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Achnacarry near Fort William, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 21849)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us."

    The open plan living area worked well. There was everything we needed within the property. It was very clean and comfortable. The drying room was a real bonus bearing in mind the weather we had. Would definitely consider staying again and recommending to friends. Thanks

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless, well equipped and met every need for 6 adults."

    Simple put absolutely fabulous.

    Reviewed by KathleenAug 2021

  • "Satelite? TV came with NO INSTRUCTIONS!"

    People in their70's need a bit of guidance! the wifi was good, but the info re"connecting" was WRONG. 2 days with only a car radio for news/weather forecast was NOT SATISFACTORY, especially when we wanted to climb the mountains. The property was bright and roomy, and the estate grounds were attractive BUT TAKE A MIDGIE NET!

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation is a beautiful scenery."

    We stayed within The Merlin apartment and had a wonderful week at Achnacarry. We were blessed with sunshine and blue skies all week, which really added to our stay. I strongly recommend spending some time wandering around the area, there’s a wonderful waterfall within 20 minute walk from the apartment. Great picnic spot too. My only recommendation, more outdoor seating needed for families.

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2021

  • "We all enjoyed our week at Achnacarry."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and clean and relaxing. It was unfortunate that with the current pandemic, the museum had to remain closed, we would have enjoyed learning more about the Cameron Clan. We understand why the visitor welcome packs had to be removed, but not knowing the area, it would have been useful to have some local information. On the whole, a very enjoyable holiday, despite the midges!

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "Lovely property- Stunning location, well appointed- One of the best we've stayed in."

    Prompt, friendly communication with Astie, estate manager; would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "Comfortabele and clean house."

    Beautiful front view. Entering the house at the back is less beautiful. You stay in the middle of the most beautiful nature. Near a beautiful lake. Very nice for walking. Far away from any facility: for a store or a pub you have to drive for at least half an hour.

    Reviewed by NikolJul 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation on beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by MartineNov 2018

  • "This 3 bedroom apartment is perfect for either a family or a group of adults sharing a holiday."

    It is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. The grounds of the Achnacarry Estate are quite stunning and we spent many happy hours exploring them and taking photos. Unfortunately, the deer did not appear that week, which was a very hot one. Perhaps they were keeping cool in the woods. The waterfall is a particular delight and the Cameron Museum is well worth a visit for exhibits and information about the Cameron clan and the Jacobites. We also found the apartment ideally situated for visiting many famous historical sites. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our week at Achnacarry and would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "Merlin was a beautiful apartment on a remote Scottish Estate, and it really was pretty remote, but with a car was no issue."

    The wildlife that visited each evening at dusk was an absolute joy to behold. On one evening 8 large deer were grazing on the grass directly outside our windows - a real bonus. If you want to get close to nature this is definitely the place to go. Although no mobile signal the WiFi was perfect so could keep in touch via WhatsApp. Although being electronically isolated can be quite refreshing. Many thanks, will certainly look at your company again when we are looking for self catering accommodation.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2018

  • "Wanderful place, Excellent location, felt like at home."

    Great for hiking and fishing.

    Reviewed by MaurizioJun 2017

  • "Everything was perfect, from walking in to the well presented apartment to the beautiful location."

    The accommodation was comfortable and very well equipped for the self catering family. There was stunning wildlife right on our doorstep too, we were visited by a deer on the lawn! We had a fabulous time at Merlin and would not hesitate to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2015

  • "We loved the fact that the apartment was close to a loch with nothing much nearby."

    We had Deer coming down to the green behind the apartment every evening. There was plenty of other wildlife around the area and the whole location was very peaceful with no noises other than animals.

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2015

  • "Merlin was very well appointed with excellent, clean and newish furniture."

    The linen was clean and crisp.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2014

  • "Merlin is an absolute perfect place to stay if you want to get away from the city."

    The apartment was excellent, the grounds around the apartments are perfect for walking, cycling and any other activities that you want to do. It is peaceful, beautiful and overall an absolute perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2014

  • "We had a wonderful time!"

    The accommodations were comfortable and perfect for our family. The location could not have been better. We would recommend it to friends and hope to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by W JeffersonJul 2014

  • "This accommodation provided a perfect base for an actively relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2014

  • "The standard of the accommodation was excellent and the location was fantastic."

    It more than met our needs and we had an enjoyable stay. I would recommend Merlin to anyone who is looking for a relaxing week in the Highlands, first class. We will be rebooking, we enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by LApr 2014

  • "The apartment was beautiful, nicely furnished and renovated, very comfortable and spacious."

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2013

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The property

Fort William 12 miles.

This quality, character-filled apartment is situated in a steading conversion, in the heart of the Achnacarry Estate which is home to the chief of the Clan Cameron, Donald Cameron of Lochiel, who lives at the nearby Achnacarry Castle.

Very well appointed throughout, this bright and airy first floor Highland apartment provides comfort in beautiful surroundings, and is ideal for a family or group of friends who wish to enjoy time together in this scenic sheltered glen and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the wonderful highlands of Scotland.

This spacious apartment near Fort William has a stunning open plan living area encompassing a large and well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a contemporary sitting area benefiting from fabulous views.

Outside this apartment near Fort William there is a large front lawn complete with seating areas, a private courtyard to the rear, a large drying room and an open storage area for bikes and skis.

There is even a mooring should you wish to bring your own boat!

The Achnacarry Clan Cameron Museum is well worth a visit and just a short stroll from the apartment, the River Arkaig runs from Loch Arkaig to Loch Lochy, with the whole area being perfect for cycling, walking and wildlife spotting.

For guests keen on outdoor activities, Achnacarry Country Pursuits operate from the estate and guests can partake in fishing, Argocat wildlife tours and even stalking when in season.

This Highland apartment offers extreme comfort coupled with elevated views to the mountains and glens in this magnificent region of Scotland.


  • All first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared drying room and outside storage with cycle racks.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in drying room, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike and equipment storage
  • Shared use of front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ and rear courtyard with seating areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 miles
  • River 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is a payphone on site that accepts cards as mobile reception is poor in the immediate area
  • Note: Check in 4pm
  • Note: WiFi usage is limited due to rural location
  • Note: Mooring/launching and fishing on certain lochs is available at an additional charge, payable prior to arrival
  • Please contact the owner for further details
  • Note: This properties does not accept contractors or work groups

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About the location


Ben Nevis 2 miles; Glencoe 16 miles; Kinlochleven 22 miles.

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. The area boasts spectacular scenery and a plethora of walking opportunities, from gentle ambles to more strenuous expeditions, and of course, Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Ski enthusiasts will also enjoy the Nevis Range, a ski resort with a mountain gondola, along with a World Cup mountain biking course located just four miles from Fort William. For a more relaxing break, why not take a tour of the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery, or visit the Glenfinnan Monument? An ideal location for exploring the best of the breathtaking West Highlands.

Note: This properties does not accept contractors or work groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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