Polbain is a crofting township, located on the north Badentarbat Bay on the west coast of Scotland. The township lies 2 miles northwest of the village of Achiltibuie. There are still working crofts here and we have fishing boats operating from nearby Dornie. The village overlooks the Summer Isles and is surrounded by hills, mountains, glens and beaches.
The peninsula of Coigach is actually made up of a number of crofting townships. Many people associate Achiltibuie and Coigach but there are various communities along the coastline. There have been people living here for thousands of years - reminants of the early inhabitants can be found in stone hut corcle ruins and brochs along the coast. Largely unspoilt, we still have a number of families living here, many crofting and fishing as people have since they first settled here.
The Summer Isles that you overlook from Gables Cottage can be visited by the boat during the summer. Summer Isles Tours operate from the local harbour cruising through the Ilse or landing on Tanera Mor - the last inhabited island. Also kayak trip go out to the Isles and also offer beginers days and half days.
The environment surrounding us is both beautiful and awe inspiring. The mountains and glens, the beaches and lochs, the moors and forest all offer sights and experiences according to what you desire. Walking, biking, climbing and trekking are all achievable all around us. We are amongst some of the best geology of the worls and part of the North West GeoPark, home to a vast number of famous of mountains.
As well as stunning landscapes, we are surrounded by amazing animals and wildlife. From the Golden and White Tailed Sea Eagles soaring in our skies, to the red and black throated divers and other sea birds on our shores. We also have large herds of deer on our hills - and at times even in the garden! There are all varity of wildlife and stunning plants all around.