Glenloy Lodge

Guesthouse

near Banavie, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 7PD

    Glen Loy Lodge is an 8 bed-roomed former hunting lodge dating from the 1920's. All rooms are en suite and furnished comfortably.

    The lodge is situated in a wonderfully scenic and peaceful location only 7 miles from the centre of Fort William at the entrance to Glen Loy. Its position on the western side of the Caledonian Canal affords spectacular views over Aonach Mor and the Nevis Range. Glen Loy is a beautiful wooded glen with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling.
    There is an abundance of wildlife around the lodge including a visiting pine marten, eagles and deer. The proprietors, Jon and Angela will be very pleased to give advice and information on where to watch wildlife and what to look out for at particular times of the year. Please note that Glenloy Lodge is a strictly No Smoking establishment.
    Glen Loy Lodge is an 8 bed roomed former hunting lodge dating from the 1920's. The Lodge retains many original features including hipped ceilings and a wood fired stove, but benefits from modern conveniences such as en suite showers, central heating and satellite TV. All rooms are en suite and furnished comfortably with care taken to enhance period details with suitable decoration and furnishings. The lodge is situated in a wonderfully scenic and peaceful location only 7 miles from the centre of Fort William at the entrance to Glen Loy. Its position on the western side of the Caledonian Canal affords spectacular views over Aonach Mor and the Nevis Range.

    The dining room and sunroom enjoy views over the garden to the mountains beyond, and for days of inclement weather there is a cosy residents' lounge with a multi-fuel stove and a wide range of books and games.

    We provide a full home-cooked breakfast including freshly made porridge and plenty of locally sourced fresh produce. We will be happy to give advice on where to eat locally. There is a wide range of places to eat within a relatively short distance as Fort William is only 7 miles away and Spean Bridge a similar distance in the opposite direction. There is plenty for all tastes from Michelin starred restaurants to cosy pubs and even the humble chip shop.

    There is an abundance of wildlife around the lodge including a visiting pine marten, eagles and deer. The proprietors, Jon and Angela will be very pleased to give advice and information on where to watch wildlife and what to look out for at particular times of the year.

    The River Loy, adjacent to the Lodge, flows through a beautiful wooded glen with mountains rising on either side to almost 800m. At the head of the glen is a remarkable stand of ancient Caledonian pine wood. There are waymarked paths within easy walking distance through the Erracht oak woods to the north and through Glen Loy Forest to the south, affording spectacular views along the Great Glen towards Loch Linnhe. The Lodge lies within a few hundred metres of the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen Way, which can be accessed via Gairlochy to the north or Neptune's staircase at Banavie to the south, both 4 miles away. Neptune's Staircase is a series of 8 locks bringing boats up from sea level at Loch Linnhe. Loch Arkaig and the pretty Chia-aig Falls are a short drive or pleasant cycle away. Further along the loch chequered skipper and pearl bordered fritillary can be seen at the butterfly reserve at Allt Mhuic.

    Outdoor activities available in the area include walking, climbing, skiing, canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and of course, wildlife watching. Other attractions include Ben Nevis, the Ardnamurchan peninsula, beautiful beaches at Arisaig and Morar, boat trips to the Small Isles, Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct, the Hogwart's Express, the Parallel Roads at Glen Roy and the Commando Monument at Spean Bridge.
    Gradings
    3 Guest House
    Awards
    Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    2014 Late Opening Times
    1 Oct 2014 - 23 Dec 2014
    2015 Early Opening Times
    3 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
    2015 High-season Opening Times
    1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Lodge closed between Christmas and New Year. Please check opening between November and March, inclusive.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    13
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Room 2
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double Room 2 single occupancy
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double Room 8
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double Room 8 single occupancy
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room (3)
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room (3) single occupancy
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room (4)
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    King Size Room 9
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    King Size Room 9 single occupancy
    £55.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room 6
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room 7
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room 1
    £36.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room 1 single occupancy
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday We specialise in wildlife holidays. Please see www.glenloy-wildlife.org.uk for details.

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi WiFi available in most rooms (ask for password, if needed. In other rooms broadband reception is via ether net cable - please ask. Please note that internet speeds are slow!

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Catering

    • Gluten Free
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Domestic

    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Lounge
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Shared Bathroom A large bath is available for public use (in addition to the en suite showers).. Please let us know if this is requireds so that we can ensure the bathroom is not full of washing
    • Shower Ensuite
    • WC EnSuite

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking We try our best!

    Location

    • Mountains area Views over teh Nevis Range.
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Leave Fort William heading towards Inverness on the A82. Continue until you reach the junction (roundabout) with the A830 and turn left towards Mallaig. After about 1.5km cross the swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal and take the first right (B8004) signposted Banavie for c. 7km. After passing a Forestry Commission car park (Glen Loy) you will see the Caledonian canal stretching out in front of you from the crest of the hill. Drop down the hill and take the first left signposted Glen Loy. Glen Loy Lodge is 300m up this road on your left. From IFort Augustus take the A82 towards Fort William. Turn right at the Commando Memorial just north of Spean Bridge onto the B8004 signposted Gairlochy. Frpm Gairlochy it is about 5km to Glen Loy, the only road on your right.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Leave Fort William heading towards Inverness on the A82. Continue until you reach the junction (roundabout) with the A830 and turn left towards Mallaig. After about 1.5km cross the swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal and take the first right (B8004) signposted Banavie for c. 7km. After passing a Forestry Commission car park (Glen Loy) you will see the Caledonian canal stretching out in front of you from the crest of the hill. Drop down the hill and take the first left signposted Glen Loy. Glen Loy Lodge is 300m up this road on your left. From Fort Augustus take the A82 towards Fort William. Turn right at the Commando Memorial just north of Spean Bridge onto the B8004 signposted Gairlochy. Frpm Gairlochy it is about 5km to Glen Loy, the only road on your right.

    Getting there by railway:- From the station in Fort William head towards Inverness on the A82. dabout) with the A830 and turn left towards Mallaig. After about 1.5km cross the swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal and take the first right (B8004) signposted Banavie and Neptune's Staircase. Follow this road for c. 7km and after passing a Forestry Commission car park (Glen Loy) you will see the Caledonian canal stretching out in front of you from the crest of the hill. Drop down the hill and take the first left signposted Glen Loy. Glen Loy Lodge is 250m up this road on your left. The Lodge is about 12km from the station but there are a number of taxis available.



    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness take the A82 towards Fort William then take the B8004, just north of Spean Bridge, to Gairlochy. Follow the road round to the south for 5km from Gairlochy. The sign for Glen Loy Lodge is on the right

    Getting there by ferry:- From the terminal in Mallaig follow the A830 to Fort William until you reach Corpach. Shortly after leaving Corpach take the first left signposted Banavie and Neptune's Staircase. Follow this road for 7km and after passing a Forestry Commission car park (Glen Loy) you will see the Caledonian canal stretching out in front of you from the crest of the hill. Drop down the hill and take the first left signposted Glen Loy. Glen Loy Lodge is 250m up this road on your left.



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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 10

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Last minute discount - 10% off bookings made on day of arrival.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    10% off stays of 3 nights or more (off-peak) or 4 days or more in high season

    Activity Special Offer

    Fully inclusive wildlife holiday packages available (all meals, transport and guide). 7-nights (6 days escorted) for £695 or £100 per day during specific weeks. See www.glenloy-wildlife.org.uk for details.

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