Aodann is all about amazing views, comfort and design. The architect-designed house was built to sit into the hillside while making the most of the stunning views of Loch Ewe, all the way from the open sea to the pretty Highland village of Poolewe and to the mountains beyond.
We wanted it to sit into the hillside to minimise the visual impact on this beautiful area and also be as low energy as possible with lots of insulation, high quality double glazing on windows that are positioned for maximum solar gain. We’ve furnished the house with some of our favourite design pieces and original art. We hope you will love it as much as we do.
We are just a short distance from Poolewe which has a shop, pub and café. Just beyond the village you will find the National Trust for Scotland property Inverewe House and Gardens which is a wonderful day out and has a choice of cafes. Gairloch with its range of shops, cafes and pubs is a short drive (or cycle!) away.
Aodann was completed in 2016 and sleeps six (two doubles, one twin/double). There is lots of parking plus outdoor space for eating, relaxing or wildlife spotting.
Poolewe: three miles, Gairloch: five miles, Aultbea: four miles.
We are a scenic two hour drive from Inverness airport where there are flights to many UK and some overseas destinations.
Facilities: need to know
WIFI (At the time of writing we are waiting for BT to bring fibre broadband to the property – we can’t wait!)
TV with Bluetooth sound bar
Outdoor seating area, barbecue
Plenty of parking, easy level walk from parking area to the front door
The mobile signal can be a bit temperamental so we provide a landline for emergency calls.
All bedding and towels provided
Open plan kitchen/lounge/diner: Miele electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. (There is also a convection microwave in the utility.) Dining area seating six comfortably. Lounge with large, modern comfy sofas, electric wood burner-effect fire (the house is so well insulated you don’t really need any additional heat!). The whole living area is double-height making it light with a feeling of spaciousness. Television with Bluetooth sound bar.
Boot room/utility: Plenty of space for drying boots and a ceiling-mounted clothes airer. Washing machine.
Quiet reading area: a few steps up from the hallway, relax in the Eames lounger with a book or look for wildlife. Desk area if you need to do a bit of work.
Downstairs cloakroom: Space here to store suitcases during your stay.
Master bedroom suite: double room with stunning loch views. En-suite with walk in shower and underfloor heating. Wardrobe and cupboard space. TV with Freeview.
Family bathroom: large shower and deep bath. Underfloor heating. Views to the hillside behind the house.
Twin: Spacious wardrobe. Views to the hillside behind the house where we sometimes spot eagles. TV with Freeview. Full length mirror and hairdryer.
Double room: spacious wardrobe. Views to the hillside behind the house. TV with Freeview. Full length mirror and hairdryer.
We have avoided a garden as such because we want to house to disappear into the landscape as much as possible so we have left much of the land around the house to do its own thing. The land slopes steeply away from the house, so just be aware of that if you are coming with small children. The garden areas is completely fenced and there are plenty of places for sitting out and enjoying the stunning views across Loch Ewe and to the mountains beyond.
Please note, Aodann is a no smoking house.