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Cosy Cottage in stunning Mountain location

Bedrooms 3
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Tucked away overlooking the rive withinr our own 50 acres teaming with wildlife

Tucked away within our own 50 acres teaming with wildlife, this warm comfortable cottage with underfloor heating nestle amongst the towering Glencoe Mountains with magnificent uninterrupted views all round.

The whitewashed slate roofed cottage was built by the present owners to high standards resulting in

being awarded one of the first of Gold Awards for Environmental Management.

Fishing is free to our guests in our own trout loch or in the river.

Walk through our woods to the local pub, which serves good food and Real Ale.

Wander up to the iconic “Signal Rock” within our grounds.

See the hillside where they shot the “Harry Potter” film scenes with Hagrids Hut within sight of the Glencoe West Cottage.

Go 'Munroe bagging'! Munroes are all mountains over 3,000ft. There are 5 in Glencoe alone. 7 more in the nearby area.

This place has been in the Sutherland family for 75 years. Our sensitive management has resulted in the flourishing of an unrivalled range of flora and fauna.

The Glencoe Cottages are situated within the small estate of “Torren” which lies in the heart of this most famous of Scottish Glens.

Each cottage overlooks the river and has 3 bedrooms. 2 twin bedded rooms and 1 with 4 bunkbeds. One bathroom has a bath as well as a shower. toilet and basin. The second shower-room has a wetroom shower, toilet and washhandbasin. There is a dishwasher. The underfloor heating as well as domestic hotwater comes from a central woodchip fuelled boiler situated in the service building which also houses a shared drying room and washingmachine.

There is free Wi-Fi available

The water comes from our own spring, is filtered and ultraviolet light treated. Electricity & water is included in the rental price. We make a charge for heat and hot water which is metered. The cottages are managed in an environmentally friendly manner and have won several awards for this.

In our woods you will find 100 year old species conifers brought over from Canada by Lord Strathcona (born John Smith from Elgin) of the Canadian Pacific Railway fame who owned the Glencoe Estate in the early 1900. Lord Strathcona also created the 2 lochans at Torren

He had married a Red Indian Squaw and tried to recreate the environment from where she came so she would feel at home in Glencoe! The whole 100 acres which made up Torren was fenced off by a galvanised steel deer fence.

By the side of the Torren Lochan you will see the remains of 2 small “black houses”. These houses would most probably have been in use at the time of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Apart from some old ruins up Glen Leach na Muidh these are as far as we know the only remains of houses from that date in Glencoe.

Though the part of Torren called An Torr was sold to the Forestry Commission in 1958 the remaining 50 acres have been left for the most part undisturbed for the 75 years that Torren has been in the ownership of the Sutherland family. This has resulted in the rich mixture of flora and fauna which lives and flourishes at Torren.

I hope you find this short history of our lovely corner of Scotland interesting and that you will come enjoy this unique place.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Victoria Sutherland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, danish
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2016

About Mrs Victoria Sutherland

Torren Estate has been in the Sutherland family since it was bought by my father-in-law Dr Alister Sutherland ( his mother was a Macdonald) in 1934.

5 generations of the family have enjoyed this wonderful corner of Scotland from Dr Sutherland's mother to the present owner Lawyer Alister Sutherland, his wife Victoria who is Danish and their children and Grandchildren.

Mrs Victoria Sutherland purchased this cottage in 1934

Why Mrs Victoria Sutherland chose Scotland

Glencoe is without doubt Scotlands most famous Glen. The Glencoe Cottages are unique in that they are situated in the heart of the Glen right underneath the famous mountains and on the banks of the River Coe.

Walk up the site of Harry Potters Hagrids Hut. Visit the scene from James Bonds Skyfall.

Fish for wild trout in the beautiful Torren Lochan 2 mins walk from your cottage. Light a bonfire and cook your catch. In the summer walk up the river bank and find the waterfall and the big pool ideal for diving into from the rocks. Experience wild Scotland on your doorstep.


Ballachulish Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • West Cottage has 2 bathrooms. I with with a bath, shower, Basin & toilet. One with a 'wetroom' shower, toilet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Family
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 single beds can be joined to make a large double if wanted
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds can be made up as a large double if required
  • 2 bedrooms have twin beds - these twin beds can be made up as a double on request. The 3rd bedroom in West Cottage has 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeping a total of 4) The Cottage can sleep a total of 8 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Each cottage overlooks the river in which fishing is allowed. Fishing for trout in Torren Loch is free for our guests. In hot weather there are some wonderful pools for swimming in in the River.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Cosy Cottage in stunning Mountain location
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Further visits a must!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Superb!!!! I've been reluctant to share this wonderful find but in the spirit of the new year, I have to give this rental my highest recommendation. A stunning, secluded spot but not cut off... 2m flat walk into town, 1m to the pub and a 25 minute drive away from a ski resort which allows sledding on its slopes. The owners are delightful and really helpful. Ideal for groups of friends/families as 3 cottages together but equally remote as they don't overlook eachother. Enjoyed watching Red Deer across the river and Goosesander fishing the rapids. Planning my next visit already!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento CA


  • 5 of 5

What a great find! This place is wonderfull,the view of the river and the mountains is great. We had lots of rain and enjoyed watching the river rise in our nice warn cottage. Kitchen was had everything we needed and the cottage was very comfortable.We had no problems with the booking and found our name on the door and everything ready for us when we arrived. Very central location to exploring the area.Location was very quiet and peacefull.

thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stanton, MI, USA


  • 5 of 5

This, this place, is magical. From the moment we arrived, we kept saying how beautiful it is, how warm the cottage was (we stayed at West Cottage), how incredible the scenery, how extremely kind and generous the owners.

West cottage was perfect for our family. It sleeps 8, we have 3 but we had plenty of luggage so all was fine. Everything was very clean and warm. Speaking of warm, Glencoe cottages has won awards for their green efforts, including underfloor heating. The kitchen is well-stocked with great dishes and pans. There is a laundry room across the way (not many steps) with a wonderful drying room (very fast!). The internet was extremely fast, and the living room seating was comfy and cozy.

There is the River Tay right out the back door (yes, you can go explore there) and you are surrounded by amazing mountains. The sounds of the river rushing over the rocks, and the views, are stunning.

There is the Harry Potter connection, which is right up the driveway - the film location of Hagrid's Hut! This was most interesting to our daughter, who imagined herself hiding behind a pumpkin, way up on the hill.

Most of all, though, we loved talking with owner Victoria Sutherland - she's so kind and gracious, and passionate about green efforts. She was so interesting to talk with that we were distracted for hours. It is her story, and genuine interest, that made this place stand out.

This place also has a fantastic back patio, with picnic table and GRILL!! Although we were there for too short a time, we'll be back, with picnic plans in hand. It's in a great location, one where you can easily explore parts of Scotland or mountain climb to your heart's delight.

The cottage was mostly handicap accessible - there is a small step into the cottage, but everything inside is one level. You do have to step into the bathtub, but that was easy for me.

We'll be back. This was a magical place, one we were loathe to leave. We highly recommend it for anyone - family, a group of friends (skiing? hill walking?), a romantic escape, and more. It was perfect for our family, and a highlight of our trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Oban ferries to the Outer Islands
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Dragons Tooth, Ballachulish
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Stirling M9
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Glencoe Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended

Glencoe is one of the most famous and iconic glens in Scotland with its history of the gruesome massacre in 1692 of the Macdonald Clan.

Today, Glencoe is one of Scotland’s most popular Tourist destinations combining magestic mountain scenery with history and romance. The National Trust for Scotland is the owner of 14,000 acres of this spectacular Glen, insuring that it is preserved in its natural state for posterity.

From the Glencoe West Cottage you can wander up to the iconic “Signal Rock” which legend has it was used by the Ancient Druids for worship and later by the Macdonalds of Glencoe.

You can also walk to where they shoot the “Harry Potter” film scenes with Hagrids Hut.

No trip to Scotland is complete without visiting Glencoe.

Other Activities: Hill walking and Rock Climbing, Geology, Genology

Golf: The local Dragons Tooth golf course is a 9 hole course. Pay as you play tickets are available. There is a good cafe in the Club house which is available for guests.

Ski: There are 2 ski centres near Glencoe.

The Glencoe Mountain Centre is 15 mins by car. and provides excellent medium to difficult skiing. This centre is particularly popular with Snowboarders who enjoy the natural half-pipes and steep runs. The uplift from the carpark is by chairlift

Nevis Range Ski Centre is 40 mins by car and has a dry ski slope as well as a World class down hill mountain bike track and a high wire rope walk. This centre is served by a gondala from the carpark and is open both summer and winter.

Both are worth a visit in summer as the possibility of getting to the top of the mountains and seeing the wonderful views is well worth the trip..


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