Caledonian Canal and Ben Nevis mountain range nearby
Relax and enjoy the views from the balcony
View towards the property
Relax in the lounge
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen area looking through to the lounge/dining area
tastefully decorated bedroom
Balcony with seating
1 / 10  Caledonian Canal and Ben Nevis mountain range nearby
2 / 10  Relax and enjoy the views from the balcony
3 / 10  View towards the property
4 / 10  Relax in the lounge
5 / 10  Lounge/dining area
6 / 10  Kitchen area
7 / 10  Kitchen area looking through to the lounge/dining area
8 / 10  tastefully decorated bedroom
9 / 10  Bathroom
10 / 10  Balcony with seating

Jacobite Hideaway

Fort William (5mls NW), The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This first-floor apartment enjoys fabulous uninterrupted views across the tidal water of Loch Eil
  • Prefect for a romantic ‘get away’ with scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away
  • Relax on the decked balcony and look out for the Jacobite Steam train service passing by
  • Visit Neptune’s Staircase of locks on the Caledonian Canal overlooked by the magnificent Ben Nevis
  • Daredevil mountain biking that attracts World Cup aficionados each year to the area
  • Ideal base to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the West Coast of Scotland
Property code: IN731

In the grounds of the owner’s home, this purpose-built first-floor apartment has a decked balcony from which to enjoy the stunning surroundings with picturesque views across Loch Eil and is set against the backdrop of majestic Ben Nevis.

This stunning first-floor apartment overlooks the majestic vision of Ben Nevis and the surrounding landscape of Fort William. With a beautiful balcony and a view over the water of Loch Eil, this could be the place for your next couples’ retreat, perfect for relaxing and switching off in nature.

The property itself is a sweet apartment in a detached building in a peaceful, secluded location within the grounds of the owner’s home. Purpose-built for enjoying the scenery around, all the rooms are elevated above the water and designed in a subtle, natural style, inviting the outdoors in. Spacious and cosy at the same time, this home will provide an ideal base from which to explore.

Climb the stairs to arrive at the apartment. The heart of the space is an open-plan living area. The lounge has comfy sofas around a TV, and French doors leading out to the decked balcony, bringing the fresh lochside air in. The kitchen is contemporary and well-equipped with everything you need to craft romantic meals for two, and there’s a sweet dining table where you can enjoy your hard-earned fare. Step through into the bedroom and you’ll find a sumptuous double bed, sweet details, and next door, a handy shower room.

Outside the property, your decked balcony is the highlight. Spacious and with a lovely seating area, it’ll be your choice for enjoying an al fresco meal without even leaving your accommodation. There’s also ample off-street, private parking beside the property, so you can come in and out as you please.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Kitchen: Electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Shower room: with shower cubicle and WC
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note there is no washing machine at this property, however there is a utility room available with washing machine and tumble dryer in which guests can use.  
  • Local shop and hotel 2 miles, Fort William 5 miles
  • Arrival: 4pm

If you can tear yourselves away from the balcony views, there's much to explore in this stunning area. Firstly, the rural location of the apartment means that there is an abundance of countryside walking trails and cycle rides to enjoy. And there are some mesmerising sights along the 'Road to the Isles,' a scenic way that runs between the loch and woodland. There's even a Jacobite steam train that whistles by, which you can take to Mallaig, via the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which you might recognize from the Harry Potter films.

When you've explored your breathtaking local environment, you could head to the vibrant town of Fort William. Known as the gateway to Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK, it's also a wonderful place to explore, with its traditional and contemporary eateries serving hearty Scottish food.

Sit and enjoy a coffee by the loch in view of the mountain range or seek out some local history by visiting the Old Fort or the West Highlands Museum. The centre of town is just a scenic 6-mile drive away. If you're feeling adventurous, get your hiking boots on and bag yourself the Munro to end all Munros, Ben Nevis.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margaret 15th September 2019

Everything you need and more

Reviewed by Clarke 7th September 2019

We had a very nice week here. It was one of the nicest places weve ever stayed in, there was literally everything you could possibly need and more. The view from the balcony was stunning, even though we only managed to get out there twice due to drizzle! I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by Carole 17th August 2019

Lovely homely, well equipped apartment with excellent helpful hosts. Wouldve been great to sit on the balcony overlooking the loch, enjoying a drink and watching the sun go down but unfortunately the weather was not kind to us. In spite of the terrible rain we enjoyed a fantastic relaxing week. Would definitely consider returning.

Reviewed by catherine 4th August 2019

A beautiful location overlooking the loche. Has everything you need even down to Elastoplast! We loved having the balcony to sit on in the evening, or to check the weather in the morning.

Reviewed by Andrea 20th July 2019

Excellent location and very well equipped

Reviewed by Louise 29th June 2019

This hideaway is a hidden gem, that overlooks the most beautiful Loch. As soon as we arrived we knew we were going to enjoy our stay here. The cleanliness was of the highest standard. Everything was provided to ensure a comfortable stay. Including a 50th birthday gift from the owners - Thank you! A credit to Mary and Dugauld for the hard work they Read moreput into this holiday cottage. They made sure we had the best time and we absolutely did! We will return and would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by June 22nd June 2019

A well equipped comfortable modern cottage with fantastic views. Ideal location for exploring the area. Approx 6 miles out of Fort William, and getting there is best done by car as no footpaths along the main road directly outside the property. Buses probably run past, but we didn't use them. Very friendly owners live next door if you have any probRead morelems - we didn't. We would definitely book this cottage again if we are visiting the area. Hide

Reviewed by Roberta 8th June 2019

Great property. Perfect location for seeing the area. Everything is thought of for your stay. Bed could have been more comfortable but would probably suit a lot of people who like a very firm mattress. Owners are really friendly and helpful. The view is fantastic from the balcony.

Reviewed by Joanna 1st June 2019

We loved the Jacobite Hideaway with it's gorgeous view of the loch and the outside balcony. It is very comfortable and equiped with everything you need,and more. It is in a quiet location, even though on a main road,and easy to get into Fort William.A handy hallway downstairs for coats etc. Really recommend it.

Reviewed by Peter 25th May 2019

Excellent location, extremely well maintained and stocked property. A lot of thought has been put into making sure whoever stays has a very comfortable stay in every way possible. Very impressed with both property and owners. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Douglas 27th April 2019

A well equipped, comfortable and well-located cottage, with helpful and welcoming owners. Easy access to good walking around Fort William and to the coast at Arisaig across stunning countryside.

Reviewed by Neil 1st September 2018

Lovely well appointed cottage with superb views over Loch Linnie from the living room & balcony. Super location for exploring the Nevis range & Glen Coe. We had a great week & throughly enjoyed the steam train ride, cycling along the Calidonian canal (part!) and the mountain gondola. Mary the owner was very attentive to ensure we had everything we Read moreneeded which we did. Hide

Reviewed by Astrid 25th August 2018

We enjoyed our Holiday very much. The owners were very nice and helpful.

Reviewed by Graham 18th August 2018

A place I would very highly recommend to anyone , beautiful setting , right next to the rail track where they run the Harry Potter steam train ,with a beautiful loch over the road ,very hospitable owners who have done the property proud ,I would definitely visit again 10 out of 10

Reviewed by Robert 11th August 2018

Lovely peaceful cottage, great to come back to at the end of a wet day! Great facilities, especially the little entrance hall, perfect for our wet gear. Ideally situated for visiting Highlands and surrounding area. Even the passing road wasn't a problem and nice to see the steam train go past, and a lovely view over the Loch. Even though the weatheRead morer wasn't great we did all that we planned to do, including climb Ben Nevis visit Glenfinnan viaduct and go on the Jacobite steam train. Fabulous! Hide

Reviewed by R 23rd June 2018

Absolutely fantastic location superb accommodation. Warmly welcomed by the hosts who ensured your every need was taken care of. A real home from home feel to the accommodation which was spotlessly clean. Thank you Mary and Dugauld for an amazing 2 week stay. Will definitely return.

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