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Facilities include 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms split over 2 floors with roof level living room, full width alpine style balcony,fully fitted kitchen, separate dining room, off-road parking and secure storage for bikes. Now with FREE UNLIMITED WiFi. Town centre location.
All energy, towels and bedding included.
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets allowed subject to prior notification and approval by Owner and payment of £30 additional fee to cover cleaning charges.
Please park and use the flat with consideration for the neighbours in the ground floor apartment. Thank you.
1 Queen1 Full1 Sofa1 Bunk2 Twins
1 Full bath1 Shower
Meet the host
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guests: Owner available via mobile phone.
Cleaners, Martin & Marketa live in the downstairs flat and can help with basic housekeeping matters.
Our stay at the Old Harbour Master's cottage was absolutely incredible. The balcony has spectacular views over Loch Linnhe, which was great to look out over with your morning coffee. Nick, the owner, was very helpful in giving ideas of what to do with our stay, and we were lucky that the weather was on our side. If it's sunny when you go I recommend hiring some bikes as a quicker way to explore the beaches and the surrounding area. The town centre is a very short walk away, and you can jump on a ferry to be shown around the Loch and 'Seal Island', just down by the water. The apartment has a cork board in the kitchen with flyers of places to eat and things to do around the town, and there is a well stocked book shelf for advice on walking routes. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer, and we would definitely love to pay a visit to the Old Harbour Master's again!
Visited April 2019
Written September 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Old harbour master
Excellent location, great flat and views to die for, plenty of things to do trip to malaig is recommended just for the views on the drive there
Visited August 2019
Written September 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Spacious flat in a great location, suited us very well
We were a family party staying for a week. The appartment was in a perfect location near to town centre, with shops, restaurants, supermarket, bus and train station all within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes). Climbing centre 3 doors away. Plenty of parking. Very well equipped. Comfortable, spacious rooms. Lovely top floor lounge with great views and balcony. The owner was very helpful. I had a bit of a panic when I realised one of the 4 bedrooms was only separated from the top floor lounge by a curtain, but it was fine - there is a dining room and kitchen on the first floor for people to use until the people in the "curtain" room were up. The weather was not great, but we had a good week in Fort William, with plenty to keep us busy.
Visited June 2019
Written July 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Great walking base in the heart of magificent mountains
What a find! We were looking for a place to stay for our walking holiday in the Scottish mountains. This place was ideal - in the heart of Fort William, close to places to eat and mountains close by: Glen Nevis, Glencoe and all they have to offer within half an hour.
The cottage was warm, clean and tidy and well appointed, lots of storage space and a place to dry wet clothes (there was a little rain!) - we couldn't think of anything that was missing. Plenty of room with a sitting room upstairs and a view that is magnificent, overlooking Loch Linnhe.
We will be back!
Visited June 2019
Written June 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Peebles, United Kingdom2 contributions
Perfect for a family get together
Worth coming here just for the view. Plenty of space to spread out and awesome location. We'll be back for sure
Visited June 2019
Written June 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
A wonderful setting in central Fort William, with views over the loch and the mountains beyond. Loads of space in the apartment which makes it great value for the price in that location. We had a couple of maintenance issues while we were there, but owner Nick was very responsive. Decor fairly basic but warm, comfortable, well stocked and a great base for exploring the Highlands.
Visited December 2018
Written January 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Old Harbour Masters Fort William
Highly recommend this property! It’s the perfect location in Fort William if you are walking the the Ben Nevis trail. It is literally a 10 min drive to the start of the trail. The accommodation is comfortable, with lovely views and all you will need for a break in Fort William. Local shops and restaurants just a 2 min walk into town. It is advisable to book the restaurants as they get really busy!Can’t fault it. Good communication from the owner Nick too!
Thank you for a lovely stay! Definitely will be going back 👍
Visited September 2018
Written September 19, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lovely house, larger than expected, with beautiful views
Stayed here with a few friends, the first time we have been up here. Planned to do Ben Nevis but was too cloudy... but beautiful walk was had anyway. Staying in this house made the weekend fantastic - there's lovely views on the top floor, plenty of room for socialising and hiding away, a well stocked kitchen, a good selection of board games, books, DVDs, and so on. We are all hoping to go back next year for a longer stay!
Visited August 2018
Written September 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
first and foremost the smell on entry was not pleasant!! stale smoke.
to put it as simply as i can it was grubby and dirty. not at all what i expected.
very disappointed. Yes the view is OUTSTANDING but i would expect it to be clean as well. i could go on but i wont. as i said just simply put not a nice place. however Fortwilliam is just lovely and well worth the visit.
Visited July 2018
Written August 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for your review. I have raised this issue with the cleaners. I will message you separately for specific information. There is a strict no-smoking rule in the apartment.
Written August 13, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Stunning views and great location!
An excellent base for activities around Fort William. Well-equipped kitchen, lovely sitting room with balcony and views over loch.House is clean if a little "tired", but makes a comfortable base for a few days exploring the area.
Visited May 2018
Written May 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Apartment situated in the centre of Fort William, a short walk from the main High Street shops. Many restaurants available. Tourist Information office on the High Street. Several supermarkets near by.
Ben Nevis footpath is 3.7Km/2.3m from the apartment.
Train & bus station located 1Km from apartment.
Buses and trains to local and national destinations.
How to get there
Trains run to Fort William from Glasgow.
Glasgow Airport is 158Km/98 miles from Fort William.
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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