We are an independent family run business providing comfortable, self-catering (pet friendly) accommodation for weary travellers of all kinds. Built in the last decade of the 19th century, The Poor House, as described in the Scottish Historic Environment Records, is "a nice example of a corrugated iron longhouse". Still a corrugated iron longhouse, The Poor House is now a 6 berth self-catering cottage that sits alongside the A836, approximately 4 miles east of the village of Tongue in The Highlands of Scotland. You'll find us on the north coast road, approximately half way round the now world famous North Coast 500 road trip.
Centrally located alongside the A836 (NC500) our cosy iron skinned cottage is ideally situated for those looking to explore The Highlands, and particularly Sutherland, up close. The nearby Atlantic coastline is scattered with spotless sandy beaches, with the unspoiled beach at Coldbackie only 15 minutes walk away and the bays of Torrisdale, Farr and Armadale just a short drive east.
Whether you're looking for a one night stopover or a base from which to explore The North Highlands in detail, let The Poor House be your rich experience on the north coast road!