Nestled within a garden of ancient stone and heather, the Rock Cottage is an intimate dwelling with an aspect overlooking Borve beach. The aim of the design was to blend the house into the existing natural rock terraces, standing stones and massive iconic rocks comprise the walls, the heaviest being 9.5 tons. A turf roof is contiguous with the peaty hillside, and raw unfinished boards of weather worn larch have been crafted to form the external woodwork
Inside, a simple minimalist design approach has been employed. Grey tiles and wooden floorboards are heated underneath. Dark slate married with sparkling Gneiss rocks makes up shelves: the mason warned that these may start to sag in 20,000 years. The fireplace sits on a Gneiss rock of significance, and it looks as if the house has been built around it. Beams from an old wharf make the fireplace mantel, and many of the furniture and fittings have been crafted from driftwood. Whatever the weather, the Rock House is the perfect place to watch the Atlantic waves roll in.