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Camisky Steading

(Ref. 1011995)

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

4.6

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "It is an excellent property in a stunning location, and I can't recommend it enough."

    If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful base to go and explore the Highlands, then this is the place. As other reviews say, it needs a minor bit of tlc but that doesn't take away from the property at all. Will certainly be back there again.

    Reviewed by Murray3.4Jul 2024

  • "Overall the cleanliness was good but could do with a good spring clean ie Oven, fridge and under sofas."

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the property."

    It’s in a wonderful location, albeit slightly off the beaten track, and allowed us to visit several different parts of the highlands this year with ease.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Feb 2024

  • "Don’t be put of by the outside, looks a bit shabby but the inside is great, ..."

    Don’t be put of by the outside, looks a bit shabby but the inside is great, love the upstairs living room, better for the views, lovely comfortable large beds, close to Fort William and plenty of walks with the dogs right outside the door, really enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate about booking here again, thanks

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect location for a weekend away mountain biking."

    A few things that do need attention- The shower leaks, it’s not a little bit of water either. Needed a new bath mat everyday it soaks up that much water. This has been mentioned in other reviews and obviously still not been fixed, won’t be long until the bathroom floor is falling through. The toilet seat downstairs……it just needs 1 that fits the toilet!! Again this has been mentioned in other reviews. Not the cleanest place, bedside table in 1 room had other guests hairs on and very dusty. All in all this place needs a bit of TLC.

    Reviewed by Ross2.2Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Camiski."

    The owner and lodge staff were very friendly. However, there are just a few points regarding things that the owner might want to consider: Fridge is small for a big party and the door doesn't shut properly leading to ice build up. Although it didn't detract from indoor comfort, the external maintenance could be improved (gutters very blocked for example). A few more T towels would have been useful (we ended up buying more). A few serving dishes is always good when doing food for six, but there were none in the kitchen. (We imporvised). Not essential, but an outdoor shed for the steading to house bikes and bits and pieces would have bben handy and might be worth adding for future groups?

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful setting with good views."

    A couple of issues but were addressed by the owner / manager and in no way spoilt the holiday. A point noted not said in the listing that a Fishing Office is in the building and when the fishermen come up the drive the dog barked. I would not hesitate to stay there again as very peaceful at night.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Sep 2023

  • "If you love a quiet peaceful surrounded by beautiful countryside with pure clean air then Camiski Steading is the place for you."

    The cottage has plenty of room for family or three couples, the bedrooms, bathrooms and lounge is all on the first floor with the large kitchen and utility/drying room downstairs. Everything you need in the kitchen with plenty of crockery and cooking utensils, outside area is plentiful with parking for cars. The cottage is approximately 5 miles from Fort William and is about a couple of miles off the main road and with the view of Ben Nevis overlooking you. Fort William has plenty to offer with supermarkets restaurants pubs and plenty of things to do without going miles.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property that simultaneously is in the middle of nowhere and only few minutes from Fort William."

    A nice, well maintained property with a fully equipped kitchen. Spotless clean.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Aug 2023

  • "Camisky was more remote than expected."

    There was no mention of it being 2 1/2 miles down a single track road. In extreme weather I feel this may pose a problem. The property also shared its grounds with the lodge which again wasn’t explained properly. Our dogs roamed into their areas and their children roamed into our area which meant we constantly had to watch the dogs. The property was also shared with the fishing office meaning cars were driving through the property to get their permits. This again isn’t explained properly and meant we had to constantly watch the dogs. Although it’s stated the property is enclosed sheep were around in the grounds. The property itself had a nice kitchen which was quite well stocked. The lounge was lovely but the TV only working through the wifi was very slow, not a problem for us but with young children could pose a problem. The bedrooms all had large beds but this comes as a compromise. The main bedroom with the built in wardrobes was great. The second bedroom was ok but it only had a chest of drawers so nowhere to hang up clothes. The last bedroom was smaller so my son and partner lived out of their suitcase on the floor for a week. It wasn’t very satisfactory. My main issue was the cleanliness of the property. Whilst the surfaces are clearly washed down and bathrooms cleaned, the property itself was very dusty and needed a deep clean. There were a lot of cobwebs, the towel rails had layers of dust on them. The bedrooms and hallways had layers of dust round the edges. My son suffers from allergies and needed antihistamine tablets whilst in the house. Although the views from the house were unenviable it’s remoteness, lack of bedroom furniture and cleanliness were a major problem for us.

    Reviewed by Ann3.1Jul 2023

  • "Better outside seating would be nice"

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Overall, we had a lovely stay at Camisky, set in a stunning quiet location with only Camisky Lodge as close neighbours."

    A big spacious property with fantastic panoramic views from the lounge. 4G & WiFi were excellent (better than at home!) and the bed was very comfortable. The negatives! Generally felt the property needed some redecoration both inside and out. The toilet seat in the cloakroom didn't fit, no additional outside seating on the lawned areas (picnic bench outside front door) and no welcome pack so we were unclear where we could and couldn't walk.

    Reviewed by Sue2.8Apr 2023

  • "A smell in the kitchen prevented giving full marks."

    Were later told that it was caused by the last guest's dogs. Despite having the windows open, it did eventually disappear after four days. A visitor book would have been handy to share other guests experiences and exploitations. All in all a brilliant location to give us a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2023

  • "Hello, before I say anymore, we will almost definitely return."

    On entry everything looked ok, however after a while realised there was unwashed cutlery in the dishwasher, broken and unclean waste bin in the kitchen, broken toilet seat down stairs and a television that only seems to work on catch up. As we were cooking in the evenings, we could have done with a number of smaller pans, only two of us so small quantities. Non of these things are major but all would take so little to put right. On a positive, fantastic location, very warm once we worked out how to use the heating. As we stayed out of the fishing season and Camisky Lodge was unoccupied we had the place to ourselves, perfect ! Should you choose to stay during the fishing season and the lodge was fully occupied your stay may not be so peaceful.

    Reviewed by Guy3.4Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful property, really well equipped and looked after."

    Could happily spend another week there! Views are incredible. People should just note it is relatively remote and this may not be the kind of location you are after.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "A unique location with fantastic access to extraodinary wilderness as well as close and handy proximity to Fort William."

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great place to holiday."

    Well-appointed dining kitchen was great for cooking and eating together after we'd been out and about. Plenty of space to relax including comfortable beds & cosy lounge. Bonus was warm boiler room for drying wet weather gear. Stunning glen views meant that the dogs got more walks than usual. Plan to return!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2022

  • "This was a delightful holiday cottage that was easy to find and well situated for exploring Lochaber."

    It was well appointed and the large beds and high quality linen bedding made for a super-comfortable stay. I would most highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time."

    this was a great base for Ben Nevis .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just 3 points grab handles on bath loose, shower door leaks new rubber on bottom of door required,and tv only worked on i player no tv channels , but a great place to stay."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay very clean tidy and well stocked."

    Great views and very quiet peaceful. The owners were great and dropped some bits off that were missing. We didn’t even have to ask for them they just turned up on the door step.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect place for a weekend spent mountain biking"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2022

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

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 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 Sally5.0Mar 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 Karen4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

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

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Dec 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 Johanna5.0Oct 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 Emma4.7Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Aug 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 Steven5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jun 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 Leslie5.0May 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 James4.7Oct 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 Aisha4.7Sep 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 James4.4Sep 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 Colin5.0Aug 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 Mark5.0Jul 2020

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

    Everything you needed for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Jan 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 Stuart5.0Nov 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 Carole5.0Oct 2019

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Summary

  • 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. Please note that this property only accepts 6 people maximum, this is inclusive of infants

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 glorious mountain range and the majestic River Lochy, this dwelling is perfect for a relaxing getaway for a family holiday to Scotland.

After an action-packed afternoon, be welcomed in by the contemporary styling and everything you could possibly need during a week-long break.

Step into the spacious kitchen/diner, where the designated chef of the group will find everything you could possibly need to whip up hearty evening meals before the rest of the group gather at the dining table to plan the next day’s adventure.

Completing the ground floor is a dry room, where you are welcomed to store your muddy walking boots and rain coats after a day exploring the surrounding countryside.

Venture up the staircase and relax into your evening within the sitting room, where you can curl up on the sofa which rests in front of a roaring woodburning stove.

Alternatively, dip into the bathtub and enjoy a soak whilst taking in the superb views of Ben Nevis with a deserved glass of wine in-hand.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the well-presented bedrooms, each boasting a bright and airy colour palette, spectacular views and ample storage to store all of your holiday essentials.

Choose between two super king-size bedrooms and a twin bedroom, each offering zip/link beds to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit your group.

If you can tear yourself away from this tranquil setting, venture to the bustling town Fort William, where you will find a selection of pubs serving Scotch whisky, delicious dining options and a number of shops for picking up the essentials.

Within the surrounding area you will find opportunities for fishing within the nearby river, excellent mountain biking and even an opportunity to ride on the steam train which was used in the Harry Potter films.

Alternatively, choose to walk up Ben Nevis, where you will be rewarded by panoramic views of the surrounding lochs and mountains.

Camisky Steading is a refreshing base to come back to each evening after exploring the surrounding countryside.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AB-12345-C

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

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About the location

FORT WILLIAM

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.

Please note that this property only accepts 6 people maximum, this is inclusive of infants