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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.


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Reviewed by Simon 28th December 2019

Lochside House provided a wonderful warm, relaxing family group of us. Location is both spectacular, remote and yet near to shops and loads of walks, skiing and other activities. The house is beautifully equipped and clean, with 2 sittings rooms and ensuites meaning there's plenty of space for everyone. Other than less rain and more snow, this coulRead moredn't have been a better new year break. Hide

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.

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