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Fassfern House,

Kinlocheil, The Highlands
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
3
star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A historic country house set within a glorious 22,000-acre highland estate
  • Sleep in Bonnie Prince Charlie's bedroom
  • Pot the black on the games room snooker table
  • Enjoy wonderful views across to Ben Nevis from the living room
  • Stretch your legs on one of the trails around the estate
  • Have an exhilarating outdoor adventure at nearby Fort William
Property code: CA139

With bags of character, this five -bedroom grand period property is the perfect destination for large families or groups of friends seeking a comfortable base from which to explore the countryside and coastline of the area.

Enjoying a magical setting nestled in the grounds of a private estate, your holiday home is ideally situated to discover the many outdoor activities on offer in the area. Step out of your front door and pick up one of the three marked trails through the estate, across quaint bridges and alongside babbling brooks spotting abundant wildlife en-route. Step out on the Caledonian Canal (5.5 miles) for a towpath walk to the impressive Neptune's Staircase, keeping an eye out for the Harry Potter Express steaming along the tracks at Banavie (8 miles). Spend the day in the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK', Fort William (8.5 miles). Take to the seas in a kayak, jump and slide your way through a gorge walk and challenge yourself by climbing Ben Nevis.

Approached via a sweeping driveway offering glimpses of your imposing white-washed country getaway, your holiday home is steeped in history and tradition. In 1745, after raising his standard at Glenfinnan in a last attempt to install the Stuarts back on the English throne, Bonnie Prince Charlie spent the night in this property. In the morning before leaving, he plucked a white rose from the gardens, attaching it to his bonnet: this became the emblem and symbol of the Jacobite cause and remains one of the leading symbols of Scotland today. Step out of your car onto the gravelled driveway in front of your holiday home that has stood for centuries and retains much of its traditional charm and character. Enter into the grand entrance hall, where the curving staircase leads to the first floor and there is plenty of room to greet your guests. Step into the warm and inviting drawing room with deep comfortable sofas, an open fire to take the chill off on cooler evenings, and a grand piano for family singalongs late into the evening. Wood panelling, traditional artwork and a feature fireplace make your formal dining room a welcoming space to sit and indulge in leisurely meals and convivial conversation. After supper, head through to the games room for a game of snooker or to choose a holiday read from the well-stocked bookcase. Cook up a storm in the contemporary kitchen, which comes equipped with an electric range oven (two ovens, five hobs and a hot plate), large fridge/freezer and microwave. A dishwasher, washing machine and dryer are also supplied for your convenience. Plan your day's activities over a hearty breakfast at the kitchen table overlooking the garden. Climb the sweeping staircase to the first-floor galleried landing where you will find the six well-appointed bedrooms, some with wonderful views across to Ben Nevis. Dressed in pretty fabrics and elegant furniture, your master bedroom is a generous room with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Also benefitting from an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC is a light and airy double bedroom with antique furniture and artwork. A spacious single bedroom overlooks the garden and has access to the adjoining shower room. Heading across to the West Wing you will find two cosy twin bedrooms dressed in crisp linens and decorated in soothing tones. These bedrooms share two bathrooms, one with shower over bath and WC.

Spend your day strolling the extensive gardens and find the perfect spot to spread out your blanket for an al fresco picnic. Lay out the croquet set on the lawn for an afternoon of garden games before enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple as the sun sets.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 2 twins, 2 singles
  • 5 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath, WC, 1 shower room, 1 cloakroom with WC
  • Electric Range oven (2 ovens, 5 hobs and a hot plate), large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood fuel heating system, open fire with logs provided
  • TV, DVD player, radio/CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 5.5 miles to shops and supermarket
  • Complex of properties - for larger groups this property can be booked with Fassfern Cottage (CA138) sleeps 4 and Suileag Cottage (CA318) sleeps 2

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Mcgorrigan, August 2019

We had a lovely week in this house. Plenty of space for privacy yet 6 bedrooms.Piano and Pool table ( cues need replacing). Grounds are lovely for children, a small stream but safe. Easy to go west to fantastic beaches, Back of Keppoch especially good and quiet. Supermarket in Fort William.

Reviewed by Mr Stockwell, August 2019

The house is large with room sizes to match. 10 of us easily fitted in. A good number of bathrooms some en-suite so that everyone (or every couple) had one. The games room with the snooker table was a bonus. The grand piano was another bonus and quite unexpected. We played croquet on the front lawn and a type of Cluedo around the house. We loved thRead moree old homely feel about the house with original paintings and ornaments. We do hope to have the opportunity to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Reilly, July 2019

We were a family group of grandparents,parents and grandchildren.It was initially to celebrate our grandaughters 21st birthday.She is a Harry Potter fanatic and wanted to take the trip on the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig.All 9 of us accompanied her and we had a great day out. The house was well kitted out,the rooms very spacious and theRead more additional spaces like the dining room,sitting room and pool room meant we could spread out a bit. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mcphaden, July 2019

House was great size for out family to gather together. It is a little tired and could easily be 5 star plus with a little work & attention to detail.

Reviewed by Mr Davison, May 2019

Clean, spacious accommodation, lots of character and a fabulous location for hillwalking and enjoying the outdoors.

Reviewed by Mrs Turner, March 2018

We have stayed in many Cottages and Castles properties over the years and this is one of the best. We were a big group of 14 so hired the interconnected cottage as well as the house and there was plenty of room for all of us. Great that it is dog friendly as there were 3 dogs too. Very comfortable accommodation with everything you need - the efficiRead moreent open fire was a boon given the bright but very cold weather. Set in it's own grounds you have the impression of being away from it all (until the Jacobite Steam train goes past!) but you are close to all sorts of things to see and do. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs John, March 2018

Fassfern House is somewhere we love to visit and it never fails to make us happy. The house suits us very well, there's lots of space so you never feel on top of each other.

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