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“Very small double room.”
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Thistle Cottage
Ranked #2 of 5 Torlundy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very small double room.”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in a room that could just accomodate the double bed. We shared the very neat and clean bathroom next door which was not a problem.
We felt that the picture shown on the website was not an accurate representation of this cottage as it appears much grander than it was.

Room Tip: Maybe the double room with ensuite would have been a better option but we did not have that choice a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

great stay here with morag.lovely quiet location under the great bulk of ben nevis.good welcome and nice clean en-suite room .good nights sleep and followed by a breakfast that lasted us most of the day .highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

My friends and I stayed here for one night and Morag was very warm and accommodating even though we arrived late in the evening. Even though there was only 3 of us, she was nice enough to get two rooms sorted for us (one with twin beds and the other with a double bed) and we even had our own bathroom to share between us. She made sure we were comfortable and was so kind to get breakfast ready for us in time for us to leave in the early morning! The rooms were spacious and warm and the cottage itself is tucked away in a corned with great scenery surrounding it! The breakfast selection was great as two of us are vegetarians and she was very lovely to have set everything up for us! I only wish we could have stayed longer here!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai
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6 reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We loved our 1 night stay at Thistle. Morag was a gracious host who made us feel very comfortable and "at home" in an unknown place and town. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the attention to detail for every aspect was fantastic. The breakfast was one of the best we had so far in B&B's. Since we are vegetarians, the breakfast can be a challenge - but thanks to the lovely cooked fresh breakfast from Morag, we were full and could have probably skipped our lunch! Location wise - this is one of the best you can get close to Fort Williams, Road to the Isles, Ben Nevis or Glen Coe. We wouldn't hesitate to go back again! Thanks Morag!

Room Tip: As you climb up the stairs - take the room to your left. It has a good view of the Ben Nevis mountai...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

One of the best cottages I’ve ever stayed in. I can highly advocate staying there. Located in appropriately named “Happy Valley” surrounded by mountains and hills, it’s within a 3min drive to Fort William and 7mins to the foot of Ben Nevis. It’s one of the few places that can accommodate a party of 13 which we had 8 adults and 5 children. Essentially we had the whole cottage to ourselves, when we arrived we had a quick shower and a bite to eat, then a quick game of 3-aside footy to get some inspired for the European championship final that weekend while the girls played badminton. There’s a stream running at the back of the garden. Our host Morag was outstanding defiantly 10/10 The standard of service was excellent she was extremely professional but friendly and very helpful, some of the best service I have experienced and most importantly making us feel as if we were at home.

One thing I feel II should mention is if you’re going up Ben Nevis Please dress in the appropriate kit as we saw a few people just in flip flops and stilettos! Seriously!!

Room Tip: Theirs a video I found on line http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9335UWQN9Lw. Choose a room for yoursel...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed one night, family of four. Clean rooms and a good breakfast.

Room Tip: Had a hard time getting a room in Ft William, book early
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2011

I stayed at Thistle Cottage recently with two friends, our host Morag was very welcoming and accommodating. While we drove the short distance into Fort William for dinner Morag set up a foldaway in her large twin room so we could share a room.
The rooms are beautifully decorated with a large modern bathroom,
Thistle cottage is in a rural location, very quiet with a lovely outlook from the breakfast room.
This accommodation is very good value including a full Scottish breakfast.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in the Ben Nevis area and make sure to take a trip on the Jacobite (Harry Potter) train to Mallaig.


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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Thistle Cottage
Address: Thistle Cottage Thistle Cottage Happy Valley | Torlundy, Torlundy, Fort William, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William > Torlundy
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Torlundy
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Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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