4.8★ Excellent Sykes rating Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Pets Yes Show on map Features Broadband / WiFi Open fire Off road parking Garden / Patio Dishwasher Washing machine Ground floor bedroom Games Room Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 30 Customer Reviews "Lovely modern well equipped cottage with stunning views of the Nevis range from both the main lounge area and also the mezzanine area." Good base for exploring the nevis, Loch ness and cairngorm regions. The added benefit of being able to chill and watch the many varieties of birds that visit the garden. Thank you very much for the positive feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Orion lodge and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. Pam & Alan Property Owner Reviewed by LeeJun 2022 "Wonderful views from the living room no matter the weather." Accommodating of dogs yet property still good standard. Excellent base to explore the area. Property spacious and warm, boys delighted with WiFi and mezzanine level to hang out in the evening. Reviewed by LinetteOct 2021 "Fantastic house with fantastic views and a great location" Reviewed by WendySep 2021 "Lovely cottage nice and clean, great base to tour the sights of the Highlands , would definitely stay again" Reviewed by LarraineSep 2021 "Brilliant property with views to die for." Facilities excellent and in a good location. We took a trail camera with us and recorded hedgehogs and a pine marten in the back garden Reviewed by StephenAug 2021 "Fabulous property well run, well set up and well maintained, this was a great place to stay, we loved every moment we spent there." Great location too. Reviewed by PeteJul 2021 "Need to be aware owners live on site in cabin in rear garden and use garage at front of property as a work shop" Its unfortunate you were left with this impression. For clarity we don't live on site. On occasion we do stay in the garden cabin accommodation to cover for our regular housekeeper and any maintenance needs. The garage is used for storage only Property Owner Reviewed by RachelJun 2021 "Lovely cottage perfect for seeing the highlands." Very homely and furnished to a high standard. Would definitely stay again Reviewed by LarraineSep 2020 "I will definitely book this accommodation again." Stunning location with beautiful views property was very comfortable and given the current situation with coved 19 it felt very clean and safe and although we had our own hand sanitiser there was plenty provided. Had an excellent peaceful week great family holiday which the grandchildren loved lots of space outside for them to run around. Reviewed by GaleAug 2020 "Orion Lodge is the best lodge I have stayed in by far." A lot of care and planning has gone into it which made it extra special. We are a family from Portsmouth on the south coast of England. 3 pensioners, 2 X 40 somethings and a 7 year old, not forgetting our little Chihuahua. The whole lodge was greatly equipped, especially the kitchen that had everything we needed and more. Didn’t get to use the log burner unfortunately as the heating is set to 20° and we were lucky with the weather. The views are fantastic, had 2 very quiet neighbours, sheep to the right, chickens along the drive, lots of birds on the feeders and tree’s, easy to find on Google maps. Sadly a previous guest had left their dog unattended so there was some minor damage to the patio door, but doesn’t effect anything. Owners made it very clear dogs are not allowed on furniture, beds or to be left alone for that reason. Please respect their wishes as it really is a lovely place. The lodge is beautiful and I would highly recommend it. A handy little Spar shop and post office is at the end of the road, turn left as you leave the lodge drive, and the bottle bank a mile away in the other direction. Fort William high street was nice, as was the Morrisons and we had a meal in the Brewers Fayre. My only complaint, which is nothing in the greater scheme of things, were the cushions and pillows being on the flat side. Thankfully we always take our own pillows for that reason. The utility room is a bonus as I got most of my laundry done before leaving. I can’t thank Alan and Pam enough for creating such a beautiful holiday home. If I ever brave the 500 mile drive again Orion Lodge will be at the top of my list. Thank you! Reviewed by KellyOct 2019 "I assume the problem with the hot water system has been resolved." That was the only problem we encountered. everything else was fine and we would go again! Reviewed by GailSep 2019 "Fantastic lodge." Beautiful views. Extremely well equip. Could not have asked for anything else. Reviewed by SharonSep 2019 "Single beds very uncomfortable for adults, and all pillows could do with a upgrade." But lovely place to stay definitely would return. Reviewed by HarryAug 2019 "Great views across the Nevis mountain range and a good location as a base for exploring the area." Quiet and peaceful lodge to relax in after an active day out. Well equipped generally and we would recommend to others. A few niggles to comment on; the beds were OK, but the duvets and pillows could do with being replaced. Also, the bins in the bathroom had not been emptied, one of the recycling bins in the kitchen was full, and the dishwasher had not been emptied. Small things, but first impressions on a holiday are important. Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019 "The switch for the oven and kitchenplate was not so easy to find behind the equipment." A more detailled guide with tips for good restaurants etc... could be more helpfull Reviewed by WilfriedJul 2019 "A beautiful house in dramatic mountain setting." Felt like an Alpine retreat. The house was very comfortable and clean. We had a very pleasant stay. Reviewed by AlexJun 2019 "Property was superb." Brilliant facilities superbly equiped great location. Wildlife.....woodpeckers, hawks.....hours watching bird table. Climbed Ben Nevis superb views. Highly recommended. Reviewed by RobJun 2019 "Orion Lodge was the perfect location to explore the Highlands." We were almost always less than an hour and a half from most locations we wanted to visit. The view from the backyard was spectacular and the windows upstairs and downstairs allowed us to see it all the time. The lodge was spacious, the kitchen was a dream, the laundry room was so convenient and the separate lounging areas made it nice for our family to spread out. I cannot say enough about how nice our lodging was. We loved it and would stay here again if we return. Reviewed by AllisonJun 2019 "Great house with stunning views." Very well equipped. Weather was amazing. Reviewed by RuthMay 2019 "Wonderfull star!" Reviewed by AlexandreOct 2018 "Orion Lodge is a beautiful place to stay with fantastic views over Ben Nevis." It's warm and comfy to stay in, fabulous log burner for when the weather's miserable, very well equipped for cooking meals in, and a good base near to many beautiful Scottish hotspots. Reviewed by LisaOct 2018 "From your place in the sitting room beautiful views to the scottish mauntains and its always changing weather." Good equiped house and kitchen. Clean as it should be. Realy a place to return. Reviewed by CeesSep 2018 "Hemos estado muy bien en este alojamiento, la casa cuenta con todo tipo de comodidades y el lugar es ideal para poder disfrutar de su entorno y de sitios cercanos." Reviewed by Juan CarlosSep 2018 "I was surprised that the cottage wasn’t cleaned after the first week." Every other cottage I’ve ever stayed in for a fortnight was cleaned after the first week so we had fresh towels. Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2018 "My family and I had a wonderful stay at Orion Lodge." It was well equipped, very clean and the views were breathtaking! We would seriously consider going back and even extending our stay. Reviewed by WendyAug 2018 "We enjoyed our stay, we were really surprised by the view from the house, stunning." It was within driving distance to many beautiful places, Ben Nevis, the Jacobite train, Lochness and Fort William. Reviewed by JanetJun 2018 "Lovely spot with views over the mountains, lots of birds on the feeders." Good sociable space, comfortable beds and all the facilities you could want. The only downside was that the weather was very hot and we were unable to open the windows in the evening and at night because of the midges so it was uncomfortably hot - good idea to take fans for the bedrooms. The area is full of things to do and magnificent scenery. Reviewed by PatJun 2018 "All perfect, and the weather was almost everyday better than we hoped for, Scotland is amazing" Reviewed by MarkusMay 2018 "Orion lodge is an amazing house." We loved to spend time there. The house is cosy and the situation is perfect. Reviewed by IsabelleOct 2017 "Orion cottage is amazing and its situation overlooking the grey Corries and the Aonachs is awesome." We loved the open plan design and the upstairs lounge for the views are fantastic. Reviewed by AndrewSep 2017 Show more Summary Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove First floor mezzanine sitting room Utility Underfloor heating provided by air source heat pump with woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Wi-Fi, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, selection of books and games Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Ample off road parking Private front garden with patio and furniture One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Hotel with pub and restaurant 10 mins walk Shop 2 miles Note: Children to be supervised on the mezzanine level. The property Roybridge 1 mile. An impressive wood built eco-friendly detached cottage ideally situated with stunning views across to the Grey Corries and the fabulous Nevis Mountain Range, in the hamlet of Inverroy, one mile from the village of Roy Bridge in the Scottish Highlands. This contemporary, yet very homely, cottage would... This contemporary, yet very homely, cottage would be ideal for a family group or group of friends who want space to spread out and relax. With the accommodation over two floors the ground floor has a high ceilinged living space with an extremely well-equipped fitted kitchen, a generous dining area and a cosy seating area with comfy chairs around a woodburning stove and windows that provide the views you always wanted. From the central living area there is access to a double and twin bedroom and smart family bathroom. Open tread stairs lead up to a spacious mezzanine sitting room with lovely leather chairs and again, from the comfort of this upper floor space, the views can be fully appreciated. Just off this sitting room is the master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. A large lawned garden lies to the front of the cottage and this will be an ideal space for outdoor games and alfresco dining during the summer months. If you can force yourself to leave this beautiful home then there is much to do and see in the area. Fort William, known as the outdoor capital of the UK is just a short drive away and here you can take a strenuous day to walk up Ben Nevis or have a more relaxed approach and just do some shopping!. Closer to home Roy Bridge offers great walking opportunities with lovely tracks leading into spacious and peaceful areas where wildlife abounds and tranquillity rules. However you will be keen to return to this perfect holiday home and enjoy the comfort it provides. Read more Read less Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150. View on map About the location ROY BRIDGE Fort William 11.5 miles; Inverness 58 miles; Roy Bridge which in Gaelic is Drochaid Ruaidh meaning "the bridge over the Roy" is a small friendly highland village situated some 3 miles east of the bigger village of Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands. There is a craft shop, cafe and two hotels where good service, good food and good cask ales are assured. The larger village of Spean Bridge has a well stocked village shop, woollen mill and several cafes and restaurants. Close by is the famous Commando Memorial which stands some 17ft high, and comprises a group of three bronze Commandos dressed in typical World War Two uniforms. This is a haunting and popular stop off for visitors and was built to commemorate their training ground in this area. The vibrant town of Fort William is a short drive away and from here guests can venture a little further south and visit the Glencoe Museum and learn more about the infamous massacre.