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Fassfern House

Kinlocheil, The Highlands
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A historic country house set within a glorious 22,000-acre highland estate
  • Sleep in Bonnie Prince Charlie's bedroom
  • Enjoy wonderful views across to Ben Nevis from the living room
Property code: CA139

With bags of character, this six -bedroom grand period property is the perfect destination for large families or groups of friends seeking a comfortable base from which to explore the countryside and coastline of the area.

This beautiful old house with views of Ben Nevis, sleeping ten guests and two dogs across six bedrooms, has a place in Scottish Jacobite history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, after raising his standard at Glenfinnan in 1745, stayed overnight in the house and in the morning plucked a white rose from a bush at the front of the property and attached it to his bonnet. The rose became his emblem and the symbol for the Jacobite cause, ‘The White Cockade’. The holiday let is full of character with a traditional feel and pretty fireplaces and furnishings. Set in Fassfern, 9 miles from Fort William, this house is perfect for large families or friends looking for a quiet rural holiday while still having access to shops and leisure facilities.

Step into the property and you’re welcomed by bright and airy rooms that have country-style decor and furnishings, creating a special feel. Artwork that fits the style of the house is dotted throughout, and rich woods and soft lighting make it an extremely comfortable place to relax in after a day out in the countryside.

The drawing room is a cosy haven to snuggle up in during the evenings, with comfy deep sofas to sink into in front of the open fire. If there’s a musician in the family, crowd around the grand piano to have a sing-song. The kitchen has a quaint country feel with a Rangemaster cooker – enjoy cooked meals in the beautiful dining room. Guests of all ages will delight in the games room that houses a snooker table and a bookcase with lots of titles.

Upstairs, the bedrooms lend a tranquil feel to your stay; elegant old furniture and lovely fabrics make them a peaceful place to retreat to at the end of the day. Both double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, the further double bedroom is spacious and includes a wash basin. The cosy single room has access to a shower room. The west wing has two twin bedrooms along with two bathrooms.

The property is set within 22,000 gorgeous acres. Wander the grounds with your dogs and feel like you’re truly away from it all – but listen out for the Jacobite steam train that you can see from the end of the estate. Enjoy an al fresco drink on the garden furniture to make the most of the sun. There is a lockable door between this property and the adjoining cottage, which can also be booked to bring the total capacity of the house to 14. There are a further two cottages, sleeping four and two, also on the estate.


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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single
  • 5 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath, WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath, 1 cloakroom with WC
  • Electric Range oven (2 ovens, 5 hobs and a hot plate), large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood fuel heating system, open fire with logs provided
  • TV, DVD player, radio/CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome - garden not enclosed
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 5.5 miles to shops and supermarket
  • Complex of properties - for larger groups this property can be booked with Fassfern Cottage (CA138) sleeps 4 and Suileag Cottage (CA318) sleeps 2

Fassfern is a wonderfully rural part of Scotland and is set right by Loch Eil. Walk down to the loch from the property, less than half a mile away, or go for a cruise along Loch Shiel (8.5 miles). You can't be in the area without at least going to see Ben Nevis (15 miles), but it's well worth a climb! There are other pretty walks in Glenfinnan (8 miles), where there is a view point from the viaduct, and Arisaig (27 miles), as well as Morar (32 miles) and Mallaig (34 miles) further afield.

Make sure you take a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express, that you can see from the estate – it's just 9.5 miles away in Fort William. There's also a mystery treasure trail that begins in the town. Try your hand at paddle boarding at Rugged Paddleboard Glencoe (27 miles), or enjoy some skiing or summer activities on the Nevis Range (11 miles). However active you want to be on your Scottish holiday, there will be something for you.

Harry Potter fans young and old will love being in this area. The Glenfinnan Viaduct and Loch Shiel were used in the films, as well as Steall Falls (15 miles) that was used in many broomstick-flying scenes, including during the Triwizard Tournament. Photogenic Glencoe (25 miles) is a beautiful place for a hike and serves as the location for Hagrid's hut in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Josie 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gary 29th August 2020

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Old style character with period charm. Large bedrooms and plenty of space all round. Don't expect modern and you won't be disappointed

Reviewed by Craig 8th August 2020

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Fabulous property set in beautiful grounds.

Reviewed by Brian 1st August 2020

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The cottage is massive with 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms and is set in wonderful surroundings. The kitchen was adequate for our needs but needs some tlc ( see above ). As there were only 6 of us staying we never used the dining room as there was plenty of room in the kitchen.

Reviewed by Mr Mcgorrigan August 2019

We had a lovely week in this house. Plenty of space for privacy yet 6 bedrooms.Piano and Pool table ( cues need replacing). Grounds are lovely for children, a small stream but safe. Easy to go west to fantastic beaches, Back of Keppoch especially good and quiet. Supermarket in Fort William.

Reviewed by Mr Stockwell August 2019

The house is large with room sizes to match. 10 of us easily fitted in. A good number of bathrooms some en-suite so that everyone (or every couple) had one. The games room with the snooker table was a bonus. The grand piano was another bonus and quite unexpected. We played croquet on the front lawn and a type of Cluedo around the house. We loved thRead moree old homely feel about the house with original paintings and ornaments. We do hope to have the opportunity to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Reilly July 2019

We were a family group of grandparents,parents and grandchildren.It was initially to celebrate our grandaughters 21st birthday.She is a Harry Potter fanatic and wanted to take the trip on the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig.All 9 of us accompanied her and we had a great day out. The house was well kitted out,the rooms very spacious and theRead more additional spaces like the dining room,sitting room and pool room meant we could spread out a bit. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mcphaden July 2019

House was great size for out family to gather together. It is a little tired and could easily be 5 star plus with a little work & attention to detail.

Reviewed by Mr Davison May 2019

Clean, spacious accommodation, lots of character and a fabulous location for hillwalking and enjoying the outdoors.

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3 more properties at this location

Fassfern Cottage

Fassfern Cottage

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£535 - £907

Suileag Cottage

Suileag Cottage

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£321 - £458

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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