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The Manse

Poolewe, The Highlands
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
11 more

At a glance

  • Delightful traditional Scottish manse in the Highlands
  • Carefully renovated and full of period charm
  • Ideally situated for exploring Wester Ross and Poolewe
  • Surrounded by Highland garden on three sides, overlooking the River Ewe
  • Set well off the road with a pub within 0.5 mile
  • Spacious interiors and grounds ideal for a special social gathering
Property code: CA353

This large detached holiday house is set among beautiful mature gardens close to the pretty village of Poolewe, making a fine rural retreat with uninterrupted views of the countryside and the river below.

This beautiful and traditional Scottish manse has been tastefully updated to provide cosy and relaxing accommodation for a large family or group of friends seeking an idyllic Highland retreat. The property is ideal for up to nine guests, and is set in a charming position overlooking the River Ewe. Enjoying a secluded location on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Poolewe, the property makes a great base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, with opportunities to see salmon jumping in the river and deer in the nearby fields. Close to the stunning Loch Maree, the towering mountain of Slioch and the glorious Inverewe Gardens, this is a perfect base for a quiet holiday in spellbinding surroundings. Housekeeping can be arranged, as can salmon and sea trout fishing.

With a spacious kitchen/dining room and a cosy lounge, this beautiful property is a wonderful centre for a family holiday. The kitchen/dining room extends the full depth of the house and has been attractively decorated and furnished to provide the perfect backdrop for an evening meal. The delightful lounge is a lovely space to retire to after a great day out, with plenty of comfortable seating so you can chat about the day, catch up with a favourite TV show or curl up with a good book. There are also five bright and fresh bedrooms to choose from.

Stepping into this attractive property via the entrance porch, you will find yourself in the cosy and welcoming lounge which is lightly decorated and features a lovely open fire for you to gather round on cooler evenings. The heart of the property is the spacious open-plan kitchen /dining room. An ideal space for preparing and sharing your favourite meals, this is also a wonderful area for socialising or planning the next day’s adventures. Exploring the ground floor further there are also three attractive bedrooms: two twin rooms and a single, as well as a bathroom, separate WC and a handy utility room.

Going up the stairs to the first floor there are two more pretty bedrooms: one king-size and a twin room. The first floor also features a family bathroom complete with a shower over the bath.

Heading outside you can unwind in the charming traditional Highland garden. Surrounded on three sides by trees, with the fourth side opening onto the beautiful Rive Ewe, this is a wonderful spot to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 single, 3 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 large bathroom with WC, bath and separate shower, 1 bathroom with WC and shower over bath, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Utility room – washing machine/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Open fire – starter pack of logs provided
  • Oil central heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Flatscreen TV, DVD, CD player
  • Private fenced garden with garden furniture, BBQ and views overlooking the river
  • Unlimited parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Telephone - honesty box
  • Housekeeping available by prior arrangement
  • Salmon and sea trout fishing available by prior arrangement
  • Pub under 0.5 mile

Perfectly situated for exploring the spectacular countryside and coastline of Wester Ross, the property is also just half a mile from the picturesque village of Poolewe. This delightful village features a choice of places to eat and drink, a choice of shops and a swimming pool, and is perched on the edge of Loch Ewe – a vast loch heading out to sea. The charming coastal village of Gairloch (5 miles) also has a number of independent shops and great places to eat and drink, as well as being home to a fascinating folk museum. Nearby are some wonderful sandy beaches and a rocky shoreline to explore – occasionally you may glimpse a whale offshore. The famous Inverewe Gardens are just a mile away and offer a haven of unusual plant and wildlife with opportunities to see red squirrels, red deer, otters, seals and golden eagles, with a stunning array of plants and trees including huge Californian redwoods. This is also a fantastic base for anyone interested in walking, hill-walking, climbing, shooting and stalking, with a number of vast estates nearby including Letterewe (17.5 miles) and Coulin (29 miles). Among many local landmarks are the breathtaking Loch Maree (13 miles), the popular Badachro Distllery (12 miles) and the mountain of Slioch (20.5 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Waddington May 2019

The Manse is a lovely property with plenty of character. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. Bedrooms were comfortable and clean. The only suggestion we would have is more light in the sitting room.

Location

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