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Camisky Steading

Fort William, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1011995)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect place for a weekend spent mountain biking"

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2022

  • "Beautiful house in absolutely stunning location."

    Different view through every window you look through, each beautifully different. House is very spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2022

  • "We rented the property over the Xmas period, delighted to find that the owner had put up some decorations and a wonderful tree."

    The property was very clean, warm and welcoming complete with a fully equipped kitchen and washer/ drying room. It easily accommodated three couples and two dogs, although we slightly down voted the accuracy of the listing as pets are only welcome downstairs. This did not take away from our festivities in such a beautiful area of Scotland though. We would certainly recommend the property to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing or walking holiday.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Really nice accommodation and a great location. Thanks again. We will be back. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by RossDec 2021

  • "We had a great time - brilliant location, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen."

    It could have been better if dogs are allowed in the living room but the kitchen is large enough to spend a lot of time there instead.

    Reviewed by JohannaOct 2021

  • "A fantastic location, overlooking Ben Nevis in a lovely rural setting and just a 5-8 minute drive into Fort William."

    Beautiful views & walks on your doorstep. Cottage is big, very comfortable, has every amenity, lots of parking, everything you need for your holiday. We loved it.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday in a perfect location, complete with cows and sheep and stunning countryside views!"

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "Really nice accommodation, everything furniture, decor, furnishing all of high ..."

    Really nice accommodation, everything furniture, decor, furnishing all of high quality which contributed to a fantastic stay experience - thank you

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "The location is superb wake up with a view of Ben Nevis each day watching the mists rise absolutely fabulous."

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Lovely quiet spot and the property is comfortable, very clean and has everything you need with views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding farmland."

    Fort William is only minutes away with Morrisons, M&S and plenty of other services. After reading the last review, I was a little apprehensive but the shower works absolutely fine now and there was no evidence of mice in the house. Everthing was immaculately clean. There are a lot of nesting birds in the roofline, a resident owl in a tree outside the living room window and given the rural location, I've no doubt there are mice around. It was lovely to see the lambs and calfs skipping around. ( hence dogs must be controlled at all times) The property is ideal for an adult group as there are steep stairs, to the upstairs living area. The outside space is certainly not safe for children to play or loose dogs. To be fair you are warned about this in the welcome email. A fishing office shares the ground floor and I got definite vibes of resentment from some of the fisherman. Most of them seemed to drive at excessive speed over the cattle grid into the yard at the front door and one evening, while I was visiting the bins , I was almost run over. No apology- just a scowl . Arrival instructions include parking instructions and restrictions regarding visiting the adjacent river- both so as not to inconvenience the fishermen. The last quarter mile to the property is on a single track road with no passing places. I would recommend the property as a base for a walking holiday but its not great if you want to spend time relaxing at your holiday home in good weather. The outdoor space is sadly not developed for the Steadings guests safe use.

    Reviewed by Simon LeslieMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage renovation out of the way, exactly what we were looking for."

    2 small let’s downs. Mice. I realise it’s an old barn in the country but every single night my entire party were awoken by mice running around in the roof upstairs above the bedrooms. Every night. Also on a few occasions we came across a mouse in the kitchen but no laid traps. With these visitors in the kitchen and their droppings infront of the fridge and along the skirting that’s why my cleanliness rating isn’t higher. Also no explanation was given why the temperature dial of the shower was stuck with a lot of tape and couldn’t be altered. This left the shower temperature at very very hot. Luckily there was a tub to use also which I opted to do rather than shower as it was literally too hot. Other than these 2 issues. Lovely. The log fire. The sheep and highland cows outside. The river. The mountains. And all other amenities inside the steading were great.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "Fabulous location - isolated but only 10 minutes from local facilities."

    Overall cleanliness could have been better and there was an issue with the hot water being too hot and very noisy plumbing. This was reported to the owner who said he would get a plumber to investigate - pumber never arrived. Minor niggles which did not detract from a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "Camisky Steading is in the perfect spot for exploring Fort William, a wonderful secluded location within easy reach of amenities in nearby Fort William."

    Andrew, the owner was super-speedy with his replies to questions we had.

    Reviewed by AishaSep 2020

  • "Whole place was incredibly clean with new fittings and furnishings."

    There was a problem with the shower that was resolved very quickly. Had an isolated feel with views around truly breathtaking.Yet only a few minutes travel into middle of Fort William. owner Andrew couldn't do enough to help. Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "We loved this wonderful property and had a great week."

    Location is great with views of Ben Nevis and it feels so remote and isolated despite only being a short drive (and a very long walk!) into Fort William. Very comfortable accommodation for up to 6.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "The house was clean, comfy and cozy!"

    Everything you needed for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by NancyJan 2020

  • "If you are looking for a dog friendly base very close to many great walks (easy and difficult - many within 15mins drive, most within 30mins and many more) that is remote, quiet and set in the most stunning location with amazing views then Camisky Steading is for you."

    It had everything we needed for a brilliant two weeks for 2 Adults & 3 Dogs. We will love to return here again. The owners were also great at communication and answering any questions we had. There is no satellite or Terrestrial TV but considering its remote location the internet was good so Freeview, Netflix etc all available on the smart TV (take your own smart tv and connect it to the WiFi - we did). A great find this one.

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2019

  • "We loved our week in Scotland the cottage was clean and made up as per our request."

    There were a couple of hiccups while we were there; however, this didn’t impact on our time there. After a couple days the water went off in the cottage. Andrew was fantastic and responded quickly to help us out. The water was back on soon after. We also had a power cut but this was planned from the electric company. Like I said this didn’t impact on our holiday and we would definitely book this cottage again. The location is so peaceful and the walks/views are stunning. There is so much space and you have highland cows right outside. We had all the amenities in the home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a large kitchen diner, the home is warm and we had to turn it off just to use the log fire. Fantastic home and a fantastic time spent there.

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2019

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  • Three bedrooms; 2 x super king-size bed (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request), 1 x twin (zip/link beds, can be made into super-king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath and basin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV with FreeSat and WiFi
  • High chair and travel cot available upon request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 2.5 miles, shop within 3.8 miles

The property

Fort William 5.5 miles.

Resting north of the bustling town of Fort William, with breath-taking views of the iconic mountain peak, Ben Nevis, is this stone-built semi detached dwelling, Camisky Steading.

Set within a rural location and surrounded by the...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.