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    Borve Lodge

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    *Style: Private Lodge
    *Setting: Coastal
    *Location: Isle of Harris

    *Capacity: 8
    *Rooms: 7
    *Bathrooms: 5 Ensuite | 2 Shared

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    The family-owned Borve Lodge is a true island retreat perfect for guests looking for something a little bit different. Set in a quiet corner of the rugged and wild Isle of Harris, Borve Lodge offers dramatic scenery, locally sourced food and an abundance of peace and quiet.

    Originally built in 1868 as a sporting and fishing lodge by the Earl of Dunmore on the site of a Bronze Age fortress, this gorgeous white house is now the ideal base for outdoor activities. The Lodge has recently benefited from massive refurbishments by the new owners of the estate, creating a perfect blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm. Guests have a plethora of hiking options, ranging from gentle coastal walks along pristine sandy beaches to rugged mountain ascents for breathtaking views. You could also explore the estate and surrounding area by bike and via various water sports like surfing, sailing and sea kayaking.

    The lodge sleeps 8 and is comfortably and stylishly furnished. Guests can enjoy the house’s exquisite round walled garden, which is perfect for evening strolls. The estate also features several beautiful self-catering properties which could extend the party size if required. These additional properties include a contemporary and classy broch inspired by the unique Scottish Iron Age forts, likely the first broch built in over a thousand years, a stylised rock house built to blend seamlessly into the landscape, as well as several cosy cottages emitting rustic luxury.

    The uninhabited island of Taransay is the most recent addition to the Borve Lodge Estate. Guests can take a private boat to this quiet island to explore its pristine white sand beaches, idyllic views and wildflower meadows. Taransay is ideal for wildlife watching as it is home to over 200 red deer as well as sea eagles and even a seal colony.

    Accommodation Highlights

    • Beautiful private home sleeping 8 guests with a number of additional properties.
    • Stunning location on the Harris coastline, full of culture and history.
    • Perfect base for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, sea kayaking, and wildlife watching.

    Local Experiences

    Reach the High Points of the Outer Hebrides

    The hills of the Outer Hebrides punch well above the weight that their diminutive height would otherwise suggest. These remote and heather-clad hills are full of character. They offer the keen hill enthusiast wild and rocky vistas and plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife such as golden eagles and red deer roaming free. Join a local guide for a hike up a local hill for the best views.

    Private Gin Distillery Tour & Tasting

    The Isle of Harris has become famous for the delicious gin distilled in the village of Tarbert. Learn about the distilling process from start to finish, enjoying a private tour and tasting at the distillery and learn all about the botanicals used to give Harris Gin its distinctive flavour. You could also go for a full immersion in the gin distilling process… Harris Gin owes its unique and delicious flavour to locally foraged sugar kelp. Join a seaweed expert on his boat and help them ‘pick’ kelp from gorgeous underwater forests.

    Visit Taransay

    The island of Taransay is part of the Borve Lodge Estate and is the largest uninhabited island in the Hebrides. The island was made famous in the 2000 British reality TV-show Castaway where 36 people chose to live on the isolated island for a year with limited resources and contact with the outside world. The island is now home to wildlife and the occasional tourist. You can take a day trip by boat to the island and explore the untouched beauty on foot.

    Go to St Kilda

    Journey to the rarely visited St Kilda, an uninhabited archipelago (abandoned in 1930) located 50 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. It is also one of the few destinations in the world to hold a double UNESCO World Heritage Status – that puts it on a level with Machu Picchu and the Pyramids of Egypt! Since few travel here this is a true adventure experience for those that want to get off the beaten path during their stay.

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