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Gorrie's Lair

(Ref. 1054102)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Gorrie's Lair."

    Peaceful & private . Spotlessly clean & fresh. Welcome Pack was a lovely addition. Would highly reccomend for a short stay. Longer stay may require washing machine..

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2024

  • "Such a wonderful cottage."

    It had everything we needed for a perfect home from home experience. Location was great for visiting all the Highland visitor attractions. The views of the mountains were breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic property and location :) We will book again."


    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday."

    There were lots of local attractions, great base to stay in. Overall cleanliness was spotless and had everything we needed. Nice welcome pack and basic store cupboard items, very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Shona4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great 'home from home' to spend a week in."

    Arrival milk etc package appreciated. Just a few tweeks I would recommend :- Install a fridge/FREEZER compartment. I know in the instruction boook it says get in touch to get a key to access the freezer in the adjoining outhouse ..... but come on ... really ? I found a key hung in the meter cupboard (but only near the week end of staying there) ..... for a week a Freezer is a must (although I noticed one is not stated in the cottage details. Also, the picnic bench is in need of replacement.... it's unsteady and flexible when you sit on it ! Our weeks weather was so hot that a few fans would be appreciated .... especially in the upstairs areas. Hundreds of Mini black flies in the upsatirs bathroom plagued our visit ( due to the hot weather ? .... unsure). It needs an extractor fan. It would have been nice to have a set of nice matching mugs instead of the multitude of 'building site' ones. The duvet has a LOVELY cover on it whcih feels great. I couldn't really fathom the TV to get 'live' TV on it .... please leave instructions for visitors. Overall, a really lovely place to stay and in a great location to explore the areas around. We usually like to meeet and have a quick word etc with the owners but not a problem.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful house in which we felt very comforttable."

    Excellent base for many activities in the Highlands.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Would have been handy to have a clothes airer for damp clothes after walking in the hills."

    Also potato masher!

    Thank you for your feedback, we will definitely get a clothes airer and replace the potato masher. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely to be back here again."

    Cottage is very comfortable, warm and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in beautiful settings."

    Clean and cosy. Photos don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, exceptionally well presented, with everything you could need."

    Very clean, comfortable and warm. Quiet peaceful location, but well placed for getting around. Definitely one on our 'returns' list.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely week’s stay at Gorrie’s Lair."

    The cottage had everything we needed, spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. The basket of goodies left in the kitchen was a lovely touch. The cottage is ideally located to explore the stunning Scottish scenery. We loved Fort Augustus, Glencoe, seeing the Jacobite steam train from Glenfinnan Viaduct and a ferry trip to Mull. Excellent communication with Tracey and Scott. Thank you for a fab stay! We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Nice welcome pack and the tennis was fun. Don’t think Novak need worry!! Comfortable beds and really good shower after a long day in the hills. Loved it and would definitely book again. Spean Bridge well placed for Munros around Ben Nevis. Grey Corries are magnificent as are the Mamores. Skye isn’t too far and Glenfinnan is worth a visit particularly if you time it to see the Harry Potter express.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Spotlessly clean and well looked after. All the extra little touches are really appreciated as well making this feel like a home away from home. We didn't want to leave and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had really bad experience staying in the cottage."

    The upstairs toilet seat was unstable. Water was leaking from the side panel of bath tub. There were cob webs all over the cottage. I would not recommend this cottage someone with breathing issues as cottage smelled of mould and damp. My husband who was asthmatic, he didn’t like stay in the cottage at all. Our stay at cottage ruined our holiday. Sykes and owner didn’t take any responsibility for the state of cottage.

    We are sorry to hear of your experiences at Gorries Lair Cottage and appreciate your feedback. We are very proud of our holiday cottage and always try to ensure all of our guests are made to feel welcome and enjoy the experience of staying in the cottage. The cottage was cleaned a few hours before the guests arrived and nothing had been reported with regard to any of the issues. As soon as we were informed, within 2 hours we had appointed 2 independent builders to assess the complaint. To which it was reported there was no evidence of mold or smells within the property. However, it was reported that damp towels had been draped over the upstairs electric heaters. Which could have contributed to the smell or damp, not to mention a major fire risk!!! The cottage is in a very rural area part of the Scottish Highlands and cobwebs can form within a couple of hours. The toilet seat was indeed slightly loose and has since been fixed. The upstairs bath has also been checked and no evidence of a leak. Just for the record the cottage was left in an appalling condition. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sukhjinder1.3Aug 2022

  • "Our 5 day stay was not long enough having had to delay our arrival by 2 days."

    The weather not in our favour but had a game of tennis. Had taken rackets but are some at the cottage. We found everything was provided clean and comfortable, even a lovely welcome basket. Not a lot in Spean Bridge but excellent spot for Fort William, Neptune Staircase Locks. the Jacobite Steam Train ( Book in advance ) and journeys out a long to Mallaig and the Great Glen. All so peaceful !!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing cottage!"

    Just perfect for our stay. The cottage itself had everything you need for a relaxing holiday and it is set in beautiful grounds. Lots of wildlife around, we even spotted a couple of deer and plenty of bird song to be heard. We had some really clear nights which were perfect for a bit of stargazing. Can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "A homely and charming cottage in the most stunning location."

    A perfect base to explore Spean Bridge, Glencoe and further afield. The cottage included all the necessities and more. We look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very clean, spacious and welcoming."

    Loved our stay. The cottage had everything we needed in a beautiful, perfect location. Very easy to find too and has mobile signal!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fab u lus. Great cottage with all the comforts."

    Surprise goodies on arrival and beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Muriel5.0Nov 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • If you are booking within 3 days of departure, please contact our Reservations team before booking
  • Gorrie's Lair can only accept 7 night bookings over Christmas and New Year

The property

This delightful, detached property, Gorrie's Lair, is nestled in the quaint village of Spean Bridge, ideally positioned between Inverness and Fort Williams, with transport links to reach both destinations.

Located near Scotland's marvellous Commando Memorial and just a stone's throw away from a brewery and village shop, this charming cottage is idyllic for a small family looking to explore this spectacular area.

Be greeted by a lengthy driveway, providing two off-road parking spaces, where you can leave your vehicle and discover the large lawn before you.

Gorrie's Lair is a picturesque home, with blue shutters on the exterior announcing the rustic charm of the home.

Step inside to find a well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can prepare home-cooked meals in the electric cooker and take advantage of the dishwasher to assist you with the cleaning.

Settle down at the dining table, with the gentle glow of the woodburning stove to set a relaxing ambiance as you tuck into a tasty meal together.

After dinner, climb upstairs to unwind in the sitting room, sink into the plush sofa and escape reality with the TV, which offers a firestick for a movie marathon.

The first floor also offers a stylish bathroom, savour a moment of relaxation in the tub to prepare for a night's embrace and keep your towel toasty on the heated rail for a hug of warmth after your soak.

A spacious double bedroom is adjacent to the bathroom, with ample storage to house your belongings, or travel downstairs to discover a twin bedroom, which has access to a Jack-and-Jill shower room.

In the morning, enjoy breakfast al-fresco-style in the front garden to admire the peaceful location; the garden boasts seating, a barbecue to relish on sunnier days and a tennis court to release your competitive side.

A short stroll will bring you to Glen Spean Brewing Co, a brewery with a fantastic selection of beers and wines to sample and also discover a convenience store to stock up on tasty treats.

A scenic drive will bring you to the stunning town of Fort William, home to sandy beaches, grand hills and castles; climb Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, or walk along the glorious Great Glen Way for dramatic views over Scotland.

Head up north to the city of Inverness, offering a wealth of attractions, including 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, an indoor Victorian market at the heart of the city, as well as a museum and art gallery to immerse yourself in the history and culture of this amazing city.

For an unforgettable escape to the Scottish Highlands, stay at Gorrie's Lair.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band A

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About the location


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.

If you are booking within 3 days of departure, please contact our Reservations team before booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season