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Self Catering in Highlands and Islands - Fort William

Areas: Scottish Highlands

Allt An Ailein
Fort William
Highlands and Islands

Allt An Ailein, Fort William, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £1087.00 - 2585.00

This is a detached house located in a private, natural, woodland garden, just 10 miles from Fort William and can sleep 10 people in four bedrooms.

Allt An Ailein is a detached house located in a private, natural, woodland garden, just 10 miles from Fort William and can sleep 10 people. There are two double bedrooms, both with an en-suite bathroom, two twin bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and both with a pull-out bed for children under 12. There is also a ground floor shower room, a kitchen, a dining hall, a sitting room with an open fire, a games room with pool table, table football and sofa bed and a private indoor heated swimming pool and an 8-person sauna. Outside there is ample off road parking, a lawned woodland garden with furniture and a barbecue and free fishing (please bring own equipment) available for brown and sea trout on 2 Lochans, using any legal means and within legal season for wild brown trout only. Allt An Ailein is a wonderful holiday property.


The location of the house is superb, very tranquil and relaxing. The house itself is cosy, well laid out; there was always a quiet nook for reading if you wanted some peace! The swimming pool, sauna and games room were all thoroughly enjoyed by our party and were marvellously relaxing after a busy day hill walking and wildlife spotting. If you enjoy walking, wildlife and tranquillity this is the place for you, especially if you appreciate a warm, private swimming pool and sauna to ease your aching joints after a day on the hills and mountains!
Mr Figg

Access to the property down half mile of very poor potholed lane, property built 2002 and not maintained well at all. Decor in poor condition and mould evident in bedroom and loft hatch. Beds in main bedrooms are only old doubles and the mattresses were thin and frankly disgusting. We complained and were told there was nothing wrong with them and no one else had complained, yet others had noted the mattresses over 2 years ago. Three were changed during our stay and replaced by the cheapest mattresses that IKEA do, these were too short for the beds by a good 4 inches so your feet hung over the ends! Property is not near beaches or anything less than 25min walk, so have to use car down the suspension wrecking track everytime you want to go out. Respectfully the property is nice but really does need bringing up to standard regarding beds, decorating and cutlery and furniture (everything actually), the crockery looks like it was picked up at a car boot sale and nothing matches, the sofas are knackered and lift the cushions if you dare and you will find they are torn and disgusting. The quilts are old and yellowed and stained as are the old pillows. Our kids could not sleep on the single beds as were so uncomfortable and ended up putting them on the floor. Pool area was ok but no loungers and top of sauna (good) was filthy, pool itself wants draining, blasting and painting or refurbishing, plastic end tray which includes steps and jacuzzi is discoloured and dirty with age. Heating worked well though and the place was warm. Shower in our bedroom was filthy on the shower hose and all showers are electric and so very poor flow rates. For the money we were very disappointed and requested the owner meet us to go through the issues, he refused unfortunately and told us to leave if we weren't happy-this is unacceptable when you have paid for a holiday a long way from home and have no idea where else you could go to at short notice. Graeme was rude and shouted at my husband during the call whereby my husband was trying to point out that none of us could sleep on the beds due to their poor and dirty condition. This was witnessed by us all as phone was on speaker. Bedroom windows could not see out of as double glazing units were blown, as were pool area Windows. Not a good experience at a all.
Paul H



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with open fire
Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
Fuel and power included in rent
Fuel for fire available to purchase locally
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Lawned woodland garden with furniture and BBQ
Free fishing available (please bring own equipment) for brown and sea trout on 2 Lochans, using any legal means and within legal season for wild brown trout only
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile
Coast 10 mins walk
Note: Access road has uneven surface, please drive slowly
Note: No stag/hen or similar

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

West Highland Museum - 8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Road to the Isles - 8.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Glen Coe - 8.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Old Inverlochy Castle - 9.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Glenfinnan Monument - 11.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Glenfinnan Viaduct - 11.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castle Stalker - 13.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Clan Cameron Museum - 17.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Ardchattan Priory - 18.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Prince's Walk, Kinlochmoidart - 19.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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