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“Just perfect”

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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Ray P
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Just perfect ”
Reviewed January 6, 2017 for a stay in February 2015

This is just perfect , they look after every last thing . The cottage is beautiful in a beautiful place . It's a must visit for two

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Gareck W
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9 reviews
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“The perfect getaway”
Reviewed January 5, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

For those wanting a quiet weekend away with access to the Scottish highlands, the Old Byre is perfect. It is close enough to Fort William to enjoy the restaurants and amenities yet far enough away to feel like you are completely isolated. The cottage has been impeccably renovated and contains everything that you can possibly want for your stay. It has a great open fire with all the fuel you need for your stay and a lovely bath, perfect for those cold winter evenings. Joan was extremely helpful in providing advice on places to eat and in providing directions ensuring our stay was completely trouble free. Would definitely stay here again.

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David G
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A lovely week in a cosy Scottish hideaway”
Reviewed November 27, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We were looking to have a cosy stay in Scotland with a splash of luxury, and the Old Byre looked lovely in the pictures. We have a real fire at home, so having one in our little cottage for two made it seem like a home from home.
It was still a week before Easter 2016, so we came prepared with some books to read in case of bad weather, but as it turned out, we had a glorious week of sunshine, which made our stay in Scotland extra special.
The Old Byre is well equipped, and we soon managed to get everything worked out including the very handy dishwasher, and the novelty of having a battery powered pepper grinder (little things)
The real fire was straightforward to get started, and there was a good store of small logs and coal to use from the bunker outside.
The bed was large and comfortable, with plenty of wardrobe space available.

One of our enduring memories about the Old Byre is the feeling that you are miles from anywhere, but in practice only three miles from all the shops and amenities in Fort William, which is handy if you run out of matches !

I'm sure we will be returning.

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Liked best: Loved the log fire and the other luxuries.
Liked least: Needed to replace a couple of light bulbs.
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“Traditional Scottish homely feel”
Reviewed October 21, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Total Scottish cottage feel, but with all mod cons to a very high standard .The cottage is situated in the idea location for the lovers of piece an quiet.

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Liked best: the total experience
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Your age range 65+
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721Kate
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely amazing property”
Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A wonderful property. So cute and well built in a stunning location in the middle of nowhere, but only a 10 minute drive from Fort William. Had everything we needed and the host even provided some basics like milk, tea and coffee and even porridge oats! Will definitely be coming to stay here again.

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