This site enjoys wonderful views but is also exposed to the wind. The result are walls that extend past the gables of the house creating sheltered areas and sun traps – depending on the time of the day.
Photographer: Alistair Nicholls
Built for a local man and his Danish wife, the house reflects the traditional architecture of the Highlands but also the meticulous detailing that the Danes are famed for.
An Da Bhathach is Gaelic for ‘the two byres’. The form of the houses is two parallel long wings with dual pitched roofs, joined by a flat roofed middle section. This is a form common with blackhouses – especially in the Western Isles.
When the owners are not at home the house is available for rent. Detail can be found at this website: http://www.thetwobyres.co.uk/