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Pool House

Poolewe near Gairloch, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 8506)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely place to stay - everything was so comfortable, very clean and homely."

    The location with the views over the lake and to the mountains were stunning - we saw so many birds on the lake that we hadn't seen before - Great Northern Diver, Merganzers, Dunlin, Greenshank. Have already recommended this house to friends - and we would definately stay here again.

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2022

  • "Nice, geneerally well equiped house in beautiful surroundings."

    Very clean and tidy on entry. Excellent heating. Kitchen adequate but very small and not very well arranged. No dishwasher, which mattered more since sink and drainer very awkwardly placed for hand washing up. Owner VERY helpful indeed over e-bike storage -- much appreciated. Three minor failings: 1) only one bathroom in the house situated downstairs but all bedrooms situated upstairs. This should really be made clearer in the description -- and the provision of chamber pots in the bedrooms, old fashioned as it might seem, could be very useful. 2) we were seriously too hot in bed under a duvet which felt both over heavy and needlessly warm. Only on stripping the beds to leave did we discover that the duvet was in fact 2 10 tog duvets one held on top of the other by poppers. If we had known this at the start of the week we could have discarded one duvet and spent more comfortable nights, 3) Parking area is claimed to have room for two cars. It's adequate for one, but two would be very tight indeed. Moreover entry to the parking space is awkward and when arriving from Poolewe requires either reverse entry from a surprisingly busy road or a 300 yard drive to find space to turn round so as to enter the space forwards. Needless to say leaving the parking space onto a band in a single track road only permits departure in one direction and requires a turn-around to go in the other.

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2022

  • "Wonderfully located right next to the shore with a magnificent panoramic view over Loch Ewe giving excellent landscape photograph opportunities."

    A well designed building with good and easy to control heating. It was so thoughtfully equipped that we had everything we needed. Every room was spotlessly clean and tidy and the garden carefully tended.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "Superb holiday cottage with everything needed generously supplied."

    Cosy and spotless. Parking may be an issue for bigger vehicles (we usually travel in a van and that would have been tight) Great view, always fascinating.

    Reviewed by CathiOct 2021

  • "Excellent situation with lots of opportunities for observing wildlife."

    Very well equipped cottage, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2021

  • "Very well equipped house in wonderful location."

    All facilities were provided, satelitte tv very good. Beautiful views over the loch to the mountains. Nice garden with lots of birds to feed. Good to have two comfortable rooms to sit in.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "Pool House was spotlessly clean and in a stunning location on the shore of Loch Ewe."

    It was perfectly placed for the exploration of the local area and its' history. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and location, great and thoughtful facilities."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Cottage was in a fantastic location, spotless when we arrived and so very well stocked of all the essentials."

    Reviewed by NickJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    Brilliant view across the loch. Very well equipped cottage

    Reviewed by AllanMay 2021

  • "A warm cosy cottage in a fabulous location on the edge of Loch Ewe."

    Good old-fashioned spacious comfort! Good Wifi and two large TVs. Garden views in three directions, incl. across the loch north to distant mountains and inland towards the Beinn Eighe range. Seabirds on the loch and many birds in the garden, but sadly I didn't see an otter. There is no local pub or restaurant, which might not suit some. The drive is four miles from Poolewe along a single-track road. There's a lovely sandy beach a few miles further along the loch. I'd certainly revisit.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous as usual - a home from home with fantastic views"

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "Brilliant location with magnificent view."

    A great place to relax and accommodate a family!

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2020

  • "Excellent holiday home,well equipped,very clean and very comfortable,fantastic views and good location."

    Reviewed by Sarah JaneOct 2019

  • "The house was warm, comfortable and very well equipped."

    It is in a wonderful setting with glorious views. Watching the sunrise from behind the hills is just amazing. We hope to return one day. Julia Walters

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2019

  • "What a fantastic place the house is perfect for two or six , lovely views night and day"

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2019

  • "Superb location views are fantastic."

    Parking was a little difficult and steep but we managed. The cottage has everything need and more, live the electric recliners

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "This cottage was beautiful."

    .. much better than we had expected! Amazing location with tremendous views over the sea. Amazing value. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2019

  • "A very well equipped and comfy house with superb views."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Comfortable and very well equipped cottage."

    Ideal location at the loch side gave us plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2019

  • "Had a very good holiday at this cottage Everything was very good indeed ,a smooth booking ,the owners were very good aswell if we needed anything just had to ring them ."

    Would use Skye cottages again

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2019

  • "Very comfy house in a great location overlooking Loch Ewe."

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "A lovey cosy cottage with everything we needed - comfy beds, hot shower and only a few miles from the village where we could get our essentials."

    but the setting was breathtaking. Opening the curtains in the morning and seeing the crystal clear waters of the loch against the mountainous backdrop was an awesome sight and one that will stay with us forever. Watching the occasional seal in the bay was a bonus and the walks to the cliffs at the end of the peninsula were exhilarating. Gairloch is close by where you grab something to eat and go out on a boat trip if you fancy it. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather which only added to an already great holiday. What a fantastic setting for potentially a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, well equipped, comfortable and excellent situated on the edge of the loch."

    Loads of wildlife, otters, seals, great northern divers etc. Excellent local facilities - don't miss Poolewe market on Tuesday mornings. Brilliant than you.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2019

  • "Wonderful setting, comfortable house that is well stocked with all of the basics."

    From the breakfast table watched great northern diver, seals, and otter.

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2019

  • "Great views, excellent beach nearby."

    House warm and very comfortable. Sykes accidentally let us book for 5 people when in fact the 3 rd room is not supposed to be used and max is occupation is 4. However a call to the owner saw a neighbour come quickly with key for the linen cupboard and sort out the third bedroom for our use so excellent response from the owner.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "This is a fabulous house and we have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday ..."

    This is a fabulous house and we have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday We had everything we needed and rested very well Love this place and am sure we will return Thank you Susan Davies

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "Pool House was simply the best in every way, the house has a lovely atmosphere, and the owners have obviously gone to great lengths to provide everything that we could possibly have needed."

    The garden is also beautifully kept, and the views are stunning. This is one that we most definitely will be returning to, a real gem.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2018

  • "Pool House is a lovely cottage and is right on the shores of Loch Ewe, with stunning views across the loch to the Mountains of Suilven and Ben Mor Coigach."

    We saw a variety of wildlife from the dining room, including an otter feeding near to the slipway. If you are a hillwalker or lover of wildlife this is an ideal place to stay.

    Reviewed by PhillipJun 2018

  • "Whenever I book with Sykes, the experience is very easy and hassle free."

    This cottage was so lovely, the views were spectacular, the house was clean and so very well stocked. I had a text conversation with the owner at one point, and she couldn't have been nicer if she tried. This cottage is definitely one I would return to.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "It was the cleanliness of the cottage the location the people around the cottage wer very friendly just a perfect holiday as the last couple of years I will be booking for next year a big thank you to everyone involved."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Had a great week although the weather was cold."

    There were no spare blankets/duvets and we contacted the owners as our boys were cold during the night. The owners delivered some extra blankets which was great service considering the location. Apart from this the cottage is very well equipped and clean.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "We enjoyed the location,the comfort of the cottage and especially the view and wildlife on the doorstep."

    We cant wait to return !

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2017

  • "A nice cottage with superb views."

    Comfy and had everything we needed. Would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2016

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday"

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2016

  • "Super comfortable and clean."

    Very quiet and secluded. Beautiful outlook and perfect setting on Loch Ewe. Extremely helpful owners.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms with sea views: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned area to front with furniture, enclosed rear garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Tesco food deliveries can be delivered and collected to a location in Poolewe, please contact owner for more information
  • Note: Netflix and iplayer available in the main sitting room

The property

Poolewe 3 miles.

This charming Poolewe cottage is situated in the friendly hamlet of Inverasdale on the shore of beautiful Loch Ewe, and provides breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views.

This lovely Poolewe cottage allows guests to gaze out to sea and enjoy the ever-changing and spectacular landscape of the West Highlands.

Within a few yards of this Poolewe cottage is a small jetty, ideal if you wish to bring your dinghy or canoe for a day on the loch, or if you prefer, you can stay on dry land and look out over the water, perhaps spotting a seal or otter, or maybe even a low-flying eagle.

This Poolewe cottage will not disappoint with its modern and tasteful interior, and a cosy, comfortable feeling throughout.

Ideal for a family or group of friends, this Poolewe cottage is a great base for those that like to get out and about, exploring the local attractions and making the most of the wonderful area surrounding the cottage.

After long, exciting days, spend cosy evenings around the dining table, tucking into a delicious meal and making the most of your Poolewe self-catering cottage, before heading to bed as the sun sets over the horizon.

There is plenty to do within easy reach of your Poolewe cottage; nearby is a lovely sandy beach, along with the famous Inverewe Garden, which is recognised as some of the finest gardens in Europe with a plant collection of international importance.

Cove is nearby, home to WWII sites of historic importance, Gairloch is approximately 8 miles away, with a variety of amenities, a lovely beach and a harbour offering boat trips, while the town of Ullapool is approximately one hour away, with ferries to the Western Isles.

With walks to enjoy and mountains to climb, birds to watch and towns and villages to visit, a special holiday awaits you!

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About the location

POOLEWE

Dingwall 50 miles; Ullapool 50 miles.

The pretty village of Poolewe sits in the shelter of Loch Ewe, at the mouth of the River Ewe where it tumbles down from Loch Maree. It is a pretty place in an area of spectacular scenery and is home to a well-stocked shop, small swimming pool and two hotels. The world-renowned Inverewe Garden (National Trust) is half a mile across the bay from the village. The site was developed by the botanist Osgood Mackenzie from 1862 until his death in 1922. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, it is home to exotic plants, imported from all over the world – a must for all visitors to the area. Firemore beach is five miles to the west and north along the coast is Gruinard Bay with its striking sands; a series of attractive beaches skirt the bay and a number are easily reached from the main road. With spectacular scenery, mountains, excellent hillwalking, golf, fishing, wildlife cruises and much more, this is a great area for a holiday!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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