Pool House - Poolewe, Scotland

Pool House - Poolewe, Scotland Pool House is a fascinating, quirky and characterful house.. Visit and discover its rich history

Move through 300 years of rich history and discover the dramatic events that have taken place within these walls and the many notable people that visited the house over the years. A courthouse in the 1700โ€™s, the setting for a marital battle that scandalised Victorian society, through to becoming a WW2 headquarters; there is something to delight, engage and captivate in every room. If your fascinat

ion lies with the paranormal, then you may hope to catch a glimpse of one or more of our three phantoms. The interior of the house is predominantly 19th century in style. You will find Victorian bathing machines, Chinese marriage beds and many collectibles and curiosities of the time giving an insight into the upper middle class lifestyle of the Victorian landed gentry.

19/01/2024

Mary Queen of Scots - The Exhibition - We are thrilled that this amazing exhibition will be made available to us this year. The costumes and artefacts are absolutely stunning. We canโ€™t wait for the installation to commence in March!

Pool House is a fascinating, quirky and characterful house.. Visit and discover its rich history

31/12/2023

โ€œLang May Yer Lum Reekโ€ Happy Hogmanay from us all at Pool House ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿฅƒ

Soup and toastie combo going well today. A good winter warmer ๐Ÿงฃ๐Ÿงฆ๐Ÿฅถโ„๏ธ
28/12/2023

Soup and toastie combo going well today. A good winter warmer ๐Ÿงฃ๐Ÿงฆ๐Ÿฅถโ„๏ธ

We are open today and this week from 11.30 until 3pm with soup, sandwiches, toasties and tasty treats! 26th/27th/28th/29...
26/12/2023

We are open today and this week from 11.30 until 3pm with soup, sandwiches, toasties and tasty treats!

26th/27th/28th/29th/30th/1st and 2nd ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿœ๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿง๐ŸŽ„

House tours are also available at 3.30pm and again at 5pm with mulled wine in front of the ๐Ÿ”ฅ (These must be pre booked).

The 3pm tour is ยฃ8.00 pp, children under 12 ยฃ4.00.
The 5pm tour is adult only and is ยฃ15.00. The house is decorated with garlands and trees throughout!

Phew! It looks as though we have been good this year as Santa has visited ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸทWe hope you all have a fabulous Christmas ...
25/12/2023

Phew! It looks as though we have been good this year as Santa has visited ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿท

We hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and thank all our lovely customers for their continued support โค๏ธ

Merry Christmas to you all ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

23/12/2023

Peter, Margaret and Mhairi jumping with excitement as Christmas Day is fast approaching! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰

What could be lovelier than winning this gorgeous floral  centrepiece and a bottle of Prosecco!  The competition is open...
21/12/2023

What could be lovelier than winning this gorgeous floral centrepiece and a bottle of Prosecco! The competition is open to all those in and around Gairloch.

Another of our lovely pre-Christmas parties. Here the indoor tennis group demonstrate that by burning off all those calo...
19/12/2023

Another of our lovely pre-Christmas parties. Here the indoor tennis group demonstrate that by burning off all those calories they can take on every sweet treat the cafe has to offer without fear. No spreading waistlines here ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

We have scones for everyone! This is one of our vegan scones, served with homemade strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, ...
18/12/2023

We have scones for everyone! This is one of our vegan scones, served with homemade strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry, or spiced plum jam. Gluten-free scones available too.

Our cafe festive opening days are the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December, 1st and 2nd January from 11.30am until 3pm....
15/12/2023

Our cafe festive opening days are the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December, 1st and 2nd January from 11.30am until 3pm.

The house is decorated with garlands and trees throughout and is open for candlelight tours on each of the above days at 3:30 pm. The tour is ยฃ8 and lasts approximately an hour. Children under 12 are ยฃ4.

An evening tour is also available for adults only beginning at 5:00 pm and is followed by mulled wine and Christmas cake, made to an original Victorian recipe, by the fire in the library at ยฃ15 per person. We hope to welcome you๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

This evening we hosted the very deserving volunteers from the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum to a festive gathering. They ...
13/12/2023

This evening we hosted the very deserving volunteers from the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum to a festive gathering. They do such an amazing job greeting visitors and offering help and advice at the museum in Aultbea. We hope Santa is good to you all. ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ‰

This lovely group visit regularly after their walk in Poolewe. As the book title says,  they have โ€œWalked Themselves Hap...
12/12/2023

This lovely group visit regularly after their walk in Poolewe. As the book title says, they have โ€œWalked Themselves Happyโ€ and enjoyed the festive tea and gathering ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿซ–

08/12/2023

If you would like to enjoy a special treat over the Christmas holidays, we will be serving full afternoon tea on beautiful vintage/antique china in the library on the following dates; 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 23rd December. Tea will be served from 3:00 pm so that you can enjoy the lights on the tree and garlands. The library is suitable for 2 to 10 people. Afternoon tea must be booked at least 48 hours in advance and is ยฃ24.95 per person or ยฃ32 with a glass of sparkling wine. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Can we tempt you to a slice of whole orange spice cake, perhaps with a mug of hot chocolate? The cafe is open today and ...
04/12/2023

Can we tempt you to a slice of whole orange spice cake, perhaps with a mug of hot chocolate? The cafe is open today and tomorrow. Hope to see you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

We will be doing another take away evening this Friday the 1st of December.  Please call 781272 or message us to book a ...
26/11/2023

We will be doing another take away evening this Friday the 1st of December.

Please call 781272 or message us to book a slot between 5pm and 8pm.

Itโ€™s that time of year again! Hope you can come and see us tomorrow or the next day to see the cafe looking ready for th...
26/11/2023

Itโ€™s that time of year again! Hope you can come and see us tomorrow or the next day to see the cafe looking ready for the festive season. We are open from 11:00 - 4:00.

The cafe is open today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm serving soup, sandwiches, toasties, bacon rolls and cakes. ๐Ÿ˜Š
22/11/2023

The cafe is open today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm serving soup, sandwiches, toasties, bacon rolls and cakes. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today marks a very special family occasion. It is Peter and Margaretโ€™s 63rd Wedding Anniversary ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰. Pictured here a cou...
17/11/2023

Today marks a very special family occasion. It is Peter and Margaretโ€™s 63rd Wedding Anniversary ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰. Pictured here a couple of weeks ago at Pool House with their granddaughter Natasha and great granddaughter Karina โค๏ธ

06/11/2023

A very toastie hut for celebrations no matter the weather ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ—๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ‰

On Friday 10th November we will be having a pop up takeaway evening from 5pm until 8pm. Please call 781272 or message to...
03/11/2023

On Friday 10th November we will be having a pop up takeaway evening from 5pm until 8pm. Please call 781272 or message to book a collection time.

Really enjoying the autumn light on the hills. Glorious colours everywhere. Itโ€™s the best possible way to relax at the e...
30/10/2023

Really enjoying the autumn light on the hills. Glorious colours everywhere. Itโ€™s the best possible way to relax at the end of a working day.

Always a fantastic experience when these guys visit! Our next event with them is in March 2024 so watch this space and w...
29/10/2023

Always a fantastic experience when these guys visit! Our next event with them is in March 2024 so watch this space and we will let you know how to book tickets.

Well that's a wrap for public investigation events in 2023. Massive thank you to everyone who has come along to one of these, and those who have invited us into their locations. We will be back in 2024 for more spooky fun.

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Thereโ€™s a bit of a breeze outside today but in the cafe you will be blown away by a Tornado or Typhoon from the Windswep...
28/10/2023

Thereโ€™s a bit of a breeze outside today but in the cafe you will be blown away by a Tornado or Typhoon from the Windswept range of beers. The ideal accompaniment to a toastie and soup combo. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅฃ

26/10/2023

This Tour Is Now Fully Booked!

Pool House is Halloween ready. Will you join us for our Fright Night tour or are you too chicken? ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ

Mhairi and Laura looking a bit off colour today but still keeping their big, warm and welcoming smiles to greet you in t...
23/10/2023

Mhairi and Laura looking a bit off colour today but still keeping their big, warm and welcoming smiles to greet you in the cafe ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’€

In keeping with the autumn theme in the cafe,  today we have apple crumble scones with plum jam available ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ
12/10/2023

In keeping with the autumn theme in the cafe, today we have apple crumble scones with plum jam available ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

11/10/2023

Please note that as the last few weeks have been increasingly quiet in the afternoons we will now be closing at 3pm.

Watching Scotland play Ireland reminded us that somewhere in the house we have an iconic piece of Scottish rugby memorab...
09/10/2023

Watching Scotland play Ireland reminded us that somewhere in the house we have an iconic piece of Scottish rugby memorabilia. We have now found the shirt in question signed by legend Gavin Hastings. Now we just need to find a wall space big enough to hang it. Apologies for the poor quality photos but couldnโ€™t get rid of the reflection from the glass.

07/10/2023
Finished sweeping up all the leaves and broken branches; now this to contend with ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ
06/10/2023

Finished sweeping up all the leaves and broken branches; now this to contend with ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Address

Poolewe Ross-shire
Achnasheen
IV222LD

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 4pm
Thursday 10:30am - 4pm
Friday 10:30am - 4pm
Saturday 10:30am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm

Telephone

01445 781272

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