Stayed at Lochy in December in a log cabin. I would highly recommend this little gem of a holiday park for a holiday base exploring The Highlands of Scotland.
The accomodation was absolutely spotless ( I have stayed in many hotels and holidayed in holiday parks both in The UK and abroad, where so often this has not been the case) and was equipped to a very. high standard. The log cabin was very warm and cosy having a nice sized lounge area to relax in. It also had a 'proper' comfortable sofa ( as opposed to the hard and uncomfortable sofa's that you so often find in caravans) and a real gas flame fire that kept the lodge nice and warm. The beds were all made up with high quality thick duvets and pillows, the kitchen was well equipped with scrupulously clean decent sized quality saucepans and other equipment to self- cater. The Bedroom's were quite a good size too, bigger than a caravan, all had heating and the double bedroom had ample storage space to hang clothes up and stow luggage away.
The park is a quiet and relaxing park a few miles from Fort William with spectacular veiws of Ben Nevis and the surrounding area. I feel the park has everything a family would need for a get away from it all break. Lochy has a nice little play park for the children, a laundrette -that is not over priced and a shop ( open in the main season) . If you want constant entertainment, pools with flumes and bars etc then this may not be the park for you, however, we liked the fact that it was a quiet holiday park!
The customer service I experienced was second to none. The owners are friendly, helpful and really appear to care about their customers and the park itself. I did not have any problems whilst staying here, but if I had I would have been very confident that the owner's would have sorted any issue out quickly and effectively. Being an idependently run park they are not governed by a 'computer says no' mentality and can deal with any issues as they see fit.
The area around Fort William and The Scottish Highlands generally is absolutely breathtaking even in the depths of winter. However, in order to get the most out of your holiday, you will need a car to get around and explore places! This part of Scotland is remote and the weather ever changeable, so you need to be prepared and come with a fully waterproof and windproof coat, waterproof boots or shoes, an umbrella, hats and gloves especially in late autumn or winter time!
Fort William is a nice little Town to visit. It has quite a few smaller independent shops, outdoor camping shops and a few high st chains of shops. If you need to buy food to self -cater then there is a big Morrisons in The Town and a Farm Foods near to Lochy. If you fancy a burger then Fort William also has a Mcdonalds. Malliag is around 50 miles from Lochy and is a nice little place to go to. The Fish Market in Malliag serves up wonderful locally sourced fresh seafood and fish for lunch or dinner. The food was lovely, but a little over priced ( £ 35.00 for 2 adult fish and chips and a child's portion at lunchtime with soft drinks) and the staff were not friendly in The Fish Market which was off putting. Inverness is another good place to go - It will take around two hours in the car from Fort William and has the usual array of High Street shops. In the spring and summer months you can enjoy walking and outdoor activities as well.
One last point - The majority of ATM machines in this part of Scotland will give you Scottish bank notes. The Scottish bank notes and English bank notes are legal tender across Scotland. However, if you live in England or Wales you will need to change any Scottish bank notes you have back into English Bank notes once you arrive back in England or Wales as most shops and attractions will not accept Scottish bank notes as payment for goods or services.
If you stay at Lochy you will have a fantastic holiday!
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- Lochy Holiday Park Hotel Fort William
- Lochy Holiday Park Fort William, Scotland