packages are specially tailored to our guest’s requirements, with fully inclusive packages that include a personal chef, housekeeping and hosting services, along with the full support of the estate staff team.
Interested parties should directly contact the estate manager, Neil St Quinton or telephone on 01859 550358
*The interior design and project management of the renovation were done by Beaumont Interiors of Wimbledon, London, www.beaumontinteriorslondon.com. The works were done by Neil MacKay & Co of Stornoway.
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