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Acorn Cottage Outside dining near the ancient oaks and plenty of parking
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42 reviews
Acorn Cottage
Acorn Cottage
Outside dining near the ancient oaks and plenty of parking
Downstairs twin bedroom
Twin beds can be fixed together to make a super king size bed if desired.
Twin bedroom with beds made up to a superking size bed.
Lower lobby leading to twin bedroom
Kitchen in open plan living / dining area
Kitchen & open plan living /dining area.
Living / dining area with views out to the gardens and landscape beyond
Living / dining area
spacious living area.
Master bedroom with king size bed.
Dressing area of master bedroom. Spacious, light room at the front of the property.
Master bedroom with views to the front of the property.
Spacious main bathroom with white suite, shower over bath.
Bathroom.
Gardens
Bird feeders as viewed from upper living room windows.
Red squirrels are regular visitors to the feeders.
red squirrels can be seen from the upstairs windows and twin bedroom.
View out of upstairs windows onto landscaped gardens and bird feeders
Arisaig on a warm summers day
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Banavie, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Keith C
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First class accommodation ”
Reviewed 25 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Had a 3 night stay here as part of our anniversary trip. The property is spot on. Finished to a high standard with quality kit throughout, including kitchen and bathroom. Fab views onto the gardens and bird feeders which are in constant use by a variety of birds. It was a bonus to be greeted by a deer in the garden as we first pulled into the drive. Saw the resident red squirrel on the last morning along with the woodpecker. Brilliant. Apparently the only one we missed out on was the pine martin. Oh well we'll have to go back for that one. The owner, Kate F, seemed lovely and happily showed us everything on arrival and provided some local info. Great location for exploring the area and great walks along the canal. Very easy recommendation for this lovely Cottage and owner. Oh and the new 1 bed Annexe looks great too as Kate let us see this before we left.

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Management Response
26 Feb 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Furthermore thank you for sharing your thoughts upon Little Oaks, our new purpose designed luxury apartment within the grounds.
We’re delighted the cottage was a good ending to your trip and you enjoyed your stay. The wildlife keeps us entertained and the feeders are never without visitors. Keeping them filled is a full time job! :-)
We would hope to welcome you back again if you venture this way in the future. Many thanks.
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J0d78
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful”
Reviewed 20 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

We had an excellent 4 nights at Acorn Cottage. A lovely property situated just outside of Fort William with great views of the countryside (inc. Ben Nevis) and also the local wildlife.
Acotn cottage supplied us with everything we needed to base ourselves over half term.
Lovely and warm after a day out in the snow where we tucked into some very tasty lemon drizzle, complements of the owners.
We visited a few local places inc. Neptunes Staircase and the Three Wise Monkeys for some rock climbing (still didn't wear the children out...).
Thank you for a great stay. ☺

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Management Response
27 Feb 2018
Thank you for leaving us a review.
We are really pleased you had a relaxing few days with us and the children enjoyed playing in the snow.
Thank you for your compliments on the cake, just a little welcome treat we like to provide.
Hope we can accommodate you all on another occasion if you visit Scotland. Thanks again.
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SueWoo1
Rode Heath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Find!”
Reviewed 7 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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It had been 10 years since we last had a holiday in Scotland we needed to remind ourselves how beautiful Scotland truly is. We had stayed in Fort William before so we wanted somewhere local, we found Acorn Cottage and what a find. Kate welcomed us after a very long journey with a smile and showed us our cottage the photo's don't do it justice. Her famous lemon drizzle cake was divine so much so I ordered one to take home. We went to Nevis Range, Glenfinnan, Skye, The West Highland Museum which was free to get in and well worth a visit. Kate assured us if we needed anything we could just ask her. Went to the Moorings Hotel and had dinner in their Bistro wonderful food and the bonus was buy one Main and get the cheapest free. We had a amazing time and a red squirrel greeted us on our first morning as we looked out of the cottage window with its awesome view. Thank you Kate so much we will not be leaving it another ten years hope to see you soon. Sue & Mike Wotton Andy & Carole Rogers.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Nov 2017
Thank you for leaving us a lovely review and all your positive comments.
I’m really pleased that after booking such a long time ago, the cottage was worth the wait and met your expectations.
Yes I agree the photos on the website don’t always convey the light or space that you feel in the cottage, so I’m glad you were so impressed with the real thing.
I’m delighted you enjoyed the cake and hope the one you took home was up to standard.
The squirrel has been visiting regularly, causing mirth with its antics and the deer are about now the first snow is on the mountains.
I hope you will come and visit us again, you will be most welcome.
Thank you.
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Andy63
Solihull
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Wonderful accomodation near Fort William”
Reviewed 6 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We are just back from a week's stay at Acorn Cottage ..and what a fantastic week we have had. It's rare to find somewhere with no faults and nothing you dont like.. but this beautiful cottage is the exception. Kate was very welcoming and friendly (even though we were nearly three hours later than we had said we would be!) and of course there was her home made lemon drizzle cake waiting for us to go with that all important first cup of tea! Acorn cottage itself is outstanding. Everything was spotless and all seats and beds were very comfortable. Kate had made up both bedrooms into doubles for us (you can have twin beds if preferred) and all linen, towels etc were ready. There is Freesat TV if that's your thing , a DVD player . books, games etc but to be honest there is so much going on at the birdtable we spent a lot of the time watching that from the lounge and bedroom windows! You are about 5 or 6 miles from Fort William itself which means its handy but you are in a very quiet location - a car is essential. We ate in most evenings but "The Moorings" hotel is only 2 miles away and the food is excellent & reasonably priced. Suffice to say we did not want to come home, such a shame its an 8 hour drive for us to get there or we would be going back ASAP - as it is we are hoping to return sooner rather than later . Thank you Kate - we had a fantastic holiday and would recommend Acorn Cottage to anyone looking for high quality self catering accommodation in the Fort William area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
8 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for your praise and recommendation.
I do try to maintain the highest standards in the cottage, but it is really great to know that guests appreciate what we try to do and provide.
I’m glad that after waiting so many months for your holiday, it was enjoyable and worthwhile.
The squirrel and birds are still ploughing through lots of food and providing us all with entertainment.
When you next travel north we hope you will visit us again, you will be most welcome.
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aileen w
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
Reviewed 31 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for 4 nights last week and I wish we had been staying longer. Kate is very welcoming and left us a lovely drizzle cake as a welcoming present. The house is perfect for a few days away with everything you need. The views are amazing from upstairs. It is a bit out of Fort William but if you have a car it's no problem. We took a taxi into Fort William one night to have a meal and it was under £15, we used Speeders or Speedy Cabs, very nice driver. We went to Glencoe, stunning and did the steam train to Mallaig, lovely day out. We also went up the cable car on the Nevis range and explored the area. Would highly recommend this property if you want a quiet, relaxing time.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Nov 2017
Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay.
We are pleased you enjoyed your few days in Acorn Cottage. The views are often beautiful at this time of year as the autumn colours change and the mountains become visible through the trees.
We’re glad the cottage provided you with a good base for exploring and would look forward to welcoming you should you head west again.
Thank you.
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Ian R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Luxury accommodation”
Reviewed 22 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We have recently had a fantastic week away in Acorn cottage which is surrounded by some stunning scenery. The pictures do not do justice to the quality of Acorn cottage. Kate could not have been more friendly or helpful during our stay. We will be booking to go back in the near future.

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Management Response
22 Sep 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on Acorn Cottage. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay & liked both the cottage & surrounding area. We aim to provide a high standard of accommodation & hope to make all our guests feel welcome & relaxed during their stay.
It was lovely to meet you all & we look forward to meeting you again in the future.
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Fiona C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great stay at a lovely cottage”
Reviewed 11 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for a week and had a great time. The cottage is in a good location and convenient for all the places we wanted to visit in the Highlands.

It was such a welcoming place to return to after a days adventures! The accommodation provided everything that we needed and was so clean and beautifully decorated.

We have two young boys who also enjoyed the cottage and all the area has to offer from steam train journeys, Nessie hunting on Loch Ness, cable cars to Ben Nevis and visiting the Isle of Skye.

Kate was a very helpful host who was there if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend Acorn Cottage :)

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Management Response
16 Sep 2017
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Acorn Cottage and it provided a good base for exploring the area.
We are glad the boys had fun & they had a good time in the fresh air and wide open spaces.
We would hope to welcome you again if you ever ventured this way on holiday.
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