Barnes House ref: UK5903

Ballachulish, near Fort William, Fort William and Lochaber

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
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No pets
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

In a quiet location, yet within walking distance of the local amenities, this semi-detached cottage makes the perfect base for those looking to explore the area by day and return to a cosy home at night. The garden of Barnes House leads directly onto the hillside and there are plenty of leisurely walks, forest paths and cycle tracks, literally on your doorstep. The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits, spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Both Glencoe Mountain Resort and the Nevis Mountain Range are only a short drive.
Fort William, known as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’ is the nearest town and from here you can catch the West Highland Steam Train (as depicted in the Harry Potter movie) to Mallaig, crossing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Nearby activities include mountain biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, walking, golf and fishing. There are many unspoilt beaches, ruined castles, historic monuments, museums, and whisky distilleries to visit. Boat trips to the inner isles including Lismore, Mull and Iona are easily accessible, or cross on the Corran Ferry for a day exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Head south to the bustling harbour town of Oban, or north for Loch Ness and the beautiful island of Skye. Beach 8½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

15 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room:
With wood burner (Oct-Mar), 42’’ Freeview TV, DVD player, wireless bluetooth speaker, Amazon fire stick and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 32’’ Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towel and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 15 steps in the front garden and 5 steps in the rear garden.
  • Nearest town
    Fort William
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Fort William
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    14 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 mile (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. The lovely Lochleven Seafood Café is another winning eatery and perfect for a scenic meal.

Around Fort William there are outdoor activities in plenty, including walking and climbing, cycling and mountain biking, riding and trekking, a brilliant golf course, 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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