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Heron Bay Holidays Right On The Shores Of Loch Linnhe - Unit 1381821

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Otter Bank Cottage

Heron Bay lodges are substantial solid log lodge situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe, 4 miles south of Fort William.

On a family croft bordered by the Kiachnish River, it enjoys arguably the best view in Lochaber with unrestricted views across the Loch through Glen Scaddle to the hills of Ardgour.

The lodge is luxurious in size and appointment, centrally heated with 2 super king size double/twin bedrooms, both en suite with bath and power shower, and walk in wardrobes. The living space is a large open plan dining lounge and kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Both suites and lounge have separate patio door access to a large deck area with patio furniture and BBQ.

There is a drying room with a washing machine and a clothesline to the rear of the property.

Ample parking space for 2 cars and shore access.

More Details

Sharyn Morgan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Sharyn Morgan

The croft on which the holiday property has been built has been in my family for over 300 years, when the clearances took place from Ardgour.

Sharyn Morgan purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Sharyn Morgan chose Fort William & Lochaber

This lodge has been purpose built for holiday lets and so has everything you will need for your holiday.

What makes this cabin unique

The view from the lounge and bedrooms are, I think, the best in Fort William, and many of our guests agree.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the lodge was spot on the cosy-ness, the fire (especially, which you could probably tell by there being no wood left), tv, kitchen essentials.

Thank you and hope to return in a warmer climate.
Jan 2014
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The lodge sleeps up to 4 people. I do not accept bookings for any number over 4 apart from babies
There is no charge for a cot and highchair.


Fort William Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large bathrooms with double bath, power showers with body jets. Toilet and sink, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • 2 large bedrooms with super king size beds either double or twin. Both with patio doors leading onto their own deck. Both ensuite with walk in wardrobes. Hair dryers provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Unit 1381821
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 20 reviews

Amazing property, great owners, 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We drove from Ehdinbruh to Ft. William, a few hours spectacular driving. On the lach along the way to town is this property, hidden away like the gem it is. The weather was wretched every day, with moments of sunlight between the rain, and it did not matter at all! Between the charm of town and the striking countryside (one day trip up to Lach Ness with many pit stops for Scotish games and other attractions), this home away from home fit our bill to a T. There is a lovely woodstove (wood provided) for warming up after hikes, full kitchen, two en suite bedrooms with wonderfully comfortable beds, a comfortable main room with big TV and comfy couch, plus a dining table off to the side. There is a full lach-facing deck that gives amazing views. Plenty of room for our foursome. There were a hundred little details that made our stay more comfortable than London or Oxford, both considerably more expensive. The only time we had any issue (our own dumb fault for not knowing how locks work in UK!) the owner was generous and kind. And such a great Scots accent! We would stay here again any time!

Be warned, this rental is best for people with personal transportation. It is about 10-12min drive from Ft William (shops, groceries, etc) on the main road.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cottage in a beautiful location. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good and exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

Lovely real fire and amazing view from the terrace of the loch. Would definitely use again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great spot.

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin with a great view and great shower. Bed was comfortable and the cabin is well done with a great split bedroom layout.

My only issue was the water has a brown foggy look to it, but is because they are on private water supply. It would be good to have the water exaplination posted with safe to drink etc. The note in the Cabinet mentioned you need to seek more info on the owners water, but could not find anything more.

Also the host was not very responsive, but they made sure everything was clean and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Stunning Cottage with Amazing Views of Loch Linnhe

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage with stunning views of Loch Linnhe. Sharyn was a very easy host to deal with and check-in and check-out was very simple.

Everything you need is provided for your stay and the kitchen is very well equipped for eating meals in the cottage. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the showers were both pure luxury. We greatly enjoyed our stay (and the daily visit by the local stag who seemed to like to pose for photos) and would highly recommend the cottages to anyone planning on visiting the Fort William area. It is very conveniently located to many area including Glencoe and Ben Nevis, as well as many Harry Potter filming locations (if you are a fan).

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful lodges - stunning views of Loch Linnhe!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a group of friends recently rented both lodges for a long weekend as we wanted to climb Ben Nevis (which the location is perfect for). The description of the lodges on the website is very accurate and if anything underplays how beautiful and well-equipped they really are.

Sharyn, the owner of the lodges has thought of everything. I loved the fact that there were hairdryers, fans and dressing tables in both rooms as well as plenty of hanging space and the most incredible showers in the world!!

We loved the fire too and even though the lodges are really well insulated, we had to light the fire on one evening just to try it out ;-)

Slight warning is that there are smoke alarms in the cabins which definitely work and we managed to set them off twice while making bacon sandwiches in the morning but if anything this was a good way to wake up our lazier friends who were still dozing at 10am and hopefully we didn't bother anyone else as the lodges are quite remote!

Sharyn, went above and beyond for us. She was always helpful and quick to respond to any emails in relation to our booking.

I would 100% recommend this property to any friends or relatives for both winter and summer holidays and hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Aonach Mhor
Car: necessary

Fort William is the Outdoor Capital of the UK, situated in Lochaber. There are many things to see and do including skiing, hill walking, cruising, mountain biking, fishing, an informative museum, great restaurants and live music in the bars. Gorgeous beaches at Arisaig just an hours drive away. Take the steam train to Mallaig in the summer months, or a cruise on Loch Linnhe to see the seals. There is a gondola taking you to the top of Aonach Mhor for magnificent views. Glenfinnan is 20 minutes away where the Bonnie Prince Charles monument stands at the head of Loch Sheil. where you can take a wildlife cruise and see Golden Eagles.

The world championship downhill mountain biking event is held at Lenachan every June, and the 6 day trials for trial bikes in May.

Glencoe is 30 minutes away for wonderful scenery and hillwalking. The National Trust for Scotland Glencoe gives an informative history of the geology of the area, as well as some history of the area. There is also a lovely museum in Glencoe and a nice walk around the Lochan.

Glen Nevis is a lovely place to walk and relax, and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK is a challenging walk for those guests who are up for it.


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