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Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views after a long day
View towards the property and shepherd's hut
Enjoy a cosy evening in by log burner after a day out exploring
Get a good night's rest in the king-size bed and wake up to sea views
Unwind in the cosy lounge
Read a book or admire the views
Refresh and re-invigorate in the bathroom with separate shower
View of the shepherd's hut home to the kitchen/diner
View through the kitchen towards the dining area
Prepare a meal for two in the kitchen area
Enjoy a meal together in the quirky dining area and enjoy the river views
Riverside views from the shepherd's hut
An artist's paradise
Enjoy al fresco dining with the quirky table and chairs
Admire the views through the evening
The perfect spot to enjoy a sunset
View up the river towards the property with the bridge in the distance
Relax in the comfy king-size bed
1 / 18  Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views after a long day
2 / 18  View towards the property and shepherd's hut
3 / 18  Enjoy a cosy evening in by log burner after a day out exploring
4 / 18  Get a good night's rest in the king-size bed and wake up to sea views
5 / 18  Unwind in the cosy lounge
6 / 18  Read a book or admire the views
7 / 18  Refresh and re-invigorate in the bathroom with separate shower
8 / 18  View of the shepherd's hut home to the kitchen/diner
9 / 18  View through the kitchen towards the dining area
10 / 18  Prepare a meal for two in the kitchen area
11 / 18  Enjoy a meal together in the quirky dining area and enjoy the river views
12 / 18  Riverside views from the shepherd's hut
13 / 18  An artist's paradise
14 / 18  Enjoy al fresco dining with the quirky table and chairs
15 / 18  Admire the views through the evening
16 / 18  The perfect spot to enjoy a sunset
17 / 18  View up the river towards the property with the bridge in the distance
18 / 18  Relax in the comfy king-size bed

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
18 more

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.

Escape the daily grind with this romantic retreat overlooking Loch Ewe. Situated in the grounds of Pool House, this idyllic refuge is the perfect base to enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, golf and watersports. Home to beautiful mountains, hills, lochs and waterfalls, the road to this property is listed as one of the top ten most scenic drives in the world. Once here, the tastefully decorated boathouse offers spacious and open-plan accommodation complete with a cosy wood burner, mood lighting and Sky TV, should you be able to draw your attention away from the spectacular waterside view.

Perfect for romantic getaways, the accommodation is cosy and welcoming, complete with underfloor heating, a wood burner and delightful king-size bed set into an inviting alcove. Despite its remote location, the TV has Sky Entertainment Plus, allowing you to curl up in front of your favourite film at the end of a long day. From the living space, large patio doors open onto the lawn garden, creating an al fresco feel all year round. After a restful night’s sleep in the boathouse, make your way to the charming shepherd’s hut next door to prepare a traditional Scottish breakfast in the kitchen/diner. This quirky space adds a further element of charm to this unique property.

When the weather is warm enough, dine al fresco on the driftwood table and chairs, which overlook the loch and mountains beyond. Or relax and rejuvenate in the private hot tub while enjoying a well-deserved glass of bubbly after a long day on foot.

  • 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 10 guest ratings

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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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Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views after a long day
View towards the property and shepherd's hut
Enjoy a cosy evening in by log burner after a day out exploring
Get a good night's rest in the king-size bed and wake up to sea views
Unwind in the cosy lounge
Read a book or admire the views
Refresh and re-invigorate in the bathroom with separate shower
View of the shepherd's hut home to the kitchen/diner
View through the kitchen towards the dining area
Prepare a meal for two in the kitchen area
Enjoy a meal together in the quirky dining area and enjoy the river views
Show 6 moreRiverside views from the shepherd's hut

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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