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Oak Cottage

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


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely love Oak Cottage."

    It’s our second time staying there. As two families of four coming together for a week of walking and cycling it was ideal. The owner was lovely and ensured we had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. We will be back. Thank you

    Always pleasing to have returning guests. Delighted that you all enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a beautiful house, very clean, well equipped and with stunning views to Ben Nevis."

    We had a great week exploring the local area and this house is a very good base to do this from. The owner communicated very well and was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great week.

    Really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the house and the stunning views of Ben Nevis. Its always fantastic to hear guests have enjoyed their break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Large, beautiful property with a stunning view of the Nevis Range."

    Conveniently located to Fort William. All amenities were thought of and well executed and the homeowner was very attentive and helpful. They were able to accommodate an early check-in for us which was incredibly helpful given our travels to get there. We enjoyed the property a lot and only wished we had stayed longer.

    Thank you for your feedback, the views from the upstairs living room are definitely the best in Fort William of Ben Nevis. Thanks for staying and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "2nd stay here, whole family enjoyed it very much."

    Really lovely, spacious house. Very clean, well equipped. Stunning views of the Nevis Range. Owner kept in touch. Hope to return in the not too distant future. Thanks Martin!

    always fantastic to have lovely feedback, especially from returning guests.... thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nos gustó mucho el alojamiento."

    Está muy cerca del centro del pueblo en un entorno precioso. El propietario es muy atento, preocupándose por el bienestar de los huéspedes.

    Reviewed by Monica4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with lots of attention to details."

    Clear information about arrival and departure. A fabulous setting overlooking Ben Nevis.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. Really glad you enjoyed the amazing views of the north face of Ben Nevis. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2023

  • "No complaints"

    Fabulous to hear that you had a good time in the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2023

  • "- the teflon pots and pans are no longer usable - the fireplace on the ground floor does not work (statement by caretaker) - The door on the upper floor of the small sleeping room does not remain locked and keeps opening - washing machine and dryer were totally dirty and stink despite our cleaning - sockets and more light in the bathrooms would be nice - keep spare batteries accessible."

    so we had to buy these for heating valves. caretaker had brought the wrong ones.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look into these issues and address them. I hope they didn't spoil the rest of your stay , the amazing scenery and wildlife on offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heike3.8Oct 2022

  • "Oak Cottage was very comfortable, and extremely well appointed."

    The situation just out of Fort William was ideal for our stay; quiet and tranquil with stunning views of Ben Nevis. Martin, the owner could not have been more helpful and he ensured we were cosy and had all the information we needed for our stay in his lovely house.

    Thanks for the kind feedback. Really appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped, spacious and comfortable holiday house in a quiet location."

    Great views.

    Thanks for the feedback.Its always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed the amazing views and the space the house offers . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Oak Cottage."

    We were 3 generations and it gave us great space, storage, just about everything we needed to cook and eat. The large dining table was spot on. The Cottage is well furnished v comfortable and relaxing to stay in, with a variety of books. It is in a lovely place with ever changing views of Ben Nevis. It is a short drive to Fort William, an easy walk to Neptunes Staircase and good access to many other places of interest. The owner was in touch before during and after our visit, not in an intrusive way, simply checking that we had everything we needed, nice level of attention. Thank you Martin for providing such smashing accommodation.

    Many thanks for taking the time to give the feedback it's always a pleasure to read that guests have enjoyed the house. It certainly is a great spot to enjoy the views of Ben Nevis and to explore Lochaber. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing location and lovely house for a large family to enjoy."

    Great Central location for visiting the area and owner contacted us before arrival and during stay to check all okay. The view from the upstairs lounge is quite something. Plenty of bathrooms, and main the bathroom on ground floor is very spacious. Ideal house for lovers of the great outdoors to provide the comfortable, homely base to tour the region.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. The view from the window of the North Face of Ben Nevis and Nevis range is spectacular and we are glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house with amazing views of Ben Nevis."

    Great base for 2 families, with attentive owner. Very much recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was in an amazing location with great views of Ben Nevis, Martin the owner was very helpful with any questions to do with the property as well as things to do in the surrounding area."

    Had an amazing stay and would definitely book again

    Really great to hear you enjoyed the amazing views of Ben Nevis and your stay in Fort William. Look forward to you staying with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent location."

    Beautiful cottage. Very spacious and comfortable. A stunning view from the house overlooking Ben Nevis. The place is a perfect location to explore all the surrounding areas. The landlord kept in communication to ascertain any needs I had. It was highly appreciated. Thanks for the perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Vidis5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with spectacular views of the mountains."

    Thanks for the comments Sue. Very glad you enjoyed your time at the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2022

  • "Super cottage."

    Great facilities and spacious. Views to Ben Nevis fantastic. Quiet location but not too far to nip into Fort William. Owner contacted us before and during our stay to check everything was ok, which it was. Would recommend

    Thanks James. Really pleased you enjoyed the amazing views and location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful, comfy cottage with outstanding views."

    Thanks for the feedback. Always pleased to hear that your holiday was enjoyable. The views from the house are fantastic Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Oak cottage was warm cosy and welcoming."

    It would benefit from having a hand towel each rather than one per bathroom. Exta frying pan and scissors. Plus coasters for both sitting rooms and tables. The house was well equipped and easy to live in. Beautiful views from almost all windows of Ben Nevis. Very comfortable beds.

    Thanks for the feedback. We have added the items you suggested to the house. Very glad you enjoyed the beautiful views from all the windows! And the comfy beds Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Oct 2021

  • "This Cottage is in a fabulous setting and location."

    The views of Nevis range are exceptional depending on the weather obviously but on a clear moment it's stunning. Neptune's staircase is at the end of the road and Fort William literally round the corner. The owner of the cottage is on hand via messaging or phone call with any advice on the area or issues with the cottage or just general questions regarding your stay, he is absolutely brilliant. All in all we had a fantastic week and will always return to the Highlands.

    Thanks for the feedback, delighted you have enjoyed your stay and the great views of the North Face of Ben Nevis. It's a great place to explore the north west highlands. The bathroom floor should be fixed this week Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Sep 2021

  • "The views from this house were staggeringly beautiful, and made any other minor issues worth while."

    The kitchen was a bit under-equipped, the fridge was in poor state with no veg drawer. The owner had contacted us and apologised for the state of the downstairs bathroom floor, which we much appreciated. A lack of serving bowls, necessary in a party of 8. No light in downstairs en-suite. I think there were other things, but I cannot remember now, so they cannot have been that important. But these minor discomforts were more than compensated for by the magnificent views of Ben Nevis!

    Thank you for your feedback, and I am pleased you loved the views. The fridge has been repaired and I have purchased serving bowls thanks so much for the suggestion. The downstairs en suite light has now also been repaired. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Sep 2021

  • "Excellent view from the property, just a 10min drive from Fort William so a great base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location with stunning views across to Ben Nevis and the mountain range."

    Easy access by car to Fort William Clean and well equipped cottage - very spacious and comfortable ( only negative was no mirrors in Some bedrooms And in some of the bedrooms no wardrobes just a few draws so nowhere to hang clothes other than on hangers on a few coat hooks) But apart from this everything was spot on - we would definitely stay again and highly recommend Sykes and the cottage

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2020

  • "The photos of this property don’t do it justice."

    The location was fantastic and I would highly recommend. A special mention on the cleanliness of the property this was excellent and reassuring. From the smell cleaning products and clearly labeled instructions. A1 for confidence during this difficult times Thanks

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable, clean house, Great location with views of Ben Nevis."

    Wildlife eg deer and red squirrels in the garden,

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful house."

    Perfect location. Helpful owner. Would highly recommend and would stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Freya5.0Sep 2019

  • "Booked for last Glencoe Marathon for whole family of 8 adults and toddler and baby."

    Rooms and facilities great. Beautiful, roomy cottage in stunning location. Whole experience wonderful. Owner very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "All in good order nice large property but the garden area needs attention fencing repairs and decking needs anti slip strips."

    Amazing views from upstairs.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and so near to town and attractions, the only thing was although it didn't affect our holiday games room was advertised don't know where that was."

    I would recommend to anyone comfortable ,clean lovely location

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Enjoyed the facilities One cooker ovens did not work and the down stairs ..."

    Enjoyed the facilities One cooker ovens did not work and the down stairs heater was out of order and it was quite cool over the spring bank holiday If the weather was better it would not have been a problem The upstairs room was wonderful and the views outstanding A few children’s board type games would help in poor weather Overall a nice place to stay

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2019

  • "The house is perfectly situated for exploring Fort William and the West Highlands."

    The house has everything you require for a comfortable stay. The best thing for us was the amazing view of Ben Nevis. We didn't watch the tv all week, who wants to when you have such a fabulous view? We can totally recommend the house and the area and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0May 2019

  • "The location was great and the ‘cottage’ had lots of room, very comfortable and the view was pretty good too (just kidding, it was awesome)."

    A few more lawn chairs would have been good (might have been stored somewhere)

    Reviewed by Brian3.8May 2019

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2019

  • "It was a good location, amazing views of Ben nevis."

    Great value for money

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great house, fantastic location, very comfortable after busy and wet days in the mountains."

    The house had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Feb 2019

  • "Found lots of dog hair everywhere in the house."

    Though it mentioned no dogs upstairs but we had to Hoover upstaires number of times. Dishwasher was leaking.

    Reviewed by Shirley3.1Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful family home!"

    The house was warm, clean and comfortable, perfect for a family get together. We had a great week here with family, and found it the perfect location for running the Glencoe Marathon which was an amazing experience! The owners were very friendly and helpful making sure we had everything we needed. Thank you will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2018

  • "We loved our holiday at Oak Cottage."

    It is located in a perfect place with beautiful views looking towards Ben Nevis. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The cottage is very comfortable especially the beds! We didn’t want to come home! The space in the cottage was perfect as there were 10 of us. I would highly recommend the cottage and if we did spend time in Fort William again I would definitely stay here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2018

  • "Oak Cottage was excellent in all respects."

    It is a beautiful, spacious house that is perfect for a large group or family. We found it emaculate and perfectly maintained. It was a wonderfully comfortable base from which to explore the Highlands. I wholeheartedly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "Quite simply, the majestic views of Ben Nevis combined with this amazing cottage with a charming exterior and luxury interior brought us to joyful tears on arrival."

    Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2018

  • "We used this cottage as a base before climbing Ben Nevis."

    The cottage was fantastic, very clean and comfortable. We’ll definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic Views across the Glen"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage (actually it is probably too big to accurately be described as a cootage) with everything we needed for 7 of us."

    Every bedroom was easily big enough and well furnished. The bathrooms were lovely and pretty spacious as well. Great kitchen and the dining room had a lovely big table which was perfect for us with room to spare. The views from the cottage were amazing (particularly from upstairs) with an uninterupted view right across to Ben Nevis. Really clean throughout Would not hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2018


    Reviewed by Raj Shekhar5.0Apr 2018

  • "Loved the cottage and location, still missing the place , will be booking the ..."

    Loved the cottage and location, still missing the place , will be booking the same cottage again very soon , thank you so much

    Reviewed by Kulwant Singh5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and ideally located for skiing at Nevis range."

    Was not very well cleaned oven in need of good clean and kitchen & bathrooms could have been better cleaned. Comfortable beds and great house for large party

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Mar 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • First floor second sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory to the rear.
  • Wood pellet eco-central heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas stove, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Wood pellet fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Partially enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at £70 per booking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Four miles from Fort William and its amenities
  • Please note: this property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Fort William 4 miles.

Oak Cottage is an attractive, detached cottage set in a quiet location at the end of an open driveway.

The property boasts incredible views of nearby Ben Nevis and is just four miles from the town of Fort William and all its fantastic amenities and attractions.

This five bedroom property comfortably sleeps ten and is both child and pet friendly.

On the ground floor, the large entrance hall leads into the family kitchen, complete with essential amenities like a gas stove, range cooker, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is an extendable dining table, ideal for family gatherings, and a door out to the conservatory.

There is a small living room, complete with comfy seating.

There is downstairs a large open plan living/ dining room with comfortable seating and television area along with modern eco-friendly pellet stove.

There is a lovely conservatory to the rear, which overlooks the garden.

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor.

Two king-size doubles, one with an en-suite shower room, as well as a standard double.

On the ground floor there is also a generous family bathroom with a large roll-top bath and a separate large shower.

Upstairs, the generously sized landing area leads to a large sitting room, which offers plenty of seating for ten people.

It's large panoramic window boasts unique views of the north face of Ben Nevis and the other Nevis range mountains.

There's a cosy modern woodburning stove, perfect for relaxing in front of and staying warm on a chilly evening.

There are a further two bedrooms on the first floor; one is a double, the other is a king-size double complete with en suite bathroom, with both rooms having plenty of wardrobe/storage space.

There is also a shower room on this floor.

To the exterior of the property, there is a partially enclosed garden, equipped with a swing set, ideal for children who want to play safely outdoors.

There's off road parking and an open driveway up towards the main road and of course, the incredible mountainous views of Ben Nevis.

This property is an ideal base for exploring Fort William and its surrounding Highland area.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Please note: this property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond.