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Fassfern Cottage

Kinlocheil, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Perfect peaceful country house for a couples' or family getaway
  • Charming features throughout  including a cosy open fire
  • Traditional country kitchen/diner perfect for social mealtimes
  • Ability to book other properties on the estate if travelling with a larger group
  • Pack a picnic and head off on one of the many walks right on the doorstep
  • Cycling, fishing, skiing and golf, all close by
  • Fort William, the home of Ben Nevis, lies just 9.5 miles away
Property code: CA138

This delightfully quaint country cottage is perfect for exploring this peaceful and historic part of Scotland, with spectacular walks and an abundance of nature right on your doorstep.

Set in the heart of the extensive Fassfern Estate, this delightful two-bedroom cottage is surrounded by miles of woodland walks. Pack up a picnic and head off along tree-lined paths or continue over surrounding hills for breathtaking views over Loch Eil towards the mighty Ben Nevis, looking out for deer, birds and butterflies along the way.

Forming part of Fassfern House but with its own private entrance, the property has been tastefully updated to offer modern comfort with plenty of traditional charm retained, complete with open fire, high ceilings and sash windows. Inside, the accommodation is homely and welcoming with tasteful neutral decor, antique artwork and cosy soft furnishings.

Prepare and enjoy delicious homecooked meals in the spacious traditional kitchen, which offers ample workspace and has a dining table to seat four. On those chilly evenings, light the open fire and hunker down on one of the plump and inviting sofas in the lounge before settling in for a relaxing evening in front of the TV, or simply unwind with a good book while listening to the radio.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are light and airy with pretty fabrics, delightful sash windows and antique dressing tables.

Stepping outside, there is a delightful patio with picnic bench for those sunny days. The lawn area beyond is the perfect place for dogs and children to play. With miles of wonderful walks right on the doorstep, there is a new route to discover every day.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – with bath and WC, 1 cloakroom with WC
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Laundry facilities available on request
  • Open fire (logs provided)
  • TV, radio/CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome - garden not enclosed
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Complex of properties
  • Private enclosed garden, patio area with garden furniture
  • 5.5 miles to the nearest village with shops, pub and post office
  • Complex of properties - for larger groups this property can be booked with Fassfern House (CA139) sleeps 10 and Suileag (CA318) sleeps 2


Renowned for its wonderful woodland, Fassfern Estate offers an abundance of walking routes. With a large variety of birds, butterflies and other wildlife, this estate is perfect for both walkers and nature lovers. Nearby Corpach, just 5 miles away, offers a well-stocked supermarket and post office for stocking up on supplies, while a greater selection of amenities can be found in Fort William (11 miles). Here there is a supermarket, selection of cafes, shops and pubs. From Fort William, cruises and gondola rides offer altnerative ways to see the area. The mountain gondola rises high in the sky to reward its passengers with breathtaking and far-reaching views, while the Crannog cruise offers the chance to learn about this area's history, wildlife, geology and industry. It is also a great opportunity to spot local dolphins, seals, porpoises and birdlife.

No visit to this area is complete without a walk on Ben Nevis (17 miles), Britain’s highest mountain. Whether you are a seasoned climber or leisurely walker, there are plenty of trails to discover. Whisky lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to Ben Nevis Distillery (9.5 miles), which offers guided tours with tastings. Other local attractions include Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge (17 miles), Old Inverlochy Castle (9.5 miles) and Neptune’s Staircase (8.5 miles).

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zelah 25th October 2020

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Reviewed by Carole 5th September 2020

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We loved the beautiful surroundings of this cottage but were disappointed with its interior. Needs a makeover. Configuration of steps at top of steep staircase are dangerous especially for the elderly. We feel that we cannot stress this enough. Have to cross over these oddly arranged steps from landing to bathroom. No stand-in shower just a bath unRead moreder the slope of the ceiling and a hand held shower. Struggled. If you are prepared to put up with this then its a great base to get around from. Hide

Reviewed by George 25th January 2020

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Charming cottage, Good location for mountains and close to Fort William. Television noise from next door can be an issue.

Reviewed by Pete 23rd December 2019

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Reviewed by Richard 11th November 2019

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This is the fourth time we have stayed at Fassfern Cottage and this time we brought my mother who loved the place. The cottage is well equipped, although a bottle opener would be handy, but we had everything else we needed. The steps are quite steep to the first floor but manageable. The shower is not ideal with the bathroom having a sloping ceilinRead moreg but understand that there is no other option. Love the place and would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Himburg July 2019

Das Cottage ist sehr schn gelegen. Haus und Umgebung sind top gepflegt. Alles wichtige ist da, die Zimmer sind gemtlich eingerichtet. Das Bad im Obergeschoss ist ein wenig eng, aber es gibt eine zweite Toilette im Erdgeschoss. Wunderbar ist der Kamin mit dem kostenlosen Holzangebot, den wir viel genutzt haben. Da das Wetter sehr gut war, htten nur Read morenoch Liegesthle im Garten gefehlt... Das Haus liegt ideal fr Ausflge in die Wandergebiete um Fort William, aber auch nah zum Meer. Sehr zu empfehlen und das Preis-Leistungsverhltnis ist auerordentlich gut. TRANSLATION: The cottage is beautifully situated. House and surroundings are well maintained. Everything is important, the rooms are comfortably furnished. The upstairs bathroom is a bit narrow, but there is a second downstairs toilet. Wonderful is the fireplace with the free wood supply, which we have used much. Since the weather was very good, only deckchairs in the garden would have been missing ... The house is ideally located for exploring the walking areas around Fort William, but also close to the sea. Highly recommended and the price-performance ratio is extremely good. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Whitehead June 2019

This is a great little cottage in a tranquil setting, perfect for getting away from it all. We particularly enjoyed having a range of walks right on our doorstop, but also being well placed for exploring the wider area, including Skye, Loch Ness and Ben Nevis. The weather wasn't always great, but having a DVD player and a log fire was great on thosRead moree wetter days and a perfect place to unwind after climbing Ben Nevis. Others have commented that the furnishings and decor are a little dated, but that to me, was part of the charm. I don't expect a rural cottage to look like a Finnieston loft apartment. That said, it could use a little TLC. The electric cooker really does need replacing. The grill is not really usable as the handle has broken. It's been fixed with some hard as nails, but that's ineffective when it gets hot, so it comes off in your hand. I would urge the owners to please replace this - it's what stopped me leaving a five star rating. We had everything else we needed, including a cafetiere, which I mention, as we lugged our own as it's not something we always get. Otherwise, this was great value for money and the housekeeper, Jenny, was very helpful both before our arrival and when we got there. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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