View towards this charming detached property
View to the property with ample parking
Wonderful open-plan
Light and bright lounge with woodburner
Stylish kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Bright and comfy double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Twin bedroom with children's toys
Spacious boot room
Leading out to the garden with seating area
Loch Lochy within easy reach
Views from the property's grounds over Ben Nevis
Caledonian Canal close by
1 / 17  View towards this charming detached property
2 / 17  View to the property with ample parking
3 / 17  Wonderful open-plan
4 / 17  Light and bright lounge with woodburner
5 / 17  Stylish kitchen
6 / 17  Well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm
7 / 17  Enjoy dining in
8 / 17  Bright and comfy double bedroom
9 / 17  Spacious double bedroom
10 / 17  Bedroom detail
11 / 17  Twin bedroom with children's toys
12 / 17  Bathroom
13 / 17  Spacious boot room
14 / 17  Leading out to the garden with seating area
15 / 17  Loch Lochy within easy reach
16 / 17  Views from the property's grounds over Ben Nevis
17 / 17  Caledonian Canal close by

Shepherds Cottage - Erracht

Fort Willam (5.5mls NE), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy spectacular views over the Nevis range and the Caledonian Canal
  • Help collect chicken, duck, geese, guinea fowl and quail eggs and in the spring help feed the lambs
  • Within easy reach of Fort William and the mighty Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak
  • Located on the splendid Great Glen Way
  • Charming, stylish and characterful spacious period cottage
  • Spend a cosy night in by the roaring wood burner
Property code: 50975

Charming, stylish, detached, spacious and characterful period cottage with wood burner perfect for cosy nights in, is situated in a unique elevated location on the famous Great Glen Way.

Nestled in a peaceful tranquil position on the edge of a working farm beside the historical house of Erracht lodge, the birth place of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alan Cameron, who raised the Cameron Highlanders in 1793. Set amid the most spectacular scenery enjoying magnificent views over the Nevis range and the splendid Caledonian Canal. Fort William is within easy reach with its excellent leisure and shopping facilities, situated at the foot of the mighty Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. Enjoy many outdoor pursuits including skiing, snowboarding, hill walking, fishing, shooting, golf, water sports, mountain biking trails and the Jacobite steam train ride. Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Cairngorms and Inverness are all easily accessible in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The pretty front garden leads you up 2 steps into the charming single storey property where you enter the large porch, through to the light and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with beautiful stain glass windows and high ceilings. You are first met with the stylish well-equipped kitchen area with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, the dining area with seating and side door access leading out to the rear enclosed garden. The lounge area enjoys splendid mountain views, with TV/DVD and wood burner perfect for cosy nights listening to the crackling fire, continuing on from the lounge area you will find the bathroom with bath, shower and WC. Next, you are met with the bedrooms opposite, a double and twin both with plenty of storage space and wonderful forest and mountain views. Leading from the kitchen area you will also find the boot /utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Venturing outside into the mature garden, there is a seating area perfect for alfresco dining and lazy evening star gazing over the wonderful mountains ranges. There is ample off-road parking available directly in front of the property.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge
  • Utility room with tumble dryer, washing machine and freezer
  • Farm activities – guests are welcome to help collect the chicken, duck, geese, guinea fowl and quail eggs and in the spring, you can help feed the lambs
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 4 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge area

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 16th August 2019

Beautiful cottage, well equipped, very comfortable & a nice place to spend time relaxing. Was always nice to return there after a day spent in the often less than friendly Scottish weather. The owners, who live in the property next door, are lovely people. Always available for tips & advice about the area & suppliers of fresh eggs from their own chRead moreickens & ducks. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 9th August 2019

Shepherds Cottage was a perfect location to explore from & place to stay! We fell in love with it. Perfect mix of feeling like you were out in the wilds up a windy road out of Fort William, but only 20 minutes from the town. The cottage itself feels so spacious & airy. Beautiful kitchen, incredibly useful utility room when you get home from exploriRead moreng. Amy was the most lovely host , we arrived to freshly picked sweet peas and homemade biscuits. So many lovely touches- highly recommend to anyone! Hide

Reviewed by J 19th July 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Its an ideal base to explore the surrounding area, and the cottage is beautifully done, lovely and light and spacious. The only criticism we had is that the cottage is described on the website as detached, however there are a suite of rooms at the end that were being used as extra bedrooms for the mRead moreain house. I think if people are staying in these rooms then it is only fair to describe the cottage as semi-detached. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th July 2019

A peaceful well equipped cottage within easy striking distance of Ben Nevis. It was comfortable and quiet and a good place to relax. There were board games and various family dvds and do on.

Reviewed by Jackie 26th May 2019

The cottage was a lovely base to explore the highlands. It was clean, bright and warm, and we felt very welcomed.

Reviewed by Helen 3rd May 2019

Cottage above all expectations. Really clean and comfortable. All the mod cons of washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer. Plenty of space. Lovely and warm which was appreciated at the time of our stay.

Reviewed by Jack 12th April 2019

Lovely location

Reviewed by Robert 1st April 2019

The cottage itself was stunning, very cosy. It was remote which was amazing when the stars came out, with lots of lovely walks for the daytime. The kids loved exploring the countryside especially as it was the start of lambing season.

Reviewed by Sarah 26th October 2018

A wonderfully warm, well equipped cottage in a great position for exploring this part of Scotland. We were greeted by the owner and with eggs and home made biscuits which were delicious. All conveniences were there for cooking and laundry and the homely touches of books toys and dvds made it feel very relaxing and cosy. A little higher priced than Read morewe've been used to but can't fault what you get for your money. The only imorovement would be saturday to saturday booking Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 14th September 2018

A warm and cosy cottage situated in a beautiful area not far from Fort William. We had very bad weather during our stay but the snug cottage made our stay totally enjoyable. The cottage was well equipped. Amy, our host, was very helpful and made sure all our needs were met. We would certainly visit again if we had the opportunity.

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View towards this charming detached property
View to the property with ample parking
Wonderful open-plan
Light and bright lounge with woodburner
Stylish kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Bright and comfy double bedroom
Spacious double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Twin bedroom with children's toys
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