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

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Kevin W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Cottage / Location”
Reviewed April 27, 2017 for a stay in August 2016

We have stayed at this location five out of the last seven years and just need to keep going back. Not only is the cottage comfortable and clean, it is located in a position whereby you can sit in the garden and watch the boats go by on the Caledonian Canal, you also see the trains go by (particularly the Jacobite steam train). There are fantastic canal walks and wonderful drives to Mallaig, via Glenfinnan, Glen Coe and Fort Augustus. We even had longer days out where we have driven onto Skye. We have seen Red Squirrels, Red Deer, Seals and Porpoise when out and about. Locally there are some wonderful places to eat, for me the best being the The Lochy pub, just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. Finally, Fort William is an interesting town to walk around and of course, this sits under the wonderful Ben Nevis, which can be seen from many points, is great to climb if it what you like, or even board the Gondolas onto the Nevis Range for fantastic views across the Highlands and even has a restaurant to relax and eat.

Date of stay: August 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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fender56
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect base to explore the Highlands”
Reviewed April 23, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Great location close to Neptunes Staircase on the Caledonian Canal.....watch craft going by or the Jacobite Steam train as it passes over the canal . Great location for exploring the Highlands . Cottage is cosy and very well presented /furnished . Fort William is close by for restaurants and supermarkets .

Date of stay: April 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mandy S
Skegness, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Cottage was spacious and clean and had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. I chose this mainly for the location as love the views from the canal at Corpach Loch towards Ben Nevis and a nice walk or run for me in the evening down the canal path. Have visited Fort William on many occasions over the years so have done many of the usual tourist things - it was more about having a base and finding some new walks I'd not done. So great location and base. The cottage had all amenities - TV - washer and tumble dryer etc down to a pizza slice. Decor was as advertised - antique furniture in keeping with the cottage mixed with modern art work and glass/chrome tv unit etc!!! Also a radio/cassette??!!! Whilst it was clean on the surface - lounge carpet had some what looked to be dog hairs - and there were cobwebs in some areas. Wifi was mostly spot on and very handy as caught up on some TV on Iplayer etc. The key was left in outside postbox which was open which I found a little unnerving. Perhaps the safer option would be a box with combination lock given to guests?? Would I visit again - yes definitely due to location - I took sound dock iPad etc with me so had everything I needed really. Would I recommend - yes. With decor update - ipod sound dock etc it'd be 5 stars.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Location location location
Liked least: Key pick up
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ellmcdee
Kilmartin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect weather and location”
Reviewed June 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Being Scottish and taking a partner to Scotland in May/June could be really hit or miss with the weather but fortunately it was amazing the whole week and the canal and the cottage were just great! we watched the steam train pass each day, took a trip on it (ignore the 'no availability' on their website and just turn up, lots of seats), walked up Ben Nevis and treated to 360 degree views of the Highlands - a rare, beautiful mountain day, took a day trip to Mull, walked into Fort William along the Great Glen Way, watched the boats come and go in the Staircase and made the most of sitting outside the cottage watching the world go by on the canal path. Magic holiday, really clean well appointed cottage, highly recommend.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Views
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Angela R
Grahamstown
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ideal holiday location”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Really good place to stay with Caledonian Canal in front and Jacobite train going past daily. Great view of Ben Nevis going out each day. Being able to join the Great Glen way and other walks straight outside the door was ideal so no need to drive every day. It's great to see the variety of traffic through the locks each day.
Well equipped and very comfortable property.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Choice of places to eat out
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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719wister...
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“cosy cottage”
Reviewed April 29, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

An excellent property, clean, cosy and well equipped.
The cottage is in a good location for visiting places. We enjoyed a day in Skye and another in Inverness where we visited the Culloden Battlefield. Both highly recommended.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Stantonli...
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting”
Reviewed March 13, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A great cottage ... In a fascinating location. Weather was very kindto us and lots of snow on peaks . Loads to do in area for all tastes. Cottage well equipped and warm. No complaints other than our week went to quickly. Supper at the Moorings twice ... Great steak and good service.

Date of stay: March 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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