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Self Catering Apartment with Unrivalled View over Town and Loch



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Apartment in Fort William, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Located Within 2 Mins Walk of Town Centre, Ideal Base for Families and Groups

The Old Harbour Master's house in Fort William was built in 1895. Its Gaelic name is An Caladh, which translates as haven or harbour, a place of calm. That is how you feel when you look out from the alpine style balcony with one of the best views of Fort William and Loch Linnhe of any property in the town. This two floor self-catering apartment in the centre of Fort William has all the facilities you need to enjoy everything The Outdoor Capital of the UK has to offer. Your Highland experience could include: climbing, walking, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing, diving, mountaineering, shopping, family heritage, historical attractions, water activities, railway interests...Old Harbour Master's in Fort William caters for all these interests and more all of the year.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I first visited Fort William in 1979 kayaking & to do Ben Nevis. Been going ever since, mainly for walking, climbing & mountaineering. I bought the apartment from a mountaineering & business buddy. If I cant live there then I would like as many other people as possible to enjoy what Fort William & its surrounds has to offer.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Clean, quite quirky, great for families/groups

  • 4 of 5

Communications about arrival and access and departure were timely and clear. We found the place easily, right next to the new climbing wall in Fort William - bonus for the climbers! Less than a minutes walk into the centre of Fort Bill and good parking. Didn't bring bikes this time but secure storage in basement. Accessed by stairs. Accommodation good with a large sitting room upstairs with splendid view over the loch and harbour. It was a bit chilly up there in the evenings - the weather had turned cold - but the bedrooms etc downstairs were warm enough. One double bed is off the upstairs sitting room behind a curtain - one for the last to bed people - and had its own "en suite" bath, basin and WC. Bit short of cooking items, missed a decent bread knife, serving spoons and stirring spoons, plenty crockery, pans a bit tired! Great central place to stay with plenty room, would def stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Spacious Apartment with gorgious view

  • 4 of 5

Very large and clean apartment, downtown just a short walk away, Shopping for groceries etc. nearby. Excellent view from balcony and upper room. Ideal spot for exploring the nearby Highlands. Quiet at night. Own parking lot. WLAN worked well. Layout for eight people includes a bunk bed. Grog and Gruel restaurant is highly recommended instead of Ben Nevis Lounge.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and value

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at the house for our trip north around the Glencoe/Loch Ness area. Everything was as advertised. Spectacular view from the 3rd floor living room and balcony. Great location, just over a block to the downtown area of Fort William. Can't do any better considering the cost. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great stay!

  • 5 of 5

although the property is slightly run down, it provided us with everything we wanted, excellent views, great layout and in a very good position. Property was very clean, beds were comfortable, shower was as expected.

We ate out in the town every night which the property is well positioned for.

would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

We are two families with children. Went for Easter skiing holiday. The apartment is beautiful with plenty of space, very clean and comfortable, with a stunning view from upstairs sitting room.Everything well organized with plenty of information about the area. Parking spaces in the garden, two minutes to High Street with everything you may need.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and tidy with a lot of character.

  • 4 of 5

Had a fantastic weekend with close friends from Australia, the apartment was ideal for us as 2 families with plenty of space, well equipped and ideally situated can't wait to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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From the Owner

There's only so many times you can visit one place before it becomes logical to have a permanent base at that location. The apartment has benefited from extensive modernisation work. The latest investments include Solar Thermal panel, LED downlighters and double glazed units to replace the original wooden sash windows.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow Airport at 160 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Weatherspoons at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : Corran Ferry at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Fort William Golf Club at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fort William train station at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : M8 at 145 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : High Street restaurants at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Nevis Range, Aanoch Moor at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cuil Bay, Duror, Lochaber at 30 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Loch & river side walks within 10 mins walk from property.


Inverness airport 75m, 2hrs. Fort William train station, including Sleeper service to & from London. Glasgow & Edinburgh 2-3hrs drive.


Town centre High Street is 2 mins walk. Start/end of Great Glen Way & West Highland Way. Ben Nevis 2m to footpath. Easy access to Cow Hill footpaths & mountain bike tracks that are part of a large network of paths.

Further Details:

Town has wide selection of restaurants, several supermarkets, banks, bars, museum. Site of the original Fort and old Inverlochy Castle are nearby.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
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4 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
Booking secured by payment of 33% of total rental. Balance payable no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival. Prefer online payments & bank transfers. BACS/CHAPS. Hirer responsible for all bank charges.

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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Walking, climbing, mountaineering, biking. Everyday you get different views & conditions. Love relaxing late afternoon, sitting upstairs on the balcony looking out over the Loch. Even better with a glass of wine!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with toilet and shower-wet room with toilet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Bedroom 4 with King size bed.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Price includes all heat & light costs, plus unlimited Wi-Fi. Outside: Private off-road parking for several vehicles. Secure basement for bikes & kayaks etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding & towels included. Other: Secure dry basement with storage for 3 kayaks and cycle racks for up to 10 bikes.

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