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Lochside House

Ballachulish, The Highlands
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
  • Sliding doors from the sitting room allow you to enjoy summer evenings and beautiful sunsets
  • Sensational mountain chalet-style upstairs sitting room off the master bedroom
  • Picnic on the shingle banks of the loch or dip your toes in the clear water
  • Explore the amazing landscape of Glencoe with summer hiking and winter skiing
  • Try kayaking, canoeing and canyoning at Fort William
Property code: CA222

A stylish three-bedroom property on the shoreline of Loch Leven, perfectly positioned to explore the stunning landscape and experience the outdoor activities of Glencoe.

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.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player, iPod dock, Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Garden furniture
  • Half a mile to nearest supermarket
  • Regret no dogs

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).

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michal 5th October 2019

The perfect place for a family vacation! Location is the highlight, but the design is turning it into a dream house.

Reviewed by Mrs Ernst July 2019

A beautiful house with a beautiful view of Loch Leven, with beautiful mountains. Everything was perfect in this location and inside the house. The kitchen is AMAZING, not cooking in it at least once is an insult to the kitchen! It had everything we could possibly think of. The Co-Op in Ballachulish is a five minute drive away and it has everything Read moreyou could possibly need for a good meal. The showers and bath are excellent, the beds comfortable, the TV downstairs has Netflix on it, many DVD's, many books (including Harry Potter books), many boardgames and endless peace and beauty. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Hayhurst June 2019

An excellent house to stay at. This was our second visit and would highly recommend a stay. The house has all you would need and the beds are really comfortable. It's located in an ideal place to explore.

Reviewed by Mr Wilcox May 2019

From the moment we entered to the moment we left we were in awe of the location and the views and the house felt cosy and warm. Fixtures and fittings are excellent and as already mentioned for a large house the heating was more than adequate when those chiller nights happen. We will no doubt be back for more!

Reviewed by Mrs Holmes April 2019

Lochside House is really special. Words can't do it justice so, go see it for yourself!

Reviewed by Mr Cotter September 2018

Wonderfully Magical Views!!!!! We really enjoyed our stay. The house is absolutely beautiful and the views are GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Reviewed by Mr Chapman September 2018

The moment you walk into the lounge you know you are going to have a great stay at Lochside house. This house is exceptionally well presented and we found it perfect for our party of 6. It felt like a home from home. The kitchen is a delight to use. We were lucky enough to see a seal swimmimg in the loch which was a true delight. You never get boreRead mored with the constant changing landscape viewed from both lounges. I would definitely stay in this property again and would highly recommend it to family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Ermatinger July 2018

The house is fantastic. It offers space for everyone: bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped, as hobby-cook we enjoyed the big gas stove and the ovens. We especially liked the view from the house, the big windows make the house light even in bad weather. The water is so close and the tide can been observed as much as many sea birds. TRead morehe flowers in the garden offer home to many birds. Although the house is close to the village, it is really quiet. The cries of the seagulls are the only sounds to hear. We travelled around in the area, we especially liked the Blencoe-Valley which is "just round the corner". There are very nice hikes. In Fort William, we took a ride with the Jacobite Steam Train (The Harry Potter Train) and visited Neptun's Staircase. Driving South, we visited the seal sanctuary, Oban and Inveraray. If you don't mind to drive a little longer (1,5h+), you can go to many places such as Loch Ness and even to the Isle of Skye. In July and August, there are Highland Games on different places around. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mathew June 2018

This is a lovely, comfortable house in a fabulous location. The views over Loch Leven from both lounges upstairs and downstairs are stunning. The house is tucked away in a very quiet, peaceful area, but within walking distance of Ballachulish Co-op, also Glencoe village. Excellent for anyone who wants to retreat for a while from everyday hustle andRead more bustle. The house is well equipped and kept in lovely condition. There is a resident heron yards from the window. We watched him regularly. The Seaxplorer 2 hour fast boat trip from Ballachulish was great. We saw many different gulls, cormorants, oyster catchers, wild black sheep and seals. On board we heard about some local history, learned about the burial islands and heard some local legends. For lunches and cakes we recommend Crafts and Things in Glencoe. Best Ploughman's lunch ever! For evening meals we recommend the Clachaig Inn which is in Glencoe, a few miles out of the village. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Needham March 2018

Wonderful place with wonderful views as Loch Leven is at the bottom of the garden , it felt remote but it was only a few hundreds yards from the road. We were very lucky with the weather as everywhere else seemed to have loads of snow except us. Masses of things to do so we're already trying to find time to go up to discover Syke and Mull. The housRead moree was very well maintained, very clean and the facilities were outstanding. We have already recommended it to family and friends. So thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Cobden February 2018

Not a bad thing to stay about Loch Side House . Clean comfortable spectacular views . We saw otters , seals sea birds it was fantastic. The house is amazing every thing geared to the views. Highly recommend to any one we went in February it rained and snowed every day but it didn't matter the view from the house just got better. Lovely Fort WilliamRead more is just down the road which was all we needed. We will definately be returning. Wendy and Derrick Cobden Hide

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