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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Banavie, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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ellmcdee
Kilmartin, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect weather and location”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Being Scottish and taking a partner to Scotland in May/June could be really hit or miss with the weather but fortunately it was amazing the whole week and the canal and the cottage were just great! we watched the steam train pass each day, took a trip on it (ignore the 'no availability' on their website and just turn up, lots of seats), walked up Ben Nevis and treated to 360 degree views of the Highlands - a rare, beautiful mountain day, took a day trip to Mull, walked into Fort William along the Great Glen Way, watched the boats come and go in the Staircase and made the most of sitting outside the cottage watching the world go by on the canal path. Magic holiday, really clean well appointed cottage, highly recommend.

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Liked best: Views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Angela R
Grahamstown
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Ideal holiday location”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Really good place to stay with Caledonian Canal in front and Jacobite train going past daily. Great view of Ben Nevis going out each day. Being able to join the Great Glen way and other walks straight outside the door was ideal so no need to drive every day. It's great to see the variety of traffic through the locks each day.
Well equipped and very comfortable property.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Choice of places to eat out
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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719wister...
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“cosy cottage”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

An excellent property, clean, cosy and well equipped.
The cottage is in a good location for visiting places. We enjoyed a day in Skye and another in Inverness where we visited the Culloden Battlefield. Both highly recommended.

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Stantonli...
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting”
Reviewed 13 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A great cottage ... In a fascinating location. Weather was very kindto us and lots of snow on peaks . Loads to do in area for all tastes. Cottage well equipped and warm. No complaints other than our week went to quickly. Supper at the Moorings twice ... Great steak and good service.

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Aileen C
Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We have just spent a great week in the lower Lock keepers cottage. Weather was excellent and the cottage is well placed for lots of interesting day trips. Great to see the steam train go past every morning and canal walkway is good for both walking and cycling. Cottage was great to come back to after a day out and the log fire was great in the evening. This is a great cottage for seeing all that this lovely area has to offer.

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John L
Kent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great cottage in a great location.”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We have just spent a really good week at the Lock Keepers (lower deck).
On arrival the cottage was really well presented, very clean with all fresh bedding etc. There was even a supply of consumables- washing up liquid, etc.
Arrival instructions were easy to follow and there were loads of leaflets and information guides.
The weather was surprisingly good so we din't need to light the fire but we imagine that would be very cosy on a cold night.
There is so much to do in the area. A trip on the steam train out to Mallaig is not to be missed, and we also did boat trips on Loch Ness and and evening trip on Loch Eil out of Fort William. The scenery was nothing short of stunning. The nearby Neptunes staircase was so interesting, it surprised me just how large some of the vessels using it were.
We eat at the new Bistro at the Moorings Hotel three times, the food there was really good.
Overall it was a really comfortable cottage, very quiet at night, good quality utensils etc and the wifi worked well. We were very happy and a week wasn't enough!

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Liked best: Activities right outside on the canal
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TimJenkin...
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lock keepers Cottage (lower deck)”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Just had a great week at the cottage in Banavie, Fort William.
The cottage, which is very tastefully furnished, has everything you would need and is in a great location at the start of the Caledonian Canal with great views of Ben Nevis behind.
We enjoyed bike rides and running along the canal, sea kayaking off Arisaig and visits to Isle of Skye and Loch Ness. Also had lovely meal at the Old Pines, Spean Bridge.

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Your age range 50-64
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