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Coopers Knowe House

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £193 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 33 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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The house with the hills and the loch in the background

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Coopers Knowe House is located on the shores of Loch Ailort, approximately 30 miles from Fort William. The surrounding area offers great walking, a range of scenic excursions for the sea kayaking enthusiast as well as sea trout and mackerel fishing without the need to travel. Day trip options include Skye, the small isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck, a tour of the Ardnamurchan peninsular and for the Harry Potter fan a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train over the Glenfinnan viaduct . Within a short drive of the house there are a number of fantastic inns, restaurants and hotels providing good food ranging from traditional pub fare to fine dining.

The house boasts five double bedrooms, each with its own bath or shower room. The main sitting room benefits from a striking double-height ceiling and a wood burning stove and there are stunning views of the loch and the surrounding hills from all rooms. The house sits on its own private estate of some 60 acres. There is a pebble beach directly in front of the house and another with white sand a short walk away.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach 100 m
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 20 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 150 km, Nearest railway: Lochailort 9.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites
Furniture King Beds (4), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Lochaber region

The Scottish Highlands boast some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles: majestic mountain peaks: hidden glens; picturesque lochs; dense stretches of forest; remote areas of moorland; deserted beaches with white sand. You are therefore guaranteed fabulous views at every turn.

The varied scenery attracts an equally varied range of wildlife: deer, otters, wildcats, gannets, puffins, sea eagles, minke whales, basking sharks and dolphins are all be frequent sightings across the Highlands.

Sadly, we cannot guarantee dawn to dusk sunshine but the warmth of Highlands hospitality and the right clothing should ensure that you have a good time whatever the weather.

Glenuig

The local area offers great walking whether you're looking for a gentle stroll along the shore of a loch or the challenge of a Corbett ascent - Rois-Bheinn (882m) can be reached on foot from the house.

Sea-kayaking is another popular activity and several local companies offer guided excursions and kayak hire. Holidaymakers with their own kayak, canoe or rowing boat can launch their craft directly from the beach at the front and there is a drying room in the house for afterwards. For yachties, Glenuig (5 miles away) offers moorings.

Fishing enthusiasts can fish for mackerel and sea trout without leaving home - brown and rainbow trout can be fished from local rivers.

For golfers, 9-hole Traigh Golf Course (30 minutes away by car) has been described as one of the most beautifully sited in the world.

Fort William is known as the outdoor capital of the UK offers a full range of activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast.

Popular day trips from the house include:

A wildlife cruise from Arisaig (10 miles) to the contrasting islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum;

A cruise around Loch Sheil;

A drive around the Arnamurchan peninsular - the site of the UK's most westerly point;

A ride on the Jacobite Steam Train across the Glenfinnan Viaduct - made famous in the Harry Potter films;

Discovering the Treasures of the Earth: Europe’s finest private collection of crystals, gemstones and fossils (close to Fort William);

Exploring Skye via the ferry from Mallaig

Visiting Castle Tioram

And the area offers a wealth of eating opportunities from good pub grub to fine dining.

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25 Jan 2015

5/5

"Stunning location and superb accommodation"

I celebrated my 50th birthday and New Year with my extended family in this wonderful house in a stunning quiet location. The house had plenty of room and accommodated all age ranges from children, t… More

8 Jan 2015

5/5

"Perfect location for young and old if you want beauty and peace and quiet"

We were a party ranging from 9 years to 50 years old. The house is very spacious and very well appointed with beautifully comfortable bedrooms and a separate games room offering a sanctuary for the older children. The view from the sitting room is exquisite, as is the sitting room itself. The loch is moments from the house, and affords a wonderful location for children, dogs and adults alike to explore in relative safety (boys will be boys) and freedom. If you want space, comfort, seclusion, and not to have to see or speak to anyone, unless you chose to, then this is your perfect place to stay.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed a good time and were able to take advantage of the creature comforts within the house and the opportunities for mini adventures outside. We hope you may consider returning to the Highlands sometime in the future.

Pat Middleton
Coopers Knowe House

2 Oct 2014

5/5

"Amazing home in the midst of Scotland castles, mists, lochs and magic"

There is a perfect combination of luxury and retreat provided by Coopers Knowe House. The pictures convey the lovely property, but until you actually stay there, it's hard to believe that there could be such comfort in such an incredible location. The beds, baths, kitchen are all well equipped. There is plenty of room to relax and chat, the loch is footsteps away, and the drives to the local areas of interest are amazing. Sit outside with the beverage of your choice and enjoy the beauty, solitude and peace of Coopers Knowe House. The owner, Pat, is so very helpful. We will be back!

We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We're naturally delighted that you liked the house so much and that you also enjoyed the drives to the nearby places of interest which we think offer simply stunning views. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Highlands of Scotland before too long.

25 Aug 2014

5/5

"The Finest Quality House..."

Coopers Knowe is a modern house of exceptional quality, managed by professionals and owned by a lovely couple who do all they can to help you enjoy your stay - before during and after the holiday itself. We stay in the Highlands every year and I cannot find fault with this house. The fittings and fixtures are of the highest quality, the spacious and luxurious interior is wonderful and you feel like the owners really appreciate your visit.
Needless to say, the property was spotless on arrival and we were shown round the house to ensure that we understood how everything worked. A small welcome gift was most appreciated as was the information provided before and during our stay.
Location is spectacular with wonderful views to the loch and surrounding Corbets. This is an isolated spot though so be prepared to travel should you need entertainment or even provisions.
Even though the weather was lousy during our stay, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves in this lovely house, sleeping on wonderful beds, bathing in lovely bathrooms and being able to split our large group between the lounges and teenager-friendly games room.
We saw a lot of wildlife whilst in the house - an inquisitive Pine Martin came looking for us on several occasions and we had a beautiful Deer visit the garden.
Thanks very much to the Middleton's for allowing us to share your amazing house. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good quality and who knows the difference between places who merely tick boxes and those who are focussed on high quality.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday despite the weather which sadly was not very good throughout your stay. I'm also pleased that you got to see a pine marten – the variety of the local wildlife is a real feature of the local area. We hope to be able to tempt you back before too long and that next time you stay at Coopers Knowe the loch will be bathed in sunshine for much of the time.

25 Jul 2014

5/5

"Room with a view"

In fact every room had a wonderful view. Beautifully appointed house with supper quality finish. Five couples for the week had a wonderful time. Local couple were very helpful in organising our arrival and stay.

Lovely place for our wedding reception. I told my current wife that I would properly book it for my next wedding. Look forward to coming back before then!

Many thanks

We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We're naturally always a little anxious when guests book Coopers Knowe House for a very special occasion that the house will live up to expectations so of course we're really pleased to hear that it did. We hope we will be able to entice you back before too long. All the best for a long and happy married life!

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"utopia"

we stayed there with extended family, 2 very happy dogs and had the most wonderful relaxing holiday in years. The House is so beautiful we all felt like kings! Pat was extremely helpful throughout the whole booking process, What we have is a heavenly house in a spectacular location with views to die for. Apart from a few midges and the odd downpour (well it is the west coast of Scotland) nothing spoiled our time there. We had enough room for everyone to do their own thing or get together. I could go on and on about how wonderful the house is, the pictures on the website do not do it justice. You will just have to go and see for yourself. You wont be disappointed. . I am a Scotsman and have traveled to may areas in our beautiful country but this is the furthest West and the whole areas is stunning. One of our days sitting on the White Silver sanded beach that was filmed in Local Hero, you could easily think that you where in the Caribbean...if it was a few degrees hotter :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We're thrilled that you liked the house so much and were able to enjoy a thoroughly relaxing holiday. And by the sounds of things, even a Scotsman can be slightly taken aback by just how stunning the beaches are on the west coast! It's certainly true that there are plenty that would rival those of the Greek islands or the Caribbean in terms of scenery, sand and clear water. We very much hope you will consider Coopers Knowe House again for a future holiday.

10 Jul 2014

5/5

"Highest quality interior coupled with the best view in Scotland."

The size and quality of the Coopers Knowe House were impressive. The view from the living room was as good or better than anything we saw in our outings away from the house. WIFI, a large TV and game room keep the big family group from the teenagers to the 60 year old businessman entertained in the evening.
The house was a bit isolated, but we enjoyed that. Ft William is about 45 minutes away, but it does have everything you could want from groceries and shopping to a distillery. Beyond Ft Williams is the beautiful Glencoe area, but I must say the local setting around the house is comparable, so you can stay close.
A favorite of mine was driving south to Castle Tioram, with one lane roads here and there along the way.
But most important, no matter what you did during the day, coming back to this wonderful house and kicking back was so relaxing. What a grand get away it was for our family.

Very many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Scotland is of course famed for its fabulous views so to say that the view from Coopers Knowe House is the best is really quite something! I'm also pleased that you were able to explore the local places of interest. Castle Tioram is indeed a picturesque spot and thanks to your comments, I now advise guests to try to check the tides before setting out to be sure of being able to walk out to the castle. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope we will be able to welcome you back again before too long.

10 Jul 2014

5/5

"A wonderful place to stay"

Coopers Knowe House is beautifully sited: the view from the house is wonderful and there are so many beautiful places near by to visit. The house is so spacious that we did not fall over one another; … More

We very much appreciate you taking the time to post a review and we're naturally delighted that you liked the house and were also able to enjoy the wonderful scenery and places of interest close by. We hope you will consider Coopers Knowe House again for a future holiday.

9 Jul 2014

5/5

"Comfort and style in a superb setting"

The house had all the facilities our extended family could possibly need, with spacious rooms and extensive outside area far from traffic. We could watch wildlife, including red throated divers and otters on the loch, direct from the sitting room using the telescope provided. A pine marten appeared regularly at dusk on the road nearby. A wonderful week.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'll admit to being slightly envious that you got to see otters on the loch because this is something I've personally yet to do! You are though more or less guaranteed to spot a wide variety of wildlife either directly from the house or whilst out walking. We're so pleased you enjoyed such a good week and we hope to welcome you back to the Highlands before too long.

25 Jun 2014

5/5

"Stunning house in a glorious setting - a perfect holiday, thank you."

Our holiday could not have been better. The house is large, immaculately and tastefully furnished, with every comfort one could hope for. We were a large party with an age range of 6-71and there was plenty of room for everyone: a beautiful, tranquil, living room with glorious views across Loch Ailort; a snug with a television, and a games room with PS3, snooker and tennis table, which made the younger members of the party extremely happy! We most enjoyed the location, right on the edge of the Loch. The children played on the pebbly beach directly in front of the house and it was a very short walk through the wood to the secluded sandy cove which was private and full of rock pools to explore. I am slightly loathe to recommend the house because I certainly don't want it to be already booked next time we want to visit! Thank for making our stay so very comfortable.

We are naturally delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the house met with the approval of all the members of your family. We're also pleased that you were able to make the most of the pebbly beach close to the house and the nearby sandy cove. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review – we hope we will be able to entice you back before too long.

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