Borve Lodge Estate

Pristine Beaches and Pure Ocean
Pristine Beaches
and Pure Ocean

For Adventurous Spirits

For Adventurous Spirits

Embrace the Wild Atlantic
Embrace the Wild Atlantic

Alone on the Hebridean Coast

Alone on the
Hebridean Coast

A Coastal Scottish Estate
A Coastal Scottish Estate

Right on the Atlantic Edge

Right on the Atlantic Edge

Luxurious Unique Accommodation
Luxurious Unique Accommodation

Nestled in the Harris Landscape

Nestled in the Harris Landscape

Explore Taransay
Explore Taransay

A Wild and Majestic Island

A Wild and Majestic Island

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Top 10 best romantic
countryside getaways in the UK

BBC

As seen on "Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle"

The Times

Top 5 best splendidly isolated stays in Scotland

The Financial Times

Taking the self-catering experience to a level of sophistication previously unknown in the Hebrides.

A Unique Estate in the Outer Hebrides

In one of Europe’s last great wildernesses, guests at Borve Lodge Estate can take in Scotland’s most spectacular shoreline in all its natural splendour. There are miles of crystal clear ocean, a plethora of animals, fishing spots, and hiking trails on Harris. You may even take a trip to Taransay, a beautiful island owned by Borve Lodge Estate.

Our award-winning self catering properties combine the raw natural beauty of the Isle of Harris with unique modern elegance. 

This is the ideal location for a romantic and sumptuous holiday, with views of Taransay, hills in the north of the island, and an archipelago of islands in the Sound of Harris. Take in the breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean slamming upon some of the region’s numerous gorgeous beaches such as Luskentyre, Seilebost, and Horgabost.

Our five-star luxury accommodation (The Broch and The Rock House) provides remote and quiet accommodation that is completely private.  Set in the picturesque secluded village of Borve on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, providing the ultimate Hebridean escape.

Borve Lodge Estate, which offers exquisite self-catering cottages on the lovely Isle of Harris, will greet you with a warm welcome.

A 5-star dwelling built within a rock garden

5-star 21st-century comfort in an Iron Age Tower

A 5-star dwelling built within a rock garden

5-star 21st-century comfort in an Iron Age Tower

A 5-star dwelling built within a rock garden

5-star 21st-century comfort in an Iron Age Tower

A well-appointed family house which is a few steps away from the beach

A traditional croft house with all the family comforts

A truly remote cosy loch-side cottage

A well-appointed family house which is a few steps away from the beach

A traditional croft house with all the family comforts

A truly remote cosy loch-side cottage

A well-appointed family house which is a few steps away from the beach

A traditional croft house with all the family comforts

A truly remote cosy loch-side cottage

The Estate includes the uninhabited island of Taransay, where you can experience majestic mountains, pristine beaches, ancient sites and wildlife.

The Estate includes the uninhabited island of Taransay, where you can experience majestic mountains, pristine beaches, ancient sites and wildlife.

The Estate includes the uninhabited island of Taransay, where you can experience majestic mountains, pristine beaches, ancient sites and wildlife.

Scotland's Greatest Escapes

BBC programme Scotland’s Greatest Escapes takes viewers on a captivating journey to the Isle of Harris, where the spotlight shines on The Broch, nestled within the Borve Lodge Estate. This architectural marvel, a three-storey drystone building crowned with a turf roof, draws inspiration from the ancient Iron Age structures that once dotted the Scottish coastline.

Cathra and Adam, the visionary owners of the estate since 2008, dedicated three years to meticulously crafting The Broch, blending historical inspiration with modern luxury. Their passion for Scottish heritage doesn’t stop there; they also own Taransay, the UK’s largest uninhabited island, adding to their legacy of preserving and celebrating Scotland’s natural beauty and history.

What our Guests Say ...

We are proud of the service we offer our guests and welcome feedback from anyone who has stayed in our properties. 

2 weeks ago

Well, it's been a month since we were named as 'Scotland's Greatest Escape' with the Broch and now we've had a chance to get our breath back, we thought it was a good time to say a huge 'Thank you' to everyone who sent cards and their congratulations to us. We celebrated last week with a team outing to the Isle of Harris Brewery who gave us all a very warm welcome and where we enjoyed a fabulous meal. We must also extend our thanks and give a shout out to the people and businesses who regularly supply and support us here at Borve Lodge Estate, as their help and services are invaluable and so much appreciated. SkyDancer Coffee Roasters @thecakeshedluskentyre Hebridean Charcuterie From Croft No.9 Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd. ishga Skin Care Lewis & Harris Grounds Maintenance Lewis Builders Ltd Shaun Macdonald Electrical DM MacRae Plumbing & Heating, Gary Craven Garden and Property Services, Macsween Electrical, Macgregors and of course all our delivery drivers and postmen....... with sincere apologies to anyone we've omitted to mention .... A special thanks must also go to the architect Stuart Bagshaw (SBA Architects Ltd) who brought Adam and Cathra's vision to life. Thank you one and all ! #scotlandsgreatestescape #isleofharris ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

*Bookings open until 9.30am 14 May*Taransay Day Trip- last minute availability and places very limited: 10AM Tuesday 14 May 2024. We are sailing to Taransay on Tuesday 14 May and have 3 spaces available! Don't delay as no other sailing is planned this week. NB. This will depart from Ardhasaig Pier (not Horgabost beach).Book online at: isleoftaransay.com/visit-taransay/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

And the Winner is...... The whole team at Borve Lodge Estate, are absolutely over the moon that our property, The Broch, has been crowned Scotland’s Greatest Escape 2024! It was a thrilling experience throughout, and we were honoured to welcome the judges to stay at the Broch, to show them our unique offering, and to whisk them across to Taransay. A big highlight of the contest was to meet the owners and managers of the other finalist properties and to appreciate that there are other kindred spirits also offering quality experiences in Scotland’s remarkable and varied landscapes. Taking part in the programme reminded us how much Scotland has to give on so many levels. And whatever Scotland has, Harris has in spades! The series also included another property on Harris and we hope these appearances will inspire visitors to come to the island, not just to stay with us, but also at all the other wonderful accommodation the island has to offer. This success is a validation of our wonderful team, their extraordinary hard work, and dedication to every detail. Without their incredible and indomitable spirit, none of this would have been possible. A huge thank you to everyone: you know who you are! So if you are looking for a great escape why not come to stay at Borve Lodge Estate on the Isle of Harris! We look forward to welcoming you.#isleofharris #visitscotland #visitouterhebrides #ScotlandsGreatestEscapePictured below: Cathra and Adam Kelliher, (owners), with Grado ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Just a quick reminder to look out for us on BBC Scotland at 8pm tonight in the grand final of Scotland's Greatest Escape. The 7 finalists are:THE BROCH, BORVE LODGE ESTATE (Unique & Unusual)CROMLIX, Dunblane (Luxury)THE BUS STOP (Budget Friendly)GLENORCHY FARM, Dalmally (Lochs, Bens & Glens)LINDORES, Fife (Foodie)BENMORE ESTATE ISLAND PODS, Isle of Mull (Adventure)DUISDALE HOUSE, Isle of Skye (Island & Coastal) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

About 100 feet above the roiling waters of the Atlantic, on the far side of Taransay, the Rvival team find a different way to cross the geological arch. Just one of the activities which will be available to the Taransay survival adventurers. ... See MoreSee Less
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What our Guests Say ...

We are proud of the service we offer our guests and welcome feedback from anyone who has stayed in our properties. 

2 weeks ago

Well, it's been a month since we were named as 'Scotland's Greatest Escape' with the Broch and now we've had a chance to get our breath back, we thought it was a good time to say a huge 'Thank you' to everyone who sent cards and their congratulations to us. We celebrated last week with a team outing to the Isle of Harris Brewery who gave us all a very warm welcome and where we enjoyed a fabulous meal. We must also extend our thanks and give a shout out to the people and businesses who regularly supply and support us here at Borve Lodge Estate, as their help and services are invaluable and so much appreciated. SkyDancer Coffee Roasters @thecakeshedluskentyre Hebridean Charcuterie From Croft No.9 Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd. ishga Skin Care Lewis & Harris Grounds Maintenance Lewis Builders Ltd Shaun Macdonald Electrical DM MacRae Plumbing & Heating, Gary Craven Garden and Property Services, Macsween Electrical, Macgregors and of course all our delivery drivers and postmen....... with sincere apologies to anyone we've omitted to mention .... A special thanks must also go to the architect Stuart Bagshaw (SBA Architects Ltd) who brought Adam and Cathra's vision to life. Thank you one and all ! #scotlandsgreatestescape #isleofharris ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

*Bookings open until 9.30am 14 May*Taransay Day Trip- last minute availability and places very limited: 10AM Tuesday 14 May 2024. We are sailing to Taransay on Tuesday 14 May and have 3 spaces available! Don't delay as no other sailing is planned this week. NB. This will depart from Ardhasaig Pier (not Horgabost beach).Book online at: isleoftaransay.com/visit-taransay/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

And the Winner is...... The whole team at Borve Lodge Estate, are absolutely over the moon that our property, The Broch, has been crowned Scotland’s Greatest Escape 2024! It was a thrilling experience throughout, and we were honoured to welcome the judges to stay at the Broch, to show them our unique offering, and to whisk them across to Taransay. A big highlight of the contest was to meet the owners and managers of the other finalist properties and to appreciate that there are other kindred spirits also offering quality experiences in Scotland’s remarkable and varied landscapes. Taking part in the programme reminded us how much Scotland has to give on so many levels. And whatever Scotland has, Harris has in spades! The series also included another property on Harris and we hope these appearances will inspire visitors to come to the island, not just to stay with us, but also at all the other wonderful accommodation the island has to offer. This success is a validation of our wonderful team, their extraordinary hard work, and dedication to every detail. Without their incredible and indomitable spirit, none of this would have been possible. A huge thank you to everyone: you know who you are! So if you are looking for a great escape why not come to stay at Borve Lodge Estate on the Isle of Harris! We look forward to welcoming you.#isleofharris #visitscotland #visitouterhebrides #ScotlandsGreatestEscapePictured below: Cathra and Adam Kelliher, (owners), with Grado ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Just a quick reminder to look out for us on BBC Scotland at 8pm tonight in the grand final of Scotland's Greatest Escape. The 7 finalists are:THE BROCH, BORVE LODGE ESTATE (Unique & Unusual)CROMLIX, Dunblane (Luxury)THE BUS STOP (Budget Friendly)GLENORCHY FARM, Dalmally (Lochs, Bens & Glens)LINDORES, Fife (Foodie)BENMORE ESTATE ISLAND PODS, Isle of Mull (Adventure)DUISDALE HOUSE, Isle of Skye (Island & Coastal) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

About 100 feet above the roiling waters of the Atlantic, on the far side of Taransay, the Rvival team find a different way to cross the geological arch. Just one of the activities which will be available to the Taransay survival adventurers. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

What our Guests Say ...

We are proud of the service we offer our guests and welcome feedback from anyone who has stayed in our properties. 

2 weeks ago

Well, it's been a month since we were named as 'Scotland's Greatest Escape' with the Broch and now we've had a chance to get our breath back, we thought it was a good time to say a huge 'Thank you' to everyone who sent cards and their congratulations to us. We celebrated last week with a team outing to the Isle of Harris Brewery who gave us all a very warm welcome and where we enjoyed a fabulous meal. We must also extend our thanks and give a shout out to the people and businesses who regularly supply and support us here at Borve Lodge Estate, as their help and services are invaluable and so much appreciated. SkyDancer Coffee Roasters @thecakeshedluskentyre Hebridean Charcuterie From Croft No.9 Hebridean Smokehouse Ltd. ishga Skin Care Lewis & Harris Grounds Maintenance Lewis Builders Ltd Shaun Macdonald Electrical DM MacRae Plumbing & Heating, Gary Craven Garden and Property Services, Macsween Electrical, Macgregors and of course all our delivery drivers and postmen....... with sincere apologies to anyone we've omitted to mention .... A special thanks must also go to the architect Stuart Bagshaw (SBA Architects Ltd) who brought Adam and Cathra's vision to life. Thank you one and all ! #scotlandsgreatestescape #isleofharris ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

*Bookings open until 9.30am 14 May*Taransay Day Trip- last minute availability and places very limited: 10AM Tuesday 14 May 2024. We are sailing to Taransay on Tuesday 14 May and have 3 spaces available! Don't delay as no other sailing is planned this week. NB. This will depart from Ardhasaig Pier (not Horgabost beach).Book online at: isleoftaransay.com/visit-taransay/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

And the Winner is...... The whole team at Borve Lodge Estate, are absolutely over the moon that our property, The Broch, has been crowned Scotland’s Greatest Escape 2024! It was a thrilling experience throughout, and we were honoured to welcome the judges to stay at the Broch, to show them our unique offering, and to whisk them across to Taransay. A big highlight of the contest was to meet the owners and managers of the other finalist properties and to appreciate that there are other kindred spirits also offering quality experiences in Scotland’s remarkable and varied landscapes. Taking part in the programme reminded us how much Scotland has to give on so many levels. And whatever Scotland has, Harris has in spades! The series also included another property on Harris and we hope these appearances will inspire visitors to come to the island, not just to stay with us, but also at all the other wonderful accommodation the island has to offer. This success is a validation of our wonderful team, their extraordinary hard work, and dedication to every detail. Without their incredible and indomitable spirit, none of this would have been possible. A huge thank you to everyone: you know who you are! So if you are looking for a great escape why not come to stay at Borve Lodge Estate on the Isle of Harris! We look forward to welcoming you.#isleofharris #visitscotland #visitouterhebrides #ScotlandsGreatestEscapePictured below: Cathra and Adam Kelliher, (owners), with Grado ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

Just a quick reminder to look out for us on BBC Scotland at 8pm tonight in the grand final of Scotland's Greatest Escape. The 7 finalists are:THE BROCH, BORVE LODGE ESTATE (Unique & Unusual)CROMLIX, Dunblane (Luxury)THE BUS STOP (Budget Friendly)GLENORCHY FARM, Dalmally (Lochs, Bens & Glens)LINDORES, Fife (Foodie)BENMORE ESTATE ISLAND PODS, Isle of Mull (Adventure)DUISDALE HOUSE, Isle of Skye (Island & Coastal) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

About 100 feet above the roiling waters of the Atlantic, on the far side of Taransay, the Rvival team find a different way to cross the geological arch. Just one of the activities which will be available to the Taransay survival adventurers. ... See MoreSee Less
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