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Tirindrish Steading, Spean Bridge, Fort William, Inverness-shire


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Fresh air, spectacular views and so many sporting activities make Fort William the outdoor capital of Britain. Only 7 miles from Ben Nevis, and sourrounded by hills, Tirindrish Steading is in the heart of the west highlands. Recently converted from an old barn "steading" , the house is wonderfully comfortable with underfloor heating and all the latest equipment. Sleeping ten within the terrific character of this old building, Tirindrish Steading is never forgotten. Walk on countless paths with superb scenery of mountain and highland loch. Climb, ski or mountain bike at nearby Nevis range and Ben Nevis. Bike tour along the Great Glen cycle way. White water raft, canoe or fish for trout and salmon on the rivers Spean, Lochy or Garry. On a wet day head to the immense Ice Factor in Kinlochleven or enjoy the climbing walls, pools, squash courts etc in Fort William.

Explore and enjoy the museums and historic sights of Lochaber. The West Highland Museum, The Clan Cameron museum and the Folk Museum in Glencoe tell of this and so much more local history. The Glenfinnan Monument marks majestically the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his banner for the clans in 1745. Ardnamurchan, Britain's most westerly point can be accessed along a stunning road beside the water and hosts a delightful and informative wildlife Centre. Explore the flight of locks of the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus.

Spean Bridge, although a wee village, has recently invented itself as a gastronomic centre. The Old Pines and the Smiddy are both superb restaurants with international reputations.

  • Sleeps - 10
  • Bedrooms - 4
    Downstairs: double bedroom, with ensuite walk in shower
    Upstairs: master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
    Upstairs: twin bedroom
    Upstairs: Bunk bedroom - three beds
    Upstairs: single bed on gallery
  • Bathrooms - 3
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • TV/DVD/video/stereo
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Broadband access
  • Barbeque and tables and chairs on patio
  • Courtyard setting with garden & patio facing south
  • Short breaks available
  • No pets allowed
  • Short breaks available
  • Wheelchair access and double bedroom with shower room on ground floor. There is no disabled access to the upper floor.
  • Inverness Airport - 70 miles
  • Train station at Spean Bridge - 1 mile
  • Spean Bridge - 1 mile, Fort William - 9 miles
  • Shops/pubs/restaurants:
    The Old Smiddy - Spean Bridge - 1 mile
    The Old Pines - Spean Bridge - 2 miles
    Spean Bridge Hotel and Commando Bar - 1 mile
    The Old Station restaurant - Spean bridge - 1 mile
    Stronlossit Inn - Roy Bridge - 2 miles
    Roy Bridge Hotel - 2 miles
    Several Indian, Chinese, French and Italian in Fort William - 9 miles
  • Glenfinnan Monument - 25 miles
  • Glencoe - site of the massacre - 30 miles
  • West Highland Museum - Fort William - 9 miles
  • Clan Cameron Museum - Achnacarry - 6 miles
  • Caledonian canal Visitor Centre -Fort Augustus - 20 miles
  • Golf course 9 hole - 1 mile, Fort William - 8 miles
  • Ski-ing, snowboarding and mountain biking at Aonoch Mor - 5 miles
  • Climbing - Ben Nevis - 8 miles
  • Climbing - Glencoe - 30 miles
  • Hillwalking - all around
  • Canoeing - River Spean - 200 yards
  • Quad biking and Canoeing at Fersit - 5 miles
  • Climbing Wall - Leisure Centre in Fort William - 9 miles
  • Climbing Wall - Ice Factor in Kinlochleven - 30 miles
  • Mountain biking - Wolftrax at Strathmashie - 25 miles
  • Cycling - Great glen cycle way - 5 miles
  • Swimming - Leisure Centre in Fort William - 9 miles

The front door opens into a porch for coats, wellies and outdoor equipment. A glass door then takes you into a large kitchen with a breakfast table and a beautifully equipped contemporary kitchen. An electric "rangemaster" features four ovens, four hobs, a griddle as well as a grill. There is a microwave and dishwasher, as well as a blender and all the essential equipment for cooking with style. The slate flooring has underfloor heating, and huge local maps, old photographs and Anta's distinctive tiles decorate the walls. Light streams into the room from the double glass doors to the conservatory/dining room next door. The broadband socket allows you to plug in your laptop and access the web as you wish.

The conservatory/dining room has a lovely oak table, with 12 comfortable chairs and a superb view through the bank of windows across to the grey corries beyond. Two large roof window lights provide generous light for drawing, reading or a craft activity.

A downstairs bedroom hosts a double bed and an ensuite with a walk in shower.

The living room is two storeys tall with a mezzanine gallery projecting over and the original wooden beams high above, a wood burning stove keeps the room very warm and huge double height windows pour light into this geautiful space. There are large leather sofas to settle into for reading your book or one of the local history or natural history books from the bookcase, or enjoying the TV or DVDs. An upright piano stands available for entertaining or simply practising.

A spiral staircase winds you upstairs to the gallery. The gallery has a wrought iron bed and the TV socket allows you to move the TV/DVD upstairs for the kids to watch while the parents play in the living room below. A safe wooden balcony allows each to keep an eye on the other!

At the end of the corridor a master bedroom has a large king sized wooden bed with an elegant antique chest of drawers. Set into the roof, the ceiling angles are distinctive and the windows look out onto the hills beyond. An ensuite bathroom enjoys a large bath and a strong shower.

The corridor to the master bedroom has two further bedrooms and a bathroom. A bunk room has a bunk with three beds, and the twin room has two single beds. The bathroom has a bath with a good shower.

Tirindrish Steading was until recently a working farm "steading" or barn. The house is set in an old courtyard on one side and faces south. The south face has a grass lawn with a wide patio area with a barbeque, tables and chairs and a basketball hoop. A gravel parking area accommodates four or five cars. The house is accessed by a drive with lovely mature trees. A gentle burn runs down beside the drive to the River Spean below.

From the A9 - Perth - Edinburgh
Turn off the A9 at Dalwhinnie - signposted Fort William A889. Follow this road to the T junction just beyond the Monadliath Hotel. Turn left onto the A86 direction Spean Bridge and Fort William. Follow the road for many miles past beautiful Loch Laggan and Ardverikie, home of the "Monarch of the Glen" TV programme.

Finally head through village of Roy Bridge. A couple of miles beyond Roy Bridge, you are driving through trees on either side and a field opens up to your right. Turn right up the drive at the Tirindrish Steading sign. Tirindrish House and Spean Bridge village are too far.

From the A82 - Fort William - Glasgow
Through Fort William and at Spean Bridge, turn right onto the A86 just over the bridge. After a long straight coming out of the village, indicate left and turn left NOT at the Tirindrish House sign but at the next left - Tirindrish Steading.

What's included:
All bed linen and towels, wood for stove (you may need to chop more depending on consumption!), central heating, unlimited web through broadband connection. A high chair is available.

The steading is rented out year round - from 4pm Saturday to 10am the following Saturday. Short breaks are welcome in the winter months.

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Tirindrish Steading, Spean Bridge, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH34 4EU Scotland.

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