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Church House

Poolewe, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 984121)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday."

    Host made sure there was a light on for our arrival, and checked in on day 1 to make sure we had everything we needed. The decor and facilities were lovely and have no hesitation in recommending the cottage. Five stars first class. We will be back.

    Reviewed by AllinaNov 2021

  • "Our visit to Inverewe Garden was really very good, and our Dailly drives to ..."

    Our visit to Inverewe Garden was really very good, and our Dailly drives to remote places of the beaten track, the view's are stupendous

    Reviewed by SamuelSep 2021

  • "Church House is a delightful compact cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    The property was spotlessly clean, beds were comfortable and the main room was warm and cosy. The smart TV and Wi-Fi worked fine and were very useful on cold wet evenings. The local area is stunning and we had a lovely weeks break. Would thoroughly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in Poolewe."

    We loved staying here and were sad to leave. The cottage was spotless and had hand sanitiser at the front door for us to use. Although some things have had to be removed due to Covid it still had everything that we needed. Great communication from the owner before and during our stay. Poolewe is lovely and we drove to lots of lovely areas round about for walks and beaches. A particular highlight for us was a Boat trip in Gairloch where we were lucky to see lots of dolphins close up. We also loved Inverewe Gardens and the Gairloch Museum. We hope to visit Church House again soon.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "The local contact for Church House was exceedingly helpful before and throughout our stay."

    Thank you so much. I am really struggling to find anything to suggest by way of improvements.

    Reviewed by GlenOct 2020

  • "Third time at this property, which speaks for itself."

    Was pleased to find SmartTV had been installed. Felt assured that all precautions regarding Covid-19 safety had been taken. Beautiful area which never ceases to amaze.

    Reviewed by AlexanderSep 2020

  • "A lovely and comfortable cottage in the village of Poolewe."

    The owner has gone to great lengths to make sure the property is COVID safe. We had a minor problem with the Wi-fi when there, but the owner was able to help us out, and that’s now been rectified. Highly recommend if you’re after a comfortable and well-equipped base from which to explore this beautiful corner of Scotland.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2020

  • "The TV pixels on all stations were continually breaking up and WiFi connection was very slow."

    Probably because of the location with surrounding hills. With incessant rain and no tv we decided to cut short our break 2 days early. While the cottage was comfortable the facilities (eg night storage heaters) were fairly basic and to charge circa £650 for the week - or in our case 5 days - was excessive.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the TV had some issues during your stay. In order to rectify this, we are installing a Freesat system and a smart TV at the property. We hope this did not impact on your stay too much and would be happy to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2020

  • "The owners paid every attention to making sure it was safe and we had everything we needed."

    The beds were comfortable and the place was spotless. When there was a small problem they responded immediately. Highly reconmmend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LorelliJul 2020

  • "Peaceful location yet within a few hundred yards of village shop and hotel."

    Good base for walking and/or touring the area.

    Reviewed by AlexanderSep 2019

  • "Excellent comprehensive facilities."

    Good location to explore area but relax as well. Made very welcome by all.

    Reviewed by M KAug 2019

  • "A spotlessly clean cottage with welcoming hosts."

    Very comfortable with plenty of space for storing our outdoor and camping gear, also room outside and a washing line for drying things off. We would definitely come again

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as described with one or two little extras thrown in ,small bottle of milk ,pack of shortbread etc small things I know but nice all the same ."

    It was ready and cleanliness was excellent .The parking space was in a gated yard in front of the cottage . Suitable parking is important to me and this could not be any better..Jenny answered a couple of questions I had quickly by email .The only downside was the slow WiFi .It was good enough to load basic information and in fact adequate for my use .but not fast enough to run a game for instance .This was not a problem for me but if a fast internet connection is vital to you it could be a problem .Other than that great.Handy shop across the road .We thought it was very good value. Electricity thrown in as well. Whats not to like.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything needed for self catering."

    Ideally situated in Wester Ross - both for visiting other places or for having a restful time in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2019

  • "It was a comfortable cottage to spend a day in during the rain and a welcoming place to come back to after a day's walking."

    Good kitchen facilities. Nice open view from windows too.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Kitchen could do with being bigger and a better shower apart from that all good"

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "Peaceful, relaxing stay in a well located and very well equipped house."

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2019

  • "This was our 5th visit and it was just as good as the 1st."

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "Sykes Cottages came to our rescue, at a days notice and found us this great property in the area we wanted."


    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

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The property

This wonderful semi-detached bungalow benefits from lovely views of the hills and countryside, in the pretty village of Poolewe.

Perfect for couples or friends to enjoy, Church House retains much of its charm and character, a homely place to make your own with rural surroundings to keep you company.

Arrive into the vestibule which hosts a storage cupboard, ideal for leaving your belongings behind before wandering inside.

Beyond this, discover the lounge/diner a comfy haven including both a sofa and two armchairs, sitting amidst the traditional furnishings which create somewhere peaceful to return to day after day.

There is even an entrance to the enclosed garden should you wish to stroll into the fresh air and take in the beautiful hillside drifting by in the distance.

The kitchen is tucked to the back of the layout with its collection of appliances, and a pleasant front-facing view brings the location to your doorstep, as you cook up those appetising meals.

There are two bedrooms, a double which benefits from views of the garden, and a single, both pleasantly designed with bedside tables and fitted storage.

Outdoors, spend an hour or two in the enclosed garden to the rear, also providing a paved seating area.

The village is a pretty place surrounded by spectacular scenery and is home to a shop, small swimming pool and two hotels.

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 lace the bay and a number are easily reached from the main road.

Scenery, mountains, hill-walking, golf, fishing, wildlife cruises and much more, are just the start of a holiday at the magnificent Church House.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview, High Speed Fibre broadband and WiFi, bluetooth speaker, radio/CD player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden to the rear with paved seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: One step into the cottage.

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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 for Scotland) 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:

  • Winter
  • 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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