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The Whitehouse

Poolewe near Gairloch, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 937102)

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  • Sleeps 8 people

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Reviews

    Miss Lamb

    “The house is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Scotland.”

    Although it took a lot of driving to get somewhere, it was totally worth it. The garden is fantastic. On our last morning we saw a deer

    Although it took a lot of driving to get somewhere, it was totally worth it. The garden is fantastic. On our last morning we saw a deer

The property

Poolewe 3 miles.

Situated in the stunning North West Highlands this most impressive and superior detached cottage makes a simply wonderful holiday home.

Close to the coast with some of the best beaches in Britain within easy reach, this spacious cottage with flexible sleeping options is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to explore the unspoilt beauty of the area together.

At ground floor level there are three bedrooms (one with en-suite facilities), a utility room and a shower room.

The first floor has another bedroom, a family bathroom and a massive open plan living area with a very well-equipped kitchen, a large dining area and commodious seating area with a welcoming woodburning stove to ensure cosy evenings in.

From the first floor living area there are lovely open views.

Outside the large impressive garden with its many special features is a real bonus for guests with its two ponds and pretty streams.

This area is bursting with things to do and see and very close by is the village of Poolewe with good local services and dining out opportunities.

The bigger village of Gairloch a short drive away, offers enhanced facilities and wildlife lovers can book one of the many boat trips to take them out onto the waters to spy whales, dolphins, porpoises and even sharks – the great creatures of the sea.

On the shoreline there are colonies of seals and otters.

Rich in beauty, wildlife and peace, this area has so much to offer visitors, and this lovely cottage will ensure a wonderful holiday with fantastic memories.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link can be super king-size double on request), 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen and breakfast bar (seats 3), dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Two utilities
  • Eco-friendly air source heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking with bike and kayak storage
  • 5-acres of arboretum and natural water garden with seating areas and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Coast 5 mins walk
  • Note: Unfenced ponds and stream in garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

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About the location


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!

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