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Spacious house with garden and outstanding views in the Scottish Highlands

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Nathalie Davies
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spean Bridge in Highland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Spacious house with garden and outstanding views in the Scottish Highlands
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

I am at this minute sitting in this lovely house. It is clean, spacious and relaxing. I adore the beautiful prints and art work which decorate the walls.

I am here this weekend with the rest of my family, (husband + 3 grown up children). It is my eldest daughter's birthday and they have gone to spend the day climbing Ben Nevis. I have an illness which prevents me joining in but will join them later for a celebratory meal. I'm thoroughly enjoying relaxing at the house in such peaceful surroundings. The wifi is excellent and I'm getting up to date reports from Ben Nevis! If I wished I could spend the entire time watching anything I liked on the Sky TV or from the wide choice of DVD's here.

The house is spacious with plenty of room for either a group of adults or for those with younger children. There are plenty of games and toys to keep everyone entertained.

The kitchen contains everything you could think of, including a nespresso coffee machine so remember to bring your own pods.

Communication with Nathalie, the owner has been excellent. Thank you for all your patience with us and your help.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you are enjoying your stay in our house. Many thanks for your lovely review. Hope we can welcome you in the Highlands again soon.
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Comfortable ,clean and warm house beautifully furnished and equipped .

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house with very attractive and well maintained garden with views towards Ben Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm & Welcoming with all mods cons

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for two families. Facilities were excellent. Wonderful welcome from the neighbour who looks after the property and she couldn't do enough for us. House was kitted out with everything you could need. We had a lovely stay. Would highly recommend it. We walked up Ben Nevis whilst we were here and the house was situated in a good position not too far from the Tourist route ascent.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon! Nathalie
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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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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, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
11 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas-new year
16 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
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.

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.