Lapwing Rise - Self Catering near Fort William Scotland


Self Catering Accommodation
Banavie - Fort William
PH33 7LX

View of Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis from Lapwing Rise & Stepps Cottage

Welcome to Lapwing Rise & Stepps Cottage

Self Catering Accommodation near Fort William.

Lapwing Rise & Stepps Cottage are situated on our working croft in Banavie, a few miles outside Fort William, as is our own house where we live with our family. Set just off the A830 'The Road to the Isles', our croft is nestled between the Caledonian Canal and the West Highland Railway line where the Jacobite Steam Train (otherwise known as the Harry Potter train) passes daily in the summer months. Both properties enjoy wonderful views across the Caledonian Canal to the Aonach Mor ski slopes, Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK) and Glen Nevis.

Lapwing Rise The accommodation is all on one level and sleeps up to 8 persons and two pets.

See Drone footage on YouTube of Lapwing Rise and Ben Nevis here

New Hot Tub at Lapwing Rise for 2022

Stepps Cottage: The accommodation is all on one level and sleeps up to 8 people. We welcome up to 2 pets - please note that unlike Lapwing Rise, the garden here is not enclosed. Our livestock fields are fully-fenced but we respectfully ask that you keep pets under control while outside.

See Drone footage on YouTube of Stepps Cottage and Ben Nevis here

They are both ideal for a family holidays and within easy access of all the various activities on offer within the area.

Although Lapwing Rise & Stepps Cottage are located in a rural setting the local shop is only 0.75 miles away and it is a very short walk to a pub/restaurant in the local hotel.

Caledonian Canal and Neptunes Staircase near Fort William

Fort William, the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK', is just over 3 miles away and has a variety of excellent facilities including supermarkets, a cinema, an indoor climbing wall, a leisure centre with a swimming pool and a number of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The Caledonian Canal, constructed in the early 1800's, is considered by many as one of the great waterways of the world. Neptunes Staircase on the canal, which is within walking distance of Lapwing Rise and Stepps Cottage, is well worth a visit to watch the yachts and other ships negotiate the eight locks as they travel from one side of Scotland to the other.

Lapwing Rise & Stepps Cottage are both an ideal base to explore the surrounding area: Loch Ness and the Great Glen is a short drive away, as is Glencoe and the 'Road to the Isles' taking in Glenfinnan, Arisaig and Mallaig.
You may wish to go further afield and take a ferry from Arisaig or Mallaig to the Small Isles or Skye; or from Oban over to Mull. The unspoilt Ardnamurchan peninsula is also well worth a visit - the lighthouse on Ardnamurchan Point is the most westerly point on the UK mainland.

You may however just want to relax and enjoy the view from the livingroom and wave at the Jacobite Steam Train as it goes past.

Jacobite Steam Train
  Jacobite Steam Train

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Contact: Gregor and Nicola Muir, Phone 07710721800 (Gregor) or 07717871303 (Nicola), Email