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Church House

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Poolewe, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Helpful and courteous owners."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2024

  • "Our second visit and we have booked to come back next year."

    Very well appointed cottage in a fantastic location.

    Always pleased to have you stay in Church House. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2024

  • "As always Jenni makes you feel welcome, and does everything In her power to help make the stay excellent."

    Cannot think of anything else she could do. Looking forward to the next visit.

    Thank you. Always a treat to have you both in residence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Nice property in good location with nice views."

    Better than we expected from the photos. Peaceful location not far from all amenities and the sea.

    Very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely stay in a well equipped cottage."

    Excellent communication throughout and would stay again.

    Thank you. Looking forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a very comfortable stay at Church House ."

    . the property is well maintained, with well equipped kitchen, working WiFi and multi channel TV, all electric heating which was very adequate. Very comfortable bed. Shower and bath. Good communication with Jenny. Everything was the best we've had in a long while. Thank you.

    Very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is a great place to stay, in a quiet but central spot in a lovely village with great access to the hills."

    The cottage is very comfortable and can easily accommodate three adults. It is spotlessly clean and very well equipped.

    Always pleased to hear our guests have enjoyed themselves and that there was everything they needed in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Dec 2023

  • "I stay in Church house on a regular basis."

    It is always a pleasure to be there in what is a excellent self catering cottage. A big thank you to Jenny and Heather for all they do to make my stays there comfortable and relaxing .

    Delighted you are happy there. Always a pleasure to have you stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "A perfect home from home; everything you could want and more."

    This property is clearly very well cared for by Jenny & Heather; I cannot recommend it highly enough. The location is ideal too; lots to see and do without driving, and superb scenery when you do drive further afield. An excellent week in Poolewe!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a fabulous cottage, warm, well equipped and very clean and comfortable."

    Lovely warm welcome from the person in charge who was very responsive when we had a minor issue which got sorted very quickly. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay; we do try to make our guests as comfortable as possible. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2023

  • "As soon as you enter Church house you feel comfortable."

    The owner has gone to great lengths to make sure your stay is as comfy as possible, it has everything you need for your stay. Highly recommended.

    Delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our accommodation was first class and we would recommend Church House to anybody"

    Thank you. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Church House offers everything you need for your holiday."

    Comfort, cleanliness, peace and quiet. Every little thing had been thought about. Jenny was the perfect hostess. Definitely recommend. Worth every star we could give.

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judi5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Church House."

    The cottage is just the right size for two people and has every home comfort. The local area is one that we love and have visited many times before. We would certainly consider visiting Church House in the future. Jenny keeps a lovely cottage and is so welcoming. The weather was kind and scenery glorious. A lovely holiday.

    So pleased you enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nizar5.0Jul 2023

  • "A real comfortable small cottage with everything you would have at home in the delightful village of Poolewe."

    It has full range of information on the local area with maps for walking, details for dining out, places of interests worth visiting and if staying indoors good books to read as well as an excellent wi-fi link. If anything else is required both Jenny and Heather are only a phone call away.

    Thanks John. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. At your suggestion, we have now installed a coffee machine to keep you coffee drinkers happy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Super accommodation, very comfortable, well located and lovely people owning/managing."

    lovely garden furniture, well equipped kitchen and nice gift of shortcake. clear, helpful and informative file with maps and books We had a lovely week

    Delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a wonderful welcome and so much care and consideration has gone into making the cottage comfortable for guests."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "Communication and directions were excellent."

    Property perfectly located with easy access to Loch Ewe and Loch Maree. Really enjoy our stay and have already booked to come back next year

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay, and looking forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Church House , as good as ever , many thanks to Jenny and all concerned for providing a great home from home."

    Thanks Phillip. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit in the autumn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Church House was the perfect base to enjoy this lovely area."

    I was not put out with two days of nasty weather as it let me relax in total comfort in this very cosy and spotlessly clean home.I would love to return soon.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "My fourth visit to Church House, that should say it all really !"

    It is excellent in every way and Jenny Wiseman goes out of her way to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Philip.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jenny Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely accomodation."

    Fully equipped. Warm, Spacious and modern. We enjoyed a quiet break whilst visiting family in Gairloch and would definitely stay here again. Excellent communication. Jenny Thankyou for being an awesome host.

    Thank you, Elton. It was a pleasure having you to stay, and thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elton5.0Dec 2022

  • "I have now stayed at Church House 3 times and I have booked 2 seperate weeks for 2023 , it suits me down to the ground and the Church members and especially Jenny Wiseman who look after the property are kind , helpful and go that extra mile for their guests."

    Philip Roberts

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday home, surrounded by lovely scenery."

    A pace to recharge and enjoy. Cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay.

    Reviewed by Allina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything is thought of to make stay comfortable owner was lovely came to check if anything we needed plenty information provided in cottage will definitely book again ."

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous holiday house with brilliant hosts!"

    " I have had a fantastic holiday! The house has everything you need, is furnished so nicely and is so clean and tidy. We would definitely stay again and would 100% recommend this property.

    Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a well run property, well equipped, spotlessly clean and with everything one desires whilst away from home."

    The Church members who run it, particularly Mrs Jenny Wiseman are very attentive to the needs and comfort of the holidaymakers who stay there. Philp Roberts.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is perfectly clean without feeling clinical, is thoughtfully and practically equipped, and tastefully decorated, all reflecting the thoughtfulness and friendliness of the lovely lady who runs it."

    Useful details like maps and books, as well as excellent instructions for use of everything in the cottage all made for a thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable experience. We can’t wait to go back again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, very well equipped and with great attention to detail."

    We appreciated the personal contact from the owner's representative, who was most helpful. It was also very good to find maps and details of local walks and things to do in the area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location in Poolewe village."

    Good location for walkers. House was immaculately clean and tidy and had all the facilities needed for a very comfortable and relaxing week in the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Church House is a beautifully maintained modern bungalow, with everything necessary for a comfortable stay in Poolewe."

    Everything was fresh and clean, well equipped and thoughtful details all around. It's our third visit here and we really hope to be able to return.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay, and we shall look forward to your fourth visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely location with all the facilities we needed for our short break."

    Thank you for your review. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "We were given a very friendly welcome - a lovely cottage conveniently situated in the centre of Poolewe, close to the superb village shop and two excellent cafes."

    The hotel with bar is very close and of course Inverewe Gardens are within walking distance. We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "We found the cottage to be an excellent and comfortable base for our modest travels around the area."

    Also all possible covid precautions were in place and these were clear and concise. We were also most fortunate to meet the proprietor in person and found her to be a gracious and lovely, kind lady :-)

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Apr 2022

  • "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 Allina5.0Nov 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 Samuel5.0Sep 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 Ann5.0Oct 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 Ruth5.0Oct 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 Glen5.0Oct 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 Diane5.0Sep 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 Kim5.0Sep 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 Graham4.1Jul 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 Lorelli5.0Jul 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 Diane5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent comprehensive facilities."

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

    Reviewed by M K5.0Aug 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 David5.0Jul 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 John4.7Jul 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 Mary5.0Jun 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 Paul3.8May 2019

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

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

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

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2019

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

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2019

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


    Reviewed by Mark4.7Feb 2019

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  • 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
  • Smart TV with Freesat; high speed fibre broadband and WiFi; bluetooth speaker; selection of books, games and jigwsaw puzzles.
  • 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. Note: Property accepts a minimum 3 night booking

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.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10058-F

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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