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Fersit Log Cottage

(Ref. 1061326)

Roughburn near Spean Bridge, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    Very comfortable beds Good kitchen facilities Lovely view and the hot tub was a special treat! Location amazing

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4May 2024

  • "Amazing cabin in the loveliest area!"

    Such a delightful stay and we will be sure to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Joshua4.7Apr 2024

  • "There is a strong smell of damp in the bathroom."

    It’s very pungent. No instructions on how to use hot tub in the information pack. A lot of dust and cobwebs on flowers in the dining room. The non alcoholic drinks were 2 weeks out of date.

    Reviewed by Nicola2.8Apr 2024

  • "We returned after coming last Jan and falling in love with this place, but unfortunately as previous reviews state, there has been a decline in standards and I would not book again until reviews reflect improvement."

    The lodge is lovely, very remote and being sat in the hot tub at night looking at the stars is perfect. Adore this stunning area, the locals, all the wildlife. However, the hot tub light is broken so you’re sat in pitch black, the patio doors are broken and can’t be used, second bedroom light is broken (commented on in reviews in December) the bedside drawers in same room are broken, main bedroom curtain pole falls off when you open curtains, large area of mould on bathroom ceiling, washing machine broken, bed covers old without buttons, freezer unclean with melted lolly in the bottom. Most annoyingly, a workman (lovely man) turned up without us being told, to do something to the water while I was part way through cooking, then we had a text message to say another unrelated workman would be coming the day after, which left us annoyed when we’re on holiday.

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Feb 2024

  • "Had another lovely stay, the location is just lovely and we will more than likely return because we love it so much."

    The property is really lovely but i did notice a decline in the general cleanliness and maintenance since last time which was a shame and i hope it doesn't continue to go downhill. the Jets in the bath weren't working but we weren't too concerned as the shower worked and we had the hot tub to chill in when it wasn't raining (an optional cover of sorts would be a brilliant addition to allow all weather use of the hot tub) the washing machine wasn't working either but i guess these things happen. Bulbs out in the spare room and outside area, filthy windows, cobwebs etc. Don't get me wrong, nothing that spoiled the break but worth mentioning to get things back up to par for the next guests. The road down to the lodge proved to be tricky again even though we were in a higher up vehicle this time. Really needs a bit of attention - not everyone has 4x4s!! On a positive note, it really is a special location, miles and miles of stunning walks and trails, wildlife galore, peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Sasha3.4Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage for a break away with the dogs."

    They loved the garden, which was fenced in. We had a great week, and despite previous reviews complaining about how remote it was, Spean Bridge was a 10-15 minute drive away and Fort William not much further up the road. As the Highlands of Scotland go, that's not "too remote". Fersit cottage is set in an idyllic location on a private road, so it was ideal for us, as we were there to escape the fireworks for the dog. The only negative is, if the hot tub had some kind of gazebo or shelter over it, it would have been used more often. As it is, it's just in the middle of the garden with no shelter. All in all though, a great cottage, well equipped to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Nov 2023

  • "Outstanding location where all you can here is the breeze in the trees and the waterfalls on the mountain."

    It’s a 10 minute drive from the main road with some gravel roads. I think a 4x4 would be needed in the winter. We bought the OS app before we arrived which meant we found beautiful walks direct from the door. Walking to the local loch was such a marvellous experience seeing something so vast yet not meeting another person. My children loved walking up the mountain tracks watching the sunset then paddling in freezing cold streams. The lodge itself is a delight. It was well equipped which meant we could make lovely meals from scratch. The fire is huge so take plenty of logs. The water has a slight yellow tinge from the peat but entirely expected in the highlands and it is well filtered. The hot tub was fun although I personally wish it could have been a bit hotter. There weren’t any instructions mentioning this at all. All in all it is a perfect location for those wanting to escape from the daily grind and traffic noise. I would go back in a heart beat!

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2023

  • "The reasons for the negative feedback was unfortunately we never got to the cabin which was no fault of the company, however trying to contact Sykes holiday homes proved impossible , so trying to renegotiate a different date never happened, resulting in loosing our money and break."

    Reviewed by James1.3Sep 2023

  • "Where to start!"

    Before the holiday l phoned Sykes no less than 4 times to see if a high chair and travel cot were available for a foster child we were not originally taking with us. Finally 10 days before we were due to leave Sykes informed us that neither were. We therefore purchased one only to find on on our arrival that there were 2 travel cots in the main bedroom wardrobe. We were aware that the log cabin was 3 miles along a single track road what we were not aware of was the last half mile was rubble, great for the shock absorbers!!. The hot tub was never used due to midges which took over particularly the 1st week. The Jacuzzi looked the part but was totally off putting by the peat coloured water and the warning in the welcome pack about legionnaires disease. Add to this the dish washer where a dryer would be more useful due to rain almost every day. The toilet flushed but you had to wait 10 minutes for it to refill. Then we come to the lights ( there were spare bulbs but not the right ones). No bulb to main light in 2nd bedroom, 1 bulb out in the poorest lit bathroom ever, no lights working in the hallway ( no window) Underlight in kitchen not working The garden light didn't work. Curtains that were not enough with inadequate lining, it was daylight at 5.30 in the morning!. The table in the kitchen was wobbling and we had to tighten nuts so it didn't collapse. The vacuum cleaner was beyond useless which then brings us to cleaning, don't look under the lounge seating !!! Windows are they ever cleaned and the frames when a window was opened at the end of the holiday never have been. We had the instructions in the welcome pack to take all rubbish to the bins down the 1/2 mile track as the council refuse to use the road !! ?. Some crockery was chipped and didn't match ! On the Monday of the second week we were awoken by a truck and trailer going past our bedroom window followed an hour and half of mower and Strummer. On the Thursday ( owner informed us) Electrician appointment for a PAT test. Seems the basics are overshadowed. Have to say when everything was put together it combined for the least enjoyable holiday in years !!!.

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Fersit Log Cottage."

    The cottage was nice and clean and had all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay. Lovely walks from the door and a big garden for the dog. Only very minor point was that the dog realised he could squeeze through the gaps in the gate and the sections of wooden fencing either side. He's a Skye Terrier, so not tiny, bigger than a Westie. It just meant we had to keep an extra eye on him. Aside from that, a great cottage in a fantastic area. Very quiet as you're 2.5 miles down a single track no through road. Thoughtful welcome gifts of fizz and miniature gin/whisky. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Fersit Log Cottage."

    The cottage was equipped with everything that we needed and was comfortable. The hot tub was a dream after long walks with the dogs but unfortunately we missed out on using it for a couple of nights because of the midges. I would recommend this accomodation if you want to spend time off the beaten track.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2023

  • "Ideal for those who like peace and quiet."

    Many walks close by and places to explore not too far away . Just one problem, the front door would not lock! Our dog was in his element, a garden to explore and a lichen about 15 minutes walk away . Good restaurants in Speanbridge at the station and at Toy Bridge.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Fersit cottage was lovely."

    Love the location. So quiet and perfect for accessing the Munro’s. Had a few issues but the manager Frank addressed them straight away. His number was available and he was friendly and helpful. We were comfortable, had walks some straight from the cottage, soak in the hot tub and read our books ..,total bliss . Was glad I had made a menu for the week and bought every thing with us. Food, drink, anything you would need as shops so far away . Def would stay again

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1May 2023

  • "Fantastic get away from it all property, in the heart of a stunning part of the world."

    Generally great standard of equipment and comfort, but disappointed by cold bathroom ( timed towel rail just didn't cut it ) and poor quality of towels.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Apr 2023

  • "It would be a wonderful retreat if you invested a bit in it: toaster broken, kitchen utensils partly broken or not completely, curtains hardly shade at all."

    The property is huge and fenced. The location is very nice and almost in the middle of nowhere: 10 minutes drive on single lane gravel road.

    Reviewed by Melissa3.4Apr 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay, we didn't have to worry about our dog as garden fully secure."

    Hot tub was fantastic great walks from the property. Lovely and peaceful. Definitely will come back and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Mar 2023

  • "A little piece of heaven!"

    Just had one of the most amazing weeks away ever! The location is spectacular and tucked away from everything. Barely saw another person the whole week, just nature and walks galore! Peace peace and more peace! The hot tub was a treat when we returned from our walks and to relax in at night under the stars. Lodge was well equipped and very comfortable. We will most definitely be back. Just a little note to any looking to book, make sure you have plenty of provisions as it is quite out of the way and the road is pretty rough with it being so out of the way - well worth it though!!

    Reviewed by Sasha4.4Feb 2023

  • "Property was as described,beautiful location ,very comfortable and would recommend ."

    Fantastic and safe garden for the dog and the hot tub was great,truly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely area and good walks on your doorstep."

    Cleanliness of the lodge wasn’t up to par, cobwebs etc, we had 2 huskies and the hoover started off working and was as good as useless! Then it stopped working altogether lol. Not ideal for a week with 2 hairy dogs. The toaster needs replacing, the water filtration system started beeping, tried to contact property management and no response, so my husband managed to silence it after Google search.Also the quilt and pillows are way past their best. Some mould in bathroom corner too. Could be a great place if maintained properly, we payed out of season prices as live close by, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth the cost of peak season until these issues are resolved.

    Reviewed by Joanne2.8Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic place, loved every day there, has everything you need."

    Can be a little tricky to get in and out of with a road car in winter conditions but that just added to the magic of the place, just plan for that and you'll love it, am definitely booking again!

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Jan 2023

  • "This log cabin is perfect, I didn’t want to leave."

    Clean and comfortable inside, and has all the equipment we needed. It was warm and cosy, especially with the log burner on. The hot tub topped it off. The location is secluded and peaceful, and the garden is very large and completely enclosed for dogs. I will be booking again for next year as this log cabin is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Please can the can opener and toaster be replaced.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fersit Log Cottage was amazing, our 2 boys and 2 German shepherds loved the private garden."

    The location was superb with a lovely woodland walk right on the doorstep. We did not come away for the property at all as the surrounding area had everything plus we had snow on Boxing Day which lasted a few days so we had fun then. The only things I would recommend to the owners would be better lighting in the bathroom and exterior lighting also to change the vacuum. We had the best holiday ever and will definitely return. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Dec 2022

  • "This is the second time we stayed here as we love the peace and tranquility the location provides."

    The addition of the hot tub was brilliant. Sadly our experience was dampened by the fact that the oven didn’t work. We attempted to contact the property manager but to no avail before contacting Sykes who managed to get the manager to contact us. They couldn’t understand why the “brand new” oven wasn’t working and said they would “google it and get back to me”…they never did. So, we had to buy more food that was suitable for hob or microwave cooking and waste the food we had bought originally. It is a remote place and there was snow about but really to have zero further contact is very poor service. This is our favourite cottage we have stayed at but wouldn’t certainly look elsewhere in future now.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Dec 2022

  • "Great spot, good for dogs."

    Tiny shower though ! Great outdoor spa. Overall all good. Needs fluffier towels!

    Reviewed by Grant4.1Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cabin."

    Very comfortable and clean. Hot tub is a great addition. Used in the beginning of winter as a base for travelling around the area. Will hopefully be back to do some walking in the summer. Well off the main road but it works better for it. Would definitely recommend. And the pet friendly aspect works really well.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "I love this cottage."

    It is my second time being there and I have to say the addition of the hot tub was a complete surprise. Hubby was delighted with the WiFi signal this time round. It is warm, cosy, comfortable and I wish I could stay there forever.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday, even better than expected."

    Cabin in beautiful secluded area with amazing walks on your doorstep. Property just as described and all well maintained. Added bonus of newly fitted hot tub, which was good fun to relax in with a glass of fizz at the end of the day. The garden was completely enclosed so our spaniel had the free roam of the garden, she absolutely loved the holiday and was a bit miffed to return home!! Would definitely book again as loved the isolated location, perfect for people who want to relax and unwind in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very cozy warm lodge set in a stunning location ."

    The lodge has everything you need for a comfortable 2 week stay .plenty of wildlife on doorstep and local area.Great location for those that want to get those walking boots on.Met Luke one of the owners, a very friendly and polite young man.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2022

  • "Unfortunately the dishwasher wasn’t working it looked like a button used to set program was missing."

    As there were only 2 of us this was not a problem

    Reviewed by Archibald4.7May 2022

  • "On arrival did not seem bad but then."

    The ceiling in the bathroom had black mould growing in a corner. Then I had to chisel the freezer door and draws just to open them and found more ice than storage space. The dishwasher was not usable as the program button was missing so some bare electrical contacts were showing. The microwave turntable did not operate. There was supposed to be a DVD player, there was not one. And the icing on the cake was the beds!!! We were going to sleep in the two single beds as there was more room than the double but the springs stuck in us so much it was impossible so we made do with the double. This was pretty uncomfortable too so I thought I would try turning the mattress over. When I did what I discovered made me feel ill. It was absolutely filthy and covered in urine stains!!!!! I have seen better on council dumps. We went and purchased two sleeping bags so we could sleep on top of the duvet but come Wednsday the thought of what might be under us and could stand no more and we packed up and left. I do have photos of all I have mentioned above and will be contacting Sykes

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback in relation to our property. We apologize for the problems that you had during your stay and hope that the refund we offered you was sufficient enough for you. All the issues that you raised have been dealt with effectively. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew1.3Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fersit Log Cottage."

    The views from the cottage are beautiful and the garden is enclosed so dogs can have a run around. I was looking for a weekend away in the wilds – a place where you could just open the gate and start your adventure, so the cottage was perfect. The surrounding moors, hills, loch and mountains are stunning and there is so much to explore on the doorstep. Fersit Log Cottage makes you feel at home instantly: it's comfortable, cosy, roomy and there's decking, so you can also sit outside. We loved it here and we're already thinking about a return trip. Thank you so much for our goodies on arrival – that was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Juliette4.7Mar 2022

  • "Brilliant location for hill- walking with 4 Munros and a Graham accessible from the cottage itself, others just a short drive away."

    The cottage is very private and secluded and has a great view to nearby hills. It was lovely and quiet and peaceful. The accommodation is surprisingly spacious with plenty of room to dry out wet gear in the porch. It was also well- heated and there was no need to use the wood-burning stove. It was a the perfect refuge after enduring a tough day on the hills. The wifi was excellent and television worked well. The owners kindly left some ‘aperitifs’ which were very welcome!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had an amazing week at Fersit Log Cottage."

    Very rural location and very peaceful, so pleased we were in a 4x4 as we had heavy snow. Beautiful location, lovely walks. The property is well equipped- better than listed , very warm and comfortable. Great that it has a stock proof boundary for the dog.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely awesome location,the lodge has everything you need, very comfortable ,we got snowed in lol and will definitely be back, definitely recommend it."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "This cottage is delightful to stay at."

    It’s exactly what it claims to be. The noisiest thing is the woodpeckers in the trees which are so relaxing to listen to in a morning outside on the decking. Bar the odd lightbulb being out, everything was superb from start to finish. Many thanks, we will certainly be back. Simon & Karen and Eric the border collie

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jan 2022

  • "The kitchen and hob lights require fixing, more initial information about the solar panels and the hot water would be useful."

    My son enjoyed a bath after our 10hr drive, unfortunately we had to wait until the next day to take a shower as there wasn't any hot water left, maybe install an electric shower so full use of the bathroom could be fully utilised, also some heat in the bathroom would be a bonus. Ignoring the previous comments Fersit was quite lovely and perfect for us, but we are not everybody. Fersit has received some quite negative reviews, these are unfounded from our experience. If you like remoteness, outstanding beauty, quietness and comfort then pack your walking boots and head to Fersit, Loch Treig is waiting. 100% we are returning to Fersit.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Dec 2021

  • "We are approaching our 70s our travels have take us far and wide, we look for something that can deliver in terms of location, good quality accommodation, and top of the list peace and great walks from the door."

    We very nearly canceled after reading a review that was rather damning, I have since learnt that due to this covid crises the cleaning was affected due to staff shortage and a mix up. If you come across this review IGNORE. We have just had 8 days in the most comfortable warm clean log cabin. WONDERFUL VEIWS. WONDERFUL WALKS, WONDERFUL LOG CABIN. Forget driving for days out, stock up with food your fav tipple, book, paint brush on canvas and BLOODY ENJOY ITS A DREAM. To the owner and the people who look after Fersit log cottage THANK YOU. Nick & Ann Cunningham

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very peaceful place."

    Far from maddening crowd. Would book again.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2021

  • "We loved the remoteness while feeling safe in our cabin."

    The location suited us perfectly, quite central allowing us to facilitate all our bucket list visits to the Scottish Highlands. Also impressed by the ease and suitability of accommodation for our two spaniel dogs. Really appreciated the reliable WiFi connection. Just in terms of 'even better if' it would have been beneficial to have fire lighters available for our arrival. It probably wasn't a cold evening but it felt that way after a 14 hour drive. Also, the vacuum cleaner isn't brilliant and cleanup would have been much more effective with a dry mop. Loved it and would highly recommend. Steve & Julie

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2021

  • "Useful if you supplied a broom and a slotted spoon"

    Reviewed by Archibald5.0Aug 2021

  • "A perfectly idyllic location, absolutely glorious when the shines."

    We were provided with a generous basket of goodies which included some delicious strawberry wine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful remote location with many more opportunities to explore than we were able to in a single week.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jun 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove with log starter pack
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden and decked area with furniture, 5 Seater Hot Tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 11.5 miles, pub 1.9 miles Note - Starter pack only for the wood burning stove

The property

Spean Bridge 11.3 miles.

Fersit Log Cottage is a detached log cabin situated 3 miles by a single track from the main A86, based in the small hamlet of Roughburn in the Highlands of Scotland.

Set over the ground floor, this inviting chalet-style property would be ideal for a family or group of friends who want to spread out and relax in the Scottish countryside.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living area, acting as the social hub of the property, here you can kick back on the sofa in front of the woodburning stove, reflecting on the day’s adventures and planning the next few days to come.

The kitchen offers a well-equipped setup for the group chef, appointed with an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a dishwasher, so you won’t have to lift a finger when washing up, whilst the dining table offers a charming spot to enjoy mealtimes.

Throw open the patio doors and step out onto the full-length decking, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee whilst the snowy mountain vistas tempt your exploration.

Move into the bedrooms to catch your rest, offering a choice of king-size and twin bedded, each furnished with fitted storage and bedside tables, served by a bathroom with an alluring Jacuzzi bath - just want you’ll need after a long day of fell walking.

The nearby village of Spean Bridge is just a short journey away, providing your closest amenities, including a café, traditional pub and a convenience store for picking up any essentials, however there is a closer pub close by at the Roy Bridge Reservoir at Station Lodge, if you’re feeling an adventurous walk over.

The Nevis Range Mountain Experience is around half an hour away and is a fantastic day out for outdoor lovers, with mountain biking, mountain gondola, snow sports and picturesque walking routes, there’s something for everyone.

Additionally, Fort William, known as the outdoor capital of the UK is just a short drive away and here you can take a challenging climb up Ben Nevis or have a more relaxed approach and do some shopping!

Explore the wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands from Fersit Log Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location

SPEAN BRIDGE

Fort William 9.5 miles; Inverness 56 miles.

The village of Spean Bridge is set in the parish of Kilmonivaig in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Spean Bridge earned its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean and the village today is a lovely holiday base, with transport links heading north to Inverness and south towards Fort William. 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.

Note - Starter pack only for the wood burning stove.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas