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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Inverness-shire Town/village Fort William
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Cour Lodge, near Fort William (307)

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life, then this holiday house with open views of the Nevis range is the perfect location to recharge the batteries.

Located in a spectacular rural setting with open views of the Grey Corries (the eastern section of the Nevis range) this south facing holiday cottage near Fort William is in a superb location to take advantage of skiing in the winter months and down hill mountain biking at all other times of year.  With easy access to many Munroes and walking/biking tracks and waterways right on the doorstep, this super cosy holiday home would make an ideal base for activity minded groups who like to get outdoors.  

With plenty of rooms to choose from, including the sitting room with open fire, dining room, kitchen and additional living space on the first floor landing for the children. French windows from the kitchen open out onto the decking, where al fresco dining can take place in the summer months.

The accommodation consists of a twin bedded room with access to a shower room on the ground floor, with the three other bedrooms on the floor above. Ramp access to the rear of the house allows easy access for those with limited mobility.

The grounds consist of an enclosed 1 acre garden, set within a larger 30 acres of woodlands and open ground. Walks are available directly from the house with forest tracks starting from the garden gate. This area is known as the “outdoor capital of Scotland”, with Ben Nevis and Glencoe resorts within easy reach. Winter sports, walking, climbing, mountain biking and most outdoor activities are catered for here. With a sleeper train service from London to Fort William, access could not be easier by train or by road.

*September & October Booking Requests*

Please note in these months the owner welcomes weekend bookings from Fridays to Sundays only. At all other times of year where short breaks are accepted, guests are welcome to book the property from Friday to Monday.  A Sunday to Sunday changeover applies in these two months.  At all other times of year the weekly changeover falls on a Saturday.  

A warm welcome on arrivalKick back in the comfortable sitting room and enjoy the views toward Ben Nevis The dining room can easily seat 8 adults with the option to squeeze in a couple of kidsThe kitchen is modern, well equipped and large enough to cater to the biggest groupsThe kitchen also has french doors which open to the decking areaThe rest of the accommodation is on the first floorWith additional living space on the landing with large windows over the remarkable views

Living Space

Reception rooms

At the front of the house is the good size sitting room, with open fire, TV and comfortable seating to enjoy the amazing views towards Ben Nevis.

The reception hall is spacious and comes with a wood-burning stove and whilst this is a warm house anyway, this additional heating rises into the gallery area above.

On the first floor landing area is a large area where there is living space, which creates a secondary sitting room, with sofas and chairs with TV, which is ideal for children to gather and enjoy their own space.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room has a dining table and chairs which comfortably seats 8 people.  It adjoins the kitchen, with French window glass doors, which creates a large open space feeling between the two rooms.

The kitchen is at the front of the house and is well equipped spacious room with a country style kitchen table that seats 6 people, making this a sociable room for a number of people to cook and chat.

French windows then open out to the decking area to the front, where al fresco dining can take place in the summer months. With the double whammy of being south facing to enjoy the warmth of the sun and looking across the Nevis range mountains, this decking area can be the most popular place to be seated on holiday.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden, enclosed
  • Gun cabinet
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Kennels Available
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, double, hob, electric
  • TV, Freesat channels
  • TV, Smart
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Mobile reception, available on limited networks
  • Easy Access
 Room 1 is a large twin room on the ground floorRoom 2 is a large double bedroom on the first floor The en-suite bathroom to room 2Room 3 is the other double bedroom on the first floorRoom 4 is a bright twin bedroom on the first floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 8

Accommodation is provided for a group of 8 adults in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

Ground floor

Room 1, twin bedroom, with two single beds; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

First floor

Room 2, double bedroom, with double bed and front view, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c, bidet and wash hand basin;

Room 3, double bedroom, with double bed and front view;

Room 4, twin bedroom, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; landing space living room area, sofa and TV.

  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom With Shared Shower Room
  • Sofa-bed In Living Room For +2
The grounds are perfect for relaxing inWith a south facing view, the decking is a perfect place in summer monthsOpen far reaching views from the grounds

Grounds & Surrounds

Accessed via a B-road from Spean Bridge, which is a few miles long, before becoming a private road which leads up to the lodge. Located 10 miles from Fort William, within a country setting, the lodge is ideal for exploring the very best of Scotland.


Walks are available directly from the house with forest tracks starting from the garden gate. This area is known as the “outdoor capital of Scotland”, with Ben Nevis and Glencoe resorts within easy reach. Winter sports, walking, climbing and most outdoor activities are catered for here.


If you're interested in shooting, fishing, bike hire, walking tours and wildlife safaris', the owner is happy to arrange these privately for guests as extra.  For guests renting the property on a sporting let basis, a gun safe can be made available on request. 


There is a local golf course in Fort William. Fishing is available on the river Lochy. For shopping, then a trip to Fort William is required where there is a major supermarket, as well as other shops and restaurants. Ben Nevis distillery can be found in Fort William. The Commando monument, Glenfinnan and Eilean Donan castle are worth visiting.


Fort William Mountain Film Festival 

Scottish Six Day Trials (6 day national trials bike event) 6 days from first Monday in May

The World Cup Downhill Mountain Biking


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity, heating and an initial supply of fuel for the open fires is included within the rental.

Extra-wood can be purchased for the wood-burner and open fire once the initial supply has been used up. 

Notes & Warnings

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

Two dogs are welcome, ground floor only as per the pet terms. Two generous runs with wooden kennels and a corrugated roof are also available for their use. 

Please be aware that the piano at the property is unused and not tuned on a regular basis, and is more a decorative item than a functional playing piano. Guests are welcome to play the piano, but for those wishing to arrange a musical event, then the provision of a professional keyboard may be more appropriate.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority. 

*September & October Booking Requests*

Please note in these months the owner welcomes weekend bookings from Fridays to Sundays only. At all other times of year where short breaks are accepted, guests are welcome to book the property from Friday to Monday.  A Sunday to Sunday changeover applies in these two months.  At all other times of year the weekly changeover falls on a Saturday.  

LocationFort William

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Nevis Range, and the beautiful Loch Linnhe, Fort William is one of the larger Highland settlements and has been dubbed the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Glen Nevis offers a multitude of activities for all types; the Nevis Range multi activity centre hosts Skiing, Snowboarding and Mountain Biking, while the famous cable car offers sightseers a chance to enjoy the spectacular landscapes and scenery without the long walk! A Discovery Centre can be found at the top, at Aonach Mor, during the summer, as well as a self-service restaurant. If you would like to stay on your feet, the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre offers information on the area, with hiking and rambling routes depending on your desires. Don’t forget Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, perfect for rock climbing and hiking! Back on lower ground, Fort William is home to the West Highland Museum, with exhibits depicting Highland life during the Jacobite era, and Treasures of the Earth is a geological gem for all the family, hosting a collection of priceless stones, crystals and fossils. 


Inverness-shire is one of the largest county areas in Scotland. Located in the Highlands, it is predominantly mainland, but still has coastline to the west and the east, and includes the Outer Hebrides, Skye and a number of smaller Inner Hebridean Isles. The neighbouring historical county of Nairnshire is now commonly included withing the boundaries of Inverness-shire. The county has a diverse range of attractions and activities for all the family. For thrill seekers, and those in search of invigorating activities, there are two ski resorts, Cairngorm and Nevis Ski Centre, a number of activity centres and much in the way of walking and mountain biking can be found in the Highlands. For something traditionally Scottish why not pay Nessie a visit at Loch Ness? And what about a trip to stand in the shadow of the great Ben Nevis (or walk up it if you are so inclined!)? Visit the Calloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle on British soil, or take a train ride out to the west coast, over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by Harry Potter’s Hogwart's Express! The Outer Hebrides are a 200 island chain off the far north west of Scotland. Inhabited for over 6000 years, the islands have a huge historical heritage, and also contain Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserves. The Isle of Skye is typical of the Scottish Highlands; with 20 Munros on the island, there is much to entertain the avid walker! Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands is a bustling and thriving city and home to the estimable red sandstone Inverness Castle. Other towns include Fort William, located in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Kingussie on the Cairngorm National Park, and Nairn, an attractive seaside holiday spot on the Moray Firth.

North West and Skye

About the Area

The northern section of Scotland provides some of the most dramatic scenery that the country has to offer with stunning natural beauty. The options include travelling up the east coast, through the central region or via the western section. Choosing the east coast, from Inverness to John o’ Groats, is a distance of 120 miles. This takes in the “Black Isle” which has the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth on either side. Continuing on the A9 through Easter Ross, and the scenery starts to get more dramatic with the peak Ben Wyvis dominating the area. The towns that you pass through include Dornoch, Golspie, Brora and Helmsdale, with the historic cathedral at Dornoch a highlight. Beyond and you enter the sparsely populated region of Sutherland, where there are vast open spaces of moorland and heather, which meets the high cliffs to the east. There are two main towns in the northern section and they are Thurso and Wick. The north east section is the county of Caithness, and there are a lot of Norse influence in this area, having been the closest point of contact to Norway and Viking invasions. It is a favourite for tourists who like to go to John o’Groats, and it is historically known as the “start of Great Britain”, being one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points in the UK, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End in Cornwall. At the north coast is the Pentland Firth, which looks out to Orkney and a car ferry can be caught from Scrabster to Stromness. Both Orkney and Shetland have amazing historical sites and are well worth visiting. Travelling along the north coast takes you to Tongue, and it is here that the central route can be taken using the A836. This follows Loch Loyal, past Ben Loyal, Loch Naver and through Strath Vagastie and Strath Tiffy before reaching Lairg. The road is a single track road with passing places and as it is so scenic, there is no hurry. Travelling from the west coast, from the great glen of Scotland and the magnificence of Loch Ness, along the A87, this is a route that is well trodden by tourists, as this is the “road to the isles”. Along the way, it is lochs and glens, with Loch Lochy, Loch Garry, Loch Cluanie, the Five Sisters mountain range, before reaching Loch Duich and one of the most photographed and iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle. From here, the road leads to the Isle of Skye and access onto many of the other islands, or north. Travelling north, takes in a perennial favourite, Plockton, and continuing on you travel through Lochcarron, Kinlochewe, Ullapool and Scourie, with harbour villages of Lochinver and Kinlochbervie, well worth visiting. Once you get to the top of Scotland, you reach Durness and the most north westerly region which is Cape Wrath, and this section of Scotland is covered.


In the North Highlands and Skye, there are many attractions, but it is the geography that is the most appreciated. The line of the well known verse states “speed bonny boat, over the sea to Skye”; but nowadays, there is a bridge for the main west coast route onto the island. However, the West Highland Line links Mallaig railway station by rail to Fort William, Oban and Glasgow. This rail line, which is in use through the summer only, has been frequently voted the top rail journey in the world. Once on Skye, it is dominated by the range of mountains through the spine of the island which are the Cuillins, which is a haven for walkers. To the north near Uig, is Dunvegan Castle, the clan seat of the Macleods, which is open to the public. Whilst Skye can easily occupy a visitor for weeks, there is also access to many of the other islands, including Raasay, Uist and Harris. Back on the mainland, it continues to be all about lochs and glens. From the great glen and Loch Ness, travelling north, it a series of straths, glens, mountains and vast open spaces. In fact 40% of all the Munro’s, mountains that are above 3,000 feet in height, are in this region. Some of the more prominent ones include Ben Wyvis, Ben Hope and Ben More Assynt. The clan history of this area is fascinating and includes well known clans such as Mackay, Sinclair, Sutherland, Munro, Urquhart, Mackenzie, Fraser, Mackinnon and Macleod. On Skye, Dunvegan Castle is the clan seat and nearby can be found Macleod's Tables, which are two curious flat-topped hills that are prominent from many parts of Skye. The ascent to the top is a straightforward but rough moorland walk. Apart from travelling the region and enjoying its natural beauty, there are many castles to visit. The iconic Eilean Donan Castle is the most visited castle in this region and definitely worth seeing, even if you see nothing else in Scotland. Castle Urquhart at Loch Ness, Dunrobin Castle, Castle of Mey, Dornoch Cathedral and Dunvegan Castle and Castle Armadale on Skye are all worth visiting, along with the many historical sites on Orkney. Many signposts are written in both English and Gaelic, the Scottish language, and it is in this region where the language is kept alive. Shinty is the local sport, which to an outsider is the equivalent of hockey without rules, and if you have a chance to see a game, then it is an exciting fast paced game, which comes with crunching tackles. With regard to weather, it can be a mixed bag. Traditionally, in general the west is wetter than the east, but there are pockets that have micro climates. In the west, the gulf stream keeps the climate milder and there are a number of well known gardens, like Inverewe Gardens in the North West, which are world class. All-in-all, there are plenty of interesting attractions to visit in this region.

Things To Do 

Once you have seen the scenery and visited the castles, there are many interesting activities in this region. The food, especially the seafood is world renowned and if you can find a local restaurant or hotel that offers the seafood dish of the day, then it will be a worthwhile experience. The Kinloch Hotel and The Three chimneys, both on the Isle of Skye have excellent reputations, whilst the following 3 restaurants are also well known; 1, Fishmarket restaurant, Mallaig; 2, Captains Galley, Scrabster; 3, Plockton Shores, Plockton. Whilst this area is not the heartland of the whisky industry, there are a number of distilleries, which are well worth visiting. On the mainland they include Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Loch Ewe, Clynelish, Glen Ord and Pulteney. On Orkney there is Highland Park and on the Isle of Skye there is the Talkisker distillery. Visitor Centres, include the Falls of Shin, Assynt, Bright Water, Glengarry and Torridon. Of sporting interests, there are many rivers to fish for salmon, including the rivers Naver, Lochy, Helmsdale, Carron, Glass, Oykel and many more, not forgetting the numerous hill lochs for wild brown trout. Deep sea diving is a popular past-time, particularly off the west coast and places like Ullapool offer charter trips, where sea-fishing is readily available too. In this area, the golf courses are not as many, but the stand out golf courses are at Royal Dornoch and Skibo, though the 9-hole golf course at Durness, is a wonderful challenge and is the most north westerly golf course on mainland Scotland. Interestingly enough a young John Lennon used to holiday in the north west of Scotland and there is a memorial garden in his memory at Durness. Wildlife abounds in these more remote areas and there are opportunities to see otters, golden eagles and red deer in the wild. To see red kites and sea birds in more detail, the RSPB have a number of centres, including Tollie, Fairy Glen and Dunnet Head. For marine life, there is a dolphin and seal visitor centre at North Kessock or you can go on one of the many dolphin watch boats that monitor the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Chanonry Point being one of the most popular locations to spot the dolphins. For even more active activities, there are a number of outdoor centres and water specialists, to cater for any thrill seeking need, whether it be white water rafting or canyoning. For the surfer, the beach at Thurso East is regarded as Scotland’s prime surfing venue in the north of Scotland and has held major championships. For children, the beaches can be sandy and private havens, and there are excellent ones at Nigg, Whiteness, Dornoch, Dunnet Bay, Torrisdale Bay, Balnakiel Bay, Glenelg Bay and Barrisdale Bay. From the mountain biker to bird watcher, the Munro bagger to the garden enthusiast, there are many activities in the North of Scotland. The natural beauty is outstanding and those that make the time and effort to travel are well rewarded.

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Inverness-shire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 2 miles Nearest supermarket 10 miles Nearest pub 2 miles
Nearest Airport
Inverness 67 miles
Glasgow 110 miles
Nearest Train Station
Fort William 10 miles
Mountain biking is very popular in this areaThe Commando Memorial is a few minute's away on the other side of Spean BridgeBuachaille Etive Mor in GlencoeGlenfinnan Monument is a great place to visit


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6th October 2018 Excellent 

Spacious, comfortable, well-appointed accomodation.

Great location!

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21st April 2018 Excellent 

Very helpful owner rang a few days before with lots of information and responded quickly to any queries we subsequently had. The house itself was fantastic in a lovely location

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11th June 2017 Excellent 

Perfect house for us. Lovely location, views the best. Spotless house and grounds

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