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Shepherds

Fort William, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic cottage with breathtaking views across Loch Linnhe
  • Within walking distance of a sandy beach
  • Located on the large estate of a working farm
  • Enjoy beautiful walks and bike rides from the front door
  • Try fishing, sea kayaking, canyoning and many more outdoor activities
  • Take a relaxing boat trip to spot dolphins, deals, red deer and golden eagles
Property code: CA299

This charming cottage on Loch Linnhe is the perfect rural retreat for a family looking to enjoy the natural environment and enjoy a whole array of outdoor activities.

Tucked away on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and offering complete privacy is this traditional and quaint little house situated on a Highland working hill farm. Its setting is remote, wild and rugged and reflects what life is like in the countryside, on a true Highland farming estate. There are some fantastic walks on the estate, taking you along the shorelines of lochs, over hills and through forests and meadows whilst being able to take in the beautiful surrounding scenery.

This area of Scotland’s northwest coast is accessed by the Corran ferry and is wild and relatively untouched with lots to still discover and explore. This property provides the perfect base to do just that! From here you will be able to reach some of the most pretty and remote parts of west Scotland, knowing that you have this warm and comfortable house to return home to each day.

The accommodation is situated all on one level and feels homely and welcoming with its warm and inviting traditional soft furnishings. The open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area is light and spacious with a breakfast bar to entertain family and friends whilst you’re cooking dinner. This room offers a friendly family atmosphere with a woodburner to snuggle up around, warming your hands and toes after a day's exploring. As you walk down the hall there are two spacious double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, one twin bedroom and the family bathroom.

Outside the property you can sit and relax in your own private enclosed garden, overlooked only by the surrounding Highland wildlife and nature. With views towards Loch Linnhe and Garbh Bheinn you will be able to escape for hours just watching the natural beauty of the Highlands pass you by.

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

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 family bathroom with bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer in utility room
  • Woodburner - with starter pack of logs included
  • Electric and heating included
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Local shop and pub 4 miles

Situated on the Ardnamurchan Peninisula, this property is perfectly placed to visit the most north westerly part of what Scotland has to offer. The location is stunning with glorious views towards lochs and mountains, giving you the encouragement and opportunity to get out into the wild outdoors.

The village of Ardour (3.5 miles) is a pretty little fishing village and the place where visitors can catch the ferry on and off the Peninsula. It has a small selection of shops and some lovely walks through the woodland of the Ardgour Estate. Just outside the village is a lovely sandy beach at Sallachan, perfect for a picnic and a dip in Loch Linnhe if you're feeing brave!

From Ardour you could catch the ferry and then drive up to Fort William (15 miles), a vibrant busy little town surrounded by some of Scotland's best known and loved mountains including Ben Nevis. It offers a huge variety of outdoor pursuits, restaurants, shops, bars and cafes to chose from, not to mention some of the most stunning scenery there is in Scotland.

Or why not catch a ferry over to the enchanting Inner Hebridean island of Mull with its incredible landscape to explore? Mull is the fourth largest of the Scottish islands and has miles of breathtaking coastline and is thriving with wildlife. If you are a nature lover then Mull is definitely a paradise island that you will treasure forever.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Claire 14th March 2020

Absolutely fabulous stay in a lovely cosy cottage in fabulous surroundings. Such a perfect way to spend our 15th wedding anniversary. Thank you.

Reviewed by Germaine 1st December 2019

Stunning location, if your looking for a real get away and comforts of your own home, this will tick all the boxes. Access to fort william and glencoe. Beautiful unspoilt landscape. A real get away. Wildlife, well what can I say, deer on your door step. Highly recommended!!!!

Reviewed by Tom 2nd November 2019

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location, everything you want for a rural retreat, inside the cottage is lovely and warm, views are fantastic, wildlife fantastic, walks fantastic , and only half hour drive from fort William shops , we'll definitely book again, great for all ages ,safe garden for children and animals, sky full of stars at night andRead more looking across at the snowy mountains in a morning, BRILLIANT. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Royer August 2019

Beau cottage, bien amnag, et confortable. Lieu magnifique, au milieu de la nature, et facile d'accs. Beaucoup de sites visiter sans faire beaucoup de kilomtres : Malaig, Isles of Skye, Loch Ness, Glenfinnan... Secteur prserv naturel o l'on peut voir des " Red Deer ". Magnifique. Les Ecossais sont toujours trs accueillants. Cottage recommand. TRANRead moreSLATION: Beautiful cottage, well appointed, and comfortable. Beautiful place, in the middle of nature, and easy access. Many sites to visit without making many kilometers: Malaig, Isles of Skye, Loch Ness, Glenfinnan ... Natural preserved area where we can see "Red Deer". Magnificent. The Scots are always very welcoming. Cottage recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Circelli. August 2019

Beautiful cottage! It was like coming from home to home!! Definitely booking again next year.

Reviewed by Dr Treon July 2019

Shepherd's House was a remote spot which was great! Friendly welcome from the estate manager who gave us some local tips. House was great for a base, and enclosed garden was good for kids and dog (though beware of tics!) There was even a friendly deer that visited most days. Internet did not work during our stay, though we managed fine without. WatRead moreer was peat stained - so if that bothers you bring bottled, but is uv filtered so safe to use. Good wee store several miles away which was well stocked. We had great day trips put to Glenfinnan, Mull and some nearby woods and an animal hide. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Jensen July 2019

Clean and comfortable, well-equipped house. Friendly welcome by estate manager Harvey. Huge variety of day trips from the house. We particularly enjoyed a trip to Iona, Ardnamurchan lighthouse and sailing on the loch. We recommend eating out at Strontian Inn if you want a break from self-catering.

Reviewed by Mrs Pyke June 2019

After a long journey from Cornwall, the Shepherd's House was an absolute joy to find. The location is beautiful with incredible mountain/loch views, a peaceful setting and a contemporary, comfortable and spacious place to stay. Harvey was brilliant, friendly and helpful and the farm setting was secluded (no traffic noise) yet with easy access to thRead moree main roads around the area. The cottage has everything we could wish for and is so well equipped including a handy cloakroom area for drying boots/coats with ample hanging space and massive wardrobes. Immaculately clean and perfect for a couple or family, it was relaxing just to sit on the sofa and watch the changing light on the mountains and although our weather was mostly wet, it was warm and inviting to return to. Even had a delightful visitor, a deer 'Deerdre' who enjoyed our carrots. The mountain water is 'peaty' brown but it feels healthy and is safe to drink! The village of Strontian has a fabulous 'Strontian Hotel/Bothy Bar' that serves superb food. The Glencoe Gathering serves the best haddock and chips in the world. The Corran Ferry (free to us as my husband is registered disabled) was straightforward to use too. The location is excellent for walking, running, sports and sightseeing for Glencoe/Fort William and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and Lighthouse (awesome but challenging 40 mile drive on single track road with exquisite views - well worth the journey). There's even a beach within a few minutes' walk! It felt like paradise for us - the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in. We LOVED our week there and were sorry to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Davies May 2019

Been here 4 times now, and love it, lovely warm, well equipped, good sized cottage, comfortable spacious and clean, beautiful setting, a little gem, definitely worth a visit

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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