Ben Vheir Cottage sleeps up to 4 people. The cottage is situated in the West Highlands of Scotland near Glencoe and enjoys stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the mountains. The cottage adjoins our main house, and is the part of the building furthest from the road and nearest to the water making it very quiet and peaceful. The convenient lochside setting provides for both open views and easy access to spectacular countryside. Free wifi.
Cottage in Ballachulish,Nr. Glencoe, Highlands, Peaceful, A Few Minutes Drive From The Villages Of Glencoe And
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 23, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Idyllic and comfortable
The setting of this cottage is nothing short of idyllic - literally on the edge of a loch,which can be viewed from the living room and main bedroom windows, and is utterly peaceful. The cottage itself has a cosy, romantic feel, but is completely comfortable. There was room to spread out, plenty of hot water, and very comfy beds. The timed heaters provided plenty of warmth, but we also lit the fire on both nights we were there, and Caroline’s instructions made it very simple to get a good blaze going. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed. We ate out one night at the Ballachulish Hotel, which was very good. We found this an ideal base to explore the Glencoe area - we went to the Glenfinnan viaduct to view the Jacobite steam train go by - and would have loved to stay longer. We would not hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a warm, comfortable, convenient base in this area.
The owner, Caroline, was kind and helpful The cottage was well stocked and very cozy especially with the fire going. The surrounding area of Ballachulish is beautiful with wild flowers and rolling hills surrounding Loch Leven. Good pace to stay.
Great place in excellent location
Very nice place to stay we enjoyed it very much, Caroline made us feel very welcome.
Stunning setting by the loch
We were very comfortable in this cottage. It was clean and well equipped and we especially enjoyed the chickens that were around the grounds. The location is great for walking and exploring the isles.
Charming accommodation! Loved the chickens!
Confortable bed and lots of reading material. The floor felt a little cold at times but we felt reluctant to to turn up the heat as we weren't sure what the end cost would be. As a guide for others, we were there 3 nights and the extra charge for electricity and heat was 10 pounds. Perhaps it would be better to put the rate up a bit and include the electricity and heat. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.
I appreciate your feedback – it’s a difficult judgement to make whether to include electricity or not. We only pass on electricity at cost and we can see advantages to our customers from either option.
Opinion from feedback seems equally divided but I can see having more certainty over cost is helpful and I have already made a change to included electricity in the price.
The beech floor can feel cold at times but I hope you found the wood stove made the room cosy. I like to set the fire and provide a basket of logs free of charge for each guests arrival.
A cosy, place to stay. We would come back here.
The cottage was a lovely, clean place to stay. Everything required for a stay was provided. A place to watch the sun setting over the mountains, if you're lucky. I understand the payment for the electric used. I'm sure that guests would like to come back after a day of sightseeing to a cosy warm cottage by leaving the heaters on all day. I, think the electric payment encourages guests not to waste energy.
The cottage is situated on the shore of Loch Linnhe with access to the beach from the property garden. Small beaches can also be found at Cuil Bay and Port Appin, both within 25 minutes drive.
Glasgow and Inverness Airport are both about a 2 hour drive away. Edinburgh Airport is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes away. Car use is recommended.
Glencoe Village 4 miles.
Ballachulish Village 3 miles.
Fort William 13 miles.
Oban 30 miles.
Corran Ferry 5 miles.
The area is ideal for Oban, Ardnamurchan, Fort William, Glencoe and Mallaig. Daytrips are possible to Mull, Skye, the Cairngorms and Eigg, Muck & Rum. There are plenty of things to do and see. Ballachulish is midway between the ski-centres of the White Corries and Aonach Mor. There is excellent hill-walking on the doorstep as well as a new cycle path - a good stretch of the new cycle path between Oban and Ballachulish is now open.
The area around the cottage - Lettermore - was made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson in the 19th century as the partial setting for his novel Kidnapped. The key moment, the murder of Campbell of Glenure, was based on a real event a few hundred yards from the cottage and now marked by a cairn.
The 9-hole Dragon's Tooth Golf Course is opposite the cottage and boat trips and boat hire operate from beneath the Ballachulish Bridge, less than a kilometre away.
Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, is a 25 minute drive away. There are several castles to visit within easy driving distance as well as other sites of historical interest including Glencoe where the infamous massacre took place.
There is a well stocked small Co-op in the village of Ballachulish and larger supermarkets in Fort William and Oban.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: A non-refundable booking deposit of 25% per week is required to confirm accommodation. Confirmation will be issued upon receipt of deposit. The balance of rental is payable 4 weeks before arrival and is non refundable. Guests are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance in case they have to cancel their stay. Changeover Day: Bookings are normally taken from a Saturday to Saturday. Entry is from 14:30. Departure is by 10:30 on day of departure.