Osprey

Osprey

Special Offers / Late Deals

Please check the website for updates and details on special offers.Telephone or email for availability of last minute short breaks outwith the normal Saturday - Saturday holiday

Description

Osprey Apartment is a pretty character filled two bedroom ground floor apartment. Osprey has wood panelling throughout and offers a bright open plan living/kitchen/dining area, one twin and one double(king size bed)bedroom and a family bathroom with bath/shower above. Osprey forms part of the ground floor of Achnacarry Steading Apartments, a 19th century converted farm steading which has recently been sympathetically converted to four individual and charming modern self catering apartments.The steading is situated in the heart of Achnacarry Estate which is home to the chief of the Clan Cameron, Donald Cameron of Lochiel who lives at nearby Achnacarry Castle.
The River Arkaig, a few hundred yards away runs from Loch Arkaig to Loch Lochy. With lochs,mountains,wildlife, wonderful walks and cycle tracks on the doorstep Achnacarry is an ideal retreat for an active outdoor or peaceful holiday and the apartments themselves are well appointed providing everything you need for a superb self catering break.
Achnacarry is also well placed as a base to tour and discover the west coast and the islands


Sleeping Arrangements

One double bedroom with 5' wide bed
One twin bedroom with full size single beds


Directions

By Car

From Fort William follow the A82 north into Spean Bridge.In this small village, immediately after crossing the River Spean, the A82 branches off to the left and rises steeply. Follow this route, still on the A82, until arriving at the Commando Memorial, above Spean Bridge.
At this point turn left leaving the A82 and on to the B8004 ( turn right if coming off the A82 from Inverness).This road leads to Mucomir and Gairlochy. Two miles along the waters of Loch Lochy flow through a scenic channel, cut when the Caledonian Canal was constructed.

Passing over the channel at Mucomir, proceed along the road until crossing the Caledonian Canal

After crossing the Caledonian Canal the road to Achnacarry forks to the right on to the B8005. A small sign at the fork directs visitors towards Loch Arkaig and the Clan Cameron Museum.

Within a mile or so a sign will be seen on the left: Achnacarry Steading Apartments.
Drive through the gates carrying on until you come to the Museum. Carry on past the Museum and the Achnacarry Steading Apartments are ahead. Bearing left, parking is at the rear of the steading building.

By Train

There is a train station in Spean Bridge and car hire can be arranged in advance to be collected at the station. The London Euston to Fort William train ( sleeper) provides a direct route.

By Air

Flights are available to and from Inverness Airport at Dalcross. Again car hire can be arranged in advance taking the Road to Inverness and South to Fort William and turning right off the A82 on to the B004 to Achnacarry at the Commando monument and following on as above 'by car' directions.


Ideal for

Clan Cameron Museum (), Ben Nevis Distillery (), Snowgoose Mountain Centre (), West Highland Museum (), Loch Shiel Cruises (), Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum (), Glencoe Visitor Centre (), Glencoe Ski and Activity Centre (),


Nearby Golf Clubs

Spean Bridge Golf Club (), Fort William Golf Club (), Fort Augustus Golf Club (),

  • Sleeps 4
  • Sleeps (additional) 0
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom(s) 1

Apartment Features

  • Dishwasher
  • Tumble drier
  • Cot / travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite/cable
  • DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Shared garden
  • Boat mooring
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Designated / private parking
  • Personal meet & greet available
All facilities Dishwasher , Tumble drier , Fridge/freezer , Oven , Microwave , Linen provided , Bath towels provided , Bedding provided , Cot / travel cot , Hair Dryer , High chair , Iron / ironing Board , Washing machine , Satellite/cable , DVD player , CD Player , TV , iPod docking station , Freeview / Freesat TV , WiFi , BBQ , Shared garden , Boat mooring , Garden dining furniture , Pets not allowed , Designated / private parking , Personal meet & greet available

Parking There are two allocated car parking spaces per booking located at the private courtyard to the rear of the building
There is a 15 mph speed limit within estate grounds

Exterior Situated in the heart of Achnacarry estate in a scenic sheltered Glen the Apartments have a lawned area of garden to the front and a pretty courtyard to the rear of the building.The building retains its original whinstone facade with traditional large sash windows and the original bell tower with weathervane atop. There is ample car parking for up to two cars per apartment and a covered cycle rack area is provided for the serious, or not so serious, mountain biker ! A shared drying/laundry room is provided in a separate room in part of the courtyard complex and provides an area to hang up your outdoor clothes and boots, waders etc.
Picnic tables and bar-b-ques are available free of charge. An outdoor smoking area is provided with ashtrays as strictly no smoking within the apartment.
NB Mobile phone reception is poor/non existent in the immediate area, signal becomes available in general towards Spean Bridge. There is a public payphone on the estate that accepts all payment cards. Wi-fi is perfect for keeping in touch/browsing - not suitable for large downloads etc.

Interior layout Osprey has a bright airy and modern, open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. The two bedrooms and family bathroom with shower above bath lead off from the main hall.

Locale Achnacarry Steading Apartments are situated on an isthmus between Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig. The landscape is full of natural beauty and has been a popular location for filming both for the film screen and TV. From 1942 to 1945 the grounds were handed over to the British Military and were home to over 25000 commandos who underwent rigorous training here. Achnacarry became known as 'Castle Commando' and today many commandos and their families come back to visit the area and remember their forebears who trained here.The Achnacarry Museum is situated in the grounds and is well worth a visit.
Aonach Mor is a few miles away and offers winter snowsports and summer mountain biking and walks. You can take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain and enjoy a meal in the Pinemarten restaurant.
Achnacarry Country Pursuits operate from the Estate and offer a wide variety of activities for individiuals and families from fishing, to argocat wildlife tours and stalking ( in season)
You may want to tackle the footpath to the top of the Ben ( Nevis) at Fort William or hire a mountain bike to ride along the Caledonian canal tow paths -the possibilities in this area are endless. Please visit our links on the Things To Do Page


Reviews

Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 3 review(s)

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

We stayed in Osprey at Achnacarry over the weekend of 21st/22nd September - having booked it for a quick getaway from Manchester life! Having flown to Inverness, and having spent the day driving and touring the amazing Highland scenery - we were thrilled to arrive at Achnacarry - very remote, and set a mile or two up a private drive, we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere... which is just what we wanted! Whilst they did not intrude at all - we were pleased to know that Lorna and her family were close by and able to assist if we needed anything whatsoever... and when we asked for a dinner recommendation, we got one back within the hour... and it turned out to be an excellent one at that! The apartment was well equipped, comfortable, spotlessly clean and everything that we required was there for us...! In summary, the apartment and our whole stay at Achnacarry was wonderful and we are just sad that we didn't stay longer... we will however be back!

Property manager response (30 Sep 2013)

Many thanks Will. Delighted that you enjoyed your short break at Achnacarry and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lorna Manager

Aberdeenshire

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

5 - star accomodation. The apartment was lovely and the scenery beautiful. Excellent base for exploring the Fort William area. We had a great time and will definately return in the future.

Property manager response (17 May 2013)

Thank you for your review on Osprey. We are delighted that you had a great holiday with the family at Achnacarry and look forward to meeting you again in the future Lorna Manager

Victoria

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

We had a brilliant stay at Achnacarry. The apartments are excellent and the welcome was wonderful. Day trips to Glenfinnan and Glencoe were easy. Staying at Achnacarry should be a must do for Cameron's visiting the Highlands. Paul Cameron

Property manager response (25 Apr 2013)

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted you both had a lovely holiday here and hope you can make the return trip in the future !

Guestbook reviews

Beautiful sunsets and stunning landscapes, enjoyed the walks in the moss covered forest. Comfortable apartments.

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Osprey

A lovely, comfortable apartment in a great location & beautiful scenery. Many thanks.

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Osprey

Lovely holiday home! Beautiful area. Boys loved being able to take our kayak on the loch. Enjoyed the gondola up Aonach Mor. We will attempt Ben Nevis when the boys are bigger!! Thank you

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Osprey

Fantastic week fishing. Thoroughly enjoyed the scenery of the Estate and Loch Arkaig.

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Osprey

Our second visit, a most enjoyable week with great weather . Fantastic trips up to Glendessary with Alex MacDonald. Apartments spotless and very comfortable.

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Osprey

Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, once again, the apartment was perfect.

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Osprey

A great holiday, just what we needed. Great apartment, Scenery breath-taking.

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Osprey

We enjoyed your cosy place, a home away from home.

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Osprey

Another excellent holiday, thank you.

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Osprey

A wonderful welcome- we came tom celebrate our golden wedding, having worked here 53 years ago. The apartment is perfect- immaculate and so comfortable. Special thanks to Alex and Astie for all they did for us- we have many happy memories from this magical place.

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Osprey

Great location, Lovely apartment, will definitely check availability when next in the area.

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Osprey

Two big hikes up Carn Mor and Creag Meagaidh. Nice comfy place to rest my weary legs GW. Essex

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Osprey

Beautiful cottage with all the comforts of home. Great to see all the wildlife.
J &K VH Wiltshire

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Osprey

Enjoyed the walks. Fantastic stay. Such a wonderful place. Just what was needed.
M.F. Derbyshire

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Osprey

A lovely stay. Fished Shiel, Arkaig & Lochy with Mark Hirst. Osprey quite lovely.
I.S. Bucks.

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Osprey

Wonderful place, lots of snow, great walking as ever, very comfortable.
D & M Cambridge

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Osprey

Enjoyed the walks, museum,streams and lochs. Great walking amongst the memories & landscape of the ancestors
A&R C. Aus.

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Osprey

Really great ! Eilean Donan Castle, Morar, Arisaig. We loved it all ! Great meal at Russels, Spean Bridge & found Lorna & family to be perfect hosts. Thank you ! H.Family Cheshire

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Osprey

Beautiful, immaculate apartment. You thought of everything we might need ! Thank you for your hospitality to the Royal Marines.
E. Glasgow

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Osprey

We are happy to get to know this wonderful country and it's people. We will never forget our time in Scotland. We love this apartment.
KT Germany

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Osprey

Thanks for a wonderful few days - loved the apartment- couldn't ask or more !
SB Tyne & Wear

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Osprey

We had a fantastic time staying at Achnacarry. This area is truly magical. We will be back in the highlands and return to Achnacarry !!
A. Family N.Ireland

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Osprey

We loved our stay at Achnacarry- the highlight of our trip.Lovely apartment. Thank you very much for everything.
RJC Queensland Australia

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Osprey

Great weather. Great walking. Breathtaking scenery. Beautiful apartment in fantastic setting.
CW Northampton

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Osprey

Nice to see where my grandparents met. Beautiful part of Scotland. Lovely apartment. Thank you.
R. Family Kircudbright

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Osprey

Just home from a wee holiday to Achnacarry. Fantastic accommodation and lovely scenery. The Osprey apartment was fantastic - I would recommend it. Can't wait to visit again!

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