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Lochside House

Ballachulish, The Highlands
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A spacious cottage on the shoreline of beautiful Loch Leven with sliding doors from the sitting room to allow you to enjoy summer evenings and beautiful sunsets
  • Explore the amazing landscape of Glencoe with summer hiking and winter skiing
  • Try kayaking, canoeing and canyoning at Fort William
Property code: CA222

This spacious cottage is perched on the shoreline of beautiful Loch Leven within the amazing landscapes of Glencoe. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the whole family can experience a range of outdoor pursuits.

It is rare to find the opportunity to enjoy such a remarkable location in pure comfort and style. This cottage is superbly positioned on the shoreline of beautiful Loch Leven and surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery that Scotland, and a holiday in Fort William, has to offer. Return home to this charming holiday house after an exhilarating day spent exploring this magical part of Scotland and enjoy a relaxing soak in the fabulous double-ended bath before sinking into the deep sofa and warming your feet by the wood burner. Heaven.

Inside this spacious home, the interiors are creative, stylish and uncluttered, allowing you to relax and get away from it all. The welcoming kitchen is fully equipped and has a large table and a smart slate floor, perfect for enjoying family meals. The main sitting room has a calm and restful atmosphere as well as large glass sliding doors that open out onto the terrace where you can look out over the stunning shoreline; summer evenings are particularly magical as you have a prime view of beautiful sunsets. The first double bedroom is downstairs and offers guests the privacy of an en-suite.

The other two delightful bedrooms are upstairs and comprise of comfy beds with crisp linens and two contemporary and stylish bathrooms. The real surprise comes when you discover the upstairs sitting room, a beautiful space with a double-height ceiling, wood panelling and enormous windows that create a mountain chalet feel. From here, you can experience the continually changing light and colours across the magical landscape and marvel at the fantastic variety of birds and wildlife that live around the shoreline.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with double ended bath with handheld shower attachment and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with drench shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oil-fired central heating, multi-fuel stove
  • Cooking range with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, DVD player, iPod dock, Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Garden furniture
  • Supermarket 0.5 miles
  • Short Term Let license number – HI-40170-F
  • EPC rating – C
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

This cottage is positioned on what was once part of the historic and famous Ballachulish slate quarry where slabs of slate would be taken by tram to the shoreline and split to the required thickness. Still standing around the immediate coastline is a fascinating collection of slate workers' boathouses and sheds dating back to the 1860s. Surrounded by some of the most moving and alluring landscapes in Scotland, Ballachulish is an excellent base for exploring Glencoe.

Glencoe village is only a couple of miles away and is the perfect base for exploring the area of Lochaber, known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK. The road through Glencoe takes you through the heart of an ancient volcano. Follow the Glencoe Geotrail to uncover more about how glaciers and blazing explosions formed the glen's rugged mountain peaks. Discover the area by bike, either bring your own or hire from Glencoe Bike Hire. Alternatively, you can find your zen with The Highland Yogi who provides seasonal vinyasa yoga classes, mini-retreats and aerial yoga in the beautiful Glencoe Village (3 miles away).

Discover Glencoe from the water and paddleboard through the lochans and sea lochs with an impressive mountain backdrop. Rugged Paddleboard Glencoe will teach you to paddle while showing you some hidden gems in the area. You can even take a tour of Eilean Munde or The Grand Tour taking in the length of Loch Leven from North Ballachulish to Kinlochleven (3.8 miles away).

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 3rd February 2024

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Amazing home. Spotlessly clean, superb comfort, all amenities you could need and views you will never tire of from the 2 living room areas. If you can tear yourself away from the home there are numerous walks from the doorstep both low level as well into the mountains. Also walking distance to a few cafes and bar/restaurant as wee as a supermarket.Read more Great location for touring other parts of Scotland. Hide

Reviewed by Marko 27th January 2024

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Reviewed by Denise 4th November 2023

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What an absolutely amazing place this house is & in a lovely area with a view you could only dream of, oh wait a minute I wasn't dreaming we really were there. Enjoyed every minute Thank you

Reviewed by Joe 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Candice 7th October 2023

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Beautiful house in a lovely location! Could not recommend more and will definitely be back.

Reviewed by David 30th September 2023

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Our favourite cottage! This was our 3rd or 4th stay and we never tire of view, the style and comfort. Unfortunately this time the Scottish weather was not kind to us but just staying in Lochside Housr watching the rain in comfort still meant we were chilled and rested.

Reviewed by Frances 19th August 2023

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Wonderful property in fantastic location, spectacular views, lovely maintained gardens. We were lucky to be visited by a family of deer, out for evening stroll. Great for any outdoor activity that floats your boat or just relax and take in the fantastic views. We've holidayed here for last 5 years and have booked again for next year....local pub, rRead moreestaurant, fish and chip shop, wonderful cake shop and co-op just down the road.....highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Stefanie 12th August 2023

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This is a beautiful and very well-equipped house in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Simon 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Adam 10th June 2023

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Weve had a wonderful holiday at Lochside House. Its a lovely cottage, surrounded by spectacular scenery, & is well located if you like exploring.. Alternatively, if you just want to relax, the property is well equipped, & has a lovely garden right on the water, which is tidal. You might even spot a bit of wildlife! Well worth considering

Reviewed by Laurence 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Irene 13th May 2023

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Stylish and comfortable holiday house in a stunning location. Wonderful views from the upstairs sitting room. Owners helpful & nice touch to receive a text message after arrival to make sure everything was OK. A good base to travel round the area, with so much to see and do. It can be as busy or as relaxing as you wish to be.

Reviewed by Tracey 6th May 2023

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Wonderful cottage in a spectacular setting. Close to Glen Coe and the Nevis Range. This was our second visit, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely holiday home.

Reviewed by Simon William 29th April 2023

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We've stayed in Lochside House 3 times now and have booked our 4th stay. Whether in winter or Soring, there are always new things to do. And the house is always warm, welcoming and spotless. It's location right on the loch makes for stunning views and freezing seimming!

Reviewed by Pam 8th April 2023

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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Doug 1st April 2023

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Absolutely stunning cottage set in an amazing location. We adored staying here and will definitely be back. Kitchen was very well equipped and the house was lovely and warm with loads of hot water to soak in after a hike up the glen. Not only spoilt with the views from the house but the small bay next to the house is host to many wild birds includiRead moreng herons and divers. Plus we were visited twice by three wild deer. Hide

Reviewed by Sam 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 18th March 2023

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Amazing cottage in a stunning location. Ideal for touring the Highlands. Beautiful views from every window in the cottage. Cottage has everything that you will need.

Reviewed by Barbara 11th March 2023

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Amazing house with spectacular views. Cant recommend highly enough. Every need is catered for allowing you to have a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Scenery is beautiful and house sits right on the shore of the loch with lots of wildlife to be seen from the windows . Plenty of access to outdoor activities in the area as well as lovely towns and villageRead mores to visit. Owner was very accommodating too. Were already planning a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 4th March 2023

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Amazing cottage with amazing views . Snug and cosy with everything you will ever need for your stay . 1 week was not enough but amazing weather helped a lot .

Reviewed by Lee 18th February 2023

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Stayed a few times before. Cannot fault it. Excellent as always. Spotlessly clean, very homely. Amazing views. The week went too quick. Already booked for next year.

Reviewed by Robert 11th February 2023

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If I could give Lochside House more stars I would. Truly my favourite place I have stayed in Scotland. Amazingly equipped kitchen for those like me that like to cook, extremely cosy and views to die for. I really didnt want to come home, and I am already looking forward and planning to visiting again.

Reviewed by Ronald 7th January 2023

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Reviewed by Jackie 26th November 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 19th November 2022

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Lochside House is in fact a Home. So warm and comfortable even when the weather isn't on your side. Location was perfect with views you can't get bored of and we shall certainly be back soon

Reviewed by Paul 12th November 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 5th November 2022

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Beautiful cottage right on the lochside, the views from both the lounges are amazing, an ever changing landscape. We ate out mostly but the kitchen is equipped with everything that you would need if you wanted to eat at home. Lovely and clean and very welcoming. The booking process was easy and information from the owner was very good. Would certaiRead morenly recommend and would definately stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 15th October 2022

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This really is an amazing place to stay. The view is stunning & a great place to watch the wildlife on the loch. If youre lucky you might see an Otter, which we did. Really comfortable beds & perfect location to tour this area of Scotland. Already planning when we can return.

Reviewed by Caroline 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 23rd July 2022

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Outstanding cottage and location Very private, peaceful and superb views Immaculate inside, beautifully decorated and the finishing touches flawless

Reviewed by Christine 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 2nd July 2022

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Amazing house nestled in a fabulous position on shores of loch Leven. A good place to base yourself for traveling about and you don't even need to do that as the house,garden and shore is enough to keep you happy.

Reviewed by Beverley 25th June 2022

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Fabulous all round.

Reviewed by Theresa 11th June 2022

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Beautiful location and house. Very well equipped. Stunning views. Cycling, walking, kayaking all amazing.

Reviewed by Kerry 4th June 2022

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Great accommodation with good communication from the owner. The house is amazing and very well furnished with lots of useful equipment provided. We had a very comfortable stay. The location is amazing with stunning views across the loch. Wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.

Reviewed by Glynn 28th May 2022

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Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our week at Lochside Cottage. The cottage is modern, well equipped, very clean and decorated to a high standard throughout. And as for the location - its absolutely stunning. Even on rainy days, just to sit and look out at the ever changing view across Loch Leven was wonderful. Also good amenities nearby (local shRead moreops & restaurants). Even the dreaded midges were relatively kind to us as well. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 7th May 2022

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Beautiful cottage with stunning views in private location. Shame no en-suite in principle bedroom especially with 3 couples sharing. Great slipper bath though.

Reviewed by David 16th April 2022

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A beautifully maintained and comfortable property with sensational views of the Loch and adjacent hills. We have been to Lochside House a number of times and every time it delivers the goods and we come away relaxed and sad to be leaving.

Reviewed by Aileen 2nd April 2022

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The view from this property is stunning. The cottage itself is amazing and I can't recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Susan 26th February 2022

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This was a really lovely place to stay in every respect. The house is well equipped and the views are stunning. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Lesley 12th February 2022

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What a wonderful house! Would never tired of the views from every room.

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