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Admire the views through the evening
The perfect spot to enjoy a sunset
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Writers Retreat - Poolewe

Poolewe, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic water edge retreat in idyllic location if you are looking for the ultimate peaceful getaway
  • Cosy hideaway with private hot tub, surrounded by sea and rugged mountain landscapes
  • Simply relax to watch the otters and seals swim past while you take in beautiful summer sunsets
  • The delightful boathouse is for relaxing and sleeping and the quirky shepherd’s hut for meals and dining
  • Perfect location for walking, cycling, mountaineering, fishing, boat trips and water sports
  • Ideal base to explore this stunning part of the West Coast Highlands and Islands
Property code: 76411

Whether you are an artist, an author or are simply looking for a relaxing break away with surrounding sea and mountain views, this quirky combo of retro living spaces is bound to appeal to you.

Situated in the grounds of Pool House, overlooking Loch Ewe and the mountains beyond. An idyllic refuge for romantics or those looking for creative inspiration. Perfect base to enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, golf and water sports, with canoeing and kayaking available. Wildlife boat trips are available from Inverewe and Gairloch. Explore the cliff-top coastal paths with views to the Outer Hebrides, visit the site of the emergency coastal battery built to defend Loch Ewe during WWII, or stroll on the pristine sandy beaches and indulge your archaeological curiosity at Pictish and Viking sites. The area is home to beautiful mountains, hills, lochs and waterfalls in Scotland and the road to Loch Ewe is listed as one of the top ten most scenic drives in the world.

This tastefully decorated boathouse offers a spacious open-plan studio-style space, complete with traditional king-size bed, cathedral ceiling, wood burner and mood lighting. The comfy sofa is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset over the sea while you watch the wildlife swim past. The TV has Sky Entertainment Plus so you can watch your favourite movie after a long day. The bathroom has underfloor heating, a spacious bath, separate shower and WC. Outside, and up a few steps is the shepherd’s hut with tasteful, retro style decor. Here you will find an electric hob, combi microwave oven, toaster, a small fridge and a kettle for brewing up a cuppa. There is also a table and seating to enjoy your meals, where you can enjoy the views from the windows overlooking the fast-flowing river or open the stable door for views across the bay and to the hills beyond. This is perfect place to relax and indulge your artistic talents. Whether you like to sketch, paint, draw or write the next best-selling novel, you will find plenty of inspiration inside and outside the hut.

Outside there is a small grass area with patio, seating and a table to make the most of the views, and a hot tub to relax in with perhaps a glass of bubbly. There is ample off-road parking in the grounds of Pool House.

  • Sleeping area – king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric hob, combi microwave oven, toaster, kettle and fridge
  • Hot tub
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Complex of properties
  • TV with Sky Entertainment Plus in lounge area 
  • Regret no children under 16

Whether you are an artist, an author or are simply in search of some much-needed peace and quiet, this quirky property offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Once you have followed one of the world’s most scenic drives to reach Loch Ewe, it’s time to make the most of this stunning and diverse landscape. Ideal for active types, walking, cycling, fishing, golf, canoeing and kayaking are all available in the local area. Follow the cliff-top coastal paths, admiring the views of the Outer Hebrides along the way. History buffs should not miss a visit to the emergency coastal battery built to defend Loch Ewe during WWII, or indeed the Pictish and Viking sites nearby. Or, for something more serene, jump on board one of the wildlife boat trips available from Inverewe and Gairloch. Visit the Inverewe Garden and Estate (1 mile) to spot Scotland’s big five in wildlife: the red squirrel, red deer, otter, seal and golden eagle, or admire the ever-changing colours of the heritage garden. Poolewe itself is an attractive village that is home to a convenience store and cafe, while nearby Gairloch boasts a popular pub (7.5 miles). For a change of scene, head south to reach the Loch Maree Islands (6.5 miles), a group of more than forty scattered islands, home to a fragment of the original Caledonian Pine Forest and one of Britain’s least polluted freshwater lochs.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 30th October 2020

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Fantastic location and great place for a romantic break or relaxing holiday, good local walking and loved the dining area in the Sheppards hut and hot tub!

Reviewed by Lesley 16th October 2020

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Absolutely fabulous location, perfect quiet retreat. Central to most places... Inverness, Ullapool and Gairloch. The hot tub was cherry on top. The bathroom... OMG.... U could get lost in that tub. I'll definitely be back

Reviewed by Paula 2nd October 2020

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A wonderful hideaway perfectly situated on the banks of Loch Ewe providing awesome views you never tire of. Geographically, this was an excellent location from where we could explore this part of the Highlands easily. A fascinating history linked to World War II was a fabulous bonus. The well-equipped quirky kitchen provides a sense of fun, and we Read moreenjoyed the space and freedom to self-cater admits such fantastic scenery. The hot tub was the icing on the cake providing true relaxation. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 4th September 2020

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a more accurate description of to make customers aware that the property does not have a freezer, washer/drier

Reviewed by George 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Tim 21st August 2020

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Fab week at the Writers Retreat, everything you need for a get away from it all holiday. But still lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Many thanks the Pool House for an unforgettable holiday.

Reviewed by Graeme 7th August 2020

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A beautifully appointed studio with a kitchen in the adjacent shepherd's hut. The owners are on site in the guest house next door, and are a mine of information about the local area. This is the West Coast, so midges can be a problem, especially when using the hot tub in the evening, but a good dose of repellent or a midge net should sort them. OneRead more highlight was watching the seals in the evening from the garden area. We loved the location. We'll certainly return, and soon. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 31st July 2020

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We had a lovely relaxing holiday with gorgeous views and the cottage was very well equipped. Hot Tub was fabulous . Loved the Bathroom. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and the owners were very welcoming. Definitely would recommend to our family and friends.

Reviewed by Kevin 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by David 13th January 2020

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The Cottage is in an idyllic location, it was presented perfectly, warm and cosy, very well equipped and Elizabeth was most welcoming. I couldn't have asked for more

Reviewed by Duncan 5th January 2020

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Fantastic accommodation, in a great setting not great for the winter unless you like high winds and rain which we do so it was a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life . Plenty of walks and wildlife, beaches and lighthouses and a hot tub to relax in at the end of the day .

Reviewed by Jonathan 31st December 2019

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Reviewed by Roger 8th November 2019

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