Ivy Cottage is a beautiful, recently refurbished highland cottage set in 110 acres of its own land on the banks of the river Lochy.
Enjoying uninterrupted views up and down the Great Glen, Ivy has recently had a new ground source heat pump central heating system fitted, so guarantees a warm reception for its guests.
Situated 10 minutes north of Fort William Ivy's sitting room with open fire, large kitchen dinning room, and large under floor heated walk in drying room enable guests with any outdoor activity in mind, whether Hiking, Skiing or Mountain Biking to relax and unwind regardless of the elements in total comfort and warmth. The 6 twin rooms all with new British hand made back care mattresses and 3 well appointed bathrooms provide comfortable sleeping and the Ground Source heat pumps deliver a constant supply of hot water for a much needed bath or shower after a day in the highlands.
Pets are welcome by arrangement but expected to live in the underfloor heated drying room
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The River Lochy is referred to as the Queen of the North, set in the Great Glen, with views of Ben Nevis to the South, and the Glen to the North. The Caledonian Canal runs along the river, so tall sailing ships will pass silently along the other side of the valley from the house. Ivy Cottage is situated at the top of the river on Beat One, where you will see anglers fly fishing for salmon. You can access some of the best walking in the UK from Ivy, either on foot, or by taking a short 10 minute drive to Ben Nevis and the Nevis range. Take the A830 and within an hour you are on some of the finest beaches in Europe, with sand brought from the Caribbean on the prevailing tides. If it is the more extreme outdoor activities that interest you, Ivy Cottage welcomes mountain bikers that want to take on the extremes of the Nevis range, and the cottage is set up to allow you and your bikes to be clean and warm at the end of the day. What ever your reason for visiting the Highlands, Ivy cottage provides a warm welcome, and the set up is designed to make your stay warm and comfortable. In 2014 new Ground source heat pumps were installed, and a new extension added providing an underfloor heated walk in drying room for all outdoor clothing. Ivy cottage is set in 110 acres of its own land, with numerous bothy's and ruins for the kids to explore. The drive is a no-though road so the only traffic you might come across are anglers coming to and form the river each day. This magical retreat is set up for those engaging with the outdoors, and whilst pets are welcome they are requested to be kept in the drying room, where the underfloor heating will keep them comfortable and warm.
Top Traveller Review
beautiful so peaceful
About the Owner
£100 deposit on booking, full payment 4 weeks before arrival
Sunday check in 4pm check out 1000.
Notes on prices:
Shorter stays are possible but the prices will be for the full week.
(5 traveller reviews)
beautiful so peaceful
stayed a week in the ivy cottage we all had a fantastic time ,beautiful views cottage fantastic log fires every evening hope to book 2 weeks next time
This is a fantastic cottage set in beautiful surroundings. There were 11 adults and 2 children in our party. There was plenty of space for everyone and nobody felt crammed. The cottage was spotless on arrival and it was well equipped for everything you would require. Even the dogs enjoyed themselves sleeping in the dry room. It's a fantastic cottage in a superb setting, if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of city living.
This is a fantastic cottage. It's a great size for family gatherings. In our party there were 11 adults and 2 children. We had plenty of space and nobody felt that we were crammed or in top of each other. It was spotless on arrival and catered for every need. The surroundings are amazing. Even the dogs were happy sleeping in the dry room! It's an ideal location if you're looking for a remote cottage but surrounded by amazing beauty!
Ivy cottage is perfectly situated such that you appear to be isolated and in the wilderness where, in fact, shops are only 15 mins away. Similarly, access to ski slopes, mountain bike tracks or river is within the same 15 mins. The quiet is only interrupted by the odd sheep and occasional pony noises.
The house is spacious enough to accommodate no fewer than 12 persons in 6 bedrooms accompanied by 3 bathrooms. The kitchen/dining area is spacious and well equipped, central heating provides warmth where necessary and the recently extended back rooms (with underfloor heating) offer extensive storage and drying facilities for skiing, fishing and biking equipment. Logs are provided for an open hearth fire in the sitting room and the house is wifi connected with a landline to take incoming calls.
We found the accommodation comfortable, reasonably priced and very good value.
We have stayed at many houses in Scotland over the years and consider Ivy to be amongst the best. The house is spacious, simply but attractively furnished and with excellent facilities that include a large well appointed kitchen, living room with open fire, excellent hot water and heating, ancillary fridge and freezer room and a huge cloak/drying room with under floor heating. It is very clean and well maintained
It is situated on the river Lochy in the midst open fields with beautiful highland views. , We have been there for the last two years and look forward to returning next year.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Walking, mountain biking, and all manner of outdoor pursuits you would expect to find in the highlands
Inverness and Glasgow - 1 hour 40 mins and 2 hours respectively
Fort William train station 15 minutes
Spean bridge 3 miles
Fort William 7 miles
Fort William has a wonderful fish restaurant - Crannogs on the loch front
good pubs and good fish and chips.
Curry house has a good reputation also.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets considered ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 30 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 bath rooms with bath, shower and toilet, and one shower room with toilet, one extra downstairs toilet off drying room.
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All twin rooms, of differing sizes, two of which are better for children because of a sloping ceiling. All have bedside tables, lamps, wardrobes and or cupboards.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: Pets are requested to be kept in the drying room, any pet marks on carpets and furniture in the house will result in loss of deposit. Outside: Lawn behind the house and 110 acres of grass and heather along the river to use, however dogs must be kept on leads on the farm land due to sheep and Deer. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying machine and sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen and towels provided at the start of the week. no maid service or cleaning service during the week Other: Drying room - space to hang outside kit including waders for 12 people. Freezer room, chest freezer and 2 further fridges for drinks Bin and Log room