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The Garden Flat

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing everything about it ."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful little flat had everything we would need Do for dogs as well."

    Owners lovely left us some nice goodies don’t find that everywhere WE WILL BE BACK

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a lovely week at The Garden Flat."

    Mo (the owner) made us and the dogs very welcome.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Apr 2024

  • "The Garden Flat provided a warm cosy retreat with every comfort and amenity ."

    Moria and David were excellent hosts always happy to give advice and the little welcoming gifts were very much appreciated. We would not hesitate to recommend the accommodation and are looking forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely quiet location but very convenient for the hills and Fort William."

    Moira was an exemplary host

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Sep 2023

  • "This was our second time at the Garden Flat, such a lovely peaceful hideaway."

    The owner Mo is such a friendly and helpful person and nothing is a bother, her welcome pack included milk, cheese, biscuits both human and dogs, and a lovely cake. The garden area is totally dog proof as our 2 proved. Kath and I would highly recommend this jewel to anyone wanting a quiet and restful place to re-charge the batteries. Thanks Mo.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderfully comfortable stay, great hosts, hope to return sometime."

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2023

  • "A little hidden gem."

    Super clean everything you need and more. Host very welcoming and friendly, a great animal lover. Great night sleep. Beautiful views great location. Nice walks. Highly recommend. If we go back to that area wouldn’t book anywhere else other than The garden flat.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "All round excellent, friendly and helpful owners, superb welcome pack, flat contained everything you would need, wildlife garden with bird feeders busy all day."

    Set in brilliant countryside with local walks, quiet and peaceful, ideal location to visit many areas. Fort William only three miles away. Strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owner’s wonderful."

    Excellent flat. Everything that you could possibly need. Even a view of Ben Nevis from bed!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "For us it was great, the hard painted floor is perfect for people like us with dogs."

    If it's wet the floor just wipes dry ( not that it rained!), don't have to worry about damp carpets. Nice location within easy reach of Fort William and lots of walks. Moira is a lovely friendly lady who welcomed us in and is there if required for help

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped in the kitchen - made a nice change! Owners were able to provide valuable advice regarding local walks including from the cottage door.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "A perfect gem in every way!"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2022

  • "We booked this holiday with Sykes Cottages and they were superb - especially Holly who saw it through with us."

    This was our 1st visit to The Garden Flat, Torlundy and we couldn't have chosen better to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Hosts Moira & Dave were superb. The Garden Flat was complete comfort. Nice comfy furniture and the bed was bliss. Great views of Ben Nevis, and a great location for visiting popular destinations. An area with lovely dog-walks. All in all a Golden Holiday we'll certainly never forget - Perfect. Thanks - Mary & Maurice & Boris our Corgi

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy flat that was worked very well for us."

    Fantastic, friendly and helpful hosts who went above and beyond. Good location, beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Isabelle4.4Aug 2022

  • "The garden flat is a lovely wee flat more than big enough for 2 people."

    Well decorated and well stocked with everything you would ever need and more. The owner Mo is a lovely lady and very helpful. Only thing I didnt like was the hard bed, needs a topper on it to soften up slightly. Other than that ideal little haven.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great location with easy access to a range of mountain bike and walking routes from the back door."

    Owners very helpful. Everything worked well and we had a comfortable stay. It is a ground floor flat so you do hear some movement from above but this didn't disturb us.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Every thing was perfect the hosts are so kind and have thought of every thing to make this a lovely holiday flat it was so homely, warm and we did not want to leave."

    I saw 2 red squirrels for the first time ever , the birds were beautiful and the view perfect. So easy to cook in the great kitchen which has everything you need. The shower was the best I've ever had. Thank you all

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely flat."

    Everything that was needed stored away in an attractive way. Nice wee touches that made you feel welcome . Owner very helpful and friendly. You were able to relax knowing Everything was safe .we both loved the power shower ,great after travelling or walking. Outside space nicely kept too.

    Reviewed by Edith5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Garden Flat in November 2021."

    It was warm, comfortable and very clean - the underfloor heating makes it very cozy. The kitchen is well equipped and we had everything we needed. The drying rack in the bathroom was very useful for drying wet outdoors kit! The location was convenient, it is down a quiet lane so no road noise, but is only a short drive onto the main road and very close to Fort William. It is very dog friendly with an enclosed garden space at the front and the dog biscuits left on arrival were a lovely touch. The owners are very welcoming and Moira was really helpful in recommending local places to go. The owners live above the property so you can hear some movement at times. Overall I would certainly recommend this as somewhere to stay and definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2021

  • "Another great stay at The Garden Flat."

    Mo is always so welcoming with loads of good suggestions of places to walk and eat out. It’s always clean and homely for our arrival. The garden is perfect for the dogs who both had a great stay. The Garden flat has lovely walking straight across the A82 in the Nevis Range forest trails and a lovely walk up the lane which twists back to Fort William. We thoroughly recommend a stay at The Garden Flat.

    Reviewed by Kerryn5.0Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful,we loved the flat ,cosy clean,warm ideal location for scenic walks, lochs ,mountains for us and our two dogs."

    Fort William not far away and a lovely town . Train station also close. Moira a great host friendly, helpful and very welcoming . Definitely recommend and we are hoping to return in the future, we really did not want to leave . Many thanks Mike, Mitzi and doggies.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property is located in a lovely spot with excellent views."

    It was warm, clean and comfortable. The underfloor heating was superb. The bed was comfortable but on a personal note too low for me. The owners live above the property so some movement can be heard but not noisy. Moira and Dave were excellent hosts and welcomed us on arrival. They had left milk and biscuits for us and even gave us a gift for our Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated there. We would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Nuala4.1Oct 2021

  • "The garden flat is a little gem set in Torlundy, just 5mins from Fort William."

    It is set in a peaceful location and the flat itself is cosy, clean, tidy and the owner Moira has thought of everything you may need. From the Garden flat we were able to visit Loch Ness, Oban, Skye as well as Glenfinnan viaduct and those nearer areas such as Glencoe and the Nevis range. Moira will gave us lots of local knowledge of places to walk and eat. A truly memorable special holiday.

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Jun 2021

  • "Moira was wonderful so friendly and helpful On arrival we found milk in ..."

    Moira was wonderful so friendly and helpful On arrival we found milk in fridge tea bags in cupboard and a selection of biscuits for a cup of tea Fruit in a bowl and some treats for our dogs which they very much appreciated First time in 50yrs of holidaying I didn't want to leave to come back home Thank you Moira xx

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Garden Flat is a lovely place with well equipped kitchen."

    The location is superb and the garden is scenic with both mountain view and birds dancing. The drying rack in the bathroom reminded us the childhood. Thanks to Moira’s friendly conversation, We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jun5.0May 2021

  • "Garden flat was excellent as usual this is our second visit, Mrs Mee the owner ..."

    Garden flat was excellent as usual this is our second visit, Mrs Mee the owner was very helpful and pleasant, a all round very enjoyable Holiday ( weather not at its best but hay ho )

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cosy, dog friendly cottage - perfect for relaxing in the highlands."

    Moira (cottage owner) could not have done more to make uis welcome.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable flat ."

    Equipped with everything you may need and more, great location and fantastic hosts

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Oct 2020

  • "One of the cleanest places we have rented for a holiday."

    Very friendly and helpful landlady.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2020

  • "The flat is a little god send."

    It's location is fantastic with a view to Ben Nevis but also you are within reach of alot more places you wish to go. Moira is lovely and can also give you advice on just about anything.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just what we wanted, had everything."

    Great location and ideal for walks from the door even to the North Face ascent and if feeling more energetic The Ben Nevis Inn ascent. The Flat very cosy for 2 plus

    Reviewed by Sharron4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Garden Flat has everything you need - a home from home."

    The owner made us feel very welcome and was very friendly and helpful with ideas and suggestions. The garden was secure to let our dog in to and the beautiful Scottish countryside was just a short walk up the road. A perfect destination with a garden view of Ben Nevis just 5 minutes drive. Garden full of wildlife, elusive red squirrels, woodpeckers and a host of other birds and fauna.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely little flat just outside Fort William."

    We had to cut it short due to work commitments and the hosts were very understanding. Very clean and tidy and had everything we could want. Fantastic walks straight from the front door. Will hopefully be able to come back and finish the holiday!

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Mar 2020

  • "The flat itself is equipped to the highest standard with everything that you could possibly need."

    Watching the birds feeding was brilliant from the window, I personally found it very therapeutic and hypnotic, I could’ve watched them all day. The location is fantastic, the walks nearby were great for us and our 2 little dogs. We are not ardent hill walkers or climbers, we just appreciate all the scenery that this area of the Highlands offers. Glen Nevis and the mountains are the main draw, but there are so many journeys nearby within a couple of hours or less that are outstanding by car, the journey between Fort William and Mallaig is literally draw dropping, with lots of wildlife seen including deer, mountain goats etc, and popping over to the Cairngorms or Pitlochry are great too, this journey past the dam is another beautiful route to travel. Mo the owner is one of the most welcoming hosts we’ve ever come across, and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment of booking, right through to arriving. Just can’t express our gratitude enough for a wonderful 7 days, in a wonderful location surrounded by wonderful scenery, and a wonderful kind host. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2020

  • "Really not impressed."

    It is day 3 of being woken up by the owners dogs running like a herd of elephants over the top. It is 3am and I have been woken yet again after coming here to escape the London noise. You should mention the lack of sound proofing and extremely noisy neighbor. I am consequently not enjoying my stay and I am beginning to get unwell from sleep deprivation. The other night we were woken at 12am and I was rudely awoken in the morning the day before. It is absolutely not acceptable. How will you compensate me for lost holiday time?

    Reviewed by Lauren2.2Sep 2019

  • "This is our second visit to The Garden Flat and as usual we thoroughly enjoyed our visit."

    The flat is comfortable and well equipped and Moand Dave the owners are very kind and thoughtful and knowledgeable about the area. Lots to see and do and we will be back !

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners are real dog friendly people who genuinely want your pet to enjoy their time away with you."

    We really enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend The Garden Flat to anyone who wants to relax and be close to nature, whilst close to lots of wonderful places to visit. We will definitely be returning to this little gem in the countyside.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2019

  • "A microwave oven would have been handy."

    We have always had one in previous cottages.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2019

  • "Absolutely superb accommodation, the location and scenery was breathtaking."

    Parking space for 2 cars, lovely private courtyard, quite a suntrap. The area is wonderful for touring and exploring. I especially loved the trip to Skye . It took about 2to 3 hours the scenery is awesome. Fort William is about 3 miles in from torlundy, many places to go and enjoy a meal. The owner is so welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at the garden cottage."

    No the owner was super friendly and helpful. The cottage was perfect for us and the two dogs. We were comfortable, the cottage was clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2018

  • "This a lovely little secluded garden flat set in a pretty enclosed garden where the dog could roam safely."

    The flat had everything we needed including underfloor heating. The owners were very helpful and are close by if needed. There were plenty of walks nearby as well as plenty of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Garden Flat is a super little cottage."

    Just right for two people and very well equipped. Mo made us very welcome. A highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely clean accommodation."

    The owner was very welcoming and gave advice on places worth visiting. I would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday the garden flat was well equiped with everything needed ."

    It was clean and tidy the garden is well fenced and dog friendly

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2018

  • "So great position to do a spot of touring around the Highlands ."

    The cottage is up a quiet road ( but not too far ) .and is a bit of a sun trap providing you get the sun which we did for most of the week .It's the luck of the draw as these things have to be booked a long way in advance.Fort William is just 5 minuets away by car ,We did Malaig twice ,once to take the ferry to Skye and then a bus ride to Portree although this is a very limited service.You can take your car but you must book on this route or be disappointed.We also had a very good meal ( at pub prices ) at the Crofter's bar and restaurant in Fort William .again book or you might find yourself hungry and in a queue..We enjoyed a walk to the river from the cottage ,take a sandwich and drink ,there is one picnic table .We found the cottage had everything that you would need for a holiday,The bed was very comfortable and the shower invigorating.everthing worked and the owner is on site if you have any quire's or problems .Off street parking as well..Oh and there is the commando memorial at Spein Bridge ,take five minutes to peruse the memorial garden.that generation gave so much!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "The Garden Flat is wonderful."

    On arrival there was cake, flowers, dog treats, milk and tea waiting for us. The flat is cozy and warm with underfloor heating and everything you could need is catered for, a real home from home. Mo and David are extremely kind and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and there is lots to see and do in the area. We would definitely recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Apr 2018

  • "Arrived Saturday afternoon, after a 6 hour drive from West Yorkshire, to a lemon drizzle cake and a bowl of dog treats, which was a lovely welcoming touch."

    There was also tea coffee and milk so if you hadn't packed it yourself you could have a brew before unpacking. The garden flat was bigger than I thought it would be. Plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 labradors. Kitchen had everything you needed, including a slow cooker. It also had a nice enclosed courtyard garden with views of the Nevis range. Torlundy is at the base of the north face approach to Ben Nevis, if you like climbing, so very handy. There are several lower level walks in the area too. There's no shops in the area so you have to drive into Fort William if you want anything. Moira the owner was very nice, asking if we'd had a nice day and what we'd enjoyed. Overall we had a nice comfortable week.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Apr 2018

  • "What a lovely clean and very comfortable garden flat."

    Moira & Dave made us very welcome with lovely fresh flowers, cake, and dog treats. Will be back at a later date.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2018

  • "I enjoyed my week at the garden cottage."

    I was on a walking exploring holiday. The cottage is well equipped. Warm underfloor heating great bathroom and shower. Every day Moria the owner sprinkled more bird seed in the garden I could watch the birds in the morning and late afternoon when back from walking.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.0Jan 2018

  • "Fantastic little space."

    We had our cat and Springer Spaniel with us. They both settled very well. Underfloor heating was a treat to come back to after a day out in the cold of Fort William. Nice and tidy. We’ll definitely be going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Kerryn4.4Nov 2017

  • "Excellent cottage outstanding area very nice owners always willing to help"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2017

  • "Moira, the property owner, was extremely helpful in helping us plan our time in Fort Williams, yet respected our privacy."

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Jun 2017

  • "We liked the combination of a clear and efficient on-line booking system coupled with Moira's friendly and helpful attention, both before and during our stay."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2016

  • "Fantastic location great for outdoor activities ie."

    hill walking , water sports etc. Take the Steam Train to Mallaig the most picturesque train journey in uk .

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2016

  • "Moira and David where brilliant hosts"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2016

  • "We had a very nice holiday at the Garden Flat."

    Moira is a very welcoming hostess and this cottage apartment is perfectly equipped and clean. We had some problems with on line-booking, probably because we were using a Belgian credit card? We are very happy we rented this place, it was exactly what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Martine5.0Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor central heating throughout
  • Induction hob, Microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio garden to front with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Adults only.

The property

Fort William 3 miles.

A pretty little gem of a cottage forming part of the owner’s house yet totally private.

Situated in a secluded spot, with its own parking space and private courtyard garden, this neat, well-presented cottage is ideal for a couple, whether it be a romantic week, a honeymoon or simply a much needed get-away-from-it-all break.

With the accommodation all on ground floor level there is a spacious open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining table and sitting space with comfortable chairs and views out through the double doors to the garden.

A generously proportioned double bedroom is situated just off the living space and to the rear is a bright shower room complete with power shower and a pulley for drying clothes.

The small private garden is a bit of a sun trap and with its seating areas is a great place to enjoy some outside dining whilst enjoying the views to the north face of Ben Nevis.

Torlundy is a handy location being just a short drive into the vibrant town of Fort William with its excellent range of facilities, including a distillery!

As one would expect this is a cyclist and walker’s paradise but of course the impressive Nevis Range is very close by and ideal for both climbers and skiers!

However, the area is wonderful for touring and exploring and guests should follow the famous Road to the Isles westwards through Glenfinnan and onto Mallaig where the ferry crosses to the Isle of Skye.

Perhaps take the road south through Fort William and visit atmospheric Glencoe and its visitor centre, a great day out!

Whatever you do, this area offers so much and this sweet and homely cottage makes a holiday in the highlands unforgettable.

EPC Rating: Band F

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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.

Note: Adults only.