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Emsa House

(Ref. 990762)

Spean Bridge, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We have loved our stay."

    The house is amazing and far beyond our expectations. We travelled with our 16 year old grandson, who is autistic and he made the most of the hot tub. The property is spacious, very clean and all necessities have been accounted for. We were even greeted with a treat of wine and chocolates, very welcome after our 6 hour journey. This is the very best accommodation we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2024

  • "A spacious house with a high quality finish in an excellent location for great hill walking."

    The house also has ample parking. The luxury of a hot tub was just what we needed for tired legs after long days on the hills!

    Reviewed by Tove5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely property and a good base for exploring the surrounding area."

    The hot tub was welcome after a long day walking!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2024

  • "Comfortable and as described."

    All appliances and central-heating easy to operate. No problem encountered

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely, modern house with great facilities in fabulous location."

    A couple more pots and pans would have been helpful as well as a tea pot. Some advice regarding the recycling and refuse collection dates plus possibly some hot tub towels might benefit other guests also. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Klaus4.4Mar 2024

  • "Comfortable, modern house with a lovely hot tub ideally located for touring this part of the Highlands."

    Comfortable beds and a log burner that made the lounge super toasty in no time. Ample parking and a quiet location with views of the mountains.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Emsa house."

    The house had everything you needed and felt really homely! The hot tub was amazing and the beds were really comfy! Great location to explore the west highlands! Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2023

  • "An absolute amazing holiday away, the property was very good."

    One of the best places we have stayed. Definitely worth it and will for sure be back again in the future. Great location and local facilities weren't too far away either.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "I can agree with previous reviews on the location of the property which is well covered and deserved."

    But found it sadly lacking that both bathroom taps which had been complained about on three previous reviews, had to be complained about again and replaced. this left my wife using the utility room as an en-suite for over a day.( At this price not good.) I also agree that a stand alone microwave would be good as a simple much needed essential, as reviewed previously A basic starter pack again mentioned in previous review, could replace the wine / Maltesers.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property we thoroughly enjoyed our stay particularly overlooking Ben Nevis from the 6 seat Hot Tub."

    A few maintenance issues need addressing:- En-suite Bathroom - Toilet seat loose, Shower Door doesn't shut properly and the sink tap is difficult to control due to stiffness. Main Bedroom - Bedside Lamp not working. Main Bathroom - again stiff sink tap. Don't be put off this is an excellent roomy property to stay at in a quiet village with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Francis4.1Aug 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Emsa House."

    The size of the property and parking was great. A couple of suggestions for the owners: - the bathroom taps were very stiff to turn on and off, meaning that the water pressure was either off or on at full pressure. - it would have been useful to have more crockery, so we didn’t have to wash/put the dishwasher on all the time. Fantastic rental property and we would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Ceri4.7Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our 2 weeks at this very comfortable, well-equipped cottage."

    One minor problem sorted by the owner within hours, so thanks for that, the hot tub was lovely, a nice soak with a glass of wine was just what was needed after a days sightseeing. So much to see and do in this beautiful region, recommend the Loch Linnhe Boat Trip and the Steam Train (book early for this). The fish and chips from the Bridge Hotel are also brilliant. Well worth the long journey from Hampshire and we are already planning to come back. Val & Christine, Southampton

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow in great location plenty to do nearby"

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Jun 2023

  • "Taps in bathrooms stiff and difficult to operate."

    Written note left by me to say so.

    Reviewed by Andy3.4May 2023

  • "Lovey house in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Emsa House, with the property surpassing our expectations in every way."

    The house is fully equipped with first class equipment and furnishings utilised throughout. Great location for exploring the mountains and close to Fort William for any supplies that may be required.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2023

  • "Perhaps lacking basic essentials such as cleaning products bin liners dish cloths and scourers."

    No loo brushes. Not many matches kindling and logs for the burner. Good base for exploring the Highlands but must be realistic about the setting as in new build on a small housing estate

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8Jan 2023

  • "We had great time at Emsa house."

    It's located in the heart of highlands and easy to commute across. House is very clean with all high quality appliances. Hot tub and Wooden Fire palce experience was amazing. I definitely recommend this place and would love to come back again next year.

    Reviewed by Santhosh5.0Dec 2022

  • "Every thing was fantastic but you should also put microwave in there."

    oven was there but it was tooo complicated so kindly put a normal microwave to reduce complexity level

    Reviewed by Muhammad4.7Dec 2022

  • "This has to be the best place I’ve ever stayed."

    The house is amazing with wonderful views of Ben Nevis. I will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week at Emsa House."

    The listing and photographs do not do the property justice. It is beautifully modern, clean and homely. The perfect location for exploring the highlands. After magical days out, it was time to return to the open fire and. Hot tub. Mornings would welcome you with a view of the mountains. Spean Bridge is a lovely peaceful village too. The local Spar is great for forgotten items (and their cake selection). Fort William is less than a 15 minute drive away and has a wide range of shops for you to be able to stock up for your stay. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great week at this cottage."

    It was very clean and a lovely place to stay for the week exploring the local area. The hot tub was amazing and was enjoyed by my family everyday. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a great place to stay, a very modern and comfortable property with great surroundings and things to do."

    We had a very good holiday and met very friendly people, we would love to do this again and would recommend your property. Thank you

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed here for our honeymoon our first time in Scotland."

    This property had everything we needed. Close enough to all amenities but also lovely quite area. Everything was lovely and clean and hot tub was brilliant. Would certainly recommend Emsa House

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Sep 2022

  • "Emsa house was lovely very spacious and homely the hot tub was brilliant beds ..."

    Emsa house was lovely very spacious and homely the hot tub was brilliant beds were comfortable and we would recommend it

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property had a fantastic quiet stay here, would definitely return."

    Ideal location for exploring the area, had everything we needed. What 3 words graph.secures.duos might be useful to locate for future guests.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely house, good location with nice views."

    Everything you could need. Hot tub was great and was in a private, secluded area. Perhaps provide more in the way of cleaning products in the kitchen but otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Stunning accommodation with everything you would need."

    Ideal location for exploring the highlands. Lovely views over the mountain range. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed here for a week with our 2 kids and we all loved the place!"

    Beautiful house and location isn't too far from the town.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean , comfortable, cosy home from home for a week , all the facilities you could need and more , lovely little touches was great also, 10/10 will definitely come back ."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Glorious cottage, very comfortable , beautiful views from windows and hot tub Hosts were friendly and very helpful."

    Would definitely recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    The house had everything we needed. This is the second time we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful house and very clean."

    Spent a happy week, made full use of the hot tub, and would certainly return if holidaying in the area again.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic House!"

    The view around the house was really nice and lovely. The Facilities were really good and make the stay nice and easy. The log fire made it really cozy at the night. the hot tub was fantastic after a day of hiking. Not too far away from Fort William so going to the shops was easy. Will love to come back here again! Thankyou to the owners for a fantastic house!

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was modern but still cozy"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "A spacious modern well equipped property in quiet location with countryside views."

    As depicted on website and giving access to many tourist locations.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Outstanding property, excellent location and great place to stay."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage itself was excellent, modern, well appointed and clean."

    The only slight negative was the hot tub as the water had an unpleasant aroma as if it required to be cleaned.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jul 2021

  • "Esma House was a lovely bungalow, would guess a new build as during the week people were working on the landscaping in the garden."

    Sufficient kitchen equipment but lots of small items were missing such as measuring jug, scales, fruit bowl to name just a few. Small items in themselves but fairly essential when cooking for a family. A few issues with shower leaking in en-suite bathroom and over head shower in main bathroom not working but we did leave a message at the house. Bungalow was very clean and bed and bed linen excellent. Would happily recommend and stay here again but these small but essential items need addressing.

    Reviewed by Jannette4.7Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Accommodation clean and tidy with all mod cons. Lovely hot tub to relax in. Spean Bridge and surrounding area so beautiful and so much to see and do. Owners so helpful and accommodating. Brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    There is nothing they haven't thought of that you may need during the stay. Luxury and comfort in a great location and the views are just amazing! We had a super active holiday so loved coming back to the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Sharlene5.0May 2021

  • "Super property, spotlessly clean, modern and well equipped."

    Lacking instructions for appliances.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2021

  • "The house was beautiful and clean."

    We couldn’t fault a thing. The hot tub was lovely with plenty of privacy and you can blue tooth your phone to play music too. Pity it’s booked up until November but can understand why. We would highly recommend this house and the addition of a welcome bottle of wine and chocs was a lovely touch. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a lovely clean warm and welcoming holiday home."

    Very well situated for a quiet and very comfortable stay. Loved every day at Emsa House. Would go back in a heart beat.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Very modern, spotlessly clean. Good location (Sat Nav directions stop before the cottage but as previously mentioned in other reviews - keep driving up the hill and you will find it

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2020

  • "What and amazing accommodation absolutely immaculate and so clean."

    Very spacious, so comfortable. The hot tub was the main use at the weekend and the fire was just the icing on the cake. Will defo be back

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2020

  • "Although it had most things a shower seat for elderly parent or disabled child would have been a good idea."

    All in all really lovely house to stay at

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable, roomy property that was very modern and had all you could ask for to enjoy our holiday - even down to an Alexa in situ and speaker’s Bluetooth connected in the hot tub."

    Excellent views of the Nevis Range. Centrally situated for walks and tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic hosts,, easy communication and quick to respond to any queries,, cottage is absolutely beautiful,, clean and well located,, We have visited a range of different parts of Scotland from here as a base ,, The hot tub made it our perfect get away,, total relaxation after exploring, would highly recommend staying!"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "Emsa House was super clean and very well presented with modern but comfortable decor."

    We had lots of space to relax, cook and prepare for our family adventures each day. The hot tub was a big hit! We couldn’t have asked for a better place and the views were spectacular.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hot tub and the beautiful views, also the comfy beds and the living room."

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2020

  • "Exceptional views at and on the way to Emsa house, extremely clean and well ..."

    Exceptional views at and on the way to Emsa house, extremely clean and well presented, unfortunately the directions I received from Sykes seemed to have the last couple of lines missing but managed to find the cottage by driving onwards without too much trouble

    Reviewed by Ade5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The house was beautiful had everything you could possibly want on your holiday, and the owners were very helpful when we spoke with them. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2020

  • "If you like walking there's no better location I even got the whole family out walking."

    Just jump in the car and within a few miles in any direction you go there's miles of beautiful scenery. The house is fantastic clean and very well equipped we look forward to going back again next year. We went for snow and got snow hale and everything else you can think of but we was OK with the weather because what else did you expect in February in Scotland.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, lovely location, very quite."

    Not too far from Fort William. Fully enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden and decking with private hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and pub 1.1 miles
  • Beach 10 miles.

The property

This delightful, detached new build resides in the village of Spean Bridge, near the bustling town of Fort William, in the picturesque Scottish Highlands.

Internally, the property has been finished to a quality standard, providing a superb holiday home for a memorable family break.

Curl up on the sofa in the plush sitting room, taking comfort beside the alluring woodburning stove whilst you catch up on your favourite TV shows.

Wander into the contemporary kitchen, appointed with a range of integrated appliances so you can easily rustle up a hearty feast, and boasting a large dining table for all to gather during mealtimes.

Open the patio doors and step out onto the lovely decking, where you can enjoy an alfresco meal as the sun sets or enjoy a soothing dip in the hot tub – just what you’ll need after a day of rambling the great Scottish outdoors!

This Spean Bridge cottage hosts three bedrooms, including the master king-size which features a wall-mounted TV, spacious walk-in wardrobe and an elegant en-suite shower room.

The remaining bedrooms include a double and twin, both enjoying contemporary, built-in wardrobes, and are served by the elegant family bathroom with roll top bath and walk-in shower, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

The surrounding area is full of outdoor activities including hillwalking, climbing, watersports and wildlife watching, making this spot a real haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Great Glen Way and West Highland Way are two long distance walks which pass through the area, whilst nearby is the Leanachan Forest which has a network of mountain biking trails and excellent views of the imposing Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.

The village of Spean Bridge has a convenience store for any essentials, or head further afield to the lively town of Fort William to delight in a choice of shops, restaurants and pubs for a variety of tastes.

Esma House is an idyllic retreat for those wanting to explore the West coast of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas