About this listing
Our comfortable home is ideally suited to visitors who wish to be 'out and about' during the day. Easily accessible to a variety of walks and trails. Eat in the local Hotel or choose from a variety of restaurants in nearby Gairloch.
Welcome to Fasgadh B and B, in the idyllic West Coast village of Poolewe in Wester Ross.
Fasgadh is a traditional village property approx 200 years old which has been recently renovated to a very high standard and now offers quality B and B. Overlooking the river Ewe and mountains beyond, the house is situated in the heart of the village within walking distance of pub, local shop, post office and the world renowned Inverewe Garden.
We offer 2 comfortable, brightly decorated bedrooms – one with en-suite shower facilities and the other with private bathroom/shower. This room has private Bath/shower room and sleeps 2-3 people. Both rooms have central heating, digital colour TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
The room rate includes varied continental breakfast.
Packed lunches are also available. This listing is for our double with Private Bath/Shower-room (beside your bedroom. ***** PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF WORK COMMITMENT WE CANNOT ALWAYS OFFER DAYTIME ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY*** If this is a problem you must check with us prior to booking!! This does not seem to pose a problem to our guests as they are eager to take off and enjoy the varied scenery and wildlife this beautiful part of Scotland has to offer!!
This remote area offers an excellent opportunity to see some of the rarest wildlife in Scotland in its natural habitat. Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle and many other smaller birds ie. Crossbill and Siskin can be found in the area. A colony of Common Seals is resident in Loch Ewe and Grey Seals are also found near the mouth of the loch together with the Great Northern Diver! Otters forage all around the shores of the loch and up into the River Ewe. Pine Marten, Wild Cat, Red Deer and many other secretive creatures may be seen locally. The famous Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve is only 20 miles distant - here can be found some of the rarest flora, bird and insect life. A MUST to see!!! **NEW FOR 2013!!** Live webcam footage of the Sea Eagles nesting near Loch Maree can be watched in the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre.
Undoubtedly some of the best times to visit this beautiful part of Scotland is late spring and early summer (April/May) when our bird and wildlife is actively nesting/breeding and foliage is bursting on the trees and plants. Colours are fresh and the weather can often offer clear blue skies. Bird song is at its best and the night skies are just amazing!!. Late August and September shows off the purple of the heather-clad hillsides. But Winter too will show you the amazing landscapes with snow on the Mountain tops!! Come and enjoy this experience with us.
With some of the most rugged mountains in Scotland the area is popular with hill walkers and also abounds with a variety of low level paths and trails. Beautiful beaches are within a few miles drive and regular boat trips from nearby Gairloch allow the opportunity to view whales, dolphins and seals.
Poolewe stands at the head of Loch Ewe about half a mile from the world famous Inverewe Garden. It is one of the oldest settlements in the area as shown by the the recent discovery of a Pictish Stone in the old burial ground. During the 17th century Loch Maree was the main centre of iron production in Scotland. Poolewe was one of the first places in the country to have a blast furnace, but the felling of most of the woods around Loch Maree led to the decline of this industry. In the 18th century Poolewe was the main port serving the Outer Hebrides. Cattle and goods were sold at a large market (Feill Iudha or Ewe Market) held on the flat area behind the village.
The Second World War saw Loch Ewe as an important naval base for convoys crossing the North Atlantic and sailing around Scandinavia to Murmansk. Today Poolewe is a flourishing community offering a good choice of tourist accommodation. The village is an ideal base for exploring the Western Highlands with excellent opportunities for rambling, hillwalking, climbing, birdwatching and observing natural history.
The road towards Cove offers spectacular views across Loch Ewe to the Sutherland mountains far to the north, with a stunning panorama of some of the remotest mountains in Scotland behind Poolewe itself. Just beyond Inverasdale is Firemore with its superb sandy beach. The road ends at Cove where a cave can be found which was used as a church until the late 19th century. Extensive coastal defences were built at Cove during the Second World War to protect the convoys anchored in Loch Ewe. Their remains can be seen at the very end of the road.
Should you wish to stay longer you may be interested in our 'Flexi-Room' option. This offers a reduced nightly tariff.
'Flexi-Room' helps us to help you and vise versa. YOU take care of your room and shower/bathroom facilities - i.e. bedmaking, tidying etc. Your towels will be changed as required and carpets vacuumed but full servicing won't be carried out which means we can offer your room at a discounted price giving you the opportunity to afford a longer stay!!
You are welcome to discuss this option with us.
During the access hours of 1700 and departure of 0900 guests will have access to their own bedroom and bath/shower facilities. Use of the dining room outwith meals times by prior arrangement with the host. Host's private accommodation and kitchen are is strictly not accessible to guests at any time.
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive your host/s will advise you of their availability. Fasgadh is a family home and access to the property is available only when the host is present.
We live in a small coastal village which offers a variety of entertainment during the summer months. This includes local markets and evening Ceilidhs. The village hotel offers meals, refreshments and WiFi access.
Wester Ross is a beautiful but remote part of Scotland and public transport if limited. The area is best suited to visitors with their own transport.
Other Things to Note
Wester Ross is largely an outdoor activity location. A such we provide baskets at the door for your outdoor footwear. To help us maintain a high standard of cleanliness for all guests we would ask that you make use of this facility. Thank you.
'Fasgadh' is a non-smoking house. Take away food is strictly not allowed in the bedrooms. You may eat in the dining room by prior arrangement.
We participate in the conservation of the area through the recycling scheme. Waste bins are provided at the south end of the village on the Gairloch road and we ask that you dispose of your waste products in these bins. A general waste bin is also provided opposite the property.
NB - PRICES ARE FOR TWO PEOPLE SHARING THIS ROOM AS A DOUBLE. A third person sharing the room will pay £30.00. THE ROOM IS NOT AVAILABLE TO BOOK AS A TWIN.
Access to rooms may be limited between 0900 and 1730 on certain days due to work commitments. Please check with host!!