The River Lochy is referred to as the Queen of the North, set in the Great Glen, with views of Ben Nevis to the South, and the Glen to the North. The Caledonian Canal runs along the river, so tall sailing ships will pass silently along the other side of the valley from the house. Ivy Cottage is situated at the top of the river on Beat One, where you will see anglers fly fishing for salmon. You can access some of the best walking in the UK from Ivy, either on foot, or by taking a short 10 minute drive to Ben Nevis and the Nevis range. Take the A830 and within an hour you are on some of the finest beaches in Europe, with sand brought from the Caribbean on the prevailing tides. If it is the more extreme outdoor activities that interest you, Ivy Cottage welcomes mountain bikers that want to take on the extremes of the Nevis range, and the cottage is set up to allow you and your bikes to be clean and warm at the end of the day. What ever your reason for visiting the Highlands, Ivy cottage provides a warm welcome, and the set up is designed to make your stay warm and comfortable. In 2014 new Ground source heat pumps were installed, and a new extension added providing an underfloor heated walk in drying room for all outdoor clothing. Ivy cottage is set in 110 acres of its own land, with numerous bothy's and ruins for the kids to explore. The drive is a no-though road so the only traffic you might come across are anglers coming to and form the river each day. This magical retreat is set up for those engaging with the outdoors, and whilst pets are welcome they are requested to be kept in the drying room, where the underfloor heating will keep them comfortable and warm.
Cottage nr Spean Bridge, Scotland - Set In 120 Acres By The River Lochy 10 Mins From Fort William, Perfect Base For Highland Pursuits
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Mar 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wonderful family Christmas away from Home
Ivy cottage was ideal for us, an active family that wanted a Christmas away.
Great facilities, stunning location and comfy beds and bedding. Would definitely return. X
Remote and away from everything and e1 full mobile phone reception so contactable, most breathtaking country side and views when the clouds are not low. Comfortable beds not luxurious accommodation but reasonable enough. Many thanks, hope to come back again.
A well appointed, roomy & warm cottage. Open fire is lovely, massive drying room is great!
A great base for road biking, mountain biking, running and hill walking. Canoeing also (although we did not partake). It is really well located so that there are great outdoor activities available in all directions.
beautiful so peaceful
stayed a week in the ivy cottage we all had a fantastic time ,beautiful views cottage fantastic log fires every evening hope to book 2 weeks next time
thank you for the fab review, look forward to having you again soon.Aulden
This is a fantastic cottage. It's a great size for family gatherings. In our party there were 11 adults and 2 children. We had plenty of space and nobody felt that we were crammed or in top of each other. It was spotless on arrival and catered for every need. The surroundings are amazing. Even the dogs were happy sleeping in the dry room! It's an ideal location if you're looking for a remote cottage but surrounded by amazing beauty!
This is a fantastic cottage set in beautiful surroundings. There were 11 adults and 2 children in our party. There was plenty of space for everyone and nobody felt crammed. The cottage was spotless on arrival and it was well equipped for everything you would require. Even the dogs enjoyed themselves sleeping in the dry room. It's a fantastic cottage in a superb setting, if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of city living.
Thank you very much for the kind review, I am thrilled you had such a good holiday and that all the work to improve Ivy Cottage has paid off! Hope to see you again.
Special interest holidays:
Walking, mountain biking, and all manner of outdoor pursuits you would expect to find in the highlands
Inverness and Glasgow - 1 hour 40 mins and 2 hours respectively
Fort William train station 15 minutes
Spean bridge 3 miles
Fort William 7 miles
Fort William has a wonderful fish restaurant - Crannogs on the loch front
good pubs and good fish and chips.
Curry house has a good reputation also.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: £100 deposit on booking, full payment 4 weeks before arrival Changeover Day: Sunday check in 4pm check out 1000. Notes on prices: Shorter stays are possible but the prices will be for the full week.