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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 been renovated and provides comfortable accommodation for 4-6 people, consisting of one double bedroom, a second bedroom with zip and link beds to sleep 2 people either as a double or two single beds 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:
February 16, 2018

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 zip link beds (can be either two singles or one king size bed.) 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 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

A Highland gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Ardchattan for our February half term break. The cottage surpassed our expectations and the photos don't do justice to the space available. With 2 adults and 2 children there was plenty of room for us all without ever feeling on top of each other. The kitchen was superb and well equipped with the dishwasher and separate freezer being a welcome addition! We had a lot of snow when we visited and even without lighting the log burner the cottage was incredibly warm and cosy with an amazingly powerful shower! There was a nice selection of DVD's for us to watch and the beds were comfortable with our kids wishing they could take them back with us! The cottage was incredibly clean, tidy and nicely decorated/furnished with a real feeling of a home from home and benefiting from fantastic views of the loch especially from the window seats.. The gated garden and front access meant we had no qualms about the children near the road. Location wise it was perfectly situated within easy reach of Glencoe and Fort William. We also visited the beaches at Morar, Glen Etive, Glen Nevis, took the gondola up to Ben Nevis (the kids favourite!) and also an attempted trip to Skye (a snow blizzard forced us to return!) which would have been easily accessible but for the snow (we weren't complaining!) Our booking and communication process with David and Wendy was easy and hassle free with !and well explained information, which made the whole process effortless.. We plan to return to the Highlands as there is so much more to do but would definitely return to Ardchattan as our base - it comes highly recommended. Thank you for a break to remember.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I decided just over a month ago to have a weeks holiday around Glencoe. Our aim was to relax, go snowboarding and go walking in the hills. We wanted a cottage that was sensibly located, had a bath, a log burner/open fire and that looked cosy. We looked at lots of cottages online, and all seemed to merge into one as there were pros and cons to each with non clearly standing out. We finally plumped for this one.

To be honest when we were on our way to the cottage I had no clear recollection of which cottage we had picked. All I could remember was that we were in North Ballacullish, that there was parking out front and there was a log burner. When we walked through the door and had a look about we instantly knew we had made an exceptional choice.

Often when visiting holiday cottages I feel the need to wash up before using anything in the kitchen and also feel being barefoot would not be a good idea. Here it was the opposite. The place was beautifully refurbished and spotlessly clean. The heating worked well and kept us warm when outside it was around 0 degrees, the bed was comfy, the kitchen well stocked (even had a roll of tinfoil lurking). The TV linked up to the lap top we had taken and with the WIFI access we could watch NETFLIX, I PLAYER etc. There was a lovely view from all the front windows of the loch. We did stand out on the decking, which was up behind the cottage in the garden, for a brew a couple of mornings but a bit chilly for much else. Had we gone in the summer we'd have loved to sit out and enjoy the view as it was breath-taking.

It took us less than 30 minutes to drive to Glencoe ski resort and the same to drive the opposite way to Fort William. There was plenty of options nearby for hill walks. The local co-op provided us with additional food supplies if required.

During the booking process and afterwards there was almost instant and clear communication with the owners. We didn't need to contact them during our stay as everything ran smoothly, but we felt comforted to know that if there were any issues we could. We would return to the cottage in an instant and felt very at home here during our wonderful week. There was only one quibble, which to be honest is perhaps a bit too much to ask; a bigger sofa... It's currently a two seater sofa and on a winter night it was a fight as to who got to lie to watch the film and who got to hold the feet!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning cottage with great views & location. Stayed here for a week over the new year period. Lovely peaceful location with great views over the loch & snow capped mountains. Perfectly located for Glencoe/fort William (Ben Nevis Range). Plenty of walks around the cottage/local area. David & Wendy have thought of everything here. The cottage was fully renovated a few years ago, but is still immaculate. The Kitchen is large & well equipped. The bedrooms/beds are very comfortable, with enough storage for for all your gear. There is plenty of information regarding local activities & attractions & David has a welcome pack which was very informative. We all enjoyed our stay and loved this place. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $209.47
Pet Fee $27.93

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.