A Bed and Breakfast in Wester Ross
Residing on the shores of Loch Ewe, Pool House is steeped in history and filled with an eclectic selection of furnishings, memorabilia and collectables from around the world. The house served as Court House in the early 1700’s and during the Victorian era was home to Osgood Mackenzie, founder of the NTS Inverewe Garden across the bay (the most northerly sub-tropical garden in the world). During WWII, the house was requisitioned by the Royal Navy. The location provides stunning views of not only the Loch but also where the river meets the sea. It is the perfect place to venture for a bit of rest and relaxation and has attracted many celebrities over the years.
It is lovingly run by the Harrison family, who will do all they can to make your time with them memorable. The family can trace their history back over 1000 years and ancestors include a notable Viking; a warrior who fought alongside Robert the Bruce; Edward Smith (Captain of the Titanic) and the actor John Wayne.
Each of the large suites, which are named after a WWII warship, comprises bedroom, bathroom with period fittings and a spacious private sitting room. Each suite is made distinctive by one feature or another: a balcony overlooking the sea and river, a rare glass canopied Edwardian bathing machine; a working fireplace or a seven-foot four-poster bed. All have spectacular sea views. Each afternoon, the family make available the billiard room where guests can enjoy a game on the full size table or instead relax in front of the fire in the oak panelled library. There's also a dedicated massage treatment room where the therapist offers Swedish, warm bamboo and Thai foot massages, as well as natural facelift treatments using Botanical oils.
- 3 x Double
- Full Cooked Breakfast
- Continental Breakfast
- Evening Meals
- Sitting Room
- Parking on site
- Private Secluded Garden
- Check-in between: 11:00h and 23:00h.
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Type: Double Capacity: 2 adults Bathroom: Ensuite Bath and Shower In Room: Our suite at the top of the house. Light, airy, a tranquil haven adorned with silks, hand-painted walls and French antiques. This light and airy suite is located on the second floor and has lovely sea and river views. The beautiful French antique furniture, luxurious silk fabrics and handpainted walls will appeal to all romantics. The bathroom has his and her basins, claw foot bath and a separate walk-in shower cubicle.
Type: Double Capacity: 2 adults Bathroom: Ensuite Bath and Shower In Room: This atmospheric suite has the largest bed in the house - a spacious seven foot square four poster. The sitting room has a wonderful bay window giving expansive sea views. With a comfy sofa to sink into and a fabulous working fireplace for the cooler months, this suite ticks all the boxes for lovers of cosy hideaways. The bathroom boasts a huge 1912 canopied claw foot bath with overhead shower and side sprays.
Type: Double Capacity: 2 adults Bathroom: Ensuite Bath and Shower In Room: Scharnhorst has it all. The bedroom has a romantic Victorian four poster bed and working fireplace for the cooler months. Relax in the elegant Renaissance style sitting room or open the door to the large balcony overlooking the sea and river - the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching seals or perhaps an otter swim past. During the summer months, it is the ideal place to watch a stunning West Coast sunset.
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The Private House Stay's Guide
Wester Ross may be one of the more remote areas of Scotland to get to but it is well worth the effort and a mecca to Walkers and wild-life watchers. The Area includes Beinn Eighe, Britain's first Nature reserve, Britains highest road across the mountains to Applecross and some of the most spectacular Scottish mountain and loch scenery you will find anywhere along the Wester Ross coastal trail. This is definitely an area which it is recommended that you spend some time as there are many single track roads and you really should have very little desire to get anywhere too quickly as stopping to admire the views is essential.