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Strathassynt Cottage: perfectly located for exploring the West Highlands

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom cottage with stunning mountain views and all amenities close by

Strathassynt Cottage is in the sleepy West Highland village of Ballachulish, less than a mile from Glencoe. On the main road from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling to Fort William, Oban and on to the Isles of Skye and Mull, it's the perfect location to use as a base for discovering the magic of the area, such as Loch Ness, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Ben Nevis the Isle of Mull, The Isle of Skye, Oban, Fort William and much more.

Strathassynt Cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each with ensuite shower rooms. There is also another bed which can be placed in either room for a 5th person. The dining/kitchen has an oven/hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, and the living room has reclining sofa and chairs, TV/DVD with Sky and a real fire. Central heating throughout. A real home from home.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Neil, Katya and Mila
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian and a little French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Neil, Katya and Mila

I am Scottish born and bread, but lived in Ukraine the for the past ten years where I had small publishing business. I got married there

and we have a beautiful baby girl. We returned to Scotland earlier this year and bought Strathassynt Guest House and the self-catering cottage. We're working hard to make sure all our guests enjoy their time here.

We run the guest house right next door to the cottage, so we're almost always on hand to answer questions, offer advice or solve problems.

Neil, Katya and Mila purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Neil, Katya and Mila chose Fort William & Lochaber

The cottage is a good size, but at the same time cozy and homey. It has everything you need, and with the pub across the road and the supermarket right behind, it's rural living without the inconvenience. It's really an excellent place to relax and recharge, and/or enjoy the great outdoors, while at the same time having everything you need right on your doorstep.

Ballachulish is a place we used to come as a family when I was a child. I have the fondest memories of the place. The sun might not always shine, but we always had the greatest time. The peace and quiet and spectacular scenery really make this a special place for me and my family.

What makes this cottage unique

What's really special about this place is that it has all the beauty, tranquility and outdoor activities anyone would want from a get-away-from-it-all holiday, while at the same time having everything you need inside or nearby for a hassle-free break.

7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

4

Clean and tidy excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 4 and the accommodation and location was ideal for us. We enjoyed the Laroch restaurant and the walks, especially the walk in Ballachulish itself. I would recommend - Thanks Neil

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, spacious and convenient cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was always warm when we returned from our outings. Beds and sofas all really comfy. Co-op, pub and chippy (only open end of the week) all next door. Great place to come back to after a days activities.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay in Ballachulish

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week, the cottage was well equipped, warm, comfortable, lots of space and in a perfect position with everything you need close by. The owners were friendly and very helpful, we even received a complimentary bottle of wine !!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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4

Lovely cosy cottage with helpful owner.

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage in guesthouse grounds so owner available if needed but not ever present. Neil was very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Great location, great accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. It was clean, comfortable, and had plenty of space for our family of four.

Neil was right next door and available for questions and help. When we mentioned it would be nice to have a French press for coffee, one arrived later that day. Our kids loved the selections of movies to choose from after a day of hiking or a rainy evening.

Location in Glen Coe area was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great little cottage for 4 people in Ballachulish.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, good location. Very close to shops. Beds very comfortable, nice lounge. A cottage with old Scottish charm.

Close to Fort William, and not far from Oban and Invarary. Easy to reach the famous Glencoe mountains, just up the road.

Beautiful scenery all round, mountains, Lochs, and big vistas everywhere you look. A golf club and cafe, just down the road.

What more could you want.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

The Laroch Restaurant and Bar
"This great little pub/restaurant serves up some excellent food. The chef once held a Micheli..."
Lochleven Seafood Cafe
"One of the best seafood restaurants in the whole of the UK. The freshest scallops, mussels, ..."

From the Owner

The cottage is a good size, but at the same time cozy and homey. It has everything you need, and with the pub across the road and the supermarket right behind, it's rural living without the inconvenience. It's really an excellent place to relax and recharge, and/or enjoy the great outdoors, while at the same time having everything you need right on your doorstep. Ballachulish is a place we used to come as a family when I was a child. I have the fondest memories of the place. The sun might not always shine, but we always had the greatest time. The peace and quiet and spectacular scenery really make this a special place for me and my family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow Airport at 84 Miles Nearest Barpub : Laroch Bar/Restaurant at 10 Metres Nearest Ferry : Oban Ferry to Lismore, Mull and on to Iona at 33 Miles Nearest Golf : Dragon's Tooth at 2.5 Miles Nearest Train : Fort William at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Laroch Bar/Restaurant at 10 Metres Nearest Ski : Glencoe Mountain at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

Ballachulish, on the banks of Loch Leven, is a delightful little village surrounded my majestic mountains. Only a mile from atmospheric Glencoe, one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland, it is excellent for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts, including mountain bikers, hikers, hill walkers, rock climbers and more.

Here you can hike and climb in the mountains around Glencoe and Glen Etive, as well as parts of the West Highland Way, the Ballachulish Horseshoe Ridge and many Munros. Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis are only 20 minutes away by car.

There are all sorts of outdoor pursuits available in the area including kayaking, fishing, canyoning, and ice climbing to name but a few.

There's golf at the Dragon's tooth, whisky distilleries in Oban and Fort William, and more history than you can shake a stick at including many ancient castles.

And if you want a little soul recharge surrounded by peace and quiet, then this is the place. But with all modcons including a great pub/restaurant just across the road, and a supermarket right behind.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
October 17
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£450
 
 
Oct-Nov 17
29 Oct 2017 - 12 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£370
 
 
Christmas 17
13 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Jan/Feb 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£390
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£295
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

What's really special about this place is that it has all the beauty, tranquility and outdoor activities anyone would want from a get-away-from-it-all holiday, while at the same time having everything you need inside or nearby for a hassle-free break.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Location Type

  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 89 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Two ensuite shower rooms and seperate WC in hall

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Cot and additional single bed available
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Additional single bed or cot available
  • One double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with ensuite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...