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Renovated lochside cottage nr Fort William & Glencoe (sleeps 4-6)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Two-bedroom cottage with stunning mountain & loch views, located on the Fort William road

Ardchattan is a stone cottage dating back to the 19th century situated on the Fort William road in the Highland region of Lochaber. The property overlooks a stoney beach, Loch Linnhe and the majestic Beinn Bheithir range of mountains.

To the south lie the villages of Ballachulish and famous Glencoe, home to Glencoe ski resort and mountains such as Aonach Eagach and Bidean nam Bian, all within 20 minutes' drive.

Stunning views across Loch Linnhe to the mountains beyond can be seen from a new private decking area to the rear of the cottage, which is set within a large garden.

The centrally heated cottage has recently been renovated and provides comfortable accommodation for 4-6 people, consisting of one double bedroom, a second bedroom with bunk beds to sleep 2 people and a double bed/settee in the living room. The kitchen diner is a beautifully converted barn with large Velux windows, stone flooring and exposed stone feature wall. The spacious room is fitted with new appliances, including electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave.

The living room boasts views to the front and rear, and offers a cosy environment with wood and coal burning stove, including wall-mounted TV with DVD player. Fast Wi-Fi access is also included, which can be used throughout the property.

The cottage has a fully fitted bathroom with combined bath and shower with toilet and sink, along with a separate small WC.

More Details

David Campbell-Kelly
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About David Campbell-Kelly

My wife and I are private owners of the cottage which we purchased in late 2013. We bought the cottage as a project to renovate and bring up to the highest standards internally whilst retaining the authentic look of the outside.

David Campbell-Kelly purchased this cottage in 2013

Why David Campbell-Kelly chose Fort William

Ardchattan is in a fantastic location for holidays on the west coast of Scotland.

What makes this cottage unique

Ardchattan is a home from home with stunning mountain and loch views on the Fort William road, close to the main attractions of the west coast of Scotland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to thank you for letting your lovely cottage to us. It is beautifully done up and was very warm and cosy to come back to after a day out. We really loved the kitchen.
Mar 2015
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Fort William Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Master bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin and full size bath with shower over and shower screen. Separate additional toilet with wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 with double bed. Bed 2 with twin bunks and a double bed settee in the living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has been fully refurbished and insulated to the latest standards with all new fittings and furniture. Bed and kitchen linen included with the property which will be cleaned prior to your arrival. Towels not provided.


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Renovated lochside cottage nr Fort William & Glencoe (sleeps 4-6)
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful cottage and views

  • 5 of 5

A beautifuly renovated cottage,clean bright and modern with a lovely family kitchen and good sized rooms. Loved sitting in the garden on the raised decking,looking over the loch and hills.A wonderful location for exploring the local area,with a loch only 100yards away which the dogs loved to walk around and swim in. Thank you for a wonderful week

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week in June in this cottage and found it to be spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and very well equipped. It's superb location and amazing views were the icing on the cake. It is well placed for both Glencoe and Fort William, not to mention Ballachulish itself. I will definitely book this cottage again and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Highland Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week and couldn’t have asked for more for a great relaxing holiday. With the spotlessly clean cosy interior and great views of the loch and mountains outside, you know straight away you made a good choice staying here.

For walkers and outdoor lovers the area has countless great mountain, river, coastal and forest walks for all ages and abilities and one week certainly isn’t enough to take them all in.

We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely come back to this cottage again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a Highland break

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage has everything you need for the perfect holiday in the Highlands. It is spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The location is just perfect. I loved waking up to the beautiful view over the loch. The view from the deck is even better as it sits higher up in the spacious garden. The cottage is in an excellent location. We enjoyed some fabulous walks in the area and also visited some castles - Eilan Donan, Urquhart and Dunstaffnage. From Eilan Donan it was an easy drive on to Skye. Wherever you are in the area the scenery is just breathtaking. A favourite day was a trip to Glenfinnan (great for history buffs and Harry Potter fans) and then on to Arisaig for the most stunning beaches. The Loch Leven Hotel is within easy walking distance of the cottage and we enjoyed a nice meal there as well as visiting a couple of times for a drink after our long days exploring. We had good communication from the owner, David who also popped in to check everything was ok with our stay. I would definitely recommend this accommodation and would very much like to return in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage.****

  • 5 of 5

The property is located at a beautiful location. Not far from Glencoe or Fort William. Modern decorated rooms, kitchen nice and big. All the goods one has in a home. David has been very helpful during our stay. Would surely plan another stay and recommend friends and family. 5*.

Thank you David.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, cosy and well equipped for everything you needed. It is in a really good location to explore this beautiful area.

David was friendly and helpful throughout the booking process. We would recommend this property and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Glenachulish 9 hole
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Loch Leven Hotel
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Aonach Mor
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Loch Linnhe
Car: necessary


The nearest coast is a stoney beach on the shores of Loch Linnhe a two minute walk away. There are many opportunities within driving distance to enjoy the coastline including the dramatic Ardnamurchan Point or sandy beaches at Morar. There are seaviews from the cottage.


The use of a car is advisable to reach the property and to make the most of the opportunities to explore. However access to the Highlands can be achieved by flying to either Glasgow or Edinburgh and then either hiring a car or by Coach. The cottage is on the bus route to Fort William and North Ballachulish has a request stop in easy walking distance to the property. Alternatively there is a train service to Fort William from Glasgow Queen Street station. There is a bus service from Fort William.


Glencoe village is 5 miles away with Fort William 13 miles. Oban is 33 miles , Inverness 77 Miles and Glasgow 95 miles.

Further Details:

Basic provisions can be bought at the local petrol station 100 metres away. There is a wider choice at shops in Glencoe and Ballachulish (3 miles). In Fort William there is an even larger range including a large Morrisons. There are plenty of opportunities for eating out, from bar meals to mid price meals at Onich Hotel or The Holly Tree at Kentallen, with top of the range dining at Inverlochy Castle or Airds Hotel, both set in dramatic scenery.

There are many opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. Mountain walking, canoeing, boating, segway, ice wall climbing, steam train ride (Harry Potter line) and mountain biking are just some of the activities. Climb Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, the start is just a 20 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.75
Pet Fee $26.77

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner through email or call 07785 993591. A deposit of £150 is required within 7 days of the booking with the balance and £150 security deposit payable within 6 weeks of the holiday commencement. The security deposit will be refunded within 7-14 days after check-out.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are SATURDAYS with bookings for whole weeks. Shorter breaks will be considered at short notice if the cottage is available.

Notes on prices:
Please note there is an additional weekly charge of £20 for the inclusion of a dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.