Ardlussa Cottage ref: CC511471

Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Fort William and Lochaber

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Free Pets 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Christmas Themed Cottage 
  • Cot Available 

Description

Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The soothing bath in the bedroom and the wood burner in the lounge makes this cottage ideal for a romantic break or a honeymoon. The fantastic location adds to its charm. Gairlochy is a small hamlet on the southern shores of Loch Lochy and boasts tranquil and picturesque scenery. Situated between the Caledonian Canal and the Commando Memorial, it is surrounded by several other small crofting settlements. The Great Glen Way and the Great Glen Mountain Bike Trail are literally on your doorstep. Fort William the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Nevis Ski Range and Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, are all nearby. The area is renowned for its spectacular mountains, lochs, glens and abundant wildlife with golden eagles, wild deer, pine martens, seals and porpoises often seen. Take a trip on the Jacobite Steam train as seen in the Harry Potter movies, visit stunning castles and gardens, sail to the beautiful Isle of Mull, spend a day exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula or just take a leisurely walk along the banks of the canal. For the outdoor enthusiast climbing, walking, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding and various watersports are available locally. Spean Bridge is home to a nine hole golf course, a restaurant, pub and a small village shop. Inverness, Loch Ness, Aviemore and the magical Isle of Skye are easily accessible.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has two steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, 30" Freeview TV, DVD player and views over the Caledonian Canal.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and freestanding bath.
Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for two cars. Please note: The canal is 20 yards from the property.
  • Nearest town
    Fort William
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    12 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Spean Bridge
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3 miles
  • Lake
    20 yards (loch)

About the local area

Fort William and the Lochaber area has to be the outdoor capital of the UK due to the its location at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak. The walking around this area is fabulous. From the southern mecca of Glen Coe to the wilder and less visited northern area of Knoydart there are many diverse landscapes to enjoy with equally amazing views over lochs and sea.

Fort William itself has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The High Street has a range of shops, and outdoor enthusiasts are especially well catered for by large shopping outlets. There are also a wide range of eating and drinking opportunities in Fort William, including the prize winning Crannog Seafood Restaurant. For many, the highlight will be a visit to the Grog and Gruel, on the High Street!!!

Around Fort William there are outdoor activities in plenty, including walking and climbing, cycling and mountain biking, riding and trekking, golf, angling and a range of water-sports. East of the town The Ben Nevis Range is a year round sporting destination. It also offers a spectacular gondola ride up the side of Aonoch Mor with its accessible pathways and exhilarating views over the west Highlands.

For a more relaxing adventure visit the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It is here you can relax in some peaceful ancient oak woodlands that date back to the last ice age, over 12,000 years ago! This area is a haven for rare wildlife such as the chequered skipper butterfly and the views out to the small isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck are stunning.

But be sure that where ever you go you will never tire of the magnificent, ever changing views of Ben Nevis that makes this area so popular.

Things to do nearby

Monument erected in tribute to the clansmen who fought for the Jacobite cause with Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. Tel: 01397 722250

Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

An exhilarating trip in Britain's only mountain gondola which travels up to 650m on Aonach Mor, beside Ben Nevis.

The Glencoe Dalness Visitor Centre

Visitor centre with exhibitions on the local area, its people and wildlife. Find out all about Glencoe's remarkable history. Four star visitor attraction. Tel: 01855 811 307

The Jacobite Steam Train

Regarded as the world's greatest railway journey by Wanderlust Magazine the service runs all week through the peak seasons. Tel: 0844 850 4685

Scottish Highland Tours

A selection of one day tours of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Tours can be arranged to suit your requirements. Tel: 01397 704901

Sanna Bay

Situated at the most westerly point on mainland Britain, Sanna Bay is dominated by beautiful white shell sands and true blue sea water.

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

Historical and natural history display on Glen/Ben Nevis. Mountain safety information, live weather reports and a great range of outdoor supplies. Tel: 01397 705922

Crannog Cruises

Climb aboard at Fort William Town Pier and enjoy the splendour and wildlife of Loch Linnhe and the views of Ben Nevis. Tel: 01397 700714

Vertical Descents

Fun, adventure for all ages and groups. Activities include whitewater rafting, canyoning, paintballing, mountain biking, climbing and abseiling. Tel: 01855 821593

Eagle Watch Wildlife Cruise

Unique guided cruises on the stunning waters of Loch Shiel. Share the skippers experience of spotting Golden Eagles and Red Deers. Tel: 01687 470322

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