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Torecastle Lodge ref: 511117

Banavie, Fort William, Fort William and Lochaber
  • Sleeps 88
Parking4 carsGardenenclosed by fence
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Torecastle Lodge is an exceptional house in every respect and offers the height of modern luxury in a truly stunning setting.  This spacious detached property is nestled between the River Lochy and the famous Caledonian Canal. Set in its own garden grounds the large picture windows overlook the peaks of Ben Nevis, with the beautiful River Lochy salmon river flowing in the foreground.  The focal point of the house is the exemplary open-plan kitchen / dining room which lead through to a magnificent sitting room with high vaulted ceilings and superb open fireplace.  Large patio doors open onto a covered verandah / terraced area which serves as a further outside ‘room' from which to relax and saviour the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings and drink in the views across the river to the Ben Nevis mountain range beyond. The 1.5 acre garden and grounds give direct access to the river and a network of secluded paths that connect the riverside, the Caledonian Canal and the surrounding woodland.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating with under floor heating throughout the ground floor and comprises:
Lounge Area: With open fire set within superb, open fireplace, satellite free view TV/DVD and radio/CD. Large patio doors lead onto covered verandah boasting stunning view of Ben Nevis.
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Very well equipped with large dining area -on one side framed with full length windows that look out to views of Ben Nevis and lead to a south facing outdoor eating area complete with table and chairs.
Utility: With washing machine, tumble dryer and sink with storage area for boots, coats and out door gear.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
Games Room: Within integral garage, with table tennis and darts board and storage area for bikes, canoes etc.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en suite large shower, WC and wash basin. This master bedroom has a balcony overlooking garden, river and Ben Nevis. An additional pull out bed is available for this room.
Bedroom 4: With one king size and one single bed making this an ideal family room which also features a play station 3 and DVD player with large dedicated high definition flat screen monitor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin


Free broadband wi-fi internet access. Small library. Selection of outdoor games equipment. All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire supplied. Cot, high chair and stair gate available.


An extensive 1.5 acre grassy garden and grounds surrounds the property which is, fully enclosed by fence and large 5 bar gate and provides great freedom for children to play. A variety of garden furniture, a gas BBQ and a grassed volleyball area and net complete this wonderful outdoor space. A small gate leads directly down to the river Lochy with Ben Nevis mountain range dominating the skyline beyond. Off road parking for 4 cars.
Please note there is now a hot tub at this property, if you wish to use this facility then a weeks notice is usually required to enable the hot tub to be heated and ready for you on arrival  There is a fee of £50  payable for using this facility  and an additional refundable damage deposit of £50 is payable direct to the caretaker on arrival. All instructions will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed.
Maximum 9 adults only, Pull-out bed suitable for child only.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitScotland and has achieved a 4* grading.

Nearest townFort WilliamShops2 Miles
Distance5 MilesRestaurant1.5 Miles
Nearest railway stationFort WilliamPub1.5 Miles
Distance5 MilesLake

About the local area

The ruins of the former Cameron stronghold 'Torcastle' lie within five minutes walk along the riverside near to a small sand and shingle beach. All the bedrooms are very spacious and mainly en-suite and the house has been equipped to an extremely high standard making this stunning property  ideal for a two-family or extended family or group holiday in a superb location.  The Fort William area is rightly known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK' and the wealth of activities, outdoor pursuits and places of interest available are world-renowned.  Climbing and hill-walking in this area are second to none and the Nevis range offers an amazing variety of other sporting activities all year round, including para-gliding, skiing, snowboarding and a world-class mountain bike course.  The less energetic can take a spectacular ride on the gondola that runs up the side of Aanoch Mor and enjoy a meal at the famous mountain restaurant at the top or enjoy a cycle ride along the scenic Great Glen Cycle route that runs along the side of the Caledonian canal (bikes available to hire locally). A gate from the property leads directly down to the river Lochy.  Just over a mile away is the incredible flight of lock gates on the Caledonian Canal, known as Neptune's Staircase.   Enjoy a meal and a dram at the nearby Moorings hotel, as you watch boats negotiate the locks.  In the summer months the West Highland steam train, or ‘Hogwart's Express' of Harry Potter fame, runs along a wonderfully scenic route through to Mallaig.  .  From here you can explore some of the smaller isles of Muck, Rhum and Eigg or take the boat across the sea to Skye, returning via the Skye bridge to complete a spectacular circular tour.   Fort William, just 5 miles away, offers an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and local shops as well as a superb swimming pool and leisure centre.  The beautiful Ardnamurchan Peninsular is also well worth a visit.  It is the most westerly point on the British Isles and boasts stunning beaches, unspoilt coastline and a wealth of wildlife. Take the Corran car ferry just south of Fort William across Loch Linnhe (a 5 minute ride) and return via the ‘road to the isles' for a truly memorable day out.  Fishing, golf, numerous water-sports and boat trips are all available locally. The enigmatic and mysterious mountains of Glencoe, the beautiful shores of Loch Ness and the pretty, unspoilt coastline of the western Highlands all contribute to the area's allure.

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What our customers say about Torecastle Lodge

A Colman -

Great property!

R J E Amos -

Torecastle Lodge is a truly fabulous holiday property. The memories of sitting in the garden hot tub, and looking out towards Ben Nevis will linger long in the memory. The children in our party particularly loved the games room too.

N Hirst -

Absolutley brilliant property, wonderfully kept clean and tidy with welcoming christmas decorations and hamper left for us for new year. The hotub is a fantastic addition teamed with features such as the games room, plenty of space for outddor equipment and drying areas mean its the perfect property for a big group of outdoor enthustasts and those who want to kick back and relax.

David Wakeford -

The property is in excellent condition in a beautiful location. The caretakers were very helpful and supplied mike,eggs etc on arrival (at no initial cost). access is quirky to say the least but was all part of a wonderful holiday break.

J Seidel -

The Lodge was fantastic. Spacious and light with beautiful view of the top of Ben Nevis.

R.B Davies -

Fabulous property, excellent quality.

A warm and spacious house with all the facilities one could need

Victoria Sweet -

We had a fabulous time at Torecastle Lodge. We were delighted with the overall standard of the property, facilities on offer and the lovely welcome by the housekeeper who left us fresh farm eggs for our breakfast. We really hope to return soon, thank you.

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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

Scottish Highland Tours

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Nevis Range

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Clan Cameron Museum

For those wishing to enjoy their holiday by delving into history, Clan Cameron Museum is the perfect place to go. With a selection of areas to explore; a wealth of knowledge and insight into the history of life here can be seen.

Ben Nevis Distillery

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