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Holly House

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Spean Bridge, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Outstanding cottage."

    Great facilities with a real quality finish. Super location and aspect too.

    Thanks so much for a kind review Mark. I’m delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Holly House provided everything we required for a relaxed comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in a stunning location."

    A cottage for a multi generation family holiday. The extra luxuries of the hot tub and the sauna were greatly appreciated and used too.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped, spotlessly clean house with high quality linen and fluffy towels."

    The house has stunning views and is the perfect location for getting away from it all but still within reach of plenty of fantastic things to do in the West Highlands. Added bonus of the sauna, hot tub and good WiFi kept the older teenagers happy in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning property ina great location."

    Perfect for our weekend. Use of the EV charger was greatly appreciated also - very convenient. The only criticism we had was we didn't feel that the hot tub had been cleaned. There were many flies and these were in the hot tub but we couldn't find a net to clear these. We didnt use the tub as often as we had liked as it didn't smell like it had been cleaned. The property was better than the pictures.

    I'm delighted that you enjoyed Holly House. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you didn't think the hot tub was clean. We clean it between guests and our external hot tub maintenance company fully emptied, sanitised and refilled the day before you arrived. We use Bromine to keep the water clean and it has no odour if the water is completely clean. I'm sorry about the midges. Despite the seal of the cover they are so small they find a way in, looking for still water and they die in brominated water. This is usually not an issue as they are filtered out , I apologise if there were many of them, it is a problem in the Highlands of Scotland in summer. The suggestion of a net is a good one that we will add as a backup. Once again thanks for staying at Holly House Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Jun 2023

  • "Holly House was everything we expected, the write up was very accurate as per the listing."

    8 adults were in my party and the house provided enough space for privacy but also encouraged us to be together, cooking meals, eating together and chatting. Totally relaxing with the facilities of the hot tub, sauna and amazing views. Great location for walking, bike rides and only a short drive to local restaurants. We were blessed with great weather Welcome pack was much appreciated

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Super holiday house - everything you could possibly want."

    Thank- you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wow..."

    What a fantastic place! The House was clean and tidy when we arrived, and they left some goodies out for our stay. The house was perfect and exactly how they described it in the listing. The hot tub and sauna were amazing. The views were beautiful. It was one of those houses that you felt at home and did not want to leave at the end. Plenty of walks around and pictures to be taken. Lovely drive to Fort William when we went out for the day. Fireplace that made the living room very cosy and a fantastic kitchen (With the Super-Secret cutlery draw!) We would defiantly would love to come back to this house again! 15/10! Can highly recommend this place to anyone. There was something amazing being able to sit in the hot tub at night and see the stars. If you are looking for a lovely place to go, you will not be disappointed by this house. Thank-you again to the owners for such a fantastic week!

    Thank you so much for your review. We are genuinely delighted that you loved Holly House, it is a joy to be able to share this wonderful place with others. Hot tub under the stars, away from all light pollution on a crisp clear night is incredible! We look forward to hosting you once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was stunning."

    Immaculately clean, everything you may need for a stress free stay was available at the property. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend the property to others.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Holly House was superb, really spacious, finish on the property was high, kitchen was so well equipped."

    So comfy, great views and only 20mins to Fort William. Highly recommend it. Complication from owners before was good also.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "Holly house is beautiful , well equipped and comfortable."

    We had a family group of nine and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return In the future

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent week wonderful house five star plus already talked to the owner on disabled access shower etc lovely people"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second visit to Holly House, the hot tub and sauna are a great addition, excellent location to explore the Highlands of Scotland."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Holly House is stunning and is surrounded by amazing scenery."

    The perfect base for touring the Highlands or just to relax and unwind. We used the house to meet up with family, there were ten of us in total ( I had booked 9 originally but had to change at last minute. Sykes and the owners helped with this without any issues). The owners contacted us a week before visiting to help with any questions etc. We were all impressed with the size of the house, plenty of room to move about and how new yet homely it felt. We all enjoyed using the sauna and had a day of relaxing in the hot tub while taking in the snow topped mountains. Thanks Sykes for making booking easy but most of all Thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay in your stunning property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a family Christmas at Holly House and it was perfect!"

    !! The house is stunning, so comfortable and warm not to mention the view!!! Would highly recommend this house to anyone and will be back for sure!

    Reviewed by Elle5.0Dec 2021

  • "Warm and comfy Very clean Lovely views"

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed our stay very much

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful property with views over Ben Nevis, an ideal position for touring around the area, and a great spot for walking and cycling."

    The house has a ground floor bedroom and en-suite with a shower cubicle which makes it ideal for disabled guests and the back door can be accessed via a ramp.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2021

  • "The brilliant weather!"

    !, Seclusion but only 5 mins. from brilliant restaurant.,the views to the Nevis range of mountains, shipping on the Caledonian Canal just 5 mins from house, swimming in Loch Lochy and of course the beautiful pristine and superbly equipped large house with enormous kitchen but remember that the cutlery is cleverly concealed in the large utensil drawer just slide out the tray from within the drawer ! Cute eh ??

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size (zip/link available on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x super king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin rooms
  • 3 x fold down beds available on request
  • Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room and woodburning stove
  • Air source heat pump central heating with ground floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • 7kw car charger not inc payment
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike/Ski storage
  • Private front and rear gardens with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: Due to the open tread staircase and balcony, children should be supervised
  • Note: Check in time is 4pm

The property

Spean Bridge 3 miles.

This is a beautiful detached house, in an elevated position, with far-reaching views to the Nevis mountain range, close to the lovely village of Spean Bridge in the Highland region of Scotland.

The house is situated in a great location for families or groups of friends to explore this stunning part of the country with a large parking area to the front to accommodate at least six cars.

From the large entrance vestibule with cloak cupboard there is a hallway leading through to a large open-plan sitting room with beautiful furniture and an oak dining table with leather chairs, which can seat ten people comfortably.

Completing this living area there is a woodburning stove and a bay window with mountain views and French doors out to a grassed area at the side with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue.

Double doors lead through to a fantastic and spacious well-equipped kitchen, including a very large fridge/freezer.

From this room there is a utility room/rear porch to hang your coats after exploring the surrounding area.

Also on the ground floor there is a cloakroom and a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, which is Jack-and-Jill style to the hall.

Proceed up the solid oak open tread staircase to the large upper floor landing area with two chairs by the window where you can sit and relax, enjoying the fabulous views.

There are two super king-size double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower, basin and WC, and one of the bedrooms has a large balcony with furniture, also with awesome views.

There are two twin bedrooms and a family bathroom with large corner bath and separate shower.

Outside this fantastic house there is a lovely garden with furniture where you can wind down with a refreshing drink taking in the beautiful views to the Nevis mountain range.

A short drive takes you to the lovely village of Spean Bridge where you will find a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops.

The area is perfect for a selection of activities including cycling, walking, climbing and skiing.

The Caledonian Canal is a three minute walk from Holly House and the towpath to Fort William along the canal bank is perfect for walking or cycling into the town.

Fort William is just a short drive away and you could climb or walk up Ben Nevis.

Why not take the Corran Ferry across the Ardnamurchan Peninsula?

Thee are also ferries to Skye, Mull and the Outer Hebrides close at hand.

Alternatively, spend time at wonderful Glecoe.

The beautiful island of Skye is only an hour and a half drive away or you could take the ferry from Mallaig.

Whatever you plan to do, there is so much to see and experience and it is wonderful to come home to the beautiful Holly House after your busy days out.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-40338-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Fort William 9.5 miles; Inverness 56 miles.

The village of Spean Bridge is set in the parish of Kilmonivaig in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Spean Bridge earned its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean and the village today is a lovely holiday base, with transport links heading north to Inverness and south towards Fort William. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter