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Coille Diobhain

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Recently extended (2013) - new living room
Excellent
52 reviews
Recently extended (2013) - new living room
Cottage with recent extension
Living room (new L-shaped sofa now installed)
Wood-burning stove and entertainment system
Dining Room with old Rayburn, leading to living room
Downstairs Double Bedroom
Kitchen
Panoramic kitchen window
View from the Kitchen
Upstairs Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom Upstairs
Upstairs - cosy and comfortable
At the entrance to the property. Cottage and historic woodland
Summer evening panorama
Summer view, with some of the neighbours
Approach to the cottage, April
View SW from the property towards the Grey Corries
On the doorstep - Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain
Wild Local Scenery - The Grey Corries
Wild Winter Wilderness with property location indicated
Midwinter Moonlight (from the kitchen)
Glen Roy - river and ice age 'parallel roads'
Spectacular glacial features in upper Glen Roy
Beautiful River Roy
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Overview
Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Coille Diobhain cottage is situated by an ancient wood of the same name, at the end of a beguiling, winding track up through the wood. The setting offers a wonderful sense of calm, with only the sounds of the trees, birds and animals to be heard. Sitting at an elevation of around 500ft, on the lower reaches of magnificent Glen Roy, there are magnificent views of some of the UK's highest peaks, including Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor with its Nevis Range ski centre, nearby to the southwest.

The location is just minutes from the village of Roy Bridge, which has a small cafe with information about the unique glacial geology of the Glen, dining options in two local hotels, and also its railway station, which provides direct links to London (sleeper service), Fort William and Glasgow. Nearby to the west is the larger settlement of Spean Bridge...
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About the Owner, Ruari M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 23 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 52 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The owners (who do not reside near the property) remain fully contactable during your stay in the event of any problems or information / advice needed. Our housekeeper who lives nearby, is also generally available if any particular housekeeping issues should arise.
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Listing #HL119188
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deborah s
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

wow! a lovely, clean, spacious cottage, equipped with all that you need, and more besides. the views of the mountains and the woods are wonderful. didn't manage to see a deer at the property, but saw one on the road to speanbridge.i recommend the ice age parrallel roads, ben nevis, neptunes staircase (locks) and most of all, the gondola ride...

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Management response:

I'm delighted to hear that you had a good stay at the cottage, and enjoyed some of the local scenery and activities. Thanks for choosing to stay at Coille Diobhain.

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Susan j
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

Before we arrived at the property we already knew it was going to be special,but when we arrived the place completely blew us away. The view of the mountains in the sun room were spectacular,and forever changing clear one minute, and then mist the next. The property had everything we required, with a welcome hamper which was nice, the sun...

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Management response:

I'm delighted to hear that you had a great holiday, and especially pleased that you went up into Glen Roy and managed to see an eagle. I'll pass on your comments regarding the welcome pack to our housekeeper. Best wishes, Ruari

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Luvmyhome
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Our family group of seven were all comfortably accommodated in this lovely home for 4 nights. Everything is well maintained and many extras are provided such as games, books, maps etc. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful. Highly recommended.

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I'm delighted that you had a good stay at Coille Diobhain cottage, and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and scenery. Thanks very much for choosing to stay at the cottage. Ruari

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Amenities
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Floors carpeted throughout (except for bathrooms, kitchen, living room). Oak wood flooring in the living room. Wood-burning stove in the living room. Heating also available from newly installed latest generation storage heaters, and numerous electric heaters. High chair and travel cots for infants.
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Stag / hen parties not accepted.
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
£155
£190
£755
1 Jul 2017 -
28 Aug 2017
Summer
7 nights -- --
£900
29 Aug 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
Mid
3 nights
£160
£195
£780
1 Nov 2017 -
21 Dec 2017
Low
3 nights
£130
£160
£650
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Reduced prices for smaller group size 1-3 - please enquire
Minimum stay at all times - three nights, except Jul-Aug when it is normally one week
Short stays will generally need to begin or end on a Sat/Sun, due to housekeeper availability
On weekends covering major public holidays, the price for Sunday night is at the weekend rate
During the Jul-Aug high season, the change-over day is a generally a weekend day. Other days sometimes available
Refundable £150 damages deposit required with final balance payment, to be refunded within 14 days of end of stay
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is within Glen Roy, a National Nature Reserve, and famous for its ice age geology. It also sits on the site of the 1688 Battle of Mulroy, the last inter-clan battle fought in Scotland. The rail link to Glasgow heads into the wilderness after it leaves Roy Bridge, providing wonderful hiking opportunities from remote stations such as Carrour.

Local excursions might include a drive SW to picturesque Oban, or W by road or rail (‘Harry Potter’ steam train) to the coastal port of Mallaig and beautiful sands of Morar. NE up the Great Glen leads to mysterious Loch Ness and stunning Glen Affric; heading E along the A86 quickly leads to Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve, Laggan Wolftrax (biking/ponies) and on to Cairngorms NP.
Getting around
Car: By Roy Bridge, 14mi/22km NE of Fort William. From Glasgow take either - 1. Scenic A82 (120mi/190km/2h40m) via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, or 2. A9/A86 (145mi/230km/3h) via Stirling, Perth, Pitlochry. From Edinburgh take the A9/A86 as above (135mi/215km/2h50). From Inverness take the A82 down Loch Ness-side (60mi/95km/1h20)

Bus: Services to Fort William/Spean Bridge on Citylink's Glasgow–F.W.–Skye service, and also on the Inverness route. Local bus 41 serves Glen Nevis-F.W.-Nevis Range and Roy Bridge

Rail: Roy Bridge 6 x per wk by the sleeper from London (9h30), and daily by First ScotRail on the Glasgow Queen St–Fort William service (3h25)

Air: Three principal airports - Glasgow (180km),Edinburgh (210km),Inverness (110km)
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 110.0 km
Railway: Roy Bridge: 4.0 km
Ferry: Mallaig: 85.0 km
Car: By Roy Bridge, 14mi/22km NE of Fort William. From Glasgow take either - 1. Scenic A82 (120mi/190km/2h40m) via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, or 2. A9/A86 (145mi/230km/3h) via Stirling, Perth, Pitlochry. From Edinburgh take the A9/A86 as above (135mi/215km/2h50). From Inverness take the A82 down Loch Ness-side (60mi/95km/1h20)

Bus: Services to Fort William/Spean Bridge on Citylink's Glasgow–F.W.–Skye service, and also on the Inverness route. Local bus 41 serves Glen Nevis-F.W.-Nevis Range and Roy Bridge

Rail: Roy Bridge 6 x per wk by the sleeper from London (9h30), and daily by First ScotRail on the Glasgow Queen St–Fort William service (3h25)

Air: Three principal airports - Glasgow (180km),Edinburgh (210km),Inverness (110km)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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