The Poor House

North West Highlands

3 miles east of Tongue, The Poor House is an independent family-run bunkhouse sitting alongside the National Cycle Network Route No1 (A836). We are ideally situated for anyone following The NC500, completing the LEJOG challenge or simply walking or fishing in NW Sutherland.

Contact: Roy & Issy Slaughter

Sutherland, IV27 4XR
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Tel: 01847 611798
Mob: 07810861956
Beds: 6
Notes: All bedding is provided if required. Please note we do not provide complimentary towels.
Nearest Shop/Pub: Tongue Post Office - 3 miles

Hostel Accommodation in Lairg, Caithness & Sutherland

We are an independent family run bunkhouse providing comfortable, self-catering accommodation for weary travellers of all kinds. Centrally located alongside the A836 our cosy bunkhouse is ideally situated for those looking to explore The Highlands, and particularly Sutherland, up close. The nearby Atlantic coastline is scattered with spotless sandy beaches, with the beautiful unspoiled beach at Coldbackie only 15 minutes walk away.

If you prefer a higher viewpoint you'll be pleased to know we are less than 30 minutes away from Ben Hope, Ben Loyal or Ben Klibreck, with many more wonderful mountains reachable within an hour. The spectacular Sandwood Bay is an easy and delightful day return excursion.

If golf is your passion we guarantee you won't enjoy a more spectacular drive than the one that takes you around the glittering waters of Loch Eriboll, on to Durness and the most north-westerly course on the UK mainland, (Thurso has the honour of being the most northerly)

Nestled at the foot of Watch Hill (made famous when Jeremy Clarkson drove a Landrover Discovery up to the top), alongside The Strathtongue Burn, The Poor House has been providing warmth and shelter since 1897.

Whether you are hiking, surfing, cycling or driving, if you're looking for bunkhouse accommodation in The Highlands, then make The Poor House your place to stay on the north coast road.



From £20.00 per person per night


From £16.00 per person per night

From £85.00 whole hostel per night

Exclusive Use:

From £85.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

We offer Private/Exclusive Occupancy from £85 per night!

Reviews (3)

First time visitor really pleased

Reviewed on August 16, 2019

We were given a very warm welcome and the facilities were first class. Would have no hesitation in recommending The Poor House to anyone.

Stayed July 2019

Top stay

Reviewed on August 16, 2019

Really nice location very « like home » and british cosy way of life .

Stayed August 2019

Our best stay in Scotland

Reviewed on August 7, 2016

Very cosy and comfortable, certainly our best stay in scotland. Owner is is very nice. You will feel really at home (scotish home)

Stayed July 2016