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Self Catering Apartment with Unrivalled View over Town and Loch

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Nick Ferguson
Member since: 2011
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Nick Ferguson

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.

Nick Ferguson purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Nick Ferguson chose Fort William

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fort William in Highland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • town
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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Self Catering Apartment with Unrivalled View over Town and Loch
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

An enigma

  • 3 of 5

The view from the top floor is wonderful. The accommodation is some what strange. 4 places for beds ,yes , 4 bedrooms ,no. Upstair lounge is also a bedroom and although super for socializing is not exactly suitable for anyone but last to bed and first up. Equipment is fairly good but the whole place is tired, shabby upholstery and windows and balcony doors that either do not open or do not shut. Having said that its great for the town centre pub ect. Shame it just shabby.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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There was 8 of us on a short break we have had an amazing time .The house was well equipped .

  • 5 of 5

We have loved our stay at the harbour masters house so spacious and very comfortable. We will certainly book this property again .in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious,great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Met all the basic needs of our party.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The price is very fair, Location is great... just a bit run down

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay and the location was perfect. I would recommend this for every budget traveller. The price was very fair, which made it easier to oversee that some things, like the much-used sofas and some of the beds, are very run down, especially the two single beds could do with a new mattress, as they didn't smell very nice, even with a new cover over it.

But altogether we would recommend a stay here when you are fine to have a great view, great location, with a hostel standard.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, well-equipped and with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property for a large group - it has 8 beds and a fold out sofa bed in the lounge. All the rooms are of a good size. The upstairs lounge is amazing - it is huge and the views it gives down Loch Linnhe and across to Loch Eil are fantastic. The kitchen is well equipped and the dining room seats 8 comfortably. The dishwasher is a real bonus - it does the dirty dishes whilst you go out. The position in the town is excellent too - only 3 minutes walk to the High Street but completely quiet. There is ample parking too. You don't come to Fort William to stay inside - but for those times when you are inside the Old Harbour Master's Apartment offers you everything you want.

The only very minor niggles are that there isn't a decent tin opener and the tap in the kitchen drips - I am sure that it just needs a new washer.

Notwithstanding these minor issues this is definitely a 5 star place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view.

  • 4 of 5

There was plenty of room for the 3 of us. The apartment just kept on going there was so much room. The view from the balcony was amazing. It was close to the city center to walk to restaurants and shopping. There was plenty of parking space. Loved the upstairs loft, sitting up there at the end of the day and seeing the harbor view.

The only negative would be the air and room fresheners used in the apartment were very strong.

I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Corran Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Fort William Golf Club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Fort William train station
Nearest Motorway
145 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
High Street restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Nevis Range, Aanoch Moor
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Cuil Bay, Duror, Lochaber
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Booking secured by payment of 50% 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.
Bedding & linen included.
Prices inclusive of heating & lighting charges.
Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Private off-street parking.
Changeover Day: Saturday during July & August. Flexible at other times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.