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Sleeps 8
2 dogs
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms

A larger holiday property for a family or group of friends to enjoy the myriad activities, or simply relax and enjoy the views.. In a superb location with wonderful views towards Loch Linnhe, the Caledonian Canal, Fort William and the surrounding mountains, this spacious house, one of a pair, adjoins the owners’ seldom used holiday apartment and offers an ideal base for discovering the west coast of Scotland. The holiday property is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season.

The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, activities include mountain biking, climbing, skiing, kayaking, walking, golf and fishing. Take a trip on the gondola up Aonach Mor or try the World Championship mountain bike course. For outdoor enthusiasts who like a challenge, why not take on Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain. On a clear day, the view is spectacular and you can see for miles. For steam train enthusiasts, catch the West Highland Steam Train to Mallaig, crossing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter films, (or watch it from the garden as it puffs past the house daily during the summer months). Alternatively, visit some of the unspoilt beaches, historic castles, museums, distilleries and magnificent gardens.

Boat trips to the inner isles are easily accessible, including Mull with its main, colourful, harbourside town, Tobermoray, also known as Balamory in the children’s TV series, Staffa and the cathedral like Fingal’s Cave, and Iona with its pristine white sands and famous abbey. Torfern is also ideally placed for touring with the bustling harbour town of Oban, Aviemore for winter sports, Inverness, Skye or monster spotting at Loch Ness all easily reached. Shop and pub 200 yards. . Large dining room with patio doors, tiled floor and wood-burning stove open to kitchen area with tiled floor. Boot room. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with Velux windows. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over bath shower and toilet, one with Velux and low ceiling. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet..

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full ground source central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • 42" 3D Freeview TV
  • Blu-ray
  • X-box
  • iPod dock
  • Gas range
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Sea loch 50 yards.

Up to two dogs only. Please remember to take your own controllers for the X-box. There is a loch/sea 50 yards from property.

EPC Rating = D

Features

Woodburner / Fire
Luxury
Parking Available
Garden / Patio
WiFi
Accessibility Features
Walk-In Shower
Waterside
Dishwasher
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Stair Gate
TV
Cot / Travel Cot
Washing Machine
Coastal
Train Station Nearby

Reviews

“Absolutely fantastic property short of nothing. The most amazing views. Highly recommended.”
— Caroline, 8 May 2022
“Just an excellent house in an excellent location”
— Peter, 1 May 2022
“Torfern surpassed our expectations. Leaving this fantastic house with such stunning scenery and quiet location was very hard. We will definitely return. Thank you to Margaret who kept in touch to make sure all was ok, i.e. is the house warm enough for you very caring yet not intrusive. Fantastic.”
— Mark, 30 March 2022
“Excellent cottage and probably one of, if not the, best weve ever stayed in.”
— Julian, 30 October 2021
“A lovely big comfortable cottage, furnishings of a high standard. The views from the top lounge are great for watching the boats navigating the Caledonian Canal and watching The Hogwarts Express trundle along at the bottom of the garden. Had the bushes been cut back the view from the downstairs lounge would have been almost as good. As we didnt like taking food and drinks upstairs we spent much of our time in the downstairs lounge. But a great base for exploring the area.”
— Patricia, 3 October 2021
“No complaints ( great propoerty and location ) but would recommend the owners put warning labels next to the various internally opening windows ( velux's etc ) as otherwise these are an accident waiting to happen in our opinion ( we had several near misses with the very heavy velux's on the 1st floor before sussing them out... ).”
— Gareth, 15 September 2021
“An excellent homely house. with all the comforts you could wish for. you could host a dinner party if you wished. A gorgeous view of the lock. A nice large garden ideal for letting the dogs out. large bedrooms. An open plan look with an option to use an upstairs lounge which is good for large parties. very pleased and would not hesitate to recommend. Public transport is an option. 50 yards from the house is a bus stop which takes you into Fort William where there is an option to use the trains and other buses.”
— R, 23 August 2021
“Torfern is one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in. It suited our party of 7 grandparents, parents, children aged 10, 13 and 15, (plus Buddy), so well that we booked a week for next summer on our very first evening! The spacious layout and numerous thoughtful extras, (even in Covid times), made the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.”
— Jean, 16 August 2021
“An amazing house in an amazing location. Very well equipped with everything you could need (and more!) Very comfortable beds, a beautiful location and very relaxing. We lost hours sitting in the downstairs living area (love the reclining chair) watching the world go by. Beautiful views of the Ben and loved watching the boats go through and seeing the Jacobite steam train every day. Huge garden and we were very lucky with the weather. Rebooked for next year within 24 hours of arriving cant wait to return!”
— Jo, 31 July 2021
“Torfern is a spectacular house that is well designed and really well equipped. The views of Ben Nevis and the steam train passing the bottom of the garden are fabulous I became a steam train fan and knew it was 1030 when the first steam train of the day came past. We were a family of adults and had plenty of room and the wifi is good. If I was pushed for a negative, I would say that a house is not dog friendly if you can't have the dog in the upstairs lounge (there are 2, one downstairs). I bring my own blankets for my dog and she is a nonmalting breed. I agree dogs shouldn't be in bedrooms and don't allow this at home.”
— Carol, 17 May 2021

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