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Writer's Retreat

The Writer's Retreat is available for a minimum of two nights and is perfect for those looking for a weekend break along the North Coast 500 route. Please be aware that it is closed on Mondays throughout the season. Two night bookings are £275 per night and three plus nights are £250 per night. Prices include breakfast. To book, call 01445 781272. A £100 deposit will be required to secure the booking.

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Dinner is available at Pool House, if required, with an advance booking. The daily changing four course set menu is £45. Please remember to advise them at least seven days beforehand if you have any dietary requirements. Although they try their best to accommodate everyone's needs, it may not be possible to provide dinner for those with multiple dietary requirements as it places too many restrictions on the menu for other diners.

Guests are required to meet for pre dinner drinks at 7pm and dinner is served at 7.30pm. The four course menu offers a starter, soup, main course and pudding. An additional cheese course is also available if required.

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Getting Here


Poolewe is located in the centre of Wester Ross on a circular road, the A832. To the north lies Ullapool, a small town with the ferry terminal serving Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides and to the south Kyle of Lochalsh, and the Isle of Skye. We are less than 5 hours drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and only 90 minutes from Inverness.

The most direct route from The South is to travel up the A9 to Inverness and follow the signs for Ullapool and the A835. Travel on this road until you reach the village of Garve, as you leave Garve there is a junction, turn left and take the A832 heading West. Follow the signs for Gairloch, then Poolewe is another 6 miles north of Gairloch. Pool House is situated in the centre of the village by the bridge where the river meets the sea.

It is also possible to take the more scenic route from Glasgow via Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh and take the road to Lochcarron and Torridon. This is the longer route, but has wonderful scenery and is classed by the AA as one of the top 10 drives in the world!


Inverness City is the capital of the Highlands and has daily flights from many airports including: Luton, Gatwick, Manchester, and Bristol offered by

For a complete overview of the flights into Inverness click here.

Car hire is available at the airport and the city centre.

By Train

Inverness is on the scenic Highland line and has services via Edinburgh on the East Coast main line and Glasgow on the West Coast main line.

Virgin Trains operate the Highland Chieftain which runs from London Kings Cross to Inverness daily.

ScotRail operate the Caledonian Sleeper from Euston to Inverness overnight.

For more services follow this link.

Car Hire

Car hire companies based in Inverness include Avis and Hertz, or Rhino Car Hire.

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