This house is awesome. Fully equipped with welcome food hamper. 9 of us stayed over new year week and had beautiful weather so we had fabulous walks around the area. We are great fans of Glencoe and Kinlochleven so this location is perfect. After long days out, heading home to the ferry and seeing the lights on the lighthouse was amazing. Car essential.
Corran lighthouse was the perfect find - We were a group of 10 friends staying for a long weekend getaway and wanted somewhere with close access to Ben Nevis but that we could hangout easily together.
The location is idyllic with the beauty of the loch and the mountains surrounding you and perfect viewing of the ferry which takes you to the other side for Fort William and Ben Nevis. (The ferry crosses regularly between 630am and 930pm daily, Sunday service from 830am and costs £7.90 cash or 2% credit card surcharge per surcharge which is payable on deck)
Upon arrival the first thing noted was the size of the property and the warmth inside and not only from the decor! The rooms are all well appointed and ensuite with linens and towels provided. A nice touch was the shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotions provided (hotel size)
The living room is huge with large comfy leather sofas and beautiful fireplace which was well stocked up with firewood so we couldn't resist lighting it up on the first night
In the second kitchen, (yes there are two!), which is amazingly equipped there is a stunning aga and off it is a lovely dining room which seats 10. We really appreciated the welcome hamper which was unexpected but lovely to arrive to. It had all the basics (milk, tea, coffee, cereal, butter, oatcakes etc and even a homemade cake and bottle of wine!) Also in the first kitchen there is a large American fridge freezer with inbuilt water/ice function which was very handy for stocking our supplies! Both kitchen have ovens and hobs for cooking also.
Outside there is a lovely decking area and BBQ which unfortunately on this occasion we didn't get to use.
Also for families with children there are plenty of areas for the kids to play both inside or out. Another nice touch is the 2 large colourful bean bags at the bottom of the stairs with second TV and DVD player which would be perfect to sit the kids down to on a rainy day! If stuck inside the owners have thought of everything with hampers of games at the landing of the stairs or binoculars for viewing in the living room.
We are already discussing if this should be an annual retreat and no doubt will be returning!
We stayed at the corran lighthouse for one week with 7 persons. Two grandparents, two adults and 3 childern/cousins. On arriving we had a wonderful first view of the house during the short ferry crossing. As we arrived at the house it simply was amazing!! All the spacious comfortable bedrooms have a modern ensuite bathroom. The living area, kitchen and diningroom are comfortable, well equipped, clean and cozy. This lovely house is situated in one of the nicest areas of Scotland. We made day trips to Glasgow, Loch Ness, Isle of Mull and the Highland Games of Killin. The local shop was small but offert everything we needed and the shopkeeper was very friendly. So was the Inn in Ardgour near the ferry where we eat twice for dinner. Perfect food! The owner of the house offert us a hamper, full of nice and usefull things. Also very exciting were the seals passing by every day. So we had a wonderful week in Ardgour and we surely can recommend this house. When we come back to Scotland we will come back to the Corran Lighthouse.
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I have just returned from a week's stay at the Corran Lighthouse Lodge with a group of friends. The accommodation was perfect for the 10 of us and the house felt airy and spacious but also cosy at the same time. The location was stunning on the edge of the Loch and it was fascinating watching the Corran ferry making its daily crossings from the window. I was especially impressed by the relaxed yet efficient booking method and nothing was too much trouble. The kitchen was well equipped and the finishing touches of flowers in the lounge and little bottles of products in the bathroom were very welcoming .It is an ideal base for walking holidays and with Fort William just 8 miles away Ben Nevis is also within reach. However, I think a car is essential.
10 of us spent a brilliant weekend in a stunning location staying in a 5 bedroomed house attached to lighthouse. The place was immaculate with spacious rooms great kitchen and dining areas and wood burning stove in the large living room. Perfect for a few days away at any time of the year.