Nestled on the seashore and alongside a river, Pool House is a fascinating, quirky and characterful Highland home. Move through 300 years of rich history and discover the dramatic events that have taken place within these walls and the many notable people that visited the house over the years. A courthouse in the 1700’s; the setting for a marital battle that scandalised Victorian society; through to becoming a WW2 headquarters, there is something to delight, engage and captivate in every room.
If your fascination lies with the paranormal, then you may hope to catch a glimpse of one or more of our three phantoms. Perhaps the sorrowful young lady who place may place a hand on your shoulder, the butler making his way to polish the silver or the pianist who lost his life in the river but still plays the piano from time to time in the middle of the night.
The interior of the house is predominantly 19th century in style but is neither a museum nor a time capsule as it is still a much loved family home. You will find Victorian bathing machines, Chinese marriage beds, antique doll’s houses and many collectibles and curiosities of the time giving an insight into the upper middle-class lifestyle of the Victorian landed gentry. Children will enjoy the period toys and games on display and examining refugee wartime memorabilia. They can see a week’s worth of rations and take away some WW2 recipes to prepare at home. They can even try their hand at a quiz as they tour the house.