Lapwing Rise & Stepps Cottage
Self Catering Accommodation near Fort William.
Lapwing Rise & Stepps
Cottage are situated on our working croft in
Banavie, a few miles outside Fort William, as is
our own house where we live with our family. Set
just off the A830 'The Road to the Isles', our
croft is nestled between the Caledonian Canal and
the West Highland Railway line where the Jacobite
Steam Train (otherwise known as the Harry Potter
train) passes daily in the summer months. Both
properties enjoy wonderful views across the
Caledonian Canal to the Aonach Mor ski slopes, Ben
Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK) and Glen
Rise The accommodation is all on one
level and sleeps up to 8 persons and two pets.
Cottage: The accommodation is all on one
level and sleeps up to 8 people. We welcome up to
2 pets - please note that unlike Lapwing Rise, the
garden here is not enclosed. Our livestock fields
are fully-fenced but we respectfully ask that you
keep pets under control while outside.
They are both ideal for a family
holidays and within easy access of all the various
activities on offer within the area.
Although Lapwing Rise &
Stepps Cottage are located in a rural setting the
local shop is only 0.75 miles away and it is a
very short walk to a pub/restaurant in the local
Fort William, the 'Outdoor
Capital of the UK', is just over 3 miles away and
has a variety of excellent facilities including
supermarkets, a cinema, an indoor climbing wall, a
leisure centre with a swimming pool and a number
of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
The Caledonian Canal,
constructed in the early 1800's, is considered by
many as one of the great waterways of the world.
Neptunes Staircase on the canal, which is within
walking distance of Lapwing Rise and Stepps
Cottage, is well worth a visit to watch the yachts
and other ships negotiate the eight locks as they
travel from one side of Scotland to the other.
Lapwing Rise & Stepps
Cottage are both an ideal base to explore the
surrounding area: Loch Ness and the Great Glen is
a short drive away, as is Glencoe and the 'Road to
the Isles' taking in Glenfinnan, Arisaig and
You may wish to go further afield and take a ferry
from Arisaig or Mallaig to the Small Isles or
Skye; or from Oban over to Mull. The unspoilt
Ardnamurchan peninsula is also well worth a visit
- the lighthouse on Ardnamurchan Point is the most
westerly point on the UK mainland.
You may however just want to
relax and enjoy the view from the livingroom and
wave at the Jacobite Steam Train as it goes past.
Jacobite Steam Train
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Contact: Gregor and
Nicola Muir, Phone 07710721800 (Gregor) or
07717871303 (Nicola), Email