Achnacarry near Fort William, Scotland (Ref. 21849)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Fort William 12 miles.

This quality, character-filled apartment is situated in a steading conversion, in the heart of the Achnacarry Estate which is home to the chief of the Clan Cameron, Donald Cameron of Lochiel, who lives at the nearby Achnacarry Castle.

Very well appointed throughout, this bright and airy first floor Highland apartment provides comfort in beautiful surroundings, and is ideal for a family or group of friends who wish to enjoy time together in this scenic sheltered glen and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the wonderful highlands of Scotland.

This spacious apartment near Fort William has a stunning open plan living area encompassing a large and well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a contemporary sitting area benefiting from fabulous views.

Outside this apartment near Fort William there is a large front lawn complete with seating areas, a private courtyard to the rear, a large drying room and an open storage area for bikes and skis.

There is even a mooring should you wish to bring your own boat!

The Achnacarry Clan Cameron Museum is well worth a visit and just a short stroll from the apartment, the River Arkaig runs from Loch Arkaig to Loch Lochy, with the whole area being perfect for cycling, walking and wildlife spotting.

For guests keen on outdoor activities, Achnacarry Country Pursuits operate from the estate and guests can partake in fishing, Argocat wildlife tours and even stalking when in season.

This Highland apartment offers extreme comfort coupled with elevated views to the mountains and glens in this magnificent region of Scotland.


All first floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shared drying room and outside storage with cycle racks.


Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in drying room, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Bike and equipment storage. Shared use of front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ and rear courtyard with seating areas. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 7 miles. River 2 mins walk. Note: There is a payphone on site that accepts cards as mobile reception is poor in the immediate area. Note: Check in 4pm. Note: WiFi usage is limited due to rural location. Note: Mooring/launching and fishing on certain lochs is available at an additional charge, payable prior to arrival. Please contact the owner for further details.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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Guest Reviews


    • “Can't wait to go again!”
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    • “A stunning area. Lovely walks and exploring. Great to see the river and we wish we'd taken a boat. If you like the outdoors, it's a perfect location.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, North Yorkshire, April 2014

    • “Beautiful accommodation in remote location.”
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    • “Wonderful old building that has been beautifully renovated. Comfortable and spacious. All 6 members of our party loved this rental, including 2 children and 2 seniors. It's a little off the beaten path, on large estate with walking trails along water and woods.”

    Colingmiller, Toronto, Ontario, August 2013

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    • “Everything was perfect, from walking in to the well presented apartment to the beautiful location. The accommodation was comfortable and very well equipped for the self catering family. There was stunning wildlife right on our doorstep too, we were visited by a deer on the lawn! We had a fabulous time at Merlin and would not hesitate to book again for next year.”

    Mrs Lunn, Wakefield, May 2015

    • “We loved the fact that the apartment was close to a loch with nothing much nearby. We had Deer coming down to the green behind the apartment every evening. There was plenty of other wildlife around the area and the whole location was very peaceful with no noises other than animals.”

    Mr Woollard, Harlow, May 2015

    • “Merlin was very well appointed with excellent, clean and newish furniture. The linen was clean and crisp.”

    Mr Coe, CARNFORTH, October 2014

    • “Merlin is an absolute perfect place to stay if you want to get away from the city. The apartment was excellent, the grounds around the apartments are perfect for walking, cycling and any other activities that you want to do. It is peaceful, beautiful and overall an absolute perfect place to stay.”

    Mrs Broadley, July 2014

    • “We had a wonderful time! The accommodations were comfortable and perfect for our family. The location could not have been better. We would recommend it to friends and hope to return ourselves.”

    Mr Holt, Carrboro, July 2014

    • “This accommodation provided a perfect base for an actively relaxing holiday.”

    Ms Gower, Hungerford, May 2014

    • “The standard of the accommodation was excellent and the location was fantastic. It more than met our needs and we had an enjoyable stay. I would recommend Merlin to anyone who is looking for a relaxing week in the Highlands, first class. We will be rebooking, we enjoyed it so much.”

    Mr Donaldson, Glasgow, April 2014

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About the location


Ben Nevis 2 miles; Glencoe 16 miles; Kinlochleven 22 miles.

The main town in the Western Highlands, Fort William lies on the banks of Loch Linnhe, and offers a wide variety of shops, and pubs which serve a fine selection of meals. The area boasts spectacular scenery and a plethora of walking opportunities, from gentle ambles to more strenuous expeditions, and of course, Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Ski enthusiasts will also enjoy the Nevis Range, a ski resort with a mountain gondola, along with a World Cup mountain biking course located just four miles from Fort William. For a more relaxing break, why not take a tour of the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery, or visit the Glenfinnan Monument? An ideal location for exploring the best of the breathtaking West Highlands.