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Achaneich Stable Cottage ref: 511258

Spean Bridge near Fort William, Fort William and Lochaber
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 22
ParkingOff road 1 carGardenPatio Area
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2 ½ acres of landscaped gardens with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor providing a dramatic backdrop, this delightful cottage provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for 2 in a spectacular and peaceful location. The cottage is believed to have been built by General Wade during the Jacobite rebellion to house his troops, with horses accommodated below. The cottage has been sympathetically converted whilst retaining some charming original features, such as a superb exposed stone in the main living area, vaulted ceiling and original arrow-slit windows. The open-plan lounge/dining room is separated from the kitchen area by a modern breakfast bar. The pretty double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and enjoys lovely views across the beautiful woodland gardens. Visitors are welcome to wander the garden grounds, and the caring owners even provide croquet on the lawn and various other outdoor children's games during the summer months. Achaneich Stable cottage is ideally situated for exploring this renowned area of the Highlands, known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK'.
Please note Achaneich Chalet (sleeps 4 /5), also situated in the grounds, may also be available to let, subject to availability.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric panel heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen
Lounge / dining area:  with satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD,   A lovely space with exposed stone wall, good sized dining table and kitchen separated by breakfast bar
Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washer / dryer
Bedroom:  with double bed
Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin


All electricity included.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot and highchair available.Wi-fi available (A small charge of £5 for the use is payable to the owner)


Patio area for visitor's sole use with outdoor furniture. Set in 2.5 acres of owner's landscaped woodland grounds with tumbling burn (youngsters take care!) running through and extensive lawns, mature trees and shrubs. Sloping hills lead down to river below. Off road parking for 1 car.
Although the property is all on one level, it is not equipped for disabled persons.

Nearest townSpean BridgeShops1 Mile
Distance1 MileRestaurant1 Mile
Nearest railway stationSpean BridgePub1 Mile
Distance1 MileLake

About the local area

Walking in the hills, climbing, fishing on the river at the bottom of the garden, skiing, mountain biking, sailing and canoeing are all enjoyed by visitors. The less energetic can take a spectacular ride on the gondola that runs up the side of Aanoch Mor and enjoy a meal at the famous mountain restaurant at the top or enjoy a cycle ride along the scenic Great Glen Cycle route that runs along the side of the Caledonian canal (bikes available to hire locally).  Many of the highlands most famous beauty spots are close by.  Glen Nevis, Loch Ness, Glencoe and the unspoilt Ardnamurchan Peninsula are all within easy driving distance.  Excursions from Fort William, just ten minutes' drive away, include the popular day trip to Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train, made famous through the Harry Potter films.  Several cruises from the pier offer the chance to spot the marine life of Loch Linnhe including seals and otters.  The village of Spean Bridge is just a mile from the property.  It has a well-stocked local shop as well as good quality restaurants and bars, including a 2 AA rosette restaurant which has an excellent reputation for fine dining. Spean Bridge also has a golf course open to visitors. There are also two local historic museums and a famous memorial which pay tribute to the Commandos who trained here during the Second World War. Achaneich Stable Cottage is ideally placed for exploring the whole of the Highlands, with Oban, Inverness and the Isle of Skye all within easy reach.

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What our customers say about Achaneich Stable Cottage

G J Middleton -

Ideally met our needs by location and comfort.

M Wilson -

Very good property for touring the area very friendly owners

Sj Kennedy -

A lovely region to visit and a great place to stay. Very friendly and welcoming.

D Burr -

Exceptionally clean and tidy. Owners very friendly and welcoming, they couldn't do enough for us, and their attention to detail is exactly what we look for, e.g. cleaniness, well maintained property and comfortable furniture, everything to make us safe memoriable. One of the best properties we have ever stayed in and we hope to stay there again next year.

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