|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
`Fernbank` is a modern split level cottage with open plan living and dining areas ideal for a relaxing`away from it all` break. The house offers spectacular views across Loch Linnhe which can be enjoyed from the lounge area or breakfasting conservatory. A fully equiped kitchen enables you to prepare local produce to be enjoyed in the open plan dining area which also has views of the loch. If you prefer to eat out, then the excellent Holly Tree restaurant and bar is a short stroll away. Two spacious double bedrooms (one en-suite) and two twin bedrooms sleep up to 8 adults. In addition there is a family bathroom and separate toilet
The house enjoys comfortable underfloor heating in the ground floor areas and radiator heating in the bedrooms, ensuring a warm cosy stay whatever the weather. TV and Stereo CD system are provided for your entertainment.
Washing machine and tumble drier are provided. The house has its own garden with wooded areas to the rear and sloping lawn to the front.
Simply because `Fernbank` is located in a truly wonderful setting overlooking Loch Linnhe and is ideally situated for touring the West of Scotland.
Scenery, Outdoor activities, History, friendly
What a super base this is to explore this wonderful area. The view across the loch enticed us to visit the Ardnamurchan peninsula -- a beautiful trip on a glorious autumnal day.
Overall Fernbank is a lovely home. Alan was very accommodating. We had an order of groceries which was to be delivered between 8 and 9pm. We tried to call the market but they were unable to find our order. Since we had been traveling all day we decided to go for dinner after 9pm. Well the groceries showed up while we were out and Alan made sure they were put inside the entry for us. Above and beyond, thank you Alan. The only comment I would make that was a concern, was that the beds were a little hard and the dryer was a bit confusing to use. But you can't please every one. Lovely views and house more than made up for any inconvenience.
The property is well positioned giving good driving access to the many and varied attractions in this part of the world. The property is clean, well-appointed, spacious and well-maintained. Alan, the owner, was waiting to greet us, on arrival and he gave us a brief overview of the property before leaving us alone for the rest of our stay.
If you are looking for a good base to explore anywhere from Oban to Mallaig, from Fort Augustus to Glencoe, Fernbank is the ideal choice.
Fernbank cottage has everything that you need to great holiday within easy reach of Glencoe and the surrounding highlands. It has a large sitting room, an open plan functional kitchen & dining area and a brilliant conservatory in which to sit in and have your breakfast or evening meal whilst looking out over Loch Linnhe and mountains. The cottage has 4 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with powerful showers and a downstairs loo. The ground floor is built on several levels with a couple steps to negotiate but this didn't cause us any problems and added to the character of the place. The drive is quite steep but caused us no problems and the garage is great for storing bikes, etc.
When we weren't eating in the cottage we ate in the Holly Tree Inn a couple of times as it is only a 5 minute walk down the road, the 1st evening meal was great but the 2nd was disappointing due to poor quality food and waiting on service. We much preferred The Creagan Inn, a 20 minute drive away towards Oban.
During our stay we climbed Ben Nevis, walked to the Lost Valley in Glencoe, went to Ardnamurchan Point (the furthest point West on mainland Scotland), found the incredible Plodda waterfall and forest walks and visited the usual hotspots such as Fort William, Fort Augustus and Oban. Another great day out was to the Applecross Inn(via the Applecross pass) where we enjoyed fabulous fish & chips. We also made use of cycle route 78, which runs alongside Loch Linnhe and we spent a pleasant afternoon cycling a circular route around Loch Leven and back to the cottage.
Overall a fantastic holiday and we look forward to coming back in the near future.
The house and location were great! The landscape are amazing in this area and the house was perfect. We only stayed 3 days but there are a lot to do!
This property is not to be missed. Perfect location, perfect host and perfect house. Elevated and overlooking loch and mountains its relaxing but within minutes drive to villages of Glencoe and Ballachullish for groceries and eateries. Holly tree hotel and restaurant a minute across the road serves delicious meals.There are several easy walks from the house and the Glencoe mountain resort is just 20 minutes drive. We had great snow which pleased our snowboarding menfolk. The house has a great layout giving loads of space. The dining table actually seats 8 with ease(we have stayed in other properties which sleep more but only provide seating for 6).A big conservatory provides extra dining table..lovely for a quiet morning coffee taking in the spectacular view.Big comfy couches and armchair in lounge. Lots of crockery and cutlery etc if you want to eat in.We pre ordered a delivery from Tesco which was handy but there is a co-op in Ballachulish too.I cant say enough about this house and love it.Thanks to Alan,Pat and Sally.
Located close to the magnificent Glencoe valley `Fernbank `is ideally located for touring the stunningly beautiful Highlands of Scotland. From your base at `Fernbank`, overlooking Loch Linnhe and the mountains of Ardgour, you can reach the iconic islands of Skye and Mull, tour the wilderness of Ardnamurchan and visit historic sites and castles throughout Lochaber and Argyll. Oban, Fort William, Glenfinnan, Inveraray, Inverness and Aviemore are all within reach of `Fernbank` as are the white sand beaches of Morar and Arisaig. Whether it`s nature(Red Deer, Otter, pinemartin, seal, porpoise, eagles, buzzards) Scenery( Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Ben Nevis, The Mammores) History ( Glencoe massacre, The Appin murder, The Jacobite uprisings, ) Castles(Eileen Donan, Urquhart,Inveraray, Dunvegan, Dunollie, Inverlochy,Duart) or Outdoor Activities( Walking, Climbing, Fishing, Cycling, Golf, Canoing, Skiing, Sailing, Mountain biking, Horseriding) they can all be enjoyed from your base at `Fernbank`.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices include utilities/bed linen/taxes/charges etc but DO NOT include personal towels which we do not normally supply.
If required we can supply these at an additional cost.
Prices include all utilities but there is an additional winter fuel surcharge of £6 per night Nov--March inclusive
Please note that from May to September the cottage is let on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday) and cannot be rented for part weeks eg. 10 days etc. In other words it can only be booked for full weeks ie. 7 or 14 nights etc.