Achaneich Stable Cottage ref: CC511258

Spean Bridge near Fort William, Fort William and Lochaber

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2 ½ acres of landscaped gardens with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor providing a dramatic backdrop, this delightful cottage provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for 2 in a spectacular and peaceful location. The cottage is believed to have been built by General Wade during the Jacobite rebellion to house his troops, with horses accommodated below. The cottage has been sympathetically converted whilst retaining some charming original features, such as a superb exposed stone in the main living area, vaulted ceiling and original arrow-slit windows. The open-plan lounge/dining room is separated from the kitchen area by a modern breakfast bar. The pretty double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and enjoys lovely views across the beautiful woodland gardens. Visitors are welcome to wander the garden grounds, and the caring owners even provide croquet on the lawn and various other outdoor children’s games during the summer months. Achaneich Stable cottage is ideally situated for exploring this renowned area of the Highlands, known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.
Please note Achaneich Chalet (sleeps 4 /5), also situated in the grounds, may also be available to let, subject to availability.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric panel heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen
Lounge / dining area:  with satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD,   A lovely space with exposed stone wall, good sized dining table and kitchen separated by breakfast bar
Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washer / dryer
Bedroom:  with double bed
Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

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Fourth floor


All electricity included.  Bed linen and towels provided. Wi-fi available (A small charge of £5 for the use is payable to the owner)


Patio area for visitor’s sole use with outdoor furniture. Set in 2.5 acres of owner’s landscaped woodland grounds with tumbling burn (youngsters take care!) running through and extensive lawns, mature trees and shrubs. Sloping hills lead down to river below. Off road parking for 1 car.
Although the property is all on one level, it is not equipped for disabled persons. Visit Scotland 4 Star.
  • Nearest town
    Spean Bridge
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    1 Mile
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Spean Bridge
  • Pub
    1 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake

About the local area

Walking in the hills, climbing, fishing on the river at the bottom of the garden, skiing, mountain biking, sailing and canoeing are all enjoyed by visitors. 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).  Many of the highlands most famous beauty spots are close by.  Glen Nevis, Loch Ness, Glencoe and the unspoilt Ardnamurchan Peninsula are all within easy driving distance.  Excursions from Fort William, just ten minutes’ drive away, include the popular day trip to Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train, made famous through the Harry Potter films.  Several cruises from the pier offer the chance to spot the marine life of Loch Linnhe including seals and otters.  The village of Spean Bridge is just a mile from the property.  It has a well-stocked local shop as well as good quality restaurants and bars, including a 2 AA rosette restaurant which has an excellent reputation for fine dining. Spean Bridge also has a golf course open to visitors. There are also two local historic museums and a famous memorial which pay tribute to the Commandos who trained here during the Second World War. Achaneich Stable Cottage is ideally placed for exploring the whole of the Highlands, with Oban, Inverness and the Isle of Skye all within easy reach.

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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