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“Great location for visiting the area”
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Stone Cottage 1 is the left hand section of the cottage
Halo branded sofa and furniture within the cottage. Living room with loch views to the front.
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31 reviews
Stone Cottage 1 is the left hand section of the cottage
Halo branded sofa and furniture within the cottage.
Living room with loch views to the front.
Curl up on the sofa with a good book and enjoy the warmth from the log burning stove
Fully equipped kitchen.  Plenty of crockery, pans and cooking utensils
New worktops, oven, hob and sink installed December 2013
Kitchen with doors to living room and the outside patio area
Main bedroom with king size bed, with views across the loch to the front  and rear garden
Downstairs twin bedroom.  New window installed December 2013
Downstairs twin bedroom
Bathroom with electric shower and bath
Bathroom with electric shower
Entrance hall
Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer for guests to use
Garden at rear of property.  Deer can be seen on occasions eating the grass
Area at rear of cottage for parking cars
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ballachulish, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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1 review
“Great location for visiting the area”
Reviewed 9 October 2018 for a stay in October 2018

Lovely views across Loch Leven, with a nice location adjacent to the footpath to Ballachulish or to Glencoe. Property is spacious, with one BR up and another down. Kitchen is large enough and sufficiently equipped to do basic cooking, and we appreciated the convenience of the washer/dryer. One thing to note: the rental is completely carpeted, except for the kitchen, and it does have heavy draperies (good for keeping out drafts). While it was very clean & fresh smelling, I know that fabrics/carpet are big allergy triggers for some. Property was warm despite chilly weather, but we did keep the doors between rooms closed to keep in the heat.

Best feature? You can park onsite & then walk to nearby Ballachulish for basic supplies (a Co-op food store), to the excellent Laroch restaurant or the very good Quarrier’s Kitchen for fish & chips...or in the opposite direction for coffee at Crafts n Things or into Glencoe village for other options. Take the drive up to Kinlochleven to see the Gray Mare’s Tail waterfall, then drive down to the Lochleven Seafood Cafe for a great seafood lunch.

A previous reader commented on difficulty using the wood-burner: I also struggled. I laid a fire twice, and couldn’t ever get it to keep burning, despite opening the flue and dampers. So I dunno if there’s a trick, or if the firewood was too green, but some basic instructions would indeed be helpful. Still, for the 10 minutes we had a fire, it was nice to watch the rain fall on the loch while warm & cozy.

I contacted the owner via email about a minor issue (couldn’t figure out the power shower) and received a prompt response as well as an offer to send someone out to assist.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dreamer40...
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 1 October 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Excellent views over the loch. Good location for exploring the area.
A very comfortable cottage with good amenities close by.
A very enjoyable stay and would stay again.

On the downside, could do with some instruction for the wood burner, for those of us who had not used one before and the front door could do with a new weather seal.
That said everything else was spot on.

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Management Response
2 Oct 2018
Thank you for your review. I will get some instructions written, and put in the information folder. - I do hope you managed to get it working though!
We have budgeted for getting new windows in the cottage and a new front door over the winter, ready for next summer.
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Janet1953...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Come here to unwind”
Reviewed 6 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This lovely cottage ticks all the boxes for a tranquil getaway. It looks totally charming, has breathtaking views and is extremely well equipped and furnished.

We booked online and Sue, the owner, was prompt and helpful with answering queries, and the information online is comprehensive. Directions were foolproof and keys easily accessible. The cottage was spotless and welcoming, with the log burner laid ready to welcome us. The sitting room has a deep squashy sofa on which to loll and admire the views across Loch Leven, which is just a step across the road. Kitchen is well equipped, with good appliances, and there is access to a washer in the shared laundry room. The double bedroom is spacious with a comfy bed and good linen. Bathroom is very good, with a vast tub, separate shower and excellent water pressure. The twin room, which we did not use, is on the ground floor, and a good size. No wardrobe in there, but plenty of drawer space.

The central heating gives no trouble, and keeps the cottage cosy in all areas, so that the woodburner is an added attraction on dark evenings. WiFi signal is strong and easy to log onto. Phone signal, too, and plenty of sockets for the inevitable recharging. There is plenty of parking behind the cottage.

The cottage is situated at the end of the village, within easy walking distance of a lovely craft cafe, a pub that serves food and a village shop for essentials. A longer (just over an hour) but not troublesome walk takes you to the Clachaig Inn, where there is good food to be had and entertainment at the weekends. After a walk down for Sunday lunch, we booked a taxi to take us to the open mic session in the evening. £7 each way, friendly and prompt service even on a filthy winter’s night. We left cards in the cottage.

We come to Scotland in November for the welcome rather than the weather. We had the proverbial four seasons in one day, everything from snow flurries as we arrived through driving rain and mountain mist to clear blue skies. Take appropriate clothing and embrace the weather without which the majestic scenery of this area would not exist.

A typical day for us on this kind of holiday would comprise a picturesque but not overly strenuous walk in forest or glen, late hearty lunch at a pub, then home to the cottage delights of books, jigsaws and a box set. Those who want more action, or who come in summer, would not be disappointed as many tourist attractions are within easy reach, and there is a file with leaflets in the cottage. Because this is a world famous tourist area, pubs, hotels and cafes are open even in the winter. The welcome is very warm and the prices reasonable.

All in all, Stone Cottage is a delightful place for a Highland break. We thank Sue for letting such a high quality holiday home and would recommend it warmly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Dec 2017
Thank-you for your comprehensive review, and glad you had such an enjoyable stay. We are always striving to improve our cottages to ensure that we make guests stay as comfortable as possible, and glad that you did. Looking forward to welcoming you back again at a later date. Thanks again. Sue
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Angela W
1 review
“Clean and comfortable with stunning views.”
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Stunning views and a very well presented and equipped cottage. Our only problem was with traffic noise, being close to the main road. Most of the time very quiet which meant that when traffic did pass, especially at night (albeit infrequent) it sounded quite loud.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
Thank you for your comments. We are hopefully going to upgrade our windows this winter to help reduce sound from the road.
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
Glad you enjoyed your second stay at the cottage, hopefully you will be back again soon.
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