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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


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

  • Anoch Mhor cable car and mountain bike track
  • Steamtrain (which harry potter was filmed on) - summer only
  • Inverlochy Castle Hotel for fine dining
  • Ferry to Skye approx one and a half hours drive
  • Loch Ness 40mins drive
  • Britain's highest peak to walk Ben Nevis