Fort William Self Catering Accommodation at Janny's Cottage

steam train over Glenfinnan viaduct Ben Nevis from Corpach Glen Roy

This cottage is ideal for exploring the glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands. The local area has much to offer including:

Walking - Skiing - Climbing - Fishing - Boat Trips - Golf

Neptune's staircase on the Caledonian Canal

The local shop and a pub can be found 3 miles away. Fort William (10 minutes drive) has a supermarket, leisure centre, restaurants, etc.

Discover the Scottish Highlands
from your base at Janny's Cottage

Fort William - Glencoe
Monarch of the Glen Country

Road to the Isles - Skye
Castles - Loch Ness

Glenfinnan monument


Around Fort William there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities including golf, pony trekking, trout fishing, as well as walking, climbing, canoeing, sailing and of course winter skiing.

The cottage is within walking distance of the River Lochy, and its salmon fishing (permit required).
We are only 3 miles from the location for the annual U.C.I. Mountain Bike World Cup.

There are lots of events throughout the year and Highland Games in the summer.

As for touring and sightseeing, you are spoilt for choice in every direction.

Discover the Road to the Isles - the scenic journey from Fort William to Mallaig. Either take your car (45 miles) or relax on the steam train which runs throughout the summer.
This area has been used as a filming location for movies such as Harry Potter, Highlander, Braveheart and Local Hero. Enjoy sandy beaches such as the Sands of Morar with views to the Small Isles.

At Glenfinnan you can see the famous viaduct, Bonnie Prince Charlie monument and National Trust for Scotland visitor centre. From here you can also take a cruise on Loch Shiel.

Mallaig is the ferry point for the Isle of Skye which is easy to visit from Janny's Cottage in a day. This magical island has much to offer - mountains, castles, a whisky distillery, boat trips and more.

Take the other route to Skye (via Loch Lochy, Loch Cluanie and the mountains of Kintail) and you will pass photogenic Eilean Donan Castle (used in numerous films including James Bond!).

Drive north-east about 30 miles and you will reach the southern tip of Loch Ness. Boat trips to spot the monster are available! Continue on past the ruins of Urquhart Castle to Inverness if you wish to visit the capital city of the Highlands.

To the south of Fort William, take the road to Oban (50 miles) and there's much to view on the way - Glencoe, castles, gardens and the Sea Life centre. Or why not take the little ferry from Port Appin to visit the Isle of Lismore for a day?

Alternatively, take the Corran ferry (10 minutes south of Fort William) over to the Ardnamurchan peninsula which is a wonderful remote paradise to explore.

You will never be short of things to do!

For more suggestions, visit The Internet Guide to Scotland: Fort William & Lochaber sightseeing info

Isle of Skye

Sands of Morar

Eilean Donan Castle

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

From Fort William follow the main A82 north (Inverness direction) for 3 miles and watch out for road sign 'Tomacharrich'. Follow single track road for approx 700 yards and Janny's Cottage is on left opposite Great Glen Chalets.
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Mrs Annette Carabine
Tomacharrich Schoolhouse - Torlundy
Fort William PH33 6SP - Scotland
Telephone +44 (0) 1397 704552

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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle photos on this page copyright Gordon C. Harrison
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