View towards this charming detached property
View to the property with ample parking
Wonderful open-plan
Light and bright lounge with woodburner
Stylish kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Bright and comfy double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Twin bedroom with children's toys
Spacious boot room
Leading out to the garden with seating area
Loch Lochy within easy reach
Views from the property's grounds over Ben Nevis
Caledonian Canal close by
1 / 17  View towards this charming detached property
2 / 17  View to the property with ample parking
3 / 17  Wonderful open-plan
4 / 17  Light and bright lounge with woodburner
5 / 17  Stylish kitchen
6 / 17  Well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm
7 / 17  Enjoy dining in
8 / 17  Bright and comfy double bedroom
9 / 17  Spacious double bedroom
10 / 17  Bedroom detail
11 / 17  Twin bedroom with children's toys
12 / 17  Bathroom
13 / 17  Spacious boot room
14 / 17  Leading out to the garden with seating area
15 / 17  Loch Lochy within easy reach
16 / 17  Views from the property's grounds over Ben Nevis
17 / 17  Caledonian Canal close by

Shepherds Cottage - Erracht

Fort Willam (5.5mls NE), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy spectacular views over the Nevis range and the Caledonian Canal
  • Help collect chicken, duck, geese, guinea fowl and quail eggs and in the spring help feed the lambs
  • Within easy reach of Fort William and the mighty Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak
  • Located on the splendid Great Glen Way
  • Charming, stylish and characterful spacious period cottage
  • Spend a cosy night in by the roaring wood burner
Property code: 50975

Charming, stylish, detached, spacious and characterful period cottage with wood burner perfect for cosy nights in, is situated in a unique elevated location on the famous Great Glen Way.

Look out towards Ben Nevis and the serene Caledonian Canal from this exceptional Scottish holiday retreat. Up to four of you can stay at this spacious cottage on the edge of beautiful farmland near Fort William. This location is an explorer’s dream with endless outdoor pursuits so pack your walking books and attempt a stretch of the Great Glen Way. Spend time cycling, fishing, skiing or playing golf. Lose yourself in your idyllic surroundings or for a lazier day, head into town to shop or enjoy fine food.

Soak up the tranquillity of this magical location both outside and in. With high vaulted ceilings and open-plan living, this unique property has something of an airy, modern barn feel about it. Savour its fresh décor, bright ambience and easy interior design, which marries a hint of Scottish tradition with Scandinavian style and natural colour schemes creating a restful but homely space.

This single-storey home offers generous accommodation with an easy flow. Settle back to make the most of your free time together in your light and bright open-plan lounge/diner/kitchen. Relax in front of the TV, indulge in a DVD or simply light the wood burner and drink in the views. Cook delicious local produce in your stylish kitchen area and dine in whenever you choose. There is also a handy utility space, with its washing machine and dryer for those damp weather days, as well as a porch for storing coats, boots and other outdoor wear. Wake up to mountain views from either of the double or the twin room and relax in a hot bubble bath in your family bathroom after a long day out in the hills.

Step out into your garden on warm days to enjoy the fresh Scottish air and glorious vistas. Dine out here when the sun is shining or simply bring a bottle and glasses out as the sun begins to set. There is also generous parking at the property. Being on a working farm, guests can also help with collecting eggs and feeding lambs in the spring.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge
  • Utility room with tumble dryer, washing machine and freezer
  • Farm activities – guests are welcome to help collect the chicken, duck, geese, guinea fowl and quail eggs and in the spring, you can help feed the lambs
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 4 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge area

This property is set amongst some of the most spectacular scenery that Scotland has to offer. Lace up your boots and embark upon one of many different walks up magnificent Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Travel by foot, bicycle or even boat along a section of the Great Glen Way, which runs for 79 miles from Fort William to Inverness.

Hike or drive just over 13.5 miles to the roaring waters of Steall Falls in Glen Nevis, which has a drop of 390ft and is said to be Scotland's second highest waterfall. Or visit magical Glencoe, approximately 23.5 miles from your holiday home – this place transports you to other worlds and has been immortalised in many films. Explore the dramatic scenery of the Lochaber Geopark here by following one of its trails.

Travel 8 miles through beautiful Scottish landscapes to the picturesque town of Fort William to browse in its shops, pause in its cafés and restaurants and spend time in the West Highlands Museum, which tells the story of this area. If weather conditions are right you can hit the slopes of the Nevis range or if you'd prefer to travel by steam, hop abroad the Jacobite Steam Train, with its 84-mile round trip from Ben Nevis, passing the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and ending up next to Loch Nevis, the deepest seawater loch in Europe. Find a whole host of outdoor activities to immerse yourself in from canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting to skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. A true adventurer's dream.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 27th September 2019

Lovely cottage, perfect base for exploring. We had a wonderful week with ideal weather.

Reviewed by James 16th August 2019

Beautiful cottage, well equipped, very comfortable & a nice place to spend time relaxing. Was always nice to return there after a day spent in the often less than friendly Scottish weather. The owners, who live in the property next door, are lovely people. Always available for tips & advice about the area & suppliers of fresh eggs from their own chRead moreickens & ducks. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 9th August 2019

Shepherds Cottage was a perfect location to explore from & place to stay! We fell in love with it. Perfect mix of feeling like you were out in the wilds up a windy road out of Fort William, but only 20 minutes from the town. The cottage itself feels so spacious & airy. Beautiful kitchen, incredibly useful utility room when you get home from exploriRead moreng. Amy was the most lovely host , we arrived to freshly picked sweet peas and homemade biscuits. So many lovely touches- highly recommend to anyone! Hide

Reviewed by J 19th July 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Its an ideal base to explore the surrounding area, and the cottage is beautifully done, lovely and light and spacious. The only criticism we had is that the cottage is described on the website as detached, however there are a suite of rooms at the end that were being used as extra bedrooms for the mRead moreain house. I think if people are staying in these rooms then it is only fair to describe the cottage as semi-detached. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th July 2019

A peaceful well equipped cottage within easy striking distance of Ben Nevis. It was comfortable and quiet and a good place to relax. There were board games and various family dvds and do on.

Reviewed by Jackie 26th May 2019

The cottage was a lovely base to explore the highlands. It was clean, bright and warm, and we felt very welcomed.

Reviewed by Helen 3rd May 2019

Cottage above all expectations. Really clean and comfortable. All the mod cons of washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer. Plenty of space. Lovely and warm which was appreciated at the time of our stay.

Reviewed by Jack 12th April 2019

Lovely location

Reviewed by Robert 1st April 2019

The cottage itself was stunning, very cosy. It was remote which was amazing when the stars came out, with lots of lovely walks for the daytime. The kids loved exploring the countryside especially as it was the start of lambing season.

Reviewed by Sarah 26th October 2018

A wonderfully warm, well equipped cottage in a great position for exploring this part of Scotland. We were greeted by the owner and with eggs and home made biscuits which were delicious. All conveniences were there for cooking and laundry and the homely touches of books toys and dvds made it feel very relaxing and cosy. A little higher priced than Read morewe've been used to but can't fault what you get for your money. The only imorovement would be saturday to saturday booking Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 14th September 2018

A warm and cosy cottage situated in a beautiful area not far from Fort William. We had very bad weather during our stay but the snug cottage made our stay totally enjoyable. The cottage was well equipped. Amy, our host, was very helpful and made sure all our needs were met. We would certainly visit again if we had the opportunity.

Reviewed by Cuauhtemoc 24th August 2018

The cottage is cosy and located in a secluded area between sheep fields and forest. It is fairly isolated from the mayhem of Fort William for those that want peace and quiet. But it also means that nearest shop is some distance away, so plan ahead and ensure you have everything you need. The setting is beautiful and the owners live in the farm housRead moree and are incredibly open and friendly. We used the cottage a base to explore the highlands. You can get to most places within 3 hours. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 27th July 2018

First off, the quiet is uncanny, living in the midlands with constant hustle and bustle, this was on another level. The peace and serenity is mind blowing, no traffic due to the closest road, which was hardly used, for at lease half a mile. Amazing views all round, including Ben Nevis. The cottage is large, airy, clean and spacious, with every amenRead moreity at hand, with the owners checking your ok, or if you need anything, very approachable. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne 20th July 2018

Lovely peaceful cottage. Friendly welcome from the owner. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

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View towards this charming detached property
View to the property with ample parking
Wonderful open-plan
Light and bright lounge with woodburner
Stylish kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Bright and comfy double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Twin bedroom with children's toys
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