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Suileag Cottage
Kinlocheil
(23 reviews)
From £275 per week
Sleeps 2
1 bedroom
1 twin
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Fri 21 Jun 2019Thu 05 Sep 2019£345£105
Fri 06 Sep 2019Thu 19 Sep 2019£320£100
Fri 20 Sep 2019Thu 03 Oct 2019£295£90
Fri 04 Oct 2019Thu 24 Oct 2019£295£90
Fri 25 Oct 2019Thu 07 Nov 2019£275£85
Fri 08 Nov 2019Thu 19 Dec 2019£275£85
Fri 20 Dec 2019Thu 26 Dec 2019£345£105
Fri 27 Dec 2019Thu 02 Jan 2020£345£105
Fri 03 Jan 2020Thu 06 Feb 2020£275£85
Fri 07 Feb 2020Thu 02 Apr 2020£275£85
Fri 03 Apr 2020Thu 23 Apr 2020£295£90
Fri 24 Apr 2020Thu 21 May 2020£295£90
Fri 22 May 2020Thu 28 May 2020£320£100
Fri 29 May 2020Thu 18 Jun 2020£320£100
Fri 19 Jun 2020Thu 03 Sep 2020£345£105
Fri 04 Sep 2020Thu 24 Sep 2020£320£100
Fri 25 Sep 2020Thu 01 Oct 2020£295£90
Fri 02 Oct 2020Thu 22 Oct 2020£295£90
Fri 23 Oct 2020Thu 05 Nov 2020£275£85
Fri 06 Nov 2020Sat 19 Dec 2020£275£85
Sun 20 Dec 2020Sat 26 Dec 2020£345£105
Sun 27 Dec 2020Sat 02 Jan 2021£345£105

Description

In the heart of the Fassfern Estate, you will find a little gem – Suileag - a self-catering cottage just for two.  And just a stones throw from the cottage is a quaint stone bridge that crosses the River Suileag that goes on to meander through the estate.  This is the same stone bridge that Bonnie Prince Charlie would have crossed on his way to Fassfern House when he stayed there during the Jacobite uprising.

Nowadays all is peaceful and tranquil and just the perfect place for two to spend their holiday. Come inside the cottage and you will find a bright and comfortable home with everything you will need to ensure your stay is complete.

Fassfern Estate is renowned for its wonderful woodland with many fantastic walks right from the doorstep.  Pack a picnic and head off along tree-lined paths or up the surrounding hills from where you will see the fantastic views over Loch Eil and to the mighty Ben Nevis.  Deer are often seen grazing near to the house and this naturally beautiful area is also home to a large variety of wonderful birds, butterflies and wildlife, making Suileag Cottage a wonderful base to explore all that Inverness-shire has to offer.

Also available on the estate:
Fassfern House (sleeps 10)
Fassfern Cottage (adjacent to Fassfearn House, sleeps 4)
Woodland Cottage (sleeps 4)

PROPERTY CODE: N882

Layout

All at ground level:

Open plan sitting room/kitchen and dining. Twin bedroom. Shower Room with wc, whb and shower cabinet

Adjacent to cottage:

Drying shed. Walled garden with bench set (open to other guests on the estate).

Please note:

  • Roadside situation – parking for 1 car
  • EPC Rating - E

Facilities

  • Corpach (5.5 miles): well stocked Co-op & Post Office
  • Fort William (9.5 miles): large range of shops, supermarket, hotels & restaurants, swimming pool & leisure complex, 18 hole golf course
  • 20 minutes Glenfinnan – restaurant and hotel
  • Cot on request
  • Domestic fridge with ice box
  • Drying shed ideal for walking parties
  • Electric heating - all energy included in rent
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • High chair on request
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Walled garden with bench set - open to other guest on the estate
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. Pet
  • Reviews

    (23 reviews)
    Suileag Cottage reviews
    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
    Mr Andrews - June 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.
    Mr Mcleish - 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, the 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.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for these helpful comments. We are planning on reviewing the cottage contents and facilities with a plan to upgrade in advance of next season. The need for hooks for coats etc and additional kitchen working surface & utensils is understood and will be included in our review."
    Mrs Hlawitschka - May 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 beautiful 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.
    Mr Spendilow - April 2019
    Ideal as a place for a quiet break. Lots of walking, nature watching etc nearby. Needs a curtain over the window in the door.
    Mrs John - April 2019
    We visited Ben Nevis, Fort William, the train to the Bridge of Harry Potter, ... Nice evenings with music in pubs in Fort William .
    Mr Falch - 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 points 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.
    Mr Toulson - September 2018
    We had a great stay in this warm and comfortable cottage. However, the kitchen lacked some basics - no washing up liquid or sponge on arrival, only one drinking glass in the cupboard, one toilet roll! Tv reception was unreliable. It would be more convenient for many guests if the bedroom layout was changed so that the twin beds could be moved together without having to move the wardrobe. The area was great for walking, biking etc but the cottage just lacked a personal touch and any form of luxury for the money.
    Mr Thompson - 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 nice for afternoon tea.
    Mrs Dennis - August 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 do in the area. We were only here for a long weekend and took part in the Fort William marathon so we were limited for time but saw Glenfinnan, walked around the stunning Nevis Range and during the run took in several local points of interest. We spent the whole weekend planning our next (longer) visit. The cottage itself is basic, there is a bedroom (with twin beds) a kitchen/diner/living room and a bathroom (with shower). The kitchen has an oven and grill and a fridge/freezer. There are plates, mugs, glasses, cutlery and cookware but this kitchen is really only suitable for simple cooking. The tv signal is poor and there is no WiFi and a poor mobile signal inside the cottage, but if you’re like us, this is a bonus! On the whole, we were very satisfied with our stay and would definitely book again.
    Mrs Clouston - 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 side, 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.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your review and following earlier feedback the beds are being replaced for the 18th August. The lack of basics is unusual and we will look into this. The cottage is indeed small but not insufficient for two on an affordable holiday."
    Dr Petocz - July 2018
    This is a fairly simple, good value cottage about 5 miles outside of Fort William on the way to Mallaig. It's off the main road so quiet and tranquil, but there are some other houses on the same estate nearby (although not within sight - you're not overlooked). It's a small cottage, but has pretty much everything you need, except for a microwave oven which was really the only missing thing from the otherwise well stocked kitchen. There are 2 single beds at either end of the bedroom; I think it could be laid out better to have the beds together if you want to, but again, not really that important. I think the mattresses were too soft, but I wasn't too bad, we still slept ok. The bathroom was fine.. good shower, but the pictures on the website make it look bigger than it is. It's pretty quiet overall, just a couple of cars passing once in a while; the cottage has a store room attached which someone occasionally came to use, not a bid deal but they did that after 11pm one night which was a bit unnerving. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would stay again / recommend to otherwise who are happy to stay somewhere very quiet. You have to drive to any civilisation - there's a small town a couple of miles towards Fort William and then Fort William itself is only a bit further. There's a bus stop on the main road too. Towards Mallaig is Glenfinnan which has a Bonnie Prince Charlie monument and beautiful lake/walk on one side and the 'Harry Potter' steam train viaduct on the other. If you want to go there, get there before 9am - the car park is small and due to the Harry Potter theme.. it's extremely popular. Worth a stop, but just get there early. Mallaig is lovely... went there twice - beautiful scenery and boat trips and lovely artisan bakery by the sea.
    Mrs Smith - July 2018
    Lovely cottage, ideal for me as a single person who was hill walking all day but could be crowded for two. Sadly both single beds are of a very poor standard - both frames and mattresses, the bed near the window was the better of the two as only the mattress was poor! The inside bed was so uncomfortable on the first night (both frame and mattress were shot!) I had to move to the window bed after 2 hours where I remained for the fortnight. Had there been two of us it would have been a serious issue for the unfortunate person having the inside bed. Bathroom, shower, lounge and kitchen facilities were excellent although kitchen lacked a microwave and potato peeler to make life easier. Linen changed weekly and caretaker called in to check all was well which was appreciated. I expressed my concern to her concerning the poor quality of both beds. I would love to return, but only if both beds and mattresses are replaced with new as the present quality is totally unacceptable, I have slept in better beds in both Scottish and English YHA accommodation the cost of which is considerably lower than the rates charged for Suileag Cottage.
    Owners Response: "The feedback is appreciated and we have already put in place plans to replace these beds this season. There is limited worktop space in the small kitchen area; hence no microwave acquired to date although agreed that this would be useful so a small one will be acquired together with a replacement for the potato peeler which was once in the utensils drawer."
    Mr Andrews - June 2018
    Slight problem on arrival,but Heather at Cottages and Castles sorted it at a stroke and checked with us two days later. The cottage was very comfortable and quiet, but we lacked a bit of space for our two weeks worth of luggage. the estate staff were very friendly as was Joanna, the house keeper. There was plenty of hot water and the shower worked perfectly, although some previous guests thought differently. If we return to this area this is where we will stay.
    Mr Bayley - June 2018
    Lovely location but the cottage was very basic. Very strong smell of bleach and fish on our arrival was off putting. Never met anyone at any point. Very enjoyable cruise down local loch was highlight as we saw red deer, golden and sea eagle.
    Mrs Luke - August 2017
    Most has already been said in other reviews: a basic, but comfortable and warm cottage in the middle of the woods and close to a small river that grows impressively on rainy days. Lovely walks from the doorstep, a good base to explore the highlands and overall excellent value for money. True, the water pressure in the shower is very low (strangely, water pressure in the kitchen is normal), and the beds are very, very soft indeed. It would be great if these two (minor) issues could be addressed in the near future. A special mention and huge thanks to caretaker Johanna who was the loveliest and most helpful person we could hope to be around, since unfortunately we had a small car accident during our stay and found ourselves without means of transportation for a few days. Recommended.
    Mr De Boer - August 2017
    Very clean and comfortable cottage, great location for touring the high lands and the forest a good spot for walking. Key holder friendly and helpful.
    Miss Patton - July 2017
    The cottage had everything needed to have a good stay, and seemed to have been recently renovated (kitchen area and bathroom). However, it was small, and dark due to small windows. (And unfortunately in poor weather this matters.) The two single beds were far too soft and need to be replaced - their poor quality did not ensure comfortable sleeping. Tula, the person who looked after the cottage, could not have been more helpful and kept the cottage very clean.
    Mrs Harris - July 2016
    Suileag Cottage on Fassfern Estate is an excellent homebase for a thorough exploration of the Highlands and Islands from Oban to Inverness, provided you have a car. The cottage itself is small, but sufficiently sized for two people. It has an excellent kitchen area, comfortable sofa with TV, good beds in a seperate room and ample parking next to a small drying shed. Cell reception is spotty, so for all your internet needs you will have to go into Fort William (recommendation: good coffee & free wifi at the local Costa). Two minor things keep this lovely holiday home from a five-star rating: The water pressure in the shower is pretty much equal to the rain outside. If you are a stickler for high water pressure in your shower, this cottage is not for you. Second minor thing: The kitchen could use a microwave - it has an oven, but sometimes a microwave is so much more convenient. And if you want to mix any kind of dough or salad, bring your own bowl. If these minor gripes don't bother you, Suileag Cottage is a small but excellent choice for exploring the region.
    Mr Terbuyken - July 2016
    If you want a good value away from it all break with a countryside base this is for you.
    Mr Bennett - June 2016
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the cottage. There where three good walks on the estate and the cottage was neat and tidy. The woman who met me was friendly, and informative. The area was also very central for walking and whether you wanted to be in the countryside or on the little beach coves down by arisaig they were all within a 20 minute drive. All in all for anyone who wants this kind of holiday i would recommend it. It is also good for dogs as long as you are careful and use your lead if you see livestock
    Mr Brown - May 2016
    Cottage very clean with everything needed for a self catering break. Situated in a lovely area with walks straight from the door which was ideal for the dog. Weather wasn't great (rain, rain and more rain!!!!) but still managed to do some lovely walks, glen nevis, spean bridge, Gulvain (the only dry day).Would recommend the cottage for a couple.
    Mrs Sime - October 2014
    We had a wonderful time at the house. It's causy, clean and very comfortable with the noise of a little waterfall in de background. Also the loction is perfect: near Fort William and not far from the West coast. The key Holder, Maria is a very friendly woman.
    Miss Den Ouden - June 2014
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