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Coille Diobhain – Home 119188 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Coille Diobhain cottage is situated by an ancient wood of the same name, at the end of a beguiling, winding track up through the wood. The setting offers a wonderful sense of calm, with only the sounds of the trees, birds and animals to be heard. Sitting at an elevation of around 500ft, on the lower reaches of magnificent Glen Roy, there are magnificent views of some of the UK's highest peaks, including Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor with its Nevis Range ski centre, nearby to the southwest.

The location is just minutes from the village of Roy Bridge, which has a small cafe with information about the unique glacial geology of the Glen, dining options in two local hotels, and also its railway station, which provides direct links to London (sleeper service), Fort William and Glasgow. Nearby to the west is the larger settlement of Spean Bridge, and it is only a brief fifteen minute drive to the regional centre of Fort William, known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

The former shepherd's cottage has been extended and refurbished, giving it double, twin and single bedrooms (including a double and single downstairs), a shower-room and bathroom (the latter downstairs), and dedicated dining and sitting rooms. The fully equipped kitchen offers panoramic views of the local land and nearby 4,000ft mountains.

The recent extension (2013) has resulted in the creation of a beautiful new living room with panoramic windows, wood-burning stove, oak wood flooring, and stunning mountain and woodland views.

The cottage is ideal for family and outdoor activity holidays such as walking, hiking, bird-watching, climbing, fishing, mountain-biking and winter sports, as well as for those seeking a quiet or romantic getaway, or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

The woodland slopes steeply to the east of the property, beyond a safety fence. We advise guests to avoid this part of the property.

There is an overhead power cable which crosses the property, approximately half way up the road to the cottage. Caution must be exercised if carrying electrically conductive objects overhead, such as a fishing rod.

The c200m unsealed road up to the property may be unsuitable for vehicles with low road clearance (such as sports cars). When there is snow or ice present, chains or 4x4 traction may be required to reach the cottage (alternatively please park near the gate).

Vodafone mobile network usually available at the property. Other networks are available in or near Roy Bridge village.

Further details indoors

Floors carpeted throughout (except for bathrooms, kitchen, living room). Oak wood flooring in the living room. Wood-burning stove in the living room. Heating also available from newly installed latest generation storage heaters, and numerous electric heaters. High chair and travel cots for infants.

Further details outdoors

Parking space for multiple vehicles. Land encompasses approximately two acres of grass land surrounding the cottage, and seven acres of mixed native woodland, primarily Birch and Oak, but containing numerous other planted species including Scots Pine and Aspen. Extensive local wildlife on and around the property. Animals including Roe and Sika Deer, Hare and Pine Marten; birds such as Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Wood Warbler, Scottish Crossbill, Goldcrest and Siskin, can be seen at different times of the year.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Car: By Roy Bridge, 14mi/22km NE of Fort William. From Glasgow take either - 1. Scenic A82 (120mi/190km/2h40m) via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, or 2. A9/A86 (145mi/230km/3h) via Stirling, Perth, Pitlochry. From Edinburgh take the A9/A86 as above (135mi/215km/2h50). From Inverness take the A82 down Loch Ness-side (60mi/95km/1h20) Bus: Services to Fort William/Spean Bridge on Citylink's Glasgow–F.W.–Skye service, and also on the Inverness route. Local bus 41 serves Glen Nevis-F.W.-Nevis Range and Roy Bridge Rail: Roy Bridge 6 x per wk by the sleeper from London (9h30), and daily by First ScotRail on the Glasgow Queen St–Fort William service (3h25) Air: Three principal airports - Glasgow (180km),Edinburgh (210km),Inverness (110km)

Interaction with guest

The owners (who do not reside near the property) remain fully contactable during your stay in the event of any problems or information / advice needed. Our housekeeper who lives nearby, is also generally available if any particular housekeeping issues should arise.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Stag / hen parties not accepted.

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About the owner

Ruaridh M.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
14 Sep 2019
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Mar 2010. Located in Fort William, it has 64 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £916 to £939.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Sep 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
64 reviews

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“Beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2019

We loved Coille Diobhain! The house is fantastic, plenty of space and nicely decorated while very homely. Great views from the living room and from the grounds. Beautiful setting, very peaceful and tranquil but not too far from a main road and town (Fort William). A wonderful place to relax. The grounds include a very pretty wood at the front, a big grass area with a small pine wood at the back, through which you can get into the fields for a walk. We were particularly pleased to discover a football goal in the garden and a football to use. Other things we hadn't expected that were really useful - extra TVs in dining room and downstairs bedroom, OS maps of the local area, useful kitchen bits such as clingfilm, oil, salt etc. Lovely welcome pack with milk, biscuits and coffee. Towels were lovely, beds and bed linen comfy. (Worth noting though bring tea-towels and dishcloth) Nice clean property. We loved the area and had a brilliant day out at the Nevis Range, the gondolas (cable cars) are really worth doing - and lovely views and cafe at the top. There's no need to book online, no cheaper. There's a nice walk or two up there too. We enjoyed visiting the West Coast (Camusdarach beach beautiful), Glenfinnan viaduct (busy though!) and cycling the beautiful route along the Caledonian Canal from Fort Augustus (Ness E Bikes in Fort Augustus very helpful. We hired a mix of normal and electric assisted bikes - they were fantastic!) Enjoyed the view and a drink by Loch Ness in the garden of the Boathouse Lochside Restaurant. And of course worth a drive and walk along Glen Roy. Needed more time - lots to do and see. We found communication with Ruaridh very good, he was very helpful and quick to respond. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!

“A fantastic cottage”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2019

This cottage had everything we needed for 6 people. It was spacious, well equipped and very peaceful. The welcome pack was much appreciated as we needed a cuppa before we went to the supermarket :-). There are lots of interesting places not too far away, such as distilleries, Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus and Pitlochry. There are lovely walks close by but Fort William is only a short drive away, so we managed to go up Ben Nevis. What a bonus! I would highly recommend this cottage for a family or group. The owner can easily be contacted and is very helpful. We miss it already. Superb!

“Well-equipped cottage in stunning location”

Reviewed 20 May 2019

Stunning views of Ben Nevis from this well-equipped holiday home! It has a remote feel with plenty of wildlife on the doorstep but with amenities of Fort William within easy reach. It has a massive tv with good reception for those who can bear to turn their backs on the view of the mountains. Wifi and mobile connection proved reliable Particularly recommend the train journey to Mallaig and the walks up Glen Nevis.

“Perfect secluded location”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2019

Great holiday rental which suited our family of 6, the property is set back from the road set within lovely woodland gardens. The ground floor offers a double room, a room with bunk beds, nice dining area, stunning lounge with large windows, great sofa and large TV, small but well equipped kitchen. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms one with a double and the other twin beds, family shower room, the shower is very slow but nice and warm, whereas the shower downstairs was much more powerful but ran out of hot water very quickly. The property was ideally placed for where we wanted to visit this time and we would highly recommend.

“Excellent Property and Location”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2018

This property is excellent in all aspects and we cannot recommend it enough. It is well furnished and has everything one might need for a stay whatever the weather. There is good supply of dried wood for the log burner with views out of the windows of the Ben Nevis range breathtaking. The location is also excellent although in winter weather access could prove a challenge due to it's remoteness. However access into Fort William and beyond would be equally challenging. I'd highly recommend investigating the local history with regards to the war time exploits of the Commando training center with visits to the memorial and museum. Access to the Ben Nevis range is perfect with Glencoe within easy reach. I'll definitely be returning.

“An accessible adventure”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2018

When we arrived, the initial realisation of the relatively remote location of the house dawned. However... This is a fantastic house in a beautiful location- each window presents you with an independent living picture. We managed to explore the area but nothing near its potential. The nature diary is an amazing log which tracks notes on the wildlife spotted around the area. Most importantly for me; the house was clean and extremely well equipped. When we arrived the house keeper was in and nothing was a bother; drop off luggage/providing guidance. We were fortunate with the weather; bright, Spring, crisp weather when made the trip all the more memorable.

“Lovely stay in a remote and beautiful part of Scotland”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2018

We had a fantastic week at the house in Roy Bridge. We had loads of snow and skied in the Nevis Range. The kids loved sledging down the drive a we all enjoyed the log burner in the evening. Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your house x

Owner's reply: I'm delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. Thanks for the suggestion about getting a snow shovel for the cottage.

“Breathtaking Views”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2017

Had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage with my wife and our 10 year old daughter. As soon as we walked in the door we knew it was going to be a lovely week. The view from the lounge was just so breathtaking and the wildlife was a joy for our 10 year old to look out for. Most mornings were spent shouting deer! Everything you need is in this cottage and the welcome basket after an 11 hour drive was well received. Especially as we had no milk to make a cup of tea. Massive thank you for that. The position of the property is also perfect. A short drive from Nevis biking center, Ben Nevis, fort William Loch Ness and also the Harry Potter train. We had such a fun packed adventure holiday and the cottage was the perfect home for us after each day. Thank you for a lovely week. We hope to return. Michael, Lynn and Hannah.

Owner's reply: I'm delighted to hear about your enjoyable stay, and I've passed on your feedback regarding the welcome pack to Kirsty our housekeeper. Best wishes, Ruari

“A truly excellent cottage accommodation set in wonderful surroundings”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2013

A fantastic base for all that there is so see in and around the Highlands. The cottage is equipped to a high standard. The minute you walk through the door you have that lovely homely feeling. The surrounding scenery is amazing. It' was also very nice that we were able to take our family dog along with us. We really did just fall in LOVE with the place.

“Fantastic home away from home at Coille Diobhain”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2013

Five adult ladies stayed at Coille Diobhain and loved every minute. The cottage itself has every amenity that one could want, it was a home away from home. We used it as a base and toured Fort William, Oban, The Isle of Skye (lunching at The Three Chimmney's) as well as walking the surrounding cottage grounds. We traveled from the U.S. and were delighted with the comfort the cottage has to offer. We would stay here again. The owner was very easy to work with. The was a book listing all the tourist information one could wish for including restaurants etc. This gets an A+. N. Parr

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