The Old Byre

Fort William, Highland

Inside this sturdy stone byre all is graceful. Outside the backdrop of hills and trees is dramatic. Come to walk Ben Nevis or fish the lochs


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Fort William is two miles away, but sheep are the only passers-by in these parts and the sturdy stone byre’s backdrop of hills and trees is dramatic. Where cattle once clustered, now you’ll find luxury, seclusion and spotlessness. Step through the studded front door into an open-plan living area, where one room flows gracefully into the other and a beamed ceiling soars above. Here a large leather sofa begs you to curl up in front of a crackling log fire; underfloor heating warms tiled floors and the smart kitchen is set sociably at one end of the space. Wherever you turn, imagination abounds: find an armchair carved from a tree root, dining table chairs of driftwood, deer antlers reborn as table lamps next to a beautifully dressed bed. Joan knows little details matter (a decanter of sherry, fluffy bathrobes, here and there a touch of Scottish tweed or tartan) and is close by at The Grange if you need anything. There are walks galore – Ben Nevis beckons – plus lochs teeming with fish and views that will blow you away. Perfect for honeymooners, hill-walkers, or anyone who dreams of a highland home.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £96
Weekly price
from £675
1 Cottage for 2
From £961 bed1 bedroom


We had a fantastic stay at the Old Byre. The cottage itself is beautifully renovated and extremely well equipped. It is perfectly located far enough away from Fort William to feel like a proper get-away and give the visitors a decent morning walk (about 45 minutes to the town centre) but close enough to hop a taxi back up the road at night. A fantastic place to relax and unwind.

Sally, Glasgow

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Joan & John Campbell

  • We have Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, Munros for walking and climbing, rivers and lochs for fishing or sailing, fresh clean air, many outdoor sports - voted outdoor capital of the UK!
  • After a full day there are great restaurants to enjoy: The Smiddy, Inverlochy Castle, The Lime Tree, The Crannog and The Seafood Cafe, to mention a few.
  • The Jacobite Steam Train - of Harry Potter fame - described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. From Ben Nevis past Glenfinnan and Arisaig to Mallaig.
  • Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you to 650m on the slopes of Aonach Mor. Meander along the mountain trails to the panoramic viewpoints, then relax in the restaurant & bar with breathtaking views. Nevis Range offer access to many activities.
  • Ben Nevis is 1344m (4,406ft) high and the track to the summit of the highest mountain in the UK is an objective of many who visit Fort William.
  • What a spectacular drive, all the way from Crianlarich deep into the heart of the Highlands, through stunning Glen Coe beneath atmospheric mountains, along the side of Loch Linnhe to Fort William. Then drive up into a quiet Glen to the Old Byre.