Glenhead ref: UK7134

Glenachulish, near Ballachulish, Fort William and Lochaber

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Situated at the head of Glenachulish, Glenhead is a truly brilliant cottage tucked away in a beautiful valley with forests, mountains and the sea all in sight. Now the cottage itself is also very attractive. Semi-detached but very private, you have a decking area by the front door that hosts a table and chairs. Facing south you’ll be able to enjoy all meals of the day in this sheltered, sunny spot. Entering the front door there is a vestibule area and then a hallway that draws you towards the living room. It’s a fabulous room with a window that frames the Dragon’s Tooth brilliantly. There is an open fire and a lot of space for four people. Through the living room is the kitchen with all that you will need and then a conservatory with more seating and the dining space. Back to the hallway, and on the other side of the cottage, you will find the two lovely bedrooms. There is a double and twin room, both spacious and like the rest of the house decorated in a caring way to highlight the features of the property. It has been finished beautifully by the owner. There is also a spacious family bathroom.
Glenachulish is just off of the Argyll Coastal Route near to Ballachulish and world-famous Glencoe. Fort William is only half an hour up the road and Oban is 45 minutes to the south. Being based at Glenhead gives you the best of both worlds; you’re in a Scottish Highlands paradise with mountains and forests surrounding you, whilst at the same time you have Glencoe, Glen Etive, Rannoch Moor, Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan, the list goes on and on, all within a short drive to go and explore.
Glenhead is really special though because of its setting. The owner has done a wonderful job nurturing a lovely garden that’s a pleasure to roam around and sit in to enjoy different views. You can sit and look south up the glen to the distinctive mountain Sgorr Dhonuill or Dragon’s Tooth, or take up a different vantage point and gaze north across Loch Linnhe. With the constant backdrop of the glen burn trickling through the woods nearby, the garden is a peaceful and magical setting that welcomes a wide array of wildlife. You’ll spot deer and many birds as well as also a family of characterful red squirrels.
There are great walks from the doorstep, including up to the ridge of the Dragon’s Tooth but also along the many tracks in the forestry in the glen. There is also the Sustrans route 78 also known as The Caledonia Way which passes through the glen. The 234 mile route between Inverness and Kintyre is a brilliant way to explore the area by bike or on foot. Another highlight of this location is the undiscovered golf course only minutes walk away from Glenhead. The Dragon’s Tooth golf course has been described as ’the best 9 hole course in Scotland’ and with its clever design, well-kept greens and fairways as well as the extraordinary scenic background. The course has a brilliant clubhouse with food, drinks and great WiFi. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With open fire and 28" Freeview TV.
Dining room/conservatory.
Kitchen:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1:
With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Fort William
  • Shops
    3.5 miles
  • Distance
    16 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Fort William
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    1.5 miles

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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