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Littlepark Cottage is a fabulous property located adjacent to the West Highland railway line near the head of Loch Treig in Glen Spean. This former railway cottage is set in 14 acres of mature native woodlands in the heart of this remote and beautiful Glen. Located just over a half hours drive from Fort William the property makes an ideal base for exploring this part of Lochaber and the Cairngorm National Park which is also just a short drive away. The area offers some superb hill walking with three Munro’s located in the vicinity, and an abundance of low level walks.
Inside the property offers spacious accommodation, all of which is located on the one level. The cottage has been equipped to a good standard, and is tastefully furnished in a traditional style. On entering Littlepark Cottage guests will find an open plan lounge and dining room with a multi fuel stove, from this room all the other accommodation can be accessed, including the kitchen and the conservatory which enjoys views to the garden. The property has three bedrooms, a double, a twin, and a third with full size bunk beds. A large bathroom, complete with a bath and separate shower, a small utility room, and a cloakroom completes the facilities.
Outside the property has a large secluded garden, complete with a pretty decked area beside the house. The garden also has a small lochan so guests with younger children should be cautious. The views from the garden of the Creag Meagaidh mountains and National Nature Reserve are simply spectacular and many an hour can be passed just relaxing here. The garden is a haven for wildlife and the occasional deer can often be spotted.
Littlepark Cottage makes a convenient base for those guests looking to visit the Nevis Range (30 minutes) either in winter for skiing or perhaps in the summer for a gondola trip to the top or for hill walking. The range is also the base for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and this takes place in June this year. Additional skiing is also available at the Cairngorms just over an hour away, and again this is a popular area to visit all year round, with a trip on the funicular railway to the top, a recommended day out.
This location offers some superb hillwalking with at least three Munros on your doorstep, and plenty of low level walks to suit all abilities. Trout fishing and mountain biking at Laggan Wolftrax are also available, as is water sports at the Great Glen water park. Further afield boat trips are available at Fort William, as are steam train trips on The Jacobite which runs from the town to Mallaig. En-route you will cross the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct which was made famous in the Harry Potter Films, the line is also one of the most scenic in the country.
The nearest village to the property is Roy Bridge (8 miles) which has a couple of hotel restaurants, and a small shop. Further on Spean Bridge (12 miles) has a greater choice of restaurants, together with some small shops and cafes.
If for any reason we are unable to accommodate you at Littlepark Cottage, then please have a look at Fersit Log Cottage, which is situated in the vicinity.
Included in the price
Two pets are welcome, however please note that even although the garden is fenced it is not fully enclosed.
Guests with Children
Please note that if you are bring children with you, that there is a small lochan located in the garden.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
Lovely remote cottage with all the equipment we could have needed.
TLDR: We had a lovely week at Littlepark Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy a slight sense of seclusion and do some walking from the door. The cottage itself is set in private grounds right on the side of the railway and accessed by a beautiful 3 mile drive from the main road, with a very adventurous feeling (but fine) last few hundred metres. If you're saying to yourself - it can't possibly be down there? then you're probably in the right place. It's fine for normal cars and I'd only think twice if you have something flash with low ground clearance. The cottage itself was great for us (family of 6) and the bunkbeds were fine for our two tall teenagers. The grounds are nice and you feel secluded, with plenty of bird life and the odd deer. The cottage itself has some rustic charm and quirks (the lighting has a mind of its own), but everything was there that we needed. The kitchen and utility worked well for us, the beds were comfortable and the shower is excellent. The conservatory got used the most for relaxing and waving to the train driver as they pass (a bit of a tradition apparently). There's only a few trains, so the line is definitely a novelty and not a nuisance at all. The location worked really well for us - Spean bridge is only about 20 mins drive away, Fort William about 30, so you still have access to shops and amenities, though sadly there's nowhere you can walk to nearby for a pint on an evening. There's four munros you can walk up from the door, and we found the nearby section of the Carrour path made a pretty fun downhill section on the bikes. Definitely be aware of the midges, they weren't too bad for us but the cottage is pretty secluded from the weather so I imagine they could be a real nuisance at times. The one thing it meant was we had to keep the windows closed on an evening making the cottage a little too warm for sleeping - perhaps some lighter bedding as an option could be an idea for the summer months? The owner called us at the end of the week just to make sure everything had gone well which was a really nice personal touch. This cottage isn't for you if you want all the mod cons (big screen tv, good internet, pubs and shops nearby, pristine and new fittings), but it definitely is if you want to relax and enjoy getting away from it all. We would happily stay here again.
Had a great stay very peaceful Good base for walking and cycling Hope to return one day
I have been here several times before and will undoubtedly go again. It is in a great, remote location - you will not be disturbed. Ideally placed to do a large number of Munros. Great dark sky at night - take your telescope. The final approach is not for the faint hearted - don't take your Porche Boxter! The layout is good with a large (if a bit gloomy) lounge diner, but the conservatory is great on dulll days. It has a number of charming idiosyncrasies - the arrangement of the ceiling lights in the living room alone is well worth the visit. Also the railway line - you can wave to the drivers (Don't worry there are only about 3 -4 trains a day). The caretakers live close by and are very obliging - they replaced a faulty electric kettle the same day. There are of course minor niggles: the wood burning stove is great but need a sweep because it doesn't burn as well as it should. Also I'd take a few teaspoons and cutlery knives to supplement the meagre supply, although there is more crockery and bakeware than you can shake a stick at. The internet speed is vanishingly low and the TV Screen is small. If either of the latter bother you, you shouldn't be going there anyway. I could go on but dinner's ready.
Wonderful cottage, delightful remote location with lots of walking nearby. The cottage is really well equipped throughout. We loved the daily visits from the pine martin and hedgehogs. Just perfect.
Nice cottage right off the beaten track, needs a little TLC but must say very well equipped, loads of walks on the doorstep and a real novelty seeing trains on the line right next to the property about 6 trains a day
Superb stay at this cottage. Very well equipped, fantastic location. Would not hesitate to recommend this. I mean it, this place is wonderful - I could go on about the dark skies, the wildlife, the garden, the remote but accessible location, the walks you can go almost from the doorstep. Loved it!
This is my favourite cottage, I have visited three times so far. One of the many delights is to sit in the conservatory and watch the bird feeding station and wait for the occasional train to pass. The cottage is warm and cosy especially when the fire is alight. I could happily live here.
If you want privacy, this is the place to go. The owners kindly provide as much wood as you need for the log burner, and we found plenty of bird food left for the many garden birds that feed just outside the kitchen window. There are loads of walks and things to do nearby. When we first arrived, the house is further away down both the single road and then the rough track than we thought, so we were anxious that we had missed it. You have to pass the log cabin and go down a steep hill to arrive.
Littlepark Cottage is a great place to stay if you're looking to get away from it all. The cottage has a nice, homely feel to it and is well appointed. The owner is attentive and we felt that both the owner and Wilderness Cottages had our best interests at heart. Being a dog-friendly place is a great bonus!
We got so lucky to find this cottage.......it could not have been more perfect. Everything about the cottage was excellent, there was nothing that we could have wanted that wasn't there. The decking was ideal and we sat there peacefully every morning with a coffee, all around was complete silence, no people and no traffic noise. The garden was lovely, and the views to and from where quite beautiful. We came home one evening to find a deer in the garden. The location was a great base for the west coast where we saw seals and dolphins. If I was to buy a cottage in Scotland, it would have to be this one.
We have a great vacation in Scotland. The house was gorgeous and beautiful secluded, just as I had imagined. The house really had everything you need and was very comfortable. Everything is really like the pictures in the ad.
Lovey place in the wild. A little remote during the winter so four wheel drive advised if icy or snowing due to the distance off the main road. Comfortable and warm though, lighting a little dim during the evening.
We had a lovely stay in this delightful former train house, it is well equipped and beautifully situated. If you like peace and tranquility, this is the perfect place. The occasional train passing by was no problem at all, it always happens on a set time and during the day. For nature lovers this is an ideally located cottage, with many sheep, deer, song birds and birds of prey, most of these literally on the doorstep.
Nice house in secluded location with great walking
Our family of 5 stayed here over the Christmas period, and it was a dream location to spend Christmas. The Cottage was perfect, and recently decorated, the location was something else. The cottage is fully equipped with all everyday needs, so our Christmas Dinner was cooked to perfection. We brought our own decorations but some lovely decorations had already been put up before our arrival. Many an evening was spent in front of the fire or sat patiently waiting in the conservatory for that pesky Elusive Pine Martin, who we eventually saw tucking in to some Jam butties...! The kids loved running to wave to the trains that occasionally passed. The Boxing Day snow was a bonus and the kids made a snow man. We got a nice courtesy call off Michael the owner to see if everything was ok, and the wonderful caretakers ensured we got our car started after I flattened the battery packing up to go home...!! It is a wonderful cottage in the best location we've stayed at on our many trips to Scotland....will be back
Wonderful cottage full of charm although the property probably is looking a little tired in places but has everything needed for a self catering accommodation. Great location and ideal for exploring the area. Great walks to be had. We would recommend
Lovely cottage beautifully equipped. Good supply of books, games and an eclectic mix of art to enjoy - and a great shower! The drive from the road seems endless at first but by the end of the week we felt we knew every bend and stone (and sheep). Wonderful scenery and lots of interesting places to visit. Our dogs loved the walks. Very helpful housekeeper if anything goes wrong.. We never did get the tv working but that wasn't such a bad thing!
Superb accommodation. Very clean and everything in plentiful supply. Bathroom superb, extra toilet was an added bonus. Would love to go back. We were there second week in February and were lovely and cosy with central heating and and mulitifuel stove. Loved very minute of our stay. Weather was bright and sunny during our stay but loads of snow. Thank you to the owners.
The cottage was in a fantastic location. Wildlife on your doorstep literally. Pine Martins, Deer, Red Squirrels. We used the car only once as there was so much to do and walks from the cottage. The cottage was like home from home. Did not have the TV on all week. One of the best and most relaxing holidays we have had. Will be returning again soon. Our Westie Caelie also had a great time. Thank you very much.
Littlepark Cottage was in a good location to explore nearby Fort William and the Ben Nevis area to the west. If you wanted to journey south the Argyll and Bute coastal route was very picturesque. Towards the north you could journey to the picturesque port of Plockton near Skye and the Cairngorm Mountains lay to the east. However if you just wanted a beautiful scenic home form home where wildlife was certainly in abundance then you could do no better than this lovely cottage. The highlight of our stay was seeing deer go right past our door and feeding a very hungry pine marten with a preference for peanut butter! Some wonderful memories.
Very nice cottage, full equiped, so lovely, large rooms, very comfortable, but hot water stop at ten pm, what a pity !!! Very nice environment around the house, to share with a deer and a pine-marten, also perfectly suitable for a dog. But be carefull of mosquitos... We liked Scotland a lot, and we were lucky because we had a lot of sun !
This was our second visit to Little park Cottage in Fersit. The cottage was again in great condition and readied for our arrival. The cottage is the perfect get away from every day life & great base for the surrounding area. Walks in the local area are fantastic and as usual the weather threw everything at us including snow on the mountains setting a fantastic back drop. We were lucky enough to see the elusive Pine Martins on the final morning. Highly recommended :-) Will be back soon
We loved Littlepark Cottage, we spent 2 weeks in this tranquil haven, the pine-martin came most night, one reason we picked here so was delighted, it is a well equipped cottage loved the fire, it is easy to get to places of interest, the London sleeper hoots every night so give them a wave, interesting to see the landrover going along the tracks early morning. hope to return one day.
We have spent a wonderful week in this really well- equipped cottage. We have particularly enjoyed having our meals in the conservatory with the train passing by and hooting at us. The description and the photos on the website truly match the reality. The cottage is a bit difficult to reach on the last miles and fortunately the weather was good , otherwise I would have been anxious to come across other drivers had it rained but the remoteness guarantees the peace and quiet we have greatly enjoyed.
First used the cottage in June 2003 and again in June 2006. Most recent visit (June 2012) shows many developments over the years to improve and enhance the superb capabilities. A very clean, cosy cottage which proved ideal for our hillwalking trips. Plentiful local fuel provided for those cold snaps. Much local wildlife around the cottage (red deer, ducks, chaffinches, tits etc). Easy potential to develop links with passing train drivers!
3/7/10 - Alan and Sue McCarthy We stayed at Littlepark for a week, after spending our first week at Mealishall by Loch Ness. A totally different property but equally enchanting - a true wilderness experience! Well equipped and cosy with long walks from the doorstep. The only down side for us, was that our German Shepherd could not be let loose in the garden as it is not fully enclosed and wildlife is around. What a fantastic place though, we would love to come again - but for longer!
Littlepark cottage is a haven of tranquillity and has lots to recomend it . it is so well equipped everything you require is already there .Sharp Knives !and a three pan steamer , a first in any hire cottage we've stayed in before . one word of warning though , the garden is NOT fully fenced off , and sheep/lambs , and deer can all appear infront of the cottage so you need to keeep an eye on your dogs .
The cottage and surrounding gardens are simply magical, and we had a wonderful week here. The cottage is cosy with a well equipped kitchen. An excellent base for exploring the area. So much to do, a week is not enough. we can't wait to return!
We had a lovely week at Littlepark Cottage. Arriving to find the fire all set and ready for lighting was great. The cottage was clean, tidy and very well equipted. Having an easy walk to the hills and Loch Treig was also great. We look forward to returning in the futre and will be recommending the cottage to freinds and family.
Matt, Dale and Hannah Youngs
A lovely peaceful cottage, in beautiful surroundings. Nicely furnished and well-proportioned.
Highly recommended. We saw the pine marten eating its jam sandwiches and also saw some deer on the track down the cottage. Waving to the trains is also a highlight.
Weve just returned home after a lovey week at Littlepark cottage. The cottage is lovely, a real home from home, although our arrival was marred by the fact no one was expecting us and the cottage had no electricity on, no heating or water. The caretaker Sue and her hubby were brilliant! and came to our rescue within 5 mins of ringing them and we soon had the fire going and the place cosy.
Loads of peace and quiet, no phone signal! hooray.
The dogs loved curling up in front of the fire and we loved watching the birds on the bird table. The highlight of the week was seeing a pinemarten visit the garden and enjoying the jam sandwiches that we left on the bird table.
The other highlight was the 8.30 sleeper train tooting every night as he passed (the line is adjacent to the cottage, but the trains are very few and far between).
The road down to the cottage is steep, but posed no problems.
We would definately go back to Littlepark and would recommend it to anyone. The owner rang us mid week to make sure we were ok and it was with heavy hearts we left on Saturday and look forward to going back.