UM3
1 / 18  
2 / 18  
3 / 18  
4 / 18  
5 / 18  
6 / 18  
7 / 18  
8 / 18  
9 / 18  
10 / 18  
11 / 18  
12 / 18  
13 / 18  
14 / 18  
15 / 18  
16 / 18  
17 / 18  
18 / 18  

Suileag Cottage

Kinlocheil, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
6 more

At a glance

  • Romantic cottage for two in the heart of the Fassfern Estate
  • Many hillside and woodland walks to be enjoyed on the doorstep
  • Set in a peaceful location with deer, butterflies and other wildlife often spotted nearby
  • Modern decor inside with open-plan layout
  • Walled garden with a bench for al fresco drinks
  • 5.5 miles from Corpach and its eateries, shops and exhibition centre
Property code: CA318

In an idyllic secluded location, this cosy cottage is perfect for romantic walking getaways for two.

This pleasant cottage located on the picturesque Fassfern Estate on the north side of Loch Eil is the perfect base for a couple or two friends seeking a comfortable base in the Highlands. With miles of breathtaking walks in the surrounding woodland and around the loch, as well as easy access to the many outdoor activities available at nearby Fort William, including Glen Nevis, this is the ideal spot for an active break.

This single-storey property offers a calm and relaxing stay with its simple décor and uncluttered interior. Clean and fresh, the neutral colour scheme is easy on the eye and the comfortable sofa and beds ensure a restful break.

As you enter the cottage through the front door, you come into the comfortable, open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room. The neat kitchen area has everything you need for rustling up a few quick meals and the adjacent dining table is a good size for spreading out maps as you plan your day ahead over a coffee. After a day out exploring, kick back and relax with a drink in front of the TV before heading to the twin bedroom for a good night’s sleep. In the morning, enjoy a reinvigorating shower in the bathroom before heading back out into the hills.

Outside there is a walled lawn, shared with the neighbouring properties, and some picnic benches where you can sit with a refreshing drink in the sun on warmer days as you enjoy the sound of the river rushing under the nearby bridge and breathe in the clean Highland air. Also outside is a useful drying room for drying out damp clothes overnight, and plenty of parking.

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

  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge with ice compartment
  • Freeview TV
  • Electric heating included
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared walled garden with bench seat
  • Drying shed
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Corpach 5.5 miles, Fort William 9.5 miles
  • Complex of properties - for larger groups this property can be booked with CA139 - Fassfern House (sleeps 10) and Fassfern Cottage  CA138 (sleeps 4)

Just 5.5 miles away is the small village of Corpach where you will find a Co-op for any essentials. The Caledonian canal meets the loch here and there are superb views to be had towards Ben Nevis in the distance. Further afield, the pretty village of Glenfinnan (8 miles) overlooks Loch Shiel and has a small selection of places to eat and drink. Take a stroll down to the loch and admire the National Trust for Scotland Glenfinnan Monument where the lone Highlander looks over the loch, while behind you, the impressive viaduct carries The Jacobite – the magnificent steam engine that travels from Fort William to Mallaig.

In addition to the local walks and cycle trails, just 9 miles away is the bustling town of Fort William, a huge centre for outdoor activities, offering everything from kayaking and climbing to quad biking and sailing. Just a couple of miles on from Fort William looms Ben Nevis, Scotland's mighty mountain – the highest in the UK at 4,409 feet. For those seeking a gentler stay, take boat trips on Loch Eil or Loche Linnhe and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife including dolphins and red deer.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Jacobs July 2019

The accommodation was very clean. The kitchen is well equipped. Beds are very comfortable. Very quiet location near hiking trails. Tip: It's not far to Glenfinnan. But it is recommendable to go in the evening from 5pm, otherwise you will not find a parking space. Nice hiking path to the Viaduct from the train station.

Reviewed by Mr Andrews June 2019

Excellent accomodation only spoiled by the lack of storage/working space in the kitchen. A short shelf positioned left of the cooker would allow a Microwave to be sited which currently the property lacks. Beneath the shelf you could still fit waste bin and cool-box (or similar) that I bought with me

Reviewed by Mr Mcleish May 2019

The cottage is in a lovely spot, ideal for our stay. Heavy rain made the stream under the bridge dramatic. Jenny was excellent in making all the arrangements and came to meet us on arrival. We managed to keep midges to a minimum by getting in and out the door quickly. Great spot for the area. Good value.

Reviewed by Mrs Hlawitschka May 2019

Lovely cottage that could do with some improvement in storage and equipment. Right behind the front door the cottage could do with some hooks as it could do on either side of the beds to hang our clothes. In the bedroom getting rid of that ridiculous laundry basket will give more space to the guests. If you replace the single white leather chair, tRead morehe tv stand and the table beside the sofa with a sideboard - tv and lamp on top - and a portable tray that would give your guests more storage and the possibility to carry tea or lunch outdoors to the picknick site. The kitchen could do with a kitchen trolley giving more storage and working surface (look IKEA for it). We also missed (and bought) a whisk and some bowls e.g. for salad. If there is a kitchen I want to use it to its full possibilities. Here the possibilities were quite limited. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Spendilow April 2019

Suileag Cottage is about 10 min drive from Fort William and so close to lots of things you can easily do in a week..... we went on the cable car on the Nevis Range (15 min drive) excellent value and great experience, we drove to Mallaig along the old coast road which (on the sunny day it was for us) was like driving along the Amalfi coast it was beRead moreautiful and we spent half a day on a fantastic beach with a great view, also on the way stopped off at LochFinnan to see the famous viaduct and the Highlander monument, another day we drove up the Nevis range road and then walked to Steal Waterfall, what a great walk, about an hour but well worth doing, we also did the 3 walks from the cottage and spent a half day in Fort William..... The Cottage is fine for 2 folk, well equipped, warm and clean and comfortable..... it is on a road which was a little busier than we expected but not a problem, we would definitely come here again it is a great base to get to so many places...... A great drive up to this beautiful place in the highlands too.... If it had any drawback it would be it did not really have anywhere to sit out, you had to use the carpark/picnic spot at the back of the cottage, not a major issue for us but if you were planning to sit out then this may be a consideration, otherwise a great place and location. We had a great holiday here and it helped us remember just how lovely Scotland is as we had not been for sometime. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Falch September 2018

We visited Ben Nevis, Fort William, the train to the Bridge of Harry Potter, ... Nice evenings with music in pubs in Fort William .

Reviewed by Mr Toulson September 2018

First let me just say that I use a small manual wheelchair and I don't need any adaptations, I just need wide doors. And that is what I got. The property. Once inside this property its diminutive proportions become apparent but it is laid out well. There was enough room between the single beds for my wheelchair and there were plenty of power pointsRead more if you have extra kit you need to plug in. The main part of the property was open plan, living/dining/kitchen and there was enough room for me. Just remember this is a small place, accept that and you will be fine. The shower room however, was a bit more compact than I would have liked. It is not a wet room which is a shame. It does have a shower cubicle so if you can manage one of them, you will be fine. The outside. It has great tarmac parking with loads of gravel free room around the car and a flagged path to the front door. Excellent. Not much more I can say about the parking, it is very good. It is worth mentioning the drying shed. It is good to dry your clothes, obviously, but also, you can plug in a charger and the lead will fill through the bottom of the door to a scooter. I took my outdoor scooter (Tramper TWS) and used it every day in the surrounding woods. It was charged via the drying shed each day. The location. If you know this area then there is little I can tell you. If you don't then it is a very peaceful location on the edge of a forest, so you do get the odd logging lorry going by. The cottage is right on the edge of a lovely forest walk, there is a public carpark near along with some BBQ picnic areas which would be nice in the summer. There is a great area to play ball games by the looks, I assume that would be okay with local bylaws. Conclusion. Would I go there again? Yes. The shower is the most negative thing, but it is in a lovely part of the country. Expect small and you will not be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Dennis August 2018

We found the cottage to be perfect for the dog and us humans.I haven't given 5 stars as I could detect some dampness on our clothes in the wardrobe and also a microwave would be good to have.Lovely setting and very quiet.We had good meals at the Arisaig hotel and a fantastic Indian in Fort William at the end of the high street.Glenfinnan hotel is nRead moreice for afternoon tea. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Clouston July 2018

Small and compact, Suileag Cottage is a perfect little getaway for 2. What it lacks in size it makes up for in location. Surrounded by forest and with a stream running past the front door it really couldn't get much more picturesque. There is so much to d

Reviewed by Dr Petocz July 2018

On the positive side, the cottage was in a lovely location on the Fassfern estate, with pleasant walks in the forest starting just outside the front door. And all the attractions of Fort William and Ben/Glen Nevis were only a short drive away. The accommodation was clean and tidy and had all the cooking equipment we needed. On the less positive sidRead moree, the cottage was much smaller than we expected (maybe we were misled by the photo - it's only one third of the building). The beds (two twin beds) were really saggy and uncomfortable, to the extent that we had to put the mattresses on the floor - and because the bedroom was quite small, this meant taking them into the other room. It was strange to be in a place that had a complete dearth of basic supplies (though there was toilet paper), not even a soap for the bathroom, or some teabags for the kitchen (salt and pepper would also have been nice). We arrived late one evening and had to make do with what we happened to have in the car. Note that there is no wifi in the cottage - we went into Fort William for a conncetion to find out about local events. Hide

8 more
Show 6 more

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210