Ben Nevis Cottages
Please find below a selection of self-catering holiday cottages to rent near Ben Nevis, Scotland.
If you're an experienced hill walker or climber, consider a holiday in one of our cottages near Ben Nevis.
Affectionately known as 'Ben', the UK's highest mountain (1344m) stands proudly at the top of Loch Linnhe close to the town of Fort William, its neighbouring peaks seemingly dwarfed by its looming presence.
To the north and east, vast buttresses, ridges and gullies create an almost Alpine appearance, offering some of the most challenging mountaineering and rock climbing routes in the UK. One of the most testing - to be tackled by experts only - is Tower Ridge, an astounding 600 metres of splendid scrambling and climbing, while the smaller crags of Glen Nevis on the lower slopes to the south provide some shorter climbs. Come winter, serious ice climbers put their skills to the ultimate test with three classic climbs - Point Five Gully, Zero Gully and the Orion Face Direct.
In fine summer weather, more novice walkers may attempt the main 'mountain footpath' from Achintee. This well trodden route attracts hundreds of walkers every year, so expect to meet all kinds of characters along the way, including those of the woolly kind. Allow four or five hours to reach the top and two or three to come down. And do take pictures from the start - the weather can suddenly change and affect visibility.
Conquering Ben Nevis will provide you with an enormous amount of self-satisfaction, but no doubt a few aching muscles. So reward yourself with a long hot bath in a cottage near Ben Nevis.