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Strathassynt Cottage: perfectly located for exploring the West Highlands

Bedrooms 2
Space 957 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage with stunning mountain views and all amenities close by

Strathassynt Cottage is in the sleepy West Highland village of Ballachulish, less than a mile from Glencoe. On the main road from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling to Fort William, Oban and on to the Isles of Skye and Mull, it's the perfect location to use as a base for discovering the magic of the area, such as Loch Ness, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Ben Nevis the Isle of Mull, The Isle of Skye, Oban, Fort William and much more.

Strathassynt Cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each with ensuite shower rooms. There is also another bed which can be placed in either room for a 5th person. The dining/kitchen has an oven/hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, and the living room has reclining sofa and chairs, TV/DVD with Sky and a real fire. Central heating throughout. A real home from home.

More Details

Neil, Katya and Mila
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, russian, Ukrainian and a little French
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Neil, Katya and Mila

I am Scottish born and bread, but lived in Ukraine the for the past ten years where I had small publishing business. I got married there

and we have a beautiful baby girl. We returned to Scotland earlier this year and bought Strathassynt Guest House and the self-catering cottage. We're working hard to make sure all our guests enjoy their time here.

We run the guest house right next door to the cottage, so we're almost always on hand to answer questions, offer advice or solve problems.

Neil, Katya and Mila purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Neil, Katya and Mila chose Fort William & Lochaber

The cottage is a good size, but at the same time cozy and homey. It has everything you need, and with the pub across the road and the supermarket right behind, it's rural living without the inconvenience. It's really an excellent place to relax and recharge, and/or enjoy the great outdoors, while at the same time having everything you need right on your doorstep.

Ballachulish is a place we used to come as a family when I was a child. I have the fondest memories of the place. The sun might not always shine, but we always had the greatest time. The peace and quiet and spectacular scenery really make this a special place for me and my family.

What makes this cottage unique

What's really special about this place is that it has all the beauty, tranquility and outdoor activities anyone would want from a get-away-from-it-all holiday, while at the same time having everything you need inside or nearby for a hassle-free break.


Ballachulish Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 957 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two ensuite shower rooms and seperate WC in hall
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Cot and additional single bed available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Additional single bed or cot available
  • One double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with ensuite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Strathassynt Cottage: perfectly located for exploring the West Highlands
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Comfortable, spacious and convenient cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was always warm when we returned from our outings. Beds and sofas all really comfy. Co-op, pub and chippy (only open end of the week) all next door. Great place to come back to after a days activities.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in Ballachulish

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week, the cottage was well equipped, warm, comfortable, lots of space and in a perfect position with everything you need close by. The owners were friendly and very helpful, we even received a complimentary bottle of wine !!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage with helpful owner.

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage in guesthouse grounds so owner available if needed but not ever present. Neil was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location, great accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. It was clean, comfortable, and had plenty of space for our family of four.

Neil was right next door and available for questions and help. When we mentioned it would be nice to have a French press for coffee, one arrived later that day. Our kids loved the selections of movies to choose from after a day of hiking or a rainy evening.

Location in Glen Coe area was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage for 4 people in Ballachulish.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, good location. Very close to shops. Beds very comfortable, nice lounge. A cottage with old Scottish charm.

Close to Fort William, and not far from Oban and Invarary. Easy to reach the famous Glencoe mountains, just up the road.

Beautiful scenery all round, mountains, Lochs, and big vistas everywhere you look. A golf club and cafe, just down the road.

What more could you want.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property to access the local area.

  • 4 of 5

The property is in the ideal spot to access the local hills. Glencoe is ten minutes drive, Ben Nevis half an hour and Ardnamurchan peninsula is a ten minutes drive and five minute ferry away. There are also hills on the doorstep.

A pub serving good food across the road and a well stocked Co-op fifty yards away.

The cottage is roomy with a large kitchen. There is an open fire and good central heating. Very comfortable and clean with the owner next door in case of any problems. We will be booking it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
84 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Laroch Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Oban Ferry to Lismore, Mull and on to Iona
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Dragon's Tooth
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Laroch Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Glencoe Mountain
Car: recommended

Ballachulish, on the banks of Loch Leven, is a delightful little village surrounded my majestic mountains. Only a mile from atmospheric Glencoe, one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland, it is excellent for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts, including mountain bikers, hikers, hill walkers, rock climbers and more.

Here you can hike and climb in the mountains around Glencoe and Glen Etive, as well as parts of the West Highland Way, the Ballachulish Horseshoe Ridge and many Munros. Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis are only 20 minutes away by car.

There are all sorts of outdoor pursuits available in the area including kayaking, fishing, canyoning, and ice climbing to name but a few.

There's golf at the Dragon's tooth, whisky distilleries in Oban and Fort William, and more history than you can shake a stick at including many ancient castles.

And if you want a little soul recharge surrounded by peace and quiet, then this is the place. But with all modcons including a great pub/restaurant just across the road, and a supermarket right behind.


Rates & Availability

Ballachulish Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 17
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct-Nov 17
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 17
Dec 13 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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