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A Large Norwegian Log House, Sleeps 10, with Spectacular Views of Ben Nevis

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Tomacharich, Fort William, Scotland - Quiet Rural Setting, 3 Miles From Fort William And 2 Miles From Nevis Range

The Logs is a detached Norwegian log house, sleeping 10 in 6 bedrooms. It is situated 3 miles north of Fort William in a quiet rural setting. The visual tranquility, feeling of spaciousness, warmth and comfort associated with this type of building are certain to enhance any holiday. It offers self-catering accommodation of a high standard. The accommodation also consists of a spacious lounge with gallery sitting room over, dining room with large table seating 10, and breakfast kitchen with all the facilities to make you feel at home. There is gas central heating and a wood burning stove in the lounge. There is a no smoking policy.

Property Manager
Anne & Alistair Smyth
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Anne & Alistair Smyth

Anne and Alistair Smyth are the owners of The Logs

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of The Logs. It is a lot bigger than we expected. Amazing scenery and lots of places to visit. Everyone in the family had a great time, both children and adults. We hope to see you again soon.

2. This is our 7th visit and it is never disappointing. Roll on the next time.
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort William in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are not to be left alone in the house
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 + the Family room have en-suite shower rooms, with toilet and basin. The other 2 downstairs double rooms, one of which can be a twin, have wash hand basins. There is also a bathroom with shower over bath and a cloakroom on the ground floor.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Upstairs En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs with Wash hand basin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This can be a double or a twin room, with wash hand basin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , The 2nd bed is an overhead, gallery bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs Ensuite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs: 1 double en-suite 1 single with additional Gallery bed + toy box 2 double rooms with wash hand basins (1 of these double rooms can be made up as either a twin or a double) Upstairs: 1 single room 1 large family room en-suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is free WiFi There are 2 travel cots available. Pets are allowed with prior consultation, due to livestock nearby. Outside: There is ample parking space. There is also: A gazebo with patio heater and BBQ and picnic tables A shed with 4 mountain bikes + outside toys Lockable, fishing rod box, 18 feet long (5.9 meters) - attached to the outside of the house At the foot of the large, natural garden and patio area are the last remnants of the old Caledonian Pine Forest existent in the area. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, drying rack and pulley. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The prices includes all fuel, gas and electricity, plus bed linen, duvets and 3 sizes of towels per person. Kitchen towels are also included Other: The dining room has a large table seating 10, and a high chair. There is also a flat screen colour TV. The adjoining kitchen also has a Breakfast table, seating 6


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A Large Norwegian Log House, Sleeps 10, with Spectacular Views of Ben Nevis
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Yes it met our needs , getting all together as a family and having a lovely space to enjoy .

  • 4 of 5

We loved the log house , very atmospheric with the cabin interior. It was a very well stocked kitchen , although the main oven door not fully sealing so oven temps a bit dodgy. We did a lot of cooking there , which was our plan .The setting and views were great , and the neighbour next door Rosemarie with the Pacas was very kind and hospitable. Outside the clothes whirly could have been folded away , not great on the eye , as worse for wear, especially having Ben Nevis behind it. The fact it snowed on the Friday morning just added to the magic. . All beds were comfy , plenty of towels too. Alastair and Anne were both very helpful and obliging . As it will probably be last holiday with Mum , who is 87 now and on a shoogly peg, and all the family it ticked the boxes and made happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen for your kind review.and letting us know about the cooker, which is now undergoing repair. The Whirly can go right down and can be pushed further up. We have now posted instructions. Hope all goes well your Mum
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Great place to stay. Lovely and cosy. Very well equipped. Would definitely stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

The logs, lovely place, very well equipped. Lovely and warm. Very clean. Close enough to travel to lots of places in area. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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on the outside abeautiful lodge and location, Inside in need of refurbishment.

  • 2 of 5

Scotland and area Fantastic!

Shame about the Lodge, kitchen was well equipped,

Everywhere else was very poor,

Dusty, Damp, furniture held together with duck tape, very very uncomfortable, tumble dryer hose left hanging not connected to the outside, bedding very worn, electrics in very poor condition, windows not able to lock, curtains have never been washed.bathrooms all black and damp showers un exceptable for cleanliness, vents and dehumidifies blocked with dust. Cleaned what we could, and made the most of it.

Very very disappointed, view of Ben Nevis was Fantastic and five of us climbed it to the top.

This lodge in my view needs a revamp with white linen and towels and clutter free , making it a lot brighter.

Outside a beautiful lodge in a fantastic location.

Was very sad to bring this to your attention this lodge needs some T L C badly.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that the clients were unhappy with the accommodation and we are disappointed with the score. The comfort of our clients is of paramount importance Had they chosen to discuss matters with us, when we visited them, we might have been able to address some of their complaints, at the time. We were inspected by VisitScotland regional manager, this year, and no issues were highlighted and we maintained our four star rating. At the time, she remarked on the quality of furnishings, stating that it was a pleasure to find a property which hadn’t been furnished from a mass produced modernism shop All electrics, including appliances have passed inspection and we hold the current NICEIC accreditation Windows are Snip and can only be opened from the inside In addition to ourselves, we employ 2 cleaners to effect changeovers. Bathrooms are steam cleaned and all hard surfaces are washed & sterilised. All soft furnishings e.g. carpets, mattresses, upholstery, CURTAINS etc., are professionally cleaned annually. Linen colour is a matter of taste and style and it is always replaced on a regular basis. The extractor hose is located between the central heating boiler and the hot tank. It is not visible and there is no reason to vent it outside. If there is any damp we definitely would wish to know about it so we could deal with it. We are grateful for the advice about the dust in the extractors. We shall endeavor to remedy this, in the future
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Great location - plenty of space for our party of 10

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time at the property and were able to use this as a base to explore the western highlands and islands. We had a party of 10, three generations, and had plenty of room for all. Kids enjoyed using the bikes and other outdoor games available on site, and but for the midges might have played around outside the entire time. Lots to do in the area then back to the log house to enjoy captivating views of the Nevis range from the living room - it was like watching a kaleidoscope with the constantly changing cloud cover and light effects.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. It was our pleasure to have you all
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More spacious than I expected with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely holiday cottage with bags of character and personal touches. The architect of the property really made the most of the Ben Nevis views. For the reasonable price it exceeded my expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely positive comments. It's always nice to be appreciated
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Sehr liebevoll gestaltetes Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Alles super, fantastischer Blick auf den Ben Nevis.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Corran Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fort William Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Fort William
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
A9 Dalwhinnie
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fort William/Nevis Range
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Nevis Range
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended


Fort William is the 2nd largest town in the Scottish Highlands. The beautiful diverse scenery ranges from sandy coasts to lush mountain tops and the location has been featured in Braveheart, Rob Roy and the Harry Potter movies. Loch Linnhe is 3 miles from The Logs and the Silver Sands of Morar are 45 miles away with plenty of beaches in between. It is an ideal situation for exploring the Highlands & Islands of Scotland


By car it is 3 miles to Fort William which has a bus & railway station. There is also a Tourist Office with information about the area. Inverness airport is 73 miles away. Glasgow airport is 101 miles away.


3 miles to Fort William and Nevis Range. 6.5 miles to Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial. 44 miles to Oban. 62 miles to Inverness.

Further Details:

The Highlands has something for everyone. The main superstore, in Fort William is Morrisons but there is a Liddle's and Tescos. Guests can enjoy the Jacobite Steam Train and venture to Mallaig or the Isle of Skye to hike and observe the wildlife.Anyone with a fondness for jewellery, gems, geology or archaeology should visit Treasures of the Earth, a popular archaeological, geological museum and shop also history and culture of the area is represented in the West Highlands Museum and Old Inverlochy Castle. The Ben Nevis Distillery dates back to 1825, and is one of the oldest in Scotland.It welcomes visitors to learn how real Scottish Whisky is made. There is a leisure centre plus many, many outdoor activities including climbing, walking, sea kayaking, white water rafting, quad biking, biking, golf etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fort William, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
9 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard Rate
23 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £130 per night, per additional guest
Rate 8
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A minimum deposit of £200 is payable to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to your arrival. There is a minimum £150 security deposit (returnable) payable on arrival. Short breaks only available in off peak periods e.g.from the beginning of January 2nd to February 6th 2016 and November to December 23rd, 2016,

Changeover Day:
Saturdays. Arrival after 4.00pm. Departure before 10.00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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