Pool House

Poolewe, Highland

For over 30 years, the Harrison family has greeted visitors to their former 18th-century fishing lodge with ‘genuine warmth and interest’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

For over 30 years, the Harrison family has greeted visitors to their former 18th-century fishing lodge with ‘genuine warmth and interest’. The house brims with antiques and curios (a suit of armour; century-old family snaps), open fires and ‘a terrific library’, now with a cinema area. Sisters Elizabeth and Mhairi ensconce arriving guests in the drawing room for ‘a marvellous afternoon tea – just right after a long drive’. The Harrison pater takes over hosting duties in the evening, serving anecdotes with preprandial cocktails. Dinner, in the formal dining room, ‘which catches the light of the setting sun’ through huge picture windows, includes ‘perfectly portioned’ dishes. Perhaps ‘delicious falafels’, roasted venison with sweet-and-sour parsnips, ‘a fresh-tasting Granny Smith apple sorbet’. ‘We were perfectly comfortable in our enormous suite. The bed was a dream, while the handsome Edwardian bathroom was bigger than some London flats. Otter-spotting with the room’s binoculars was an unexpected delight.’ Come morning, ‘excellent coffee’ and ‘a delicious full Scottish’, ordered the night before, provided ‘plentiful fuel for a wander through Inverewe Garden across Loch Ewe’.

Hotel details

Address

by Inverewe Garden
Poolewe
Highland
IV22 2LD
Scotland

Telephone

01445 781272

Bedrooms

3 suites.

Open

Apr–Oct, closed Mon except bank holidays, dining room closed Sun–Tues and Thurs (soup and sandwiches available).

Facilities

reception room, drawing room/library, dining room, private dining room, billiard/whisky room, free Wi-Fi in public areas, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 14.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £225–£325; suite £190-£295 includes breakfast. 
Set menu £48. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

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