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    Property ref: S22621

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Pets No

    • Reviews (37)

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    About this property

    Riverside location

    Situated beside the river Lochy and just 2 miles from the centre of Fort William, the ’outdoor capital of the UK’, this wonderful detached conversion enjoys views towards Ben Nevis and the surrounding hills. This is a fabulous area for climbing, mountain biking, skiing (in season) and walking. The Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase are just a short distance away. Take a trip to Loch Ness for Monster spotting or Inverness, the Highland Capital. Explore the vast open spaces this lovely part of the Highlands has to offer. Superb base for touring. Lots to see and do for all the family. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio door and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor.

    Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.


    - Bike Store
    - Cot Available
    - Detached Property
    - DVD player
    - Fuel and Power Included
    - Gold Award
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio
    - Garden / Patio
    - Highchair
    - Pub within 1 mile
    - Shower
    - Stairgate
    - Television
    - Car Parking Available
    - Bed Linen & Towels Included
    - Washing Machine

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    Local amenities

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    • The Lochy
      1 mile
    • Ben Nevis Highland Center
      1 mile
    • Fort William Railway Station (FTW)
      1.5 miles
    • Ben Nevis
      1.5 miles
    • Cafe Mango
      2 miles
    • Ben Nevis Inn
      2 miles
    • The Grog & Gruel
      2 miles
    • Ben Nevis Bar
      2 miles
    • The Great Glen (Wetherspoon)
      2 miles
    • Crannog Restaurant
      2 miles

    Reviews (37)

    "our first visit to the Highlands was enhanced by a magnificent week of weather (31 October -7 November) .A clear view of Ben Nevis from the balcony was a daily treat. However, whatever the weather, Riverbank cottage would be an ideal place to stay on any visit to the Highlands"
    "Our third visit and hope to return next year. The view from lounge is lovely.Central location means easy access to lots of attractions"
    "This our third stay at Lochyside , it's an ideal situation - a shop and pub just down the road.The view of Ben Nevis from the lounge is just stunning."
    "Ideal for touring the Highlands and the weather helped, it was glorious"
    "Was a lovely cottage, ideal for our needs and exceptionally clean. The only reason I marked slightly lower, is that a dishwasher, would have made it perfect. The location is great for walking, but a little far to be able to walk to a pub for a meal."
    "Excellent accommodation and made to feel very at home. Only concern was very warn double bed which gave us back ache. Shame, because everything else was fantastic."
    "Good place."
    "Great place to stay and close enough to local amenities, views amazing would recommend"
    "This is a lovely cottage, very comfortable & the views from the balcony are wonderful. The owners were on hand & made us very welcome. Central to Fort William & surrounding countryside."
    Confirmed guest
    "We had a lovely time. The boys missed wifi a bit. View is stunning !"
    "Excellent cottage for exploring the area. Clean, tidy with everything you would need."
    "This is our second visit to Riverbank Cottage. We always feel very comfortable and at 'home'. It is an ideal spot to tour from but if you dont feel like going far then it is very comfortable just to stay in.Hope to return next year."
    "Good cottage close to Fort William and Glencoe. had a lovely week and visited Glencoe, Isle of Skye and Glen Nevis.Cottage central heating wasn't effective and only came on in very short spurts, we used the doona off one of the spare beds to keep warm. Also the air fresheners were overpowering. I had to lock them away in the bottom of one of the drawers for the week to prevent being physically sick. The sofa covers also had a strong smell about them and had to be removed.A great week, but get rid of the air fresheners please and change your fabric softener."
    "Nothing wrong with the cottage as it had all the facilities that you required. It is well maintained, and the owner was very friendly with the little extras that were left. The location was not one I would choose again , as in the main bedroom you could hear the noise of heavy traffic from early morning to night. However we stayed in the other bedroom and this was fine. It is in a good central position, and there is a lovely walk to Fort William by the canal. We went on some fantastic trips as it is well situated. "
    "It was very clean and tidy. The cottage was well equipped. And although we felt the owners should have come to just say hello we were quite happy. We used it as a base, we travelled all over. We booked on the Jacobite steam train, before we left home and it was worth every pound. There is nowhere with the scenery of the Highlands. We love Scotland and look forward to returning"
    "Fantastic cottage, lovely views and loads to do in the area.....lovely welcome gifts and spotlessly clean loved it"
    Confirmed guest
    "no garden for the kids to play and go outside"
    Previous guest
    "This was an ideal location to explore Fort William and surrounding district. Beautiful views of Ben Nevis from the lounge window. Nov 2012."
    Previous guest
    "Superb condition - the property felt as if it had only just been built and opened. Sept 2012."
    Previous guest
    "Well furnished with most amazing shower ever & great relaxing base with view of Ben Nevis which was maximised buy sleeping downstairs & living room opening out onto upstairs balcony. Easy access to the Western Isles & more Northern parts of Scotland. Easy access for shops & deisel/petrol. We also received a bottle of wine, shortbread & vase of flowers which was touching after a drive of nine hours in bad weather. July 2012."
    Previous guest
    "Our first Scotland trip and we will definitely be visiting again! The property was really convienient and although there is a School and a main road very close there was no disruption from either and they were never heard. The owner lives next door and couldn’t have been more accommodating, thank you so much for our wonderful stay. April 2012. "
    Previous guest
    "Just outside the town, so quiet, but with easy access to it. Fantastic cottage with everything you could possibly need in it. Beautiful views of Ben Nevis. Very helpful & friendly owners who live next door. Visit The Lochy for exceptional food at really great prices. March 2012. "
    Previous guest
    "Fantastic base very very clean with stunning views of Ben Nevis. The owners are extreamly welcoming and hospitable. The cottage is a real gem and we cant wait to go back to stay again next time we go to the highlands. Oct 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Had a wonderful time, good location and wonderful views! Oct 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Excellent accommodation. Very family friendly. Wonderful views of Ben Nevis. Excellent owners who are very friendly and welcoming. Was a lovely surprise to find a bottle of wine, shortbread and flowers on arrival. Highly recommend as excellent access to all the things you would want to see and do in the highlands. Aug 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Ideal location (close to all amenities) but very peaceful and so scenic. The idea of an "upside down" cottage enhanced the panoramic views. June 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Excellent accommodation, clean, and very well equipped. Very friendly and helpful owners who live next door, and a good view of Ben Nevis from the sitting room (when the cloud lifts). May 2011."
    Previous guest
    "A great location outside Fort William, very airy on hot days, will definitely be back. May 2011."
    Previous guest
    "Good location on outskirts of Fort William. A lovely cottage with very friendly and helpful owners. Although next to a school, we were not disturbed at any time, and it was lovely to look out on to the river from the balcony. The weather could have been better whilst there but we did get out every day apart from one day. Spent the week visiting different parts of the area. April 2011. "
    Previous guest
    "This was the best cottage I’ve ever stopped in, it had everything you’d need ever with a toddler. There were lots of toys and space for her to play in. The location was great, looking out at Ben Nevis and the river. April 2011."
    Previous guest
    "High standard. Nov 2010."
    Previous guest
    "Lovely accommodation. Nov 2010."
    Previous guest
    "Very modern and clean. Oct 2010."
    Previous guest
    "Clean, modern furnishings, uncluttered. Sept 2010."
    Previous guest
    "Large living area and superb views. July 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "The size and how neat and compact it was. July 2010. "
    Previous guest
    "Excellent location with great facilities. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. The views from the upstairs lounge are superb. June 2010. "

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