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Self Catering Cottage On The Shore Of Loch Linnhe Ballachulish near Glencoe



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Cottage in Ballachulish,Nr. Glencoe, Highlands, Peaceful Location, A Few Minutes Drive From The Villages Of Glencoe And

Ben Vheir Cottage sleeps up to 4 people. The cottage is situated in the West Highlands of Scotland near Glencoe and enjoys stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the mountains. The cottage adjoins our main house, and is the part of the building furthest from the road and nearest to the water making it very quiet and peaceful. The convenient lochside setting provides for both open views and easy access to spectacular countryside. Free wifi.

Visit www.benvheir.com to book online.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


WOW what a great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and grounds were amazing. The owners were on holiday the week we were there, but they were great with communicating with us prior and during our stay. We had a great time helping tend to the chickens! My wife and daughter had given each a nick name before we left, they became part of our family too!! We enjoyed the eggs each morning from our new friends as well. The kitchen is well equipped as we made meals there everyday. The beds are comfortable, never a morning with a sore back and that says a lot because I have a bad back. The views of Loch Linnhe are breathtaking and we shot many a photo of its different moods throughout the week.

On a sad note my wife lost one of her favorite rings on the property while we were there. She left a note for Caroline to let her know if she ever runs across it. Well Caroline did much better then that. She searched the property and FOUND AND SENT IT!! It just arrived and my wife could not be happier!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! That's the type of care and service you can expect.

The cottage is very centrally located to explore the Highland area of Glencoe, Oban, Ft. Williams, Isle of Skye etc. etc. Lots of great pubs and restaurants near by. Try the Old Inn great steaks, liver pate, and chickpea burgers. Grocery stores are located very close in Ballachulish and Ft. Williams.

We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend that you give this great cottage a try!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to meet you if you decided to visit again. I know the chickens loved having you here spoiling them! Thank you for being great guests and leaving the cottage immaculate.
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Great Setting & Accommation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage in a fabulous setting on the shore of Loch Linnhe! Close to great walks and full of history. Very friendly owners - Caroline and Paul. This is a special place and we had a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. We enjoyed meeting you and are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely Owner and Location. VFM

  • 4 of 5

This lovely stone cottage is private, although attached to owners property in picturesque location on shoreline of Loch Linnhe. Calm and relaxed place. Friendly and helpful owner - Caroline, who was in recovery from surgery even baked a lemon drizzle cake upon our arrival! That's customer service and care par excellence. 5* customer service. Thank you so much Caroline. A few chickens roaming in garden gave bucolic atmosphere, but did not disturb us. Private picnic table and seating with seat pads in cottage, (although far too windy whilst we were there to enjoy).

Log burner to cope with changes in Scottish highland weather! May Day bank holiday week (1-8 May 2015), log costs were £30 pw (lit log burner every evening and some mornings before breakfast), plus £34 for heating and hot water, which we anticipated.

Good to get a dressing table with mirror for grooming - but problem with shaky dressing table stool - screws/nuts needed tightening up before someone gets ditched! This didn't give me confidence of use as have fractured back! Double bed comfortable with lovely high tog duvet for snuggly nights sleep. Plenty wardrobe space. Bedisde cabinets and lamps both sides of bed - great!

Kitchen suited our needs - we cooked almost every evening after exploring Glencoe.

Lounge comfortable enough; although sofa & armchairs little tired, chinzy and difficult to get out of (with fractured back).

We were in Glencoe for a wedding and extended out stay for the week. Boat trips available in Ballachulish. Sottish National Trust history, flora and fauna Safari was tops! Seafood restaurant - Loch Leven restaurant and cafe, along shoreline of Loch Leven was every bit as good as Paris seafood - perhaps even fresher; as catch is land and eaten within few short hours. We 'pushed the boat out'; had oysters and languistine for starters, mussels and Parma ham wrapped with Mediterranean veg and dauphinoise potatoes, breads, French white wine and tip all came to £90. Food & service 100%. Friendly and communicative staff. Advise booking as it was filling up fast during evening. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, vaulted ceiling, appropriate seafood sculptures on walls. All types of dress - walking, mountaineering, plus (us) dressed in smart casual clothing.

Great week; first time visit - will return.

Would hire cottage again as long as Caroline gets the dressing table stool legs fixed and firm - she is aware and we're sure it has already been done in readiness for next letting.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Loch Leven Hotel at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Corran Ferry at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : Dragons Tooth at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Fort William at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Holly Tree at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Glencoe Mountain at 17 Miles Nearest Beach : Loch Linnhe at 100 Metres Car: necessary


The cottage is situated on the shore of Loch Linnhe with access to the beach from the property garden. Small beaches can also be found at Cuil Bay and Port Appin, both within 25 minutes drive.


Glasgow and Inverness Airport are both about a 2 hour drive away. Edinburgh Airport is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes away. Car use is recommended.


Glencoe Village 4 miles.

Ballachulish Village 3 miles.

Fort William 13 miles.

Oban 30 miles.

Corran Ferry 5 miles.

Further Details:

The area is ideal for Oban, Ardnamurchan, Fort William, Glencoe and Mallaig. Daytrips are possible to Mull, Skye, the Cairngorms and Eigg, Muck & Rum. There are plenty of things to do and see. Ballachulish is midway between the ski-centres of the White Corries and Aonach Mor. There is excellent hill-walking on the doorstep as well as a new cycle path - a good stretch of the new cycle path between Oban and Ballachulish is now open.

The area around the cottage - Lettermore - was made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson in the 19th century as the partial setting for his novel Kidnapped. The key moment, the murder of Campbell of Glenure, was based on a real event a few hundred yards from the cottage and now marked by a cairn.

The 9-hole Dragon's Tooth Golf Course is opposite the cottage and boat trips and boat hire operate from beneath the Ballachulish Bridge, less than a kilometre away.

Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, is a 25 minute drive away. There are several castles to visit within easy driving distance as well as other sites of historical interest including Glencoe where the infamous massacre took place.

There is a well stocked small Co-op in the village of Ballachulish and larger supermarkets in Fort William and Oban.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable booking deposit of 25% per week is required to confirm accommodation. Confirmation will be issued upon receipt of deposit. The balance of rental is payable 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are normally taken from a Saturday to Saturday. Entry is from 14:30. Departure is by 10:30 on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Discount of 10% for second week.

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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The downstairs bathroom has a toilet and a bath with a shower over.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and wash hand basin, Bedroom 2 with adult-sized bunk beds. Both bedrooms have wardrobe and drawer space and bedside lamps for cosy under the duvet reading. Both bedrooms have timed electric wall heaters.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is non smoking throughout. It is suitable for children. Sorry no pets. Note: 1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with adult size bunk beds. Outside: The cottage is attached to our main house and has its own unenclosed section of garden giving views over the loch. Garden furniture is provided. We have some very inquisitive chickens that like to forage amongst the mature plants in the garden! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly. Bedlinen is provided. Towels are not included. Other: There is a selection of books to choose from. Electricity for heating, lighting and fuel is an extra charge and is payable by the guest on departure. Electricity charges are based on the individual meter readings.

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