About Us

Ach Da Thearnaidh, consists of one suite/apartment called Heather and one double bedded room called Rhodi. You can find more information in the rooms page.

Both rooms have free Wi-Fi; a note of caution... whilst we have internet, due to our remote location Wi-Fi cannot be guaranteed. So, if you are seeking to escape from the internet for a night or two, join us to be surrounded by nature in a comfortable, friendly house.

Here is a taste of some of the things you can expect when you stay with us...

Firemore Sands is a small secluded beach overlooking the sea loch, beautiful for an evening stroll. It can be reached by an easy 10-15 minute walk.

 

From the accommodation, relax in our well-kept grounds, featuring conifers, a growing wild-flower meadow and garden pond, whilst enjoying views of the Isle of Ewe and Fisherfield mountains in addition to the sea views.

 

Continental and cooked options are available for breakfast.

 

The surrounding Highlands and the lochside are ideal for hiking, rock climbing, cycling, fishing and marine-wildlife spotting. There are several beaches in the area and you can also visit archaeological sites.

Gairloch Golf Course is nearby, a 9-hole course set amongst rolling dunes above a long sandy beach.

Ullapool can be reached in less than 90 minutes by car. Inverness is 77 miles away.

History

The house is the former home of Kay Mathieson one of four students who broke into Westminster Abbey (Christmas Eve 1950) removing the historic Stone of Destiny returning it home to Scotland. This ancient rock was used as the crowning seat for the kings of Scotland for over four-hundred years.

​King Edward I of England, referred to as ‘Longshanks’ (as a result of his unusually tall height) had the Stone of Destiny removed from Scone Abbey near Perth in 1296 and conveyed to Westminster. The Stone of Destiny, also referred to as the Stone of Scone was more than just a relic; it was the symbol of a nation and with its removal and internment in England, Edward thus sealed his conquest in the late thirteenth century.

Much controversy and speculation has surrounded the stone including tales of replicas being built to trick invading English enemies that it was real. It has been suggested that as part of the theft in 1950, the stone was buried at Ach Da Thearnaidh and local rumours even conjecture that the stone remains here to this day.

Several books along with a major motion picture have depicted the escapade. Much more can be discovered about the rich and colourful history of the Stone of Destiny in our books, available for guests to borrow. If you can't wait until then, a web search will bring up many fascinating pages.

 

Logistics
Checking in/out

​Check in from 17:00 to 22:00hrs or by prior arrangement.

Check out: 09:30hrs or by prior arrangement.

​Please let us know your estimated time of arrival.

Gallery

See more of what our accommodation, grounds, breathtaking views and surrounding attractions have to offer by taking a look at our gallery page.

Ach Da Thearnaidh Bed and Breakfast, near Poolewe, Wester-Ross, Scotland, IV22 2LR. Tel: 01445 781 350.