the basics


Polbain is a small village on the coast just north of Achiltibuie, about 25 miles by road from Ullapool. It is on the Coigach peninsular, in the midst of some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles (and indeed Europe). You can climb mountains, walk along the rugged coast line or over the paths across the moorland, watch birds and seals, and fish in the sea or in the lochs.


The waters produce amongst the best lobster, crab, scallops and langoustine (called prawn locally) in the world and in season the local fishermen will happily divert some of the catch which otherwise goes off to Michelin starred restaurants. Speaking of which, the Summer Isles Hotel just down the road does have a renowned restaurant and bar.


Mullagrach is a well built and well insulated bungalow, originally built in 1965 by an Edinburgh solicitor and extended twice since. It has one of the best views down to the sea and across to the Summer Isles along this bit of coast. Though it can sleep up to 8, it feels cosy for one or two couples.  It is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, decorated with original and mainly local art work, and feels like home.


The rental includes all electricity, oil and coal and a reasonable use of the telephone and internet.  We supply towels, sheets and full kitchen equipment, as well as a good set of audio and video equipment. The kitchen cupboard has all the basic condiments and staples and we just ask that you replenish as necessary.


We don’t want any smoking inside the house. Children are welcome, but we don’t allow dogs except by prior agreement.