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Taorbeag at Taormina

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful little property with a warm cozy feeling."

    Great views of the nevis range from the comfort of the living room. Would reccomend a small family of 4.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect place to stay for anyone exploring the Lochaber region."

    Warm and comfortable and very clean and quiet. Couldn’t fault the property at all. The upside down setup maximises the Ben Nevis views and means a cooler night’s sleep. Have already recommended it to friends.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great holiday, the property is in a great location for travelling to other places in Scotland"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was amazing!"

    The location was great and the property was clean, comfortable and cozy! The hosts were friendly and genuine. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely Property very comfortable and well equipped and ideal location for us also."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Clean, modern. Great location. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a great stay here."

    Location excellent for local facilities and Clean and comfortable accommodation .

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Cannot add anything more!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "Pictures don't do this house justice, house is amazing, clean and modern, beautiful views from the windows upstairs."

    Nice wee welcome bottle of wine and milk. Lovely owners in house beside with their lovely dog, really helpful, especially when asked about the Heat Pump :) House is located beside Neptune's Staircase, so lovely to be able to walk the canal path several times a day. Nice and handy for getting about with train station on doorstep. Amazing Holiday

    Reviewed by Allyson5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful house in a great location with fabulous views of Ben Nevis from the living room."

    The house is well equipped with everything you possible need. The wine, milk and snacks on arrival were appreciated. Would definitely recommend this spacious upside house.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable enough cottage, nice view from the bedroom"

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Apr 2023

  • "This is an excellent cottage very well appointed and very clean, well equipped and lovely homely feeling to the place."

    Owners very nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely."

    A real home from home. It had everything to enjoy your stay & was very well equiped. Ideally situated for site seeing & ideal for walkers & cyclists. It was a lovely peaceful place to relax. Could have done with better internet but I'm sure that can be sorted. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay & would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have a great stay at Taorbeag, very clean, spacious and close to all scenic spots in the area."

    Hope we can go back in the summer

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "We think it would be helpful if the appliance instructions were in the cottage ..."

    We think it would be helpful if the appliance instructions were in the cottage as we've had in other properties we've had , apart from that we loved our stay

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was a great holiday cottage and position as we do like something to walk to locally."

    A lovely welcome pack of biscuits, milk, coffee and tea was very thoughtful. Views were great and it was nice to have a lovely laundry area even though we didn't require it, often they are outside in a communal area.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely house in a great location with stunning views of Ben Nevis."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this thoughtfully decorated and appointed holiday cottage. We would love to return and would highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely holiday and a very much appreciated welcome gift!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hello, we had a great vacation in a very nice, neat and clean, modern house."

    So far the most beautiful house I have rented, thank you very much

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped house with great views over to Ben Nevis."

    The location suited us and we enjoyed being able to walk our dog along the Caledonian Canal which was just across the road and sometimes we saw the steam train passing. The house owners were friendly and helpful and thoughtfully left us some nice welcome gifts which were appreciated. Hope to be able to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful accommodations, everything was perfect!"

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay . Thanks for your kind review . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kari5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay in this beautiful little house."

    Taorbeag has been really well thought out with the living space upstairs to make the most of the fabulous view of Ben Nevis, we loved sitting in the morning drinking our coffee and watching the sunrise over the mountains. The location is brilliant, with so much to do in the local area that a week wasn't enough time. John and Carol are really friendly and left us some lovely welcome gifts which was really kind. The shower is a particular highlight, and the beds and sofa are comfy. The house is really well equipped with everything you could need! The only slight issue is the wifi isn't particularly fast but it was enough, and there is mobile internet signal in the area so not a big problem. We had a fantastic stay and were very sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air source, heating system
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Please bring your own pet bedding
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: For the travel cot please provide your own bedding
  • Note: This property is strictly for holiday booking purposes, no worker/business related bookings are allowed
  • Note Property accepts 1 well behaved dog only

The property


Taorbeag at Taormina is a well-equipped, reverse-level holiday home resting in Banavie, Fort William, Scottish Highlands.

The cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxed break or a fun-filled trip, boasting views of Ben Nevis and plenty of delightful walks in the immediate area.

On arrival at the property, off-road parking makes unloading your car simple, and a spacious entrance hall greets you, with a handy washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience.

On the first floor lies the social hub of the home, complete with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Take advantage of the facilities and concoct a delicious meal the whole family can enjoy in the kitchen area, before dining with your loved ones at the dining table for four.

The skylight allows plenty of light into the space, while the sitting area creates a comforting space to unwind while watching a film on the Smart TV after a day of adventures.

Back on the ground floor, catch some rest in one of two bedrooms, a double or a twin, and then freshen up in the shower room ahead of another day of exploring.

The property is conveniently located amongst tremendous views, making it a haven for walkers; just a short walk away is Neptune's Staircase, built by Thomas Telford and the longest staircase lock along the Caledonian Canal and in Britain.

History enthusiasts can make their way to Treasures of the Earth, a museum with gemstones, crystals and fossils sure to entertain the keenest of amateur archaeologists, or head towards the 13th-century ruins of Old Inverlochy Castle.

If you need a break from cooking, the Moorings Hotel and Bistro offers a lovely meal, with great views of Neptunes Staircase and a backdrop of Ben Nevis, but for a real special treat for your nearest and dearest visit and take in the splendour of Inverlochy Castle Hotel, where you can also discover the picture-perfect gardens.

Cyclists will not be left short for routes on this trip; be sure to make your way outside of the village by bike or on foot to experience magnificent views of Ben Nevis and an array of stunning terrains at Aonach Mor, Nevis Range.

Further afield are the peaks and glens of the picturesque area of Glen Coe, a wonderful day out, no matter your interests, where you can eat, drink, walk, cycle, sea kayak and even ski!

Make memories that will last a lifetime with a holiday at Taorbeag at Taormina.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band C

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

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About the location


Fort William 2.9 miles; Glencoe 19 miles; Fort Augustus 30.3 miles; Mallaig 39.7 miles.

Banavie is a quiet residential area, but also at times bustling and busy around Neptune's Staircase, where you can sit and watch seafarers from all around the world negotiate the famous “Lock System”, before they set off to sea taking in the wonderful islands and beaches of the West Coast of Scotland. Banavie Railway Station is just moments away, where twice a day during summer you can watch the “Harry Potter Hogwarts Express" chuff it’s way over the Canal Bridge. Stroll along the canal banks and take in the stunning views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains. There are two options close by for eating out, The Moorings Hotel and Bistro, the Lochy Bar & Restaurant, all just a short walk away. Nearby, you will find the village of Caol, where you can stock up on essentials at the convenience store or order in from one of the local takeaways. There is also a CO-OP in the near village of Corpach, which is located at the Corpach Basin end of the canal. Within easy reach of Banavie is the popular town of Fort William, Ben Nevis, & Glen Nevis, all accessible by the local bus service.

Note: This property accepts minimum of 3 night bookings.
Note: This property is strictly for holiday booking purposes, no worker/business related bookings are allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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