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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again we’ve had an amazing time staying here at Coire-Dhiubh."

    It’s clean , comfortable and has a wonderful homely feel. The view’s from the house are stunning and there are plenty of lovely walks . The house is well equipped with everything we needed as a family for the week . Can’t wait to return

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments ! You see the home exactly as we try to make it , with the homely feel !!!!! Thanks again , Jane and Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just returned from a week here."

    The house was comfortable, clean and well equipped. It is in a lovely peaceful location, we could sit for hours watching the snow covered mountains from the panoramic windows, and we often saw stags wandering past. Very handy for the station, and I recommend the walk from the house to the viaduct viewpoint.

    Thank you for your comments , your description from the windows is beautiful, regards , Graham and Jane . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Coire-Dhiubh."

    Nice and clean! Garden safe for my dog. Kitchen is very modern and spacious, with lots of appliances. We had a visit from the local stags and kept up to feeding the birds ( food supplied) The house is in a quiet area away from the Glenfinnan Visitors Centre, which can be busy, but a nice place to explore.

    Thank you so much , so glad you enjoyed Coire Dhuibh ! Graham and Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant property."

    Perfect for dogs. Enclosed area was brilliant. Log fire was great. Had everything we needed. Thank you

    Thank you so much , glad you enjoyed your stay , Graham and Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of the best places for a holiday."

    Great location. Super property. Large bedrooms and kitchen. Accurately described. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much ! Graham and Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "The bed in the main bedroom could be all little bigger"

    Thank you , and I agree , we’ll be looking into a larger bed after this season , regards , Graham and Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property in an even more beautiful location!"

    We really cannot fault our stay, we had everything we needed in the property for our stay, and everything we wanted to see in the highlands within a short driving distance away. The weather wasn’t too kind to us but that didn’t stop us exploring; the cottage was the best thing to come back to after a wet and windy hike in the mountains! And the calmness at night time with nothing around you, it was so peaceful. The only little tiny issue I had was the overgrown back garden; it made it difficult to clean up after the dogs and I was forever checking them for ticks. But that’s more of an inconvenience rather than a negative issue with the property. We shall be booking again for next year, for sure!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was in a glorious setting and the house lovely However for a wooden cladded bedroom with huge windows a fan would have been helpful ."

    The duvet was absolutely awful paper and polyester and a dirty mark on it then stripping the pillowcases off the pillows which were like brick were yellow stained and we all know what causes that not even pillowcase protectors The mattress was so uncomfortable and was topped with two mattress toppers! The kitchen bin was broken also I was disappointed as I thought paying 1200 for a week it would offer a bit more luxury than that It was impossible to sleep

    Reviewed by Claudia2.8Jun 2023

  • "Loved our stay, could do a little more with the garden as we couldnt sit out ..."

    Loved our stay, could do a little more with the garden as we couldnt sit out front as not secure for our dogs but would deffo return home from home xx

    Reviewed by Douglas3.4Jun 2023

  • "Came for a visit for my 50th birthday with my 2 grown up children and a friend couple."

    And 2 dogs. Wow is all we can say for location amenities and the house. Had the best week and we all agree it's our new favourite holiday destination

    Reviewed by Maryanne5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely stay in this comfortable cottage."

    It had everything we needed & was very clean & well equipped. The bed was comfortable, no issues at all. We always appreciate good quality linens & towels in a holiday stay & these were what we had here. The views are amazing. A lovely walk to the local Loch from the door & of course a stones throw from the famous ‘Hogwarts Express’ viaduct. If you stay here please keep the bird table topped up with the feed that’s provided, you’ll be rewarded with so many species that are hard to see in urban places. I was mesmerised!

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Apr 2023

  • "Avoid! Awful experience."

    Massive issue with cheap master bed damaged cheap mattress that dipped severely in the middle along with a bellowed metal frame that not only was not screwed together cotrectly, caused mass discomfort and no sleep both for ourselves and our poor 10yr old little girl who offered to swap but equally could not. Ended up with the mattress in the floor the third night in a failed attempt to get some sleep , having raised this with the owners and sykes (who were no help at all and said it was to be resolved via ourselves and the owner) the owner sent a mattress protector that was neither use nor ornament and didn't even have anyone come into the property to even look at the bed. We could no longer justify no sleep for the family along with back ache and upset and gave in at 1am leaving 3 days early dragging our whole family a 4.5 hour drive back in the dark on no sleep. The owners claimed nothing could be done or delivered despite us checking locally that their was availability, however they were more than happy to take our £1000 for the week we had planned as a family break. You should also be made aware that there is a construction site adjacent to and opposite the property as your view ,not mentioned and many cameras all around the 'outside' of the property which was incredibly intrusive. So if you like your privacy be aware. Horrific experience and unfair outcome. We will not be the first to have had issues and we will certainly not be the last. I only hope for the sake of other innocent guests the owners despite claiming otherwise, make the necessary upgrades to the bedrooms ( having been previously told a single bed was an issue and replaced it same day) so that no one else suffers the disgusting outcome we and our young children have

    I didn’t really want to respond to this , but I will . The gentleman knows we tried everything to resolve the situation (we only found out through a very abusive call to my partner Jane on Tuesday that there was a problem). We’ve had no complaints about the bed before , in fact a revue saying how comfortable it is. Buying and getting things delivered in the highlands is not a overnight thing . A bed in Argos was the cheapest one and not at all good enough. Our handyman purchased a Silent night double topper which they complained about again. Both our handyman and a lady from the station went in and tried the bed and topper out and came back with 100% satisfaction . I would not worry about the bed , it is a steel frame and does have a slight creak occasionally , but not to the over exaggerated way the gentleman has said about everything. In fact he and his wife said while speaking to our handyman Jamie that if he spoke to us would he mention the bed creeks , to which his wife said ‘that’s a bit harsh’ and he said yes just let them know. 3 Cameras are there for security and insurance purposes , please read the other references and hopefully our guest book and signpost. I think you’ll then get the gist of this complaint. Sykes have also been great through out this , having seen the photos and video of the bed , Graham and Jane. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas1.9Apr 2023

  • "A great find."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic house in a brilliant location."

    The property had everything we needed and the views were incredible. The location is ideal as we travelled around the Highlands. Kids loved the space and the dog loved the outside areas. We had a visit from the red stag which was incredible. Can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday at this comfortable, well appointed property."

    Some advice for those visiting with dogs - 1. The fence around the enclosed garden area is not secure for small dogs. 2. Our dogs did not enjoy navigating the metal steps to the front door. 3. Take a tic removing tool.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay we had a very relaxing time."

    The property was excellent, very clean and lots of little thoughtful items left by the owners such as treats for the dogs. They even manage to arrange for the stag to come and welcome you and then visit on regular occasions

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped property in a really scenic location."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property with every thing you could ask for , great log burner and ..."

    Fantastic property with every thing you could ask for , great log burner and very cosy , although garden not fenced it is isolated enough for for dogs to be ok when outside , did see a stag wandering down the track one evening which was great , overall a great stay

    Hi , we’ve listened to your comments and now have a large area at the rear of the property fenced off and gated , thank you for your notes , Jane and Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very cosy chalet style accommodation, set in beautiful surroundings with the most amazing views."

    We had three dogs and managed different walks every day. Although the gardens are not enclosed, it was safe to let dogs wander under supervision with plenty of security lighting round the property. All the bedrooms had plenty of hanging and drawer space, kitchen very well equipped, even though it took us a good hour to find the cutlery drawer!! A really spacious, warm and comfortable property, but don’t forget your wellies! When it rains, it rains!!!!!

    Hi , thank you for your comments . Just a quick word to say , come the end of March 2022 there will be a large fenced off secure area for the doggy’s , plus a fence along the full extent of the main road ! It will be great if you have a doggy like ours who tends to like to wander ! Thanks again , Jane and Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great location for the Jacobite steam train journey and other SNTrust events."

    Spacious accommodation with magnificent view.

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage."

    They had everything we could possibly need. The cottage was clean, located well, a great size and deers came to visit us daily in the garden! We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone and look forward to staying again- thanks.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback and that you had a great time , really pleased the Stags came for you to see , they are magnificent ! Regards , Jane and Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gurpreet5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed seeing the deer which visited at least once per day to feed on the grass out front. Great walks in the area and some lovely beaches just up the coast. Favourites were the Nevis Range Gondola and walks, the Steall Waterfall & wire rope bridge and the hill walk from Glenfinnan Station to the Glenfinnan Viaduct (great views).

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x first-floor double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Air source heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wrap-around lawned garden with gravelled areas, decking and picnic table
  • Fully enclosed rear garden
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 13.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are steps up to the front door
  • Note: Children and pets must be supervised at all times when in the garden as it is not enclosed and there is a pond

The property

Enjoying a beautiful position affording stunning mountain scenery and just a stone's throw from Loch Shiel, Coire-Dhiubh is a truly tranquil retreat nestled in the hamlet of Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands.

Offering a family of six a homely and welcoming base for their Highland adventures, Coire-Dhiubh is a detached property boasting a traditional feel and is within reach of a host of popular attractions, including the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Once you have arrived at your secluded spot just off the main road, park up in the ample space and head up the steps to the door, before kicking off your boots and hanging coats in the handy porch entrance.

Continue through into the living/dining room and delight in the classic style surrounding you, with large windows affording you dinner with a view from the dining table, and traditional tartan carpet leading you to the sitting area where a woodburning stove can warm you in the winter months before the TV.

In the next room is a wonderful fitted kitchen, offering plenty of preparation space along with a host of appliances, including a double electric oven and a halogen hob, with a convenient dishwasher and washer/dryer too!

From here you can find the ground-floor bedroom, featuring a double bed which is served by the ground-floor shower room, great for those with limited mobility.

Head upstairs to find the remaining bedrooms, with a twin room great for friends or children and the master double bedroom boasting its very own en-suite shower room, while a relaxing moment can be enjoyed within the family bathroom where a large freestanding bath tub allows you to indulge in a hot soak after a busy day, with a large walk-in shower in here too.

The garden area outside is perfect for sitting out and soaking up the views of the surrounding mountains while you sip a morning coffee, with lots of wildlife regularly visiting the area, you might even see red stags up close!

A track leads from the front of the cottage down to Loch Shiel offering a great way to start your day with an amble along the waters.

Just across from the cottage is Glenfinnan Station where the Harry Potter Hogwarts train, or The Jacobite as it is officially named, comes twice a day, hop on here to travel across the magnificent 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct, with the train sometimes pausing on the viaduct time-permitting for you to soak up the stunning scenery, before continuing on across the amazing landscape.

The West Highland Railway Museum is located in the restored Glenfinnan station, whilst another must-see is the Glennfinnan Monument, home to a visitor centre too, it's a tribute to those who perished fighting the Jacobite cause, surrounded by the incredible scenery of Loch Shiel.

Discover the delightful village of Corpach just over thirteen miles away hosting a local shop and a pub, along with the family-run Treasures of the Earth museum, displaying a private collection of fossils, gemstones and crystals, whilst Neptune's Staircase in Banavie is not to be missed with its series of locks on the canal creating a striking sight to behold!

A scattering of local attractions including Ben Nevis Distillery, Old Inverlochy Castle and the Battle of Inverlochy battle site, lead you to the popular town of Fort William.

Walk along Loch Linnhe Pier for some amazing loch scenery and photo opportunities, explore the Old Fort at the waterside and head up to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre whether just for a picnic at the beautiful riverside picnic area, or to park your car before embarking on a monumental experience of hiking up to the dramatic summit of the UK's highest mountain.

Discover endless wonders in this idyllic Scottish setting at Coire-Dhiubh.

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Fort William 17 miles.

Set at the brink of Loch Shiel, the sleepy little village of Glenfinnan offers a fascinating history and is served by its own railway station, pub and tiny Post Office. Glenfinnan’s station doubles as the Glenfinnan Station Museum, which tells the tale of the West Highland Railway, with steam trains trundling by through the season. Also as this is the West Coast mainline, trains run daily from the village to Glasgow via Fort William and Glencoe and the line has been voted as being one of the most beautiful journeys in the world. Enjoy a scenic walk to the National Trust’s Glenfinnan Monument, where spectacular views across the loch and rising mountains can be enjoyed, followed by afternoon tea in the café, or cruise across the waters of Loch Shiel, with the opportunity to spot golden eagles flitting overhead. The area surrounding the village also offers a myriad of walking trails through vivid Highland scenery, with a variety of levels to suit many abilities. Nearby Fort William lies on the banks of Loch Linnhe, and offers a good selection of shops, and pubs serving a fine selection of meals. Ski enthusiasts will enjoy the Nevis Range, a ski resort with a mountain gondola, along with a World Cup mountain biking course. For a more relaxing break, why not take a tour of the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery? Glenfinnan offers a peaceful location for exploring the best of the breathtaking West Highlands.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter