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Spacious house with garden and outstanding views in the Scottish Highlands

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Spean Bridge - Taigh a'Chaorainn

Spacious modern house for 6-8 people, with large garden, ideal for families

4-star rated by Visit Scotland, Taigh a'Chaorainn is a spacious modern house in quiet, peaceful surroundings with stunning views of the Grey Corries, Aonach Mor and Ben Nevis. It has all the amenities you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible and we hope you enjoy staying there as much as we do.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Nathalie Davies
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About Nathalie Davies

Nathalie is half-British, half-French and lives and works in Brussels with her Scottish partner and two kids. She has lived in Greece, France, Britain, Germany and Belgium. She spent a sabbatical year living in Spean Bridge in 2010/2011. She uses the house on a regular basis for family holidays.

Nathalie Davies purchased this house in 2010


based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious house with garden and outstanding views in the Scottish Highlands
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Tolles Haus zentral in den Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus in Spean Bridge liegt sehr zentral in den Highlands, in max. einer Stunde kann man unzählige Highlights erreichen: Lochness und Inverness, Blair Castle und Loch Tummel, Glencoe und Rannoch Moor und gleich um die Ecke die Road to the Isle mit dem "Herr der Rinde" - Viadukt und die herrliche Ben Nevis -Region mit vielen Sport- und Wandermöglichkeiten (z.B. zu den Steall Falls!). Einkehr -und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten direkt vor Ort oder sehr umfangreich in Ft Williams.

Das Wetter war häufig regnerisch, da ist ein schönes Ferienhaus besonders wertvoll. Und dieses ist ein tolles Ferienhaus! Sehr geräumig, geschmackvoll eingerichtet mit perfekt ausgestatteter Küche, viele Bücher, Spiele, DVDs und schnelles und stabiles WLAN.

Herzlichen Dank für eine tolle Zeit! Wir können das Haus uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre netten Kommentare. Hoffentlich ist das Wetter nächstes Mal besser!
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Gorgeous setting, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in early July 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed the location, view from the sitting rooms and well appointed kitchen, bedrooms and baths. The owner was extremely responsive from booking to the end of our stay, and he made us very comfortable. When we arrived, we lacked hot water but that was only because the cleaners had switched off the unit. Once it was on, we were all set. It was rainy and cool throughout our stay but we stayed warm thanks to the heating and cozy house. The location was just fantastic - the hike we did near Glencoe will be a favorite family memory forever - we did our first Munro - and we also enjoyed Steall Falls and a ride on the "Harry Potter" train across Glendfinnian. Nice wi-fi, great movie and TV video selection (Curb your enthusiasm included, we were happy to see), well stocked kitchen and nice welcome packet. Exactly what we expected.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for your understanding about the mix-up on the day of your arrival. Hope to be able to welcome you again in the near future! Nathalie
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Great place to be in Scotland

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. Quiet and peaceful, relaxation comes instantly.

We loved the garden making for a perfect afternoon tea with a view.

Most enjoyable the comfortable living and dining area.

An ideal location to explore the gorgeous Scottish Highlands. Our favourite was Glen Nevis.

Speedy WLAN was just great to stay connected.

Thank you for a most pleasant stay at Taigh A’Chaorainn!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is very well organized and put together. It has tons of space for our family of 6 (2 adults, 3 kids and infant). We prepared all of our meals in the kitchen. Nathalie was a wonderful host and she had very helpful locals to help out as well. The home is in a nice little village and it is close to many wonderful hikes. We spent a month in Scotland staying in various places. But if we could do it over, I think we'd have wanted to stay at Taigh A'Chaorainn the whole time. We hope to visit again in few years and will definitely check if Nathalie's home is available.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was great!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. I have never stayed in such big house when i was away on vacations. The kitchen was fully equipt, two bathrooms, big back yard, house fully furnished. Area very beautiful. The weather unfortunatelly wasn't great but apart from that everything was prfect. Very quiet neighbourhood. We are planning to go back there by the end of summer :). Reccomend to all.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. The house is still available during the week of 27 August should you be interested :-)
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Comfortable spacious home in the Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Nathalie's home was perfect for our stay. It was in Spean Brdige which is approx 5 to 10 min drive from Fort William and a short walk into the village. We stayed 3 nights and ate out for one night of stay. We travelled w our 8 month old daughter and my parents. The house has a beautiful well maintained garden with a bridge over a shallow stream. There's a swing off a tree for children, along with numerous board games to play in the evenings or if the weather isnt suitable. There's a very well stocked library of books and plenty of information on what to do and see in Scotland and the local area. We found a small book on local walks v useful. There's also a small collection of toys, cot and high chair for young children. We had our own cot w us. The house was very clean, with all the appliances you can think of provided.

The neighbour next door is the contact should there be any queries but we didn't meet.

I will definitely recommend the house to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Spean Bridge
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Corran (ferry to Mull)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Spean Bridge Golf Course (9 holes)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Spean Bridge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
Aonach Mor / Nevis Range
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Welcome to Taigh A'Chaorainn ('Rowan Tree House' in Gaelic) an ideal holiday destination in the Highlands of Scotland, 10 miles from Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK. We are close to Loch Ness, Ben Nevis and the Cairngorms. The Caledonian Canal is a stone's throw away. The house is a great base from which to go walking/hiking, birdwatching, fishing, play golf, and try some water sports. Skiing in winter.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Spean Bridge, Fort William & Lochaber

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas - New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Guest arrival on Saturday from 4.00 pm. Departure on Saturday at 10.00 am.

Outside the summer (high season) 3 day lets are available at 70% of the full week tariff.
To secure your booking, we require a 50% deposit, payable by direct transfer (BACS or European transfer) or by UK cheque. Please note that deposits are non refundable. The balance is payable 15 days prior to arrival.No credit cards accepted.
Cancellation fee: 10% of the weekly rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spean Bridge in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , has just been renovated
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 on 1st floor (where 1 double bedroom and 2 single bedroom located) which has has just been renovated. Large bathtub with shower. Plenty of cupboard space. Shower room with toilet on ground floor next to double bedroom 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master bedroom on the 1st floor with mountain view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Master bedroom on the ground floor with mountain view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 2nd pull-out bed - mountain view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 2nd pull-out bed
  • All the beds, mattresses and furniture in the rooms on the 1st floor were bought in 2011. The furniture in the master bedroom on the ground floor is from 2011. All the bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes and chests of drawers. All bedlinen (sheets and duvet covers) and towels (1 bath towel and and 1 smaller one) provided. All the duvets atre anti-allergenic. Lots of teatowels in the kitchen. Parquet floor in the master bedroom, carpets in the others. Sofa-bed (for 1 person) in the living room.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
Child friendly environment - high chair, booster seat, travel cot and plastic plates, cups and cutlery.

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