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The Poor House is a 6 berth self-catering mini-hostel in Sutherland, Scotland. Centrally located along the north coast road, on the The NC500, we are ideally situated for anyone looking to explore the unspoiled beaches or wander through the rugged landscape. We offer whole-hostel bookings only from as little as £45 per night. Single night bookings are accepted so we are the ideal rest stop for you North Coast 500'ers!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Myself and my two friends stayed here for two nights in late July. The accommodation has great character. It provides all you need for a self catering trip up to the stunning area in the north highlands. The hosts are great the cake was most welcome after a long drive. Great
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Lovely, cosy accommodation with everything you need for a self catering stay. It is 3 sets of bunks so sleeps 6 which was fun for our family for the night. Well equipped and a lovely fire laid in the log burner just ready to light. Very nice welcome from Roy and Izzy. Would
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We were able to stay after a desperate last minute phone call. It's a wonderful place to stay, it's close to a beach at Coldbackie and has a lovely warm homely feeling. The facilities are great - being able to do a load of washing after a few days of orienteering and wild
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We stayed for one night on our cycle tour of the North Coast 500. This is a wee gem of a bunkhouse. Full of character and charm and steeped in history. Comfy bunks in one large shared room. Cosy living room with log burner and a great wee kitchen.
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This was my second visit. The Poor House is a gem - beautiful peaceful location, lovely building inside and out, very comfortable accommodation with absolutely everything you need, hosted by the delightful Roy & Issy who bake cakes and lay the fire in the woodburner for when you
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"For us Aussies the price is mid range but for UK or EU travellers it may be more economical than that."
"Its a dorm but super comfortable beds with matching tartan hot water bottles."
"There is only one"
"The sat nav takes you further up the road to the centre of the post code. Just don't turn off the road in the last few 100m and you'll see it. The owners tell you about it."
United KingdomScotlandCaithness and SutherlandLairg
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