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Laxdale Cottage

Banavie near Corpach, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 7284)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely phone call from owner pre holiday making sure we knew where to go asked if we had any questions Cottage was spotlessly clean exceptionally well equipped with everything you need."

    Lovely quality towels and bedding Location is great for exploring we where blessed with exceptionally good weather for our fortnight stay 100% recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by PatApr 2022

  • "Everything you needed and a lovely welcome pack of goodies!"

    Reviewed by EMar 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Lovely location on the canal with a view of the mountains, very clean and well-equipped.

    Reviewed by EmilieFeb 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities."

    The cottage is placed in an excellent position for exploring the local area. A very enjoyable stay, we will return again in the future. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2022

  • "The house is very well located with beautiful views looking at the mountains, very nice and clean inside, John the owner is very nice he has contacted me 2 days before going to the property and let me know about the keys and how tinks work round the house, he has provided us milk eggs tomatoes coffee tea bread and wood for the Woodburn stove witch my twins absolutely love it we os fier up every night an enjoying the heat."

    I like to thank John and his wife for everything has proved for us. I will highly recommend to anyone who wants to go and stay at the bungalow

    Reviewed by MihaiFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Laxdale."

    The cottage setting is perfect. Wonderful views and canal side walks on your doorstep. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable with everything you need and more . The bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating was excellent. Bed very comfortable. The owners called and emailed beforehand which we found extremely helpful and a lovely personal touch. Thank you so much John and Shirley. We would return anytime.

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    So peaceful and the cottage was lovely everything you needed was there.

    Reviewed by KirstineJan 2022

  • "All the right stuff in the right place for an easy n relaxed week by the Caledonian Canal and locks."

    From coffee to washing powder, tumble dryer to egg poacher, its a great location to base yourself for an amazing highland break under the shadow of the Ben.

    Reviewed by DanielNov 2021

  • "We have been to Laxdale Cottage several times and on this visit we thought the improvements made to brighten up the cottage where welcome."

    Add this to the big improvement on housekeeping and you get satisfaction. John and Shirley are the perfect hosts, going one step beyond to make you feel at home and are available to deal with any queries without fuss. We shall no doubt be returning next year, so thanks again John and Shirley for a lovely holiday in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing and getting a call and an email from the friendly owners to clarify things was great."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "A Lovely Stay at Laxdale Cottage, Exceptionally comfortable with absolutely everything you could need & more besides, A very informative phone call from John Cameron which was very helpful,as it was our first visit at Laxdale ,So much to enjoy in the surrounding areas ,& plenty of info available too."

    We’re already planning a return visit !

    Reviewed by MargeryJun 2021

  • "Laxdale was better than expected with nothing lacking whatsoever."

    Clean,. comfortable and spacious and ideally located with plenty of walking from the door.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage kitchen well equipped everything you require."

    The beds and seating are very comfortable.Everything has been thoughtfully planned for a home from home break.Great views fabulous location owner’s are very friendly and helpful.We will be back again.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome by leaving enough in the cottage for us to enjoy afternoon tea on arrival which was really appreciated."

    There were comprehensive instructions for all the appliances in the cottage and everything was in excellent condition, A very comfortable bed, plenty of storage space in the bedroom and kitchen A very efficient shower, I would have liked an outdoor clothesline as there would be enough room in the garden but that’s a tiny point as there is a tumble drier! We thoroughly enjoyed our week despite disappointing weather We would very much like to return one day

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "Very clean comfortable cottage such attention to detail ."

    ..beautiful views and access to caladonian canal .....I would recommend it for an enjoyable relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by GeraldineOct 2020

  • "The owner was very helpful and kind, we only arrived on Sunday the 23rd, because of family problems had to leave the morning after on the 24th."

    We have been there before and the cottage was still very nice and pleasure to be in. Hopefully we can return soon.

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2020

  • "Holiday was brilliant weather fantastic"

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "This is the fourth time we have stayed at Laxdale and really enjoyed our holiday."

    The main reason for this was the free access to the heating system and location of the cottage. But these alone would not temp me back again. Having read some previous customer comments , one in particular hit the mark which I agreed with. It said the cottage was well located but was now ready for some TLC. I am sad about this but would be well prepared to pay the extra for an improved star rating on this property

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2019

  • "The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and perfectly located on "Neptunes Staircase"."

    We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2019

  • "The cottage was spacious and well equipped, loads of room for both of us and our little girl, (the photos didn’t do it justice) great location close to canal and mountains and really quiet and private."

    We loved the area and will be coming back!

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "Laxdale Cottage is very welcoming and there is everything you could need or want for a snug Highland holiday."

    The kitchen could not be better equipped, the lounge is a great place to chill out and the lovely big bath is luxurious! Massive, sumptuous towels were provided and I felt like I was sleeping in a cosy cloud bed. Neptune’s Staircase was literally outside the back gate but the house was still quiet and private. Banavie station was a few minutes walk along the canal and is a great place from which to explore the Highlands and Islands. Wonderful holiday had by all!

    Reviewed by KayeAug 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage with all mod-cons."

    Would, certainly, go there again.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2019

  • "The cottage is beside The Great Glen Way and the Neptune Locks."

    You can see the boats from the garden and go out and watch them go through the locks. If the weather had been warmer we would have liked better outside chairs, otherwise there was every thing we needed.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2019

  • "Excellent location next to 8 locks Neptune staircase and views to Ben Nevis."

    A very comfortable well equipped bungalow.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2019

  • "As this was our 4th visit to Laxdale it was good that nothing had changed."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Spacious and well equipped cottage in a superb location."

    However, it would benefit from some TLC both inside and out but this would not prevent recommending Laxdale to others.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Have been to Laxdale a number of times think 9 and are booked up again we usually go twice a year so does that not say what a lovely place to go to and unwind and enjoy the lovely cottage and scenery."

    Love it.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "Laxdale cottage is fantastic."

    Up to now the best we have stayed in. The kitchen was so well equipped it was unbelievable. Attention to detail outstanding. The owners of this cottage should be very proud of what they have created for their guests. It is a lovely homely place, where we felt very comfortable from the moment we walked in. The views from the lounge looking towards Ben Nevis were spectacular, and after dark the twinkling lights of Ford William could be seen in the distance. About a 20yd walk from the back doorway and you are beside Neptune’s Staircase Locks. All in all, a fabulous location, a perfect holiday cottage, and if you are somewhat less mobile, like myself, the walk in shower is perfect. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by TerenceDec 2018

  • "This was the fourth time we stayed at this cottage and we feel it is one of the ..."

    This was the fourth time we stayed at this cottage and we feel it is one of the best we have ever stayed in Ideal location Feels like home Fabulous Thankyou

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2018

  • "I would highly recommend the Laxdale cottage to freinds and family."

    Great location and the cottage is very cosy with everything you would ever need. We will be booking it again soon. Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2018

  • "Laxdale is extremely well equipped, very cosy and well placed for travel."

    An immensely enjoyable experience in a very beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2018

  • "Thank You veru much"

    Reviewed by PiusAug 2018

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Good location

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2018

  • "Laxdale Cottage is in a great location in Fort William and for Ben Nevis."

    The house itself was very clean, comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2018

  • "The cottage is situated next to the Caledonian canal and has easy walks along the canal on the doorstep."

    The cottage was very well equipped and there was bread,milk and eggs provided on our arrival. The Moorings hotel and restaurant was just over the canal and served excellent meals but it is better to book as it is always busy on an evening. The view of Ben Nevis from the restaurant is lovely when the cloud is high. We used the cottage to explore the area and also ride on the Jacobite railway from Fort William to Mallaig. Beautiful scenery in all directions would definitely recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2018

  • "The experience of Laxdale Cottage made our stay in Fort William really enjoyable, it was like being at home."

    The cottage was more than well equipped and the location was excellent being not to far from town, quiet and peaceful. The deer wandering the garden was a bonus. We would highly recommend this cottage and would stay again if we were fortunate enough to be able to come back to the UK.

    Reviewed by LeonardApr 2018

  • "The only area which did not meet our expectations was the cleanliness of the kitchen/dinning area, equipment, crockery, cutlery etc which had to be washed before we were able to use any of them, We also had to clean the cooker and work top areas before use."

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2018

  • "My son and I went for a New Year break at Laxdale Cottage near Fort William."

    I have never dealt with self catering so wasn't sure what to expect. We were not disappointed. The cottage was warm and spotless. There was complimentary eggs, bread and milk, enough for a late supper or nice breakfast if you arrived empty handed. The shower room was amazing with under floor heating, lovely large shower and great bath. The kitchen was loaded with utensils.. Lovely sized bedrooms, and NO SOFTENER SMELLING BED LINEN, just fresh and clean. (I hate softeners with a passion). Living room was cozy, we wanted to put the log burner on but didn't really need it, even with minus degree temps at the time. Lots of information on a cork board in the kitchen with taxi numbers, where to eat etc.Only one very minor thing was the top of the drive. The loose stones were a bit of a pain when reaching the top in the car.. All in all, we would go back in an instant. Thank you x

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2017

  • "Third visit to this cottage Excellent place to base and explore Will be back"

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2017

  • "Our second time visiting this cottage."

    It is home from home.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in super location providing every comfort."

    We liked it so much we came back for a second time.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2017

  • "We felt very comfortable and Laxdale Cottage was definitely a home away from home."

    perfect location for our travels, and backing onto Neptune Steps was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by LeanneMay 2017

  • "Home away from home and the owner really thought about everything."

    Really good, central location, but very quiet and relaxing with wonderful views of Ben Nevis.

    Reviewed by KerstinApr 2017

  • "Very comfortable everything you need ,and great views ideally situated for walks along the canal"

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2017

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything possible to make a lovely holiday no matter what the weather!"


    Reviewed by JayneAug 2016

  • "The bungalow itself was outstanding."

    Everything we needed was there and its far more clean and modern inside than the outside would suggest. It had a nice big kitchen table for meals, a large wooden-floored hallway, cosy lounge, an adequate main bedroom, a good-sized twin-bedded room and a spacious, contemporary bathroom with walk-in shower. There is also a small utility room as you enter the back door for dirty walking boots and coats. From the lounge window Ben Nevis looks down on you. Plenty of garden front and back, although the former is quite steep. However, there is a small patio area outside the front door. We would have no hesitation in staying here again.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area and TV
  • Utility/boot room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in bathroom and woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 with FreeSat, 1 with Sky), 2 x DVDs, CD, WiFi, printer, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable shed for bikes, skis and other outdoor equipment
  • Natural rear garden with furniture and BBQ leading to gate to canal
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Pub and canal 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in time from 6pm

The property

Corpach 1 mile. A charming detached stone cottage in the quiet village of Banavie, with stunning views towards Ben Nevis, 1 mile from Corpach and 3 miles from Fort William.

Whilst retaining its traditional charm, this Fort William cottage benefits from a lovely contemporary bathroom and all modern conveniences.

This Fort William cottage is ideal for a family...

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About the location


Fort William 4.5 miles.

Corpach is the point where the mighty Caledonian Canal reaches the sea, home to the series of locks known as Neptune's Staircase, the longest of its type in the UK. Here also is the Snowgoose Mountain Centre where you can indulge in canoeing, kayaking, sailing and mountain walking as well as winter climbing. For a less energetic experience, visit Treasures of the Earth, Europe's finest private collection of crystals, gemstones and fossils. Nearby is the key Highland town of Fort William, a haven for shoppers, seafood enthusiasts and also the outdoor enthusiast, nestling as it does at the foot of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Enjoy unrivalled views of Ben Nevis from its neighbouring mountain Aonach Beag, or take the mountain gondola up Aonach Mor for wonderful views and a spot of lunch. Nevis Range ski resort caters for all winter sports and also provides world class mountain biking facilities in the summer. In early May each year the famous 6 day Trials Bike event is based in Fort William. A superb base for this beautiful part of Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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