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Coopers Knowe House House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

Location description from owner

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

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 4: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 5 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
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About the owner

Patricia M
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
05 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This House has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jul 2012. Located in Lochaber, it has 49 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1395 to £2495.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Jul 2016.

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“Cracking house in a beautiful setting”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2016

Coopers Knowe House is a beautiful modern home on the west coast of Scotland - a short drive from wonderful beaches and great hills. The owners have thought of everything for this holiday home including a great lounge, a wonderfully-equipped kitchen, very comfortable bedrooms and a playroom for table-tennis, pool and darts. There were ten of us in our party aged from 12 to 58 and we all loved it. Great for socialising, eating together, walking together, game-playing, day trips. Not so great if you want continuous access to wi-fi or guaranteed sunny weather. There's even great walks direct from the house - through the woods to a little sandy cove, down the beach to the right or around the hill behind the house on a big footpath to see great sunsets. We strongly recommend the house and hope to return sometime. One last thing - it's expensive. On the other hand, you definitely get what you pay for.

Dear johnd1232015 I'm very grateful to you for going to the trouble of posting such a detailed review and I'm of course absolutely delighted that the house was enjoyed so much by all the members of your family. Really sorry that the wifi connection proved a little slow during your stay - I'm afraid being in a fairly remote area of Scotland means broadband speed are not always as fast as they are in other places across the UK. Also sorry that we couldn't serve up better weather for your stay - I'll be working on this for next time!

“Dream House, dream location , fabulous holiday”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2015

Just returned from a fabulous weeks holiday in this most beautiful part of the world. The house itself exceeded our expectations in so many ways - very modern yet very comfortable, every thing you could possibly need was provided and more. Usually I'm not a good sleeper but a combination of the clean Scottish air and the most comfortable beds in the world cured that! It was difficult to decide which was the better bedroom - and no one was disappointed with their draw! The area is stunning and the wildlife..... to look out of the window and see the most magnificent stag just looking at you before he walks away into the woods... magical! Try out the local inn - the Lochailort Inn - just at the junction - so friendly and great food. If you love Scottish mountains, lock views, wildlife and VERY comfortable living - book this - you wont regret it!

Dear Joan B I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review and of course it's wonderful to hear that you thought Coopers Knowe House fabulous and the views magical - I'll admit I find the deer pretty magical too and I see them quite often. I'm also pleased you enjoyed the Lochailort Inn which is only a few minutes' drive away. I hope you will choose to holiday with us again before too long.

“Superb house - excellent location”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2015

What a fabulous house. As a group, we stay in a house every year, and I am sure we will struggle to find such a fantastic house next year. The location is great, overlooking the loch and mountains. The decor and furnishings are excellent, and the games room kept everyone occupied. Watching the stags in the next field through the binoculars was a particular highlight for me. We swam in the sea at the silver sands of Morar, walked to the white sands of Glen Uig, fished on Lake Shiel, watched the train on the viaduct at Glenfinnan, and saw Minke whales on a boat heading towards Eigg. I would definitely recommend this house, and we would love to return in a few years. Linda

Dear Linda O I am very grateful to you for taking the time to post a review and of course I'm delighted you liked the house so much. I'm also pleased that you took advantage of all the attractions round and about - for those who enjoy wildlife and outdoor activities, there really is a great deal to see and do. I hope we'll be able to welcome you back sometime in the future.

“Stunning house in fabulous location”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2015

We received excellent instructions for finding the house and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The whisky and shortbread was a lovely touch. The house is very spacious and all 5 bedrooms are large and comfortable - in our many years of renting large houses, we have not generally found this to be the case so it was a pleasant surprise. The beds were fabulously comfortable and the bathrooms were excellent with powerful showers. Downstairs was equally spacious and comfortable with amazing views. We enjoyed watching the deer who came to the garden every day. There are some good local walks to quiet beaches and we enjoyed trips further afield; especially the ferry to Inverie where we had an excellent meal at The Old Forge pub. We also enjoyed good food at the Lochailort Hotel and the Glenluig Inn. The cafe on the harbour is excellent as is the tearoom at Acharacle. There is so much to do in the area; outstanding hill walking, boats to Skye and the Small Isles, Glenfinnan Monument, the steam train to Mallaig ......... We had a fabulous week and the owner could not have been more helpful

We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review and of course we're naturally delighted that the house proved so comfortable. We’re also pleased you managed to find so much to do both close at hand and slightly further afield. We do hope we will be able to welcome you back to Roshven for a future holiday.

“A perfect venue for the outdoor enthusiast who demands high standards.”

Reviewed 24 May 2015

This was our ninth annual holiday for a group of friends from the Highlands. The location was perfect offering a range of activities which we would need a month to fulfil. Coopers Knowe is the perfect house to come back to after enjoying a day out in whatever weather the Scottish climate throws at you. Everything is of the highest quality. Pat could not have been more friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We’re naturally delighted that you had a good time at Coopers Knowe House and got the chance to participate in some of the numerous activities on offer locally. It’s such a shame that the weather couldn't have been kinder during your holiday but of course I'm pleased that you consider the house the perfect place to come back to to get warm and dry again. I hope you will consider holidaying again with us in the not too distant future. Pat Middleton, Coopers Knowe House

“This lovely house ticked all the boxes for my family”

Reviewed 17 May 2015

My extended family, 3 generations of us, and we had such fun.What a wonderful property. We are all familiar with the area, and had plans for sightseeing and days out, but a lot of the time we didnt feel the need to go anywhere. views were stunning, and short walks in all directions from the house. we saw otters, and deer with a long list of wild birds that I dont see at home. The cooking was a pleasure, use of the kitchen we took in turns, and didnt eat out once! Difficult to say what was the best feature, perhaps being able to be together with plenty of room.

We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We’re naturally delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday and were able to take full advantage of the facilities within the house and the delights immediately close by. The abundance and variety of wildlife are particular attractions of the local area and therefore I’m so glad that you got to see otters, deer and rare birds. We hope you will decide to holiday at Coopers Knowe House again before too long. Pat Middleton Coopers Knowe House

“Fantastic Location”

Reviewed 7 May 2015

Wonderful house all requirements met and some - lots of space, great kitchen, lots of cupboard staples supplied which was most appreciated. If you are in need of hill walking, beach combing and activities they are all on hand, personally I enjoyed the ever changing views from the house over the loch. Every one in our party enjoyed our break, even breakfasting on the patio for few morning ( in Scotlamd !!!!!! ) the weather was extremely kind to us for our week. Each evening we had visits from two young Stags they seemed to be checking us out. A little bit remote but two pubs within ten minutes each way, all in all we certainly enjoyed our stay at Coopers Knowe.

We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review and are of course delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Coopers Knowe House. We're also pleased that you were even able to enjoy breakfast on the terrace on several mornings, which some might think was simply not possible in the Scottish Highlands! I hope we will be able to welcome you back for another holiday in the future.

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

Reviewed 7 Jan 2015

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

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

Reviewed 2 Oct 2014

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.

“The Finest Quality House...”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2014

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.

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