Spacious Tirindrish Steading, Spean Bridge
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The steading is in Spean Bridge, 9 miles east of Fort William in the heart of the West Highlands. This stylish, contemporary barn conversion offers a warm holiday home from which to explore and enjoy this wild, romantic and beautiful land.
Accommodating up to 10 people, Tirindrish Steading has been fitted to the highest contemporary standards. Underfloor heating, double glazing and a warm woodburning stove keep the house toasty warm, the state of the art kitchen provides a good forum for stimulating cuisine using nature's local bounty and the lovely open rooms look out onto Lochaber's dramatic landscape.
Spean Bridge lies on the junction of the Fort William to Inverness road and the road past Loch Laggan to Dalwhinnie on the A9. In the famed Great Glen, under the shadow of Ben Nevis, this is for people who love the hills and wide open spaces. Play around the house, barbeque on the patio, cosy inside with a good book or simply play the piano in this harmonious context.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 100 km, Nearest railway: Spean Bridge 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
We have lovely comfortable communal rooms including:
Double height sitting room and balcony
Kitchen and planning department*
*A table placed immediately below wall maps of the local area, great for planning walks and trips.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Our bedrooms have the finest linen and the bathrooms have bathss and power showers, lots of hot water and mod cons:
1 master bedroom with en-suite
1 twin/double bedroom
1 bunk bedroom
1 single bedroom
1 family bathroom upstairs, bang next door to the bedrooms
1 double bedroom with en-suite shower on the ground floor - we won't say proper disabled access but it's good for someone who doesn't do stairs.
These rooms are not so interesting from an aesthetic perspective but are vital to having a happy Scottish holiday:
Utility room with washing machine, dryer, airing cupboard and lovely warm boiler
Ground floor loo
Porch with boot rack and plenty of space for coats and outside clobber.
|Further details outdoors|
Large patio for basketball and sitting out for barbeque, eating and reading
Lawn for playing ball games and for watching birds and the animals in the fields beyond
Lots of space for playing in the river, in the burns and up the hill
The Scottish Highlands region
The mountainous region of "Lochaber" around Fort William and Glencoe is truly wild and exciting. Few roads and miles and miles of high wilderness provide spectacular views with dramatic skies and towering mountains and cliffs plunging to the sea. The air is fresh and the lanscape is invigorating.
The "Outdoor Capital" is so suited to Fort William. Climb, mountain bike, walk, ski or even parachute , canoe, waterski or canyon to really experience the richness of these hills.
Proud highland clans such as Clan Cameron, Clan Donald in Glencoe and Glen Roy, Mackintosh and even Campbells all fiercely protected their way of life and local traditions and tartans. Mulroy the site of the last ever battle between highland clans is on our land just up the hill behind the house. Iain Lom the great highland bard lived just below the house. MacDonell of Tirindrish led the Keppoch MacDonalds in their ambush at High Bridge the very first shots of the Jacobite rebellion.
Remarkable local food - food fresh from the loch and hill
Russell’s at the Old Smiddy, Spean Bridge
The Old Pines, near Commando Memorial
The Old Station Restaurant, Spean Bridge
Stronlossit Hotel and bar, Roy Bridge
The Crannog in Fort William
Ski or snowboard at Aonoch Mhor - 5 miles away
Walk all around - new Great Glen way surrounded by some of the finest hillwalking in the country
Walk along the miles of local seashore
Climbing - 7 miles from Ben Nevis and countless Munros - walk through to the Mamores
Canoeing - River Spean and River Roy on doorstep
Mountain Biking - Nevis Range "Fort Bill" is host to the world championships and has fantastic runs
Mountain Biking - wolftrax at Strathmashie
Mountain biking - we are the home of the Maxxis team when they compete at the championships !
Golf course - Par 3 walk on - 1 mile away
Spean Bridge Fishing - 3 miles from the river Lochy
Stalking - may be arranged with notice
Play or watch shinty, the great highland team sport - played on the Camanach pitch near the house
There is plenty to do and see locally:
Glenfinnan - where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Jacobite standard - 20 miles on the road to the Isles
High Bridge - scene of first skirmish of the '45 rebellion - 2 miles
Glen Roy - famous parallel roads created by glacial lakes (Lochs)
"Dew of Ben Nevis" whisky distillery in Fort William
Glencoe - scene of the infamous Massacre and a place of extraordinary atmosphere - 30 minute drive.
Loch Ness - twenty minutes to Fort Augustus at the end of the Loch
Sealife Centre in Oban - an hour to the south
Ardverikie and Loch Laggan - home to "Monarch of the Glen" twenty minutes drive towards Dalwhinnie
Glen Nevis - dramatic local glen and celebrated backdrop to movies such as "Braveheart", Harry Potter and "Rob Roy"
Ardnamurchan Point - Scotland's most westerly point - fantastic two hour drive along superb scenery
Castle Tioram - Scotland's secret castle, nestling in the inlets of Moidart - an hour north west
Icewall in Kinlochleven - award winning activity in this extraordinary smelter town far down a remote loch.
Fort William - busy local town
West Highland Museum - collection of Jacobite artefacts as well as fascinating local history
Clan Cameron Museum
Enjoy the extraordinary flora and fauna of the west highlands
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9 Sep 2014
"Excellent Cottage in Perfect Location"
Luckily for me & my family this wonderful holiday cottage was available at late notice. We needed to stay near Fort William as we were running the Ben Nevis Race on the Saturday. We could not have bo… More
31 Jul 2014
"Great place and location"
Tirindrish Steading was a spacious property with everything we needed for our stay. We were 10 people from 3 families and fitted in easily! Apart from a lack of hand towels everything was perfect. We … More
3 Jun 2014
"Incredible quality, facilities and location"
The first thing I thought when I arrived at the Steading was - Wow!This is a beautifully converted steading with very high quality facilities and details throughout. It comfortably fitted and catered … More
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