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The Great Glen Hideaway

Fort William, The Highlands
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious lodge set in 10 acres of private woodland with magnificent views towards Ben Nevis
  • Within easy reach of the spectacular Nevis Range Ski and Mountain Bike Centre
  • Located three miles from the outdoor capital of the UK - Fort William perfect for all outdoor pursuits
Property code: 78875

A wonderful lodge located in an idyllic location with magnificent mountain views. After a day out exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner.

Nestled amid 10 acres of beautiful private woodland on a 500-acre working highland farm, this lodge is a walkers paradise, perfect for groups of friends and families and two canine chums. Bordered by the River Lochy and at the foot of the mighty Ben Nevis, find peace, tranquillity and an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep. With secure storage for your mountain bike, spend the days walking and cycling before returning to recharge the batteries with a glass of wine in front of the warming wood burner. Kids will love the mezzanine-level snug area where they can chill in their own space to watch TV or play board games.

A double-height apex roof with skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows complements warm wooden floors, panelling and cream walls, creating a contemporary and bright interior. The cleverly designed layout maximises the open-plan space, with cosy corners to hide in and great areas to gather together in comfort and style. This lodge is both stylish and extremely comfortable with underfloor heating throughout the whole ground floor.

Light and bright, the fantastic open-plan living space has magnificent mountain and forest views which can be enjoyed from the dining table and the comfortable sofas. Centred around the wonderful central wood burner, cosy nights in can be had from all areas of the room after a day out exploring. Elegant and considered furniture, tasteful artwork and patterned soft furnishings create a modish yet welcoming feel.

Retaining the same character, the four bedrooms are spacious and fresh with ample storage space and wonderful views, with simple, elegant bathrooms where a long soak can be enjoyed. One double has an en-suite, so there will be no need to queue for the shower. The spacious king-size bedroom has a balcony that overlooks the lounge area and wonderful views from the wall-to-wall windows, so you wake with the sunlight flooding in.

In a splendid peaceful setting, relaxing on the large patio in the garden is wonderful at any time of the day. In the morning, wake with a wander in the surrounding woodland, coffee in hand and pup at your feet; in the evening, dine alfresco as the kids play on the lawn, and as the night draws in, pour a wee dram and star gaze across the magnificent Nevis range. Ample off-road parking is available in front of the lodge, and the shops in Fort William are 3 miles away.

  • 4 Bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 2 twin (one is zip & link and can be super king-size bed on request)
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC and a separate WC
  • Electric Range oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine in the bathroom
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Electric central and underfloor heating included
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Shop, restaurant and pubs within walking distance
  • TV in lounge and mezzanine floor
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Secure bike storage with chest freezer
  • Sleeps 8+1 on double sofa bed in mezzanine floor
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Fort William (3 miles), the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ offers a great selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Visit Ben Nevis Distillery (4 miles) or play a round at Fort William Golf Club (4 miles) and Dragons Tooth Golf Course (19 miles). In the winter months, avid skiers and snowboarders are close to the Nevis Range (8.5 miles) and, in the summer, why not bag the biggest Ben of all and take on Ben Nevis? Put on the walking boots and walk the Pap of Glencoe (23 miles) for spectacular views over Loch Leven, the giant peaks of the Mamores, Ben Nevis and down to Loch Linnhe. Have a fun family day at Woodlands Activity Centre (19 miles) trying laser clay shooting, archery, segways, and e-bike hire, while Peak and Creek Adventures (7 miles) offers skills courses and training in hiking, mountain biking, and white-water kayaking. Enjoy a ride on the famous Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William (5 miles) to Mallaig, with your canine chum welcome in standard class. Try canyoning, coasteering and white-water rafting with Vertical Descents (15 miles) or visit the nearby Ice Factor (27 miles) which has the largest indoor ice climbing wall in the world.

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 28th January 2024

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A beautiful Lodge in a stunning location with breathtaking views towards Ben Nevis. It was perfect for our Family including two Dogs, who loved the location & layout of the Lodge. Everyone had their own space, but also appreciated the great communal open plan living area where we spent our nights eating, drinking one or two glasses of Wine, & playiRead moreng board games by the cosy log burner. We would all love to return one day, maybe in the Summer months to explore the area further. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 10th December 2023

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Our stay was wonderful. Certain areas of cleanliness require more thorough attention but immediate amenities such as bedding, towels, living space and dining room were spotless. The location is marvellous. Beware if you have dogs though as there is a random yet placid golden retriever that roams the grounds. M&S is around the corner and views to BeRead moren Nevis are breathtaking. As a hiking group staying for Ben Nevis or a family get away - this fulfills the idealistic solitude you desire. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Bethany 15th October 2023

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This property is in the most beautiful of locations. The views of the mountains are simply gorgeous. The property is spacious and well laid out. The surrounding area with other lodges is simply wonderful for a walk around. There's plenty to do in fort william and the surrounding area. The property needs some maintenance and updating, and I have beeRead moren assured by Holiday Cottages that the necessary updates will be done swiftly, so future guests will be able to enjoy this property in all it's glory. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 13th August 2023

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The lodge is amazing, set in a stunning area with some impressive views. The view of Ben Nevis from the back of the lodge was definitely a highlight of the holiday! With our telescope we spent alot of time watching people on the mountain which was particularly great when my husband and son climbed it. The lodge is very spacious and clean with comfoRead morertable beds and underfloor heating. A real gem of a place! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 16th July 2023

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A comfortable and functional lodge, with a wonderful view of Ben Nevisan excellent stay

Reviewed by Lucy 2nd July 2023

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Really lovely location and gorgeous house. A great place to relax and enjoy the highlands.

Reviewed by Ed 18th June 2023

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Reviewed by Anne 23rd May 2023

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This is a wonderful spot! Very private, cosy, light, and: the views are marvelous! Perfect homebase for exploring and hiking in the area (i.e. climbing the Ben Nevis). The cleanliness was not completely on point, but everything else was perfect. Would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a homy, spacious place to stay and be surrounded by naturRead moree. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 16th April 2023

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A lovely property in a stunning location, which with a little TLC (small items that need attention) would be outstanding!

Reviewed by Lukas 3rd April 2023

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Reviewed by Vicky 13th February 2023

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A superb property. Clean and more than comfortable. It was a warm and cosy haven with spectacular views and everything we might have needed on our holiday. My kids have already planned the next stay....

Reviewed by Margaret 23rd December 2022

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A lovely comfortable property overlooking Ben Nevis. The Christmas tree was a nice touch as was the supply of firewood. Only 1 negative- the controls on one of the ovens had obviously come off at some stage and was replaced incorrectly. Messed up our timings for Christmas dinner - we got there eventually!

Reviewed by Rory 11th December 2022

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We had the best holiday, the Chalet and location were amazing . The most peaceful relaxing place with perfect facilities. So many walks, cycle rides good shops to buy food and restaurants to eat. Perfect place for a group of people to spend time together. The view of Ben Nevis from the sitting room/bedrooms was the best. Could not find any fault anRead mored will return. Rory Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 23rd October 2022

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The property is wonderful and located in the perfect spot. You can have wonderful walks from your doorstep and theres lots of space in the house. Although spacious, it is also very cosy. We loved it.

Reviewed by Timo 16th October 2022

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The cottage has a wonderful location, is well laid out and provides a perfect base to explore Scottish highlands. I'm happy to recommend it.

Reviewed by Pauline 10th October 2022

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A beautiful warm, comfortable lodge. I would have no hesitation booking again.

Reviewed by Penelope 14th August 2022

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We had a very enjoyable family holiday 2 families in the large house and one in a smaller lodge

Reviewed by Heather 10th July 2022

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Reviewed by Ruth 26th June 2022

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The house was everything described on the website. All ready when we got there. Comfortable lounge with amazing views of Ben Nevis and plenty of room outside. Easy to cycle to the Ben Nevis cycle routes from the house.

Reviewed by James 17th April 2022

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Amazing place, great location and views. Private enough away from other properties. Close to both Nevis Range and Fort William centre both a short drive. Would recommend or stay again.

Reviewed by Craig 30th March 2022

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Cottage was ok but a bit old and worn. Could do with a bit of TLC

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