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River Horse View

6.2 miles from Spean Bridge, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1051620)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a very well equipped, comfortably furnished apartment in a stunning location."

    It gives the impression of being off the beaten track, but is actually near enough to the main road to make exploring easy. Beds were comfy as was the seating in the living area. The apartment was cosy and the view from the large picture window was breathtaking. We loved it but have a few small points which we feel, if they were put in place, would really enhance the visitor experience. The lighting is quite poor in the “eating” area - a pendant lamp over the table would be much better; there is a tremendous draught from the window in the twin room (blinds were blowing out across the room and I had to try to block this with a towel); curtains would be a better option on the bedroom windows to keep out the light; the shower tray needs to be made non slip somehow (a mat was provided for the bath but not for the shower); although the kitchen area was superbly equipped, we were taken aback that there was only a very small freezer box in the fridge and it was in serious need of defrosting. Strange that, in such a beautifully equipped and furnished apartment, there isn’t a bigger freezer. These are NOT complaints but merely observations, built on many years of staying in self catering accommodation the length and breadth of Britain. If these were implemented, it would just be the icing on the cake, so to speak. It’s a wonderful apartment, and I would recommend it to anyone who was looking for that bit of luxury in a self catering property. We had a lovely, relaxing stay. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by SuzanneOct 2021

  • "Best holiday cottage yet."

    ..breathtaking views...owners thought of everything.. No complaints whatsoever

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Just about everything you can think of gas been thought through with this lovely accommodation."

    Beautiful views. Few spiders but only small ones but very minor thing! Wonderful, relaxing stay and would definitely stay again :)

    Reviewed by ZafiaAug 2021

  • "We loved the location absolutely stunning and the flat was so amazing"

    Reviewed by LucieJul 2021

  • "Excellent base for seeing all the sites."

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2021

  • "River horse view is a beautiful apartment we loved everything beds were very ..."

    River horse view is a beautiful apartment we loved everything beds were very comfortable lovely showers well equipped kitchen comfortable sofas no noise & views to die for

    Reviewed by JJun 2021

  • "This is a lovely apartment with fantastic views."

    Very well equipped and really comfortable bed. The only drawback to it's location is the lack of anything within walking distance. We had the complex to ourselves so it was very quiet. I would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2021

  • "Great views, splendid location."

    Large roomy apartment with lots of nice touches.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2020

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The property

Have you seen the River Horse?

Scottish folklore mentions a supernatural being called the River Horse, which was said to emerge from Loch Lochy and feed on its banks.

A delightful open-plan first-floor apartment, River Horse View rests on the shores of Loch Lochy and offers a wonderful touring base for visiting Fort William, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Nevis Range.

From the front door, head up a flight of stairs into the apartment and be welcomed into an open-plan living space, immediately being drawn to the floor-to-ceiling windows framing the astounding loch views across to the munros Sron a' Choire Ghairbh and Meall na Teanga, with a sliding door opening up so you can enjoy the fresh Highland air.

Relax in this idyllic spot on one of the two sofas and stream a favourite show or film on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Dine together at the glass dining table after a busy day, with a delicious meal prepared in the stylish fitted kitchen, which includes an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, and dishwasher among the appliances.

Head through to the bedrooms to find the master bed home to a super-king-size bed and benefitting from an en-suite shower room, while the second bedroom has twin beds, which can be made into a king-size on request with zip/link features, ideal if two couples are travelling together.

Completing the layout is the family bathroom, with vibrant green tiling giving it a fresh, modern feel; it houses a bath with a shower over, basin and WC.

Walkers will delight at being close to the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way, two great long distance walking trails, with the Great Glen Way passing right along Loch Lochy.

Discover a fantastic range of activities to enjoy with Active Highs, an outdoor activities organiser based at the northern end of Loch Lochy, you can try white water rafting, canyoning, gorge walking, rock climbing and abseiling and scenic river safari trips!

Head to the Nevis Range where Britain's only mountain gondola lies, with skiing available during the winter months, or in summer take a gondola ride to the top and enjoy a trip to the café and find one if the many panoramic view points.

Dine out and enjoy drinks in one of the many restaurants and bars in Spean Bridge with a welcoming Highland atmosphere, and in the day visit the Commando Memorial and venture onto one of the local forest walks.

Enjoy a unique dining experience on the Caledonian Canal at Eagle Barge Inn, a restaurant and bar set on an old Dutch barge, sit on the roof deck and soak up the scenery.

Discover the outdoor capital of the UK in Fort William with access to Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis from here, as well as plenty of shops and canoe and kayak rental.

Make sure to visit Isle of Skye too, or try to spot the monster at Loch Ness!

For an adventure-filled trip in the Highlands and a tranquil base with stunning views to come back to, stay at River Horse View.

Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliet balcony
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge
  • 42" Smart TV with Bluetooth soundbar and online streaming via Chromecast, Netflix & Amazon Prime, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private track down to the loch, with slipway
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.9 miles, pub 5.7 miles

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About the location

SPEAN BRIDGE

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
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