Polbain, the Gaelic name means in English the The White Pond or Pool, is a small community on the Coigach Peninsular in Wester Ross on the north-west coast of Scotland. The Coigach stretches out from the mainland from beneath the 2,000 ft Stac Pollaidh and Beinn Mor Coigach towards the north point of the Isle of Lewis. It consists of several small villages - Polbain itself, Achiltibuie, Reiff, Achnavraie, Altandhu, Polglas, Culnacraig and Achnahaird - and lies 25 miles north-west of Ullapool. The area is remote but then that is its charm. It is also wildly beautiful, summer and winter.
Polbain is reached either from the south via Ullapool, from the east via Bonan Bridge or from the north from Lochinver. All roads in are single track with passing places.
The village of Polbain is a group of houses along the road a couple of miles to the west of Achiltibuie (Field of the yellow house) and overlooking the Summer Isles. It is there that we have our house, Tigh na' Tilleadh, standing in half an acre of land. Next door to the main house and available for letting is our newly-refurbished cottage known as Bothan na' Tilleadh.
Getting to anywhere in the Highlands, when you have no car, can a problem but we in Polbain have a bus that stops right at our door. For alternative ideas of how to get to us, click on:
How to get to Polbain
Click here on Tigh na'Tilleadh and Bothan na' Tilleadh for more information on renting.
Click here on Coigach for more information on the area.