The Smiddy ref: UK30782

Glenluig, near Lochairlot, Fort William and Lochaber

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Small but perfectly formed, The Smiddy is set in a peaceful part of the Scottish Highlands, the most Westerly point of the UK mainland, on the road to the Isles. The grounds underwent a stunning renovation project in 2009, with the cottage lying next to a small burn, and sits adjacent to the owner’s house.
The cottage is well-equipped throughout and built to a very good specification, with underfloor heating and double glazing. The modern, bright and airy country kitchen provides the perfect space to dine and enjoy the generous welcome pack provided by the owners, featuring lots of little delights and locally sourced produce. The open plan bedroom and living area benefits from a wood burner where you can sit back and watch the flames flicker, creating a warm and welcoming ambience that fills the property. The sumptuous bedding provides the perfect night’s sleep. Adjoining the living area is a contemporary and spacious shower room. At the front of the property is a south-facing patio area, where you will enjoy sitting out and soaking up the views over the burn and the beautiful gardens.
Located just east of Lochailort in the small village of Roshven which takes its name from nearby mountain Rois-Bheinn, the highest hill in the area. The Smiddy is the perfect base to explore and discover the best the West Highlands has to offer. There are many walks nearby including Rois-Bheinn, and pristine, sandy beaches along the coast which offer views of the small isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum. Various local boat tours are available with the possibility of glimpses of local wildlife, and trips to the Isle of Skye, the Small Isles or Tobermory. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife, with an abundance of deer, seabirds, seals, otters and pine martens all to be seen close by, as well as the odd basking shark.
Slightly further afield, you can visit the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse - the most westerly point of the British Isles, and take a tour around the Distillery whilst you sample a wee dram, and enjoy views over Loch Sunart en-route. Why not take the iconic Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct? Fishermen can fly or sea fish locally, and golfers are well-catered for at the stunning Traigh golf course which lies adjacent to the glorious white sands of Morar. The Smiddy is also within easy driving distance of Ben Nevis, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Mallaig and Oban. Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
The Smiddy (ref UK30782) can be booked together with The Cart Barn (ref UK30783) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
With wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, and kingsize bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Utility: With storage for boots and coats.
Shower room:
With shower cubicle and toilet.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Garden with patio. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: Access to the property is via a rough track. There is an unfenced burn in the garden. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    16 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    15.3 miles
  • Lake
    25 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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