Loch View Cottage

Blaich near Fort William, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 14733)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Richard C
    August 2015
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    “Couldn't Have Rented a Better Cottage”
    Due to my disabled son having to go on a waiting list for an operation in 2015, we were uncertain that we would have a holiday this year. However the op went well and he was soon discharged. Problem was, where to go on holiday as the spring was a little late to book for the summer. We wanted to go to Scotland, to visit places like Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, take my son to Tobermory which was the location of his favorite TV series, and hopefully, weather permitting to climb Ben ...
    Due to my disabled son having to go on a waiting list for an operation in 2015, we were uncertain that we would have a holiday this year. However the op went well and he was soon discharged. Problem was, where to go on holiday as the spring was a little late to book for the summer. We wanted to go to Scotland, to visit places like Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, take my son to Tobermory which was the location of his favorite TV series, and hopefully, weather permitting to climb Ben Nevis, Fort William seemed to be the ideal base for this, as it is central and has plenty of shops for supplies, so we were looking for a place round there. Looking around only one place was available, and that was Loch View Cottage. Why was it the only one left? Why had no one else booked it? Something must be wrong we thought. However after a two day journey from Swindon, stopping off at a hotel in Carlisle, we took one look at the cottage and decided we must have had the best. It was well supplied, two large double beds, and the views - fantastic. I was glad we were away from Fort William as the town was always packed, not just with people but traffic too. Blaiche was peaceful and quiet. My wife and son had a very nice peaceful day in the cottage whilst I was scaling Ben Nevis. So why did no one else rent this? Truth is I have no idea, I just don't understand why this one wasn't snapped up the year before. One word of warning though - to get to the cottage, you need to drive down a single track road alongside the loch, and some of the locals are very fast drivers, so take care along it, keep to the left as much as possible and slow down when approaching bends. There are also some very big lorries using the road as well. I recommend purchasing a low cost dashboard camera, which is what I did prior to our journey as a precaution.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

An immaculately-presented and cosy Highland cottage overlooking stunning Loch Eil some 14 miles from the village of Corpach and 18 miles from Fort William.

The cottage is in the pretty hamlet of Blaich, a friendly and welcoming part of the Scottish Highlands in a fabulous holiday area.

Loch View Cottage does indeed have a perfect view of the loch and guests will love the table and chairs at the picture window in the sitting room to allow for full appreciation of its breathtaking views.

This Loch Eil cottage is ideal for a family or small group of friends who want to embrace the great outdoors either on foot, on bikes or in cars.

There are two comfortable double bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a tastefully-furnished sitting room.

Just outside this Highland cottage on Loch Eil are seats and picnic areas in the pretty garden and just a minute's walk from the cottage will bring you to a picnic area beside the loch, close enough to take your breakfast and enjoy some alfresco dining!

Guests may choose to journey west along the Road to the Isles to Glenfinnan, the white sands of Morar and the fishing village of Mallaig or perhaps take the short drive into Fort William and continue to Glencoe and visit the museum and savour the unique atmosphere of this historic glen.

There is so much to do and see in the fabulous Highlands of Scotland, there is something for everyone, and your Loch Eil holiday will be wonderful!

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Accommodation

All ground floor. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to side with furniture and storage shed for bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 14 miles
  • Coast 1 min walk.

About the location

BLAICH

Corpach 14 miles; Fort William 18 miles.

The peaceful crofting community of Blaich is idyllically situated on the shores of Loch Eil, 18 miles from Fort William, on the spectacular west coast of Scotland. The main town of the Western Highlands, nearby Fort William offers a variety of welcoming shops, pubs and restaurants, while the surrounding area, renowned as the Outdoor Capital of the UK, offers a wealth of activities for adrenalin seekers. For those in search of a more relaxing break, Loch Linnhe offers the perfect setting for a tranquil boat cruise whilst observing the abundant wildlife and magnificent views of Ben Nevis. Enjoy one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World, on the Jacobite Steam Railway, an incredible, 42 mile passage crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Skiers and snowboarders can experience the thrills of the Nevis Range during the winter and take the opportunity to ride Britain's only mountain gondola in the summer. A superb location for a memorable holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute