Loch Lochy, Near Spean Bridge, Fort William
Ardlochy Lodge is an incredibly spacious detached house in a pretty woodland setting right by the shore of Loch Lochy, near Fort William in Inverness-shire.
|Sleeps: 8/11||Bedrooms: 6|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 5|
This impressive newly built house offers stylish accommodation throughout and makes a great base for exploring the area and the array of activities that are on offer nearby. The vast sitting room is very warm and inviting with its cosy seating and cassette wood-burning stove built into the wall. It is partly open plan to the spacious dining kitchen that is very well-equipped and even has a warming drawer that is handy for warming up plates. A separate utility room neatly houses the laundry facilities and there is also a study and shower room on this level.
With a super king-size bed to stretch out on, a walk-in dressing room and en suite shower room, the master suite upstairs is a real delight, with one wall made entirely of glass to showcase loch views that can be seen without even getting out of bed!
Also upstairs are two further attractive double bedrooms (one en suite), a twin bedroom and a large family bathroom with a lovely freestanding bath that complete the accommodation in the main house.
The adjoining annexe (not let separately) sleeps 3 further people and has its own open plan living area (upstairs) with kitchen, as well as a double bedroom, single bedroom and modern bathroom - ideal for giving additional guests their own privacy.
The charming little summer house in the grounds has a wood-burning stove and a wonderful outlook out across the water to the little pepper pot lighthouse on the opposite shore and stunning views down the loch towards Ben Nevis and the Nevis mountain range. There is a path that leads right down to the water's edge so care should be taken, particularly with children.
Spean Bridge (4.5 miles), known for its Commando Memorial, has a shop for basic supplies, a hotel restaurant (with takeaway fish and chip shop) and Spean Bridge Woollen Mill where you can pick up whisky, knitwear and even tartan.
Walkers can join the Great Glen Way walking trail that runs near the house and then heads along the banks of Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal. The route runs all the way down to Fort William where there are plenty of places to stop off for lunch or dinner.
Fort William (10 miles) is known as the 'outdoor capital of the UK' with lots of activities to try from skiing and snowboarding at the ski resort to mountain biking on the Witches Trails or sea kayaking on Loch Eil.
Whilst in Fort William it is worth stopping off at The Ben Nevis Distillery for a tour or tasting session, or simply to buy some whisky to take home. History enthusiasts will want to pay a visit to the West Highland Museum for a fascinating insight into Highland life.
Half an hour’s walk out of Fort William brings you to the An Steall Ban, Scotland’s second highest waterfall, which is particularly dramatic after heavy rainfall. Negotiate the rope bridge across the river for an even closer view of the falls but make sure to wear appropriate footwear to do so.
Just north of Fort William is 'Neptune’s Staircase', an impressive staircase lock comprised of 8 different locks that climb up over 60 feet – it is quite a sight to witness.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD (Freesat)
Dining kitchen with electric fan oven with warming drawer, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin
WC with wash basin.
Master double bedroom (super king-size) with dressing area and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (super king-size) with dressing area and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with feature bath, WC and two wash basins.
Single Storey Annexe - First Floor
(Only available at 11 person tariff)
Open plan sitting room/kitchen with TV/DVD, electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil and electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to a fair usage policy. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£100)
- Save 15% - June 2018 From 17/06/2018 to 30/06/2018
- Save 15% - June 2018 From 01/07/2018 to 07/07/2018
- Save 10% - July 2018 From 08/07/2018 to 14/07/2018
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8||Sleeps 11|
|03 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018||£1,595.00||£1,895.00|
|01 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018||£1,895.00||£2,295.00|
|02 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018||£1,595.00||£1,895.00|
|23 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018||£1,295.00||£1,595.00|
|07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018||£1,595.00||£1,895.00|
|28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£995.00||£1,295.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£1,895.00||£2,295.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£1,895.00||£2,295.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 09 Feb 2019||POA||POA|
|10 Feb 2019 - 06 Apr 2019||POA||POA|
|07 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019||POA||POA|
|28 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019||POA||POA|
|12 May 2019 - 25 May 2019||POA||POA|
|26 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019||POA||POA|
|02 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019||POA||POA|
|30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019||POA||POA|
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|22 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019||POA||POA|
|13 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019||POA||POA|
|03 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
Please note:Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
For Ardlochy Lodge, the tariff for 8 persons excludes the adjoining annexe with two additional bedrooms.