Welcome to Pool House

A Marvellous Collection of Curiosities

Part museum, part comfy home, this quaint, beautifully decorated house has a long history in which it has welcomed film stars, writers, musicians, and war heroes, and now it is opening its doors to you.

Once home to Victorian gentry, later requisitioned for the war effort, its walls are packed full of delightful ephemera, novelties, and knick-knacks, each with a story to tell.

Tour Times

April – October
Tours at 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Tours last approx. 2 hours
Closed Wednesday and Sunday

Advance booking advised


Adults: £12.50
Child: £5 (over 5)
Family £28

North by Northwest Cafe

An enticing selection of tasty treats.

Our billiard room cafe offers a taste of the eclectic interior of Pool House as well as delicious home baking, nourishing soups, sandwiches and salads all under the watchful eye of Ajax, our ship’s figurehead. Linger a while in the Victorian Curiosity Cabinet and you may find the unique gift or memento you have been looking for. Before you leave, rub the head of Shou Lao to give you long life!

Café Opening Times

April – October 10:30 – 16:00

Closed Wednesday and Sunday

Get Close to History

Visit us

Pool House
Ross-shire, IV222LD UK
Access restrictions

While our Café has disabled access we regret that as Pool House is a historic property there is no disabled access on the tours and no disabled toilets.

Please be aware that tours involve two staircases, and other steps which may pose problems if you have mobility issues.


You may take photographs for your own personal use, but flash photography is not allowed, nor is photography for commercial purposes.