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Laxdale Cottage

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Banavie near Corpach, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • 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

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "A most enjoyable stay at Laxdale."

    Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Perfectly positioned close to Neptunes staircase and Caledonian canal. Easy road access to Fort William and the Highlands. Good restaurant and cafe just two minutes walk across the canal. Hosts very helpful and the welcome pack was much appreciated. John and Shirley kindly posted our mobile phone which we inadvertently left in the cottage as we locked up. Oops.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely base to explore a beautiful part of the country."

    Excellent communication from the owners, nothing to dislike. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Real home from home, has everything you could possibly need, great welcome pack, warm, comfortable, clean ,great views and great location, can’t recommend enough and will definitely return."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Property is almost perfect, it is equipped with everything you could possibly ..."

    Property is almost perfect, it is equipped with everything you could possibly think of and is in a perfect location along side Neptune's staircase, although the gate was jammed shut and couldn't get out I think the horrendous winds may have had something to do with that, I managed to fix it the following morning, my only gripe and this is just my personal feeling is that rather than having a TV in kitchen I would prefer one to be in bedroom, then after a hard day's hiking etc you could have an early night with the tv

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another wonderful stay at Laxdale."

    The setting is perfect with ever changing views of Ben Nevis and surrounding scenery. Walks along canal side are a great way to enjoy the Scottish air and of course the occasional rain shower. Laxdale has everything you need and the bed was perfect. Personal touch from owners is the icing on the cake. We hope to return in the future,

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great stay at Laxdale well equiped, warm and cosy good welcome pack."

    Highly recomended cottage for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Nov 2023

  • "We enjoyed a week at laxdale."

    what a fine cottage SO well equipped and a VERY handsome welcome pack. the beds are so comfortable and the cottage is so well situated. We enjoyed watching the boating in the canal. The weather was disappointing but Scotland in October!! However we had such a choice of DVDs certainly something for everyone, old, young and inbetween. We certainly hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable and cosy cottage with an older feel."

    Easy to relax and feel at home and settle in. Wood burner a bonus and made for a lovely warm time spent in the living room, particularly relaxing on the recliner sofa, a real treat after a busy day sightseeing or walking. Would go back at a later date.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic place."

    The cottage was spacious, comfortable beds and excellent facilities. The garden was a treat with the birds (sorry my husband used all the bird feed) and the deer family. Location was perfect, walks along the canal, access to the bus and train. We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "It exceeded expectations."

    Was better than the photos - very cosy and homely. Kitchen was very well equipped. Beds super comfy with high quality linen, soft bath sheets. Bathroom large and loads of hot water. Great location for walks and Highland Soap company is fab with lovely shop and restaurant.

    Reviewed by Janet Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable, warm, spacious and very well equipped cottage in a great location for visiting Caledonian canal, Ben Nevis and surrounding area."

    Hosts very friendly and welcoming and provided lots of useful information. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property in an amazing location."

    Everything you need to make your holiday comfortable and relaxing. Amazing views of Ben Nevis and the canal. Wonderful hosts who care about your stay, very generous welcome pack provided.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Clean, comfortable, well maintained. Hosts are very accommodating, friendly. Property and hosts are to be thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in an ideal situation, quiet yet near main roads, food stores and Fort William."

    An excellent welcome pack was left, together with logs etc. lovely cotton sheets and fluffy towels. Good for flat walks along the canal, at the bottom of the locks was the Jacobite steam train track and interesting to watch the boats go through the locks.Short 3 min walk to the Moorings hotel for a drink or meal..and there is an ice-cream shop (limited opening) 1 min walk away.Good facilities for laundry and well equipped kitchen. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "The bungalow was very comfortable and well-equipped, with many thoughtful extras provided - and the location was wonderful."

    Couldn't have been better!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage felt like a home from home."


    Reviewed by Muriel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, well-equipped, clean bungalow in stunning surroundings."

    Mountains to the front, locks to the back. Locks and lochs, glens and bens! Very helpful call before we started the holiday and lovely welcome pack. We booked 2 weeks, to celebrate my husband’s birthday, which was lovely to visit places or stay in. The deer grazing in the garden was a great surprise.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nice house, very well equipped and great location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Laxdale cottage was positioned in such a lovely setting with such beautiful and interesting surroundings and lovely walks along the canal."

    The cottage was very comfortable and so well equipped with everything that anybody would need. John and Shirley who own the property left a welcome pack which was extremely kind of them and more than adequate for our needs so I would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks. I will certainly recommend this property and owners to anyone in the future.

    Reviewed by Dominick5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely friendly welcome and delighted to open the fridge to not only basic supplies but a cake too!"

    Comfy beds, gorgeous bathroom (loved the underfloor heating in October) and a well-equipped kitchen. Owners could not have been lovelier when phoning with instructions. The guest book citied many repeat returns and we have to say that we would love to come back to enjoy the canal during longer day light hours.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week during our stay at Laxdale Cottage."

    The Cottage is ideally situated right on Neptunes Staircase which meant we could use our bikes on the Caledonian Canal without even seeing any roads. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and extremely well equipped, there was bacon, eggs,, milk, bread, butter and cake awaiting us on arrival for which we were extremely grateful. We hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Laxdale."

    Lovely property in a great location for exploring the area. It really felt like a home from home.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was very clean, well laid out, and stocked for every eventuality, and very comfortable to relax into after an active day in the mountains and the surrounding area."

    The owner's instructions/manual was extremely helpful, overall we had a wonderful holiday and a good break from both work and school. The eggs, butter, bread, milk and cakes were a very lovely addition, that helped us to get over our 12-hour journey to Fort WIlliam and helped with our stay, which we enjoyed very much indeed.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is fabulous and spacious. Everything you could want was provided, including bird feed and feeders! Beautiful mountain views, a quiet spot, yet easy access to the main roads for venturing out. We loved the location. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Pat5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by E A4.7Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

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

    Reviewed by Emilie5.0Feb 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 Brian5.0Feb 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 Mihai5.0Feb 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 Margaret4.7Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it."

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

    Reviewed by Kirstine5.0Jan 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 Daniel5.0Nov 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 John4.7Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 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 Margery5.0Jun 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 Gordon5.0Jun 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 Peter5.0May 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 Janet5.0May 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 Geraldine5.0Oct 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 George5.0Aug 2020

  • "Holiday was brilliant weather fantastic"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 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 John3.1Nov 2019

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

    We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 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 James5.0Aug 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 Kaye5.0Aug 2019

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

    Would, certainly, go there again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 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 Evertje4.1Jun 2019

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

    A very comfortable well equipped bungalow.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by John5.0May 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 Richard4.7May 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 Peter3.8Mar 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 Terence5.0Dec 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 Fiona5.0Nov 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 George5.0Oct 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 Christopher5.0Aug 2018

  • "Thank You veru much"

    Reviewed by Pius5.0Aug 2018

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

    Good location

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 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 Jo4.7Jul 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 Jacqueline5.0May 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 Leonard5.0Apr 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 Michael2.5Mar 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 Sally5.0Dec 2017

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

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2017

  • "Our second time visiting this cottage."

    It is home from home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 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 Leanne5.0May 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 Kerstin5.0Apr 2017

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

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Mar 2017

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


    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 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 Anne5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king-size double
  • 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 group who want to explore the highlands and perhaps take part in some of the numerous outdoor pursuits on offer here.

The accommodation in this cottage near Fort William is all on one level, and includes two spacious bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements.

The cosy sitting room has a woodburning stove, a reclining leather suite and a great bay window allowing for full appreciation of the fabulous mountain views.

There is a homely kitchen/dining room in this Fort William cottage, just right for a hearty meal after a day in the great outdoors.

A private driveway leads up to the cottage, and the natural garden has a rear gate that leads directly out to the Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Staircase.

A short walk across the canal bridge will bring you to a lovely pub and restaurant literally on your (back) doorstep!

The bustling town of Fort William is very close by and offers great facilities for dining and shopping.

There are boat trips on Loch Linnhe, an excellent museum in the centre of town and of course for the more active a walk up the UK's highest mountain Ben Nevis.

You may wish to journey into Glencoe to the visitors centre or tour the west coast and see the magnificent Glenfinnan monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore in 1745.

So much to do and see from your cottage near Fort William, you will just love it!

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-40334-F

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas