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The Old Stables, Alltshellach Cottages, 4 Star Self Catering near Glencoe

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Situated in a peaceful hamlet close to the banks of Loch Leven at the heart of the Scottish Highlands our two self-catering holiday cottages are surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. They are close to the stunning Glencoe valley (5 miles), Fort William and Ben Nevis (13 miles) and not far from Oban and the Isle of Mull (30 miles). Both cottages benefit from high speed BT Infinity Wifi.

Our two stone cottages also benefit from being within walking distance to the village pub, The Old Ferry Bar and restaurant at the nearby Loch Leven Hotel. A short walk takes you down through the grounds of Alltshellach Country House opposite to picturesque Bishop's Bay on the banks of Loch Leven, and then along the forested loch side path to the Loch Leven Hotel. The Old Ferry Bar serves River Leven ales and has a comprehensive single malt and gin collection. Alternatively an even shorter route to the pub can be found along the gravel lane opposite the cottages (take a torch for the walk back!).

Alltshellach Cottages form part of a trio of courtyard cottages and date from the 19th century. Built from Kentallen granite under a Ballachulish slate roof, they were originally built to house servants working at Alltshellach Country House (former residence of the Bishop of Argyll, hence Bishop’s Bay), which stands opposite. The cottages have been refurbished to provide very high standard self-catering accommodation, and each has been awarded a 4 star grading by Visit Scotland.

Each of the two cottages provides self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. The Old Stables (shown here) is sister property to The Old Coach House (Owners Direct Reference 8112982).

The Glencoe, Glen Nevis and Mamore mountain ranges are all very close by, with ample opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding, sailing, fishing and golf. Sports climbers will definitely want to visit the Ice Factor indoor climbing centre with ice climbing wall in Kinlochleven (8miles). Fishing is possible in Loch Leven from Bishop's Bay, located a five minute walk away. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Dragon's Tooth Golf Course, located a 5 minute drive away.

The attractions of Glencoe and Loch Leven, apart from the impressive Highland landscape, include the renowned Loch Leven Seafood Cafe, which is only a 5-minute drive (or very pleasant 15 minute cycle) from the holiday cottages along the shores of Loch Leven. The Seafood Cafe serves a delicious range of locally sourced shellfish and seafood dishes, including langoustines, lobster, crab and clams. Many other good options for dining exist close by.

Please note that for families with small children we supply a Baby Bjorn high chair, a Mothercare travel cot and stair gates (kept in the utility room).

The Old Stables is all on one level and therefore good for the elderly, and it's location back from the road behind The Old Coach House make it suitable for families with small children. However, we recommend small children are supervised at all times in the living area if the large wood burning stove is on, and when playing in the cobbled courtyard (the cobbles are the original cobbles from the 19th century and look lovely but can be difficult for two year olds to navigate!).

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions prior to booking. Availability and pricing shown here is current and linked to our online bookings system. Should you experience any difficulties booking online do not hesitate to contact us and we will ensure these are resolved.

More Details

Jonathan and Laura Cox
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Jonathan and Laura Cox

Jonathan and Laura Cox

+44 (0) 7967 029881 / +44 (0) 7748 708386

What makes this cottage unique

Bishop's Bay is a hidden gem and we recommend the walk from Alltshellach Cottages down to Bishop's Bay and along the banks of Loch Leven to The Old Ferry Bar at the Loch Leven Hotel for a pint of River Leven Ale as a great way to start the holiday!


Fort William Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We regret that we do not allow single sex groups under the age of 30.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom en suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite bathroom with wlak in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Hexagonal Room (an old dairy)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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The Old Stables, Alltshellach Cottages, 4 Star Self Catering near Glencoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Warm, homely winter hideaway in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculately decorated to high standards, very clean and comfortable. We always joke that we struggle to find a holiday cottage with sharp knives but this did not disappoint! Very well equiped kitchen for all our chefing needs. The children were happy and comfortable in the large twin room, and the master suite is exquisite. Plenty to do nearby for any highlands lover, I'm sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for the positive feedback. We will try and keep the knives sharp for you! And if you come again and find anything other than perfectly sharp knives please email us and we will swap out with one of the many new spare knives in the shed! Regards, Alltshellach Cottages
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We had an excellent stay at Alltshellach cottage

  • 5 of 5

It is one of the best cottages we have stayed at, providing a warm and welcoming base for our holiday. Excellently located for exploring Glencoe, Ben Nevis and the surrounding area

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for the positive feedback. Regards, Alltshellach Cottages
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well equipped and furnished, and in a lovely quiet location. It's among the best we have stayed in during nearly 20 years of regular holidays in Scotland. We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for the positive comments. Regards, Alltshellach Cottages
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Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Urlaub in dieser schönen Unterkunft sehr genossen.

Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll, sauber und die Küche komplett eingerichtet. Uns erwartete ein warmes Haus mit einem netten Willkommensgruß (Kaffee und Tee). Wir waren im Loch Leven Hotel zu einem sehr leckeren Abendessen, absolut empfehlenswert und nur einen kurzen Fußweg entfernt. Alle Informationen über die Gegend sind vorhanden. Wir haben aus dem kleinen Büchlein (40 Wanderungen in der Umgebung) 6 Wanderungen an drei Tagen gemacht und müssen schon deshalb zurückkommen, um die anderen Wanderungen zu machen! Wir können das Haus nur empfehlen, auch die Lage ist wirklich perfekt. Vielen Dank an die Gastgeber.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katrin, We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the feedback. Also pasting Google translate English version below (unedited from Google's version!) Regards, Alltshellach Cottages "We really enjoyed our holiday in this beautiful accommodation. The house is very tasteful, clean and the kitchen completely furnished. We expected a warm house with a nice welcome (coffee and tea). We stayed at the Loch Leven Hotel for a delicious dinner, highly recommended and only a short walk away. All information about the area is available. We have made of the little booklet (40 hikes in the area) 6 walks on three days and must therefore come back to make the other hikes! We can only recommend the house, also the location is really perfect."
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Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Old Ferry Bar at the Loch Leven Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Dragon's Tooth Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Loch Leven Hotel Restaurant and Old Ferry Bar
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Glencoe Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Bishop's Bay
Car: recommended


Glasgow airport (88 miles by road, 2 hours 15 minute drive). Car hire / use of a car is recommended.


Fort William (13 miles), Glencoe (5 miles), Oban and Mull (30 miles).

Further Details:

5 minutes drive from the Loch Leven Seafood Café. 5 minutes walk from the local pub (Old Ferry Bar) and restaurant in the Loch Leven Hotel (picturesque walk to pub down to Bishop's Bay and along loch side forest path or short cut via lane opposite the cottages!).

Convenience stores located in local villages (Large Coop across Ballachulish Bridge in Ballachulish, Morrisons located in Fort William, Tesco in Oban deliver to our postcode)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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