Ashburn House Fort William - Ashburn House De-Luxe B&B, Fort William
A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at Ashburn House where Highland proprietors Christine and Willie MacDonald will greet you with genuine Highland hospitality, traditional home cooking and 6 feet wide super King-size beds.
Victorian architectured and castellated Ashburn House sits quietly on the shore of Loch Linnhe with magnificent views of the Ardgour hills yet is only 5 minutes walk from the town centre and the renowned Crannog seafood Restaurant. There is ample free private parking at the house which blends Victorian elegance with all modern facilities.
Historically, Fort William is an old highland garrison town at the foot of Ben Nevis complete with old Inverlochy Castle ruins and an excellent museum with many Bonnie Prince Charlie Jacobite relics.
Situated at sea level, Fort William is an excellent touring centre for the Scottish Highlands and islands. Mallaig, Skye, Loch Ness (Nessie) Inverness, Glencoe, Oban, Mull and Iona are all an easy day trip, as are Eilean Donnan Castle, Urquhart Castle, Stalker Castle, Dunvegan Castle and the whisky trails.
If you don't wish to drive, we can arrange for you to be chauffeured round some of the best experiences in the area - please ask.
In a quiet location overlooking romantic Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour hills, Ashburn House provides high quality accommodation.
The residence has Victorian architecture and is only a 5 minute walk from Fort William town centre.
Many rooms have views of the loch and the house's interior features include a magnificent barley twist pine staircase.
After a day's hill-walking, Munro bagging, sightseeing, castle hunting or monster spotting, guests can relax in the conservatory lounge.
In the evening the sun shimmers over Loch Linnhe before finally setting beyond the surrounding hills and glens.
Bedrooms are individually designed and appointed to the highest standard.
All bedrooms have:
private en-suite facilities, colour television,radio alarm clock, hairdryer,
tea and coffee making facilities
To make your stay as comfortable as possible, extra little luxuries are provided - and your hosts can even provide you with a pair of binoculars, board games and books.
There are single rooms, and double rooms featuring 6 feet wide super King-size beds. A truly authentic and imaginative Highland breakfast is served in the Victorian-corniced dining room.
To accompany the menu each morning there are 'melt in the mouth' scones, baked daily in the Aga oven.
For other meals there are numerous options in the town centre only a short walk away, including the renowned Crannog Seafood Restaurant.
In Fort William
Tourist Information and Interpretive Centre (Open all year) | West Highland Museum | steam train trips on West Highland line (June - September) | Lochaber leisure Centre with swimming pool, gyms, squash courts and climbing walls | Marcos sports centre with ten pin bowling, children's play area and snooker | cinemas | cruises to Seal Island | craft exhibition | passenger ferry across Loch Linnhe to Trislaig | Scottish Shows | putting | bowling | cycle hire | car hire | remains of old fort | tennis courts | pedestrianised town centre shopping | coach tours.
Within 10 minutes
Glen Nevis with spectacular views and forest walks | Ionad Niheis (Glen Nevis) visitor centre | end or start of West Highland Way long distance footpath | start of Ben Nevis mountain track | water falls - Glen Nevis | Old Inverlochy Castle | aluminium factory tours (summer only) | Ben Nevis whisky distillery visitor centre | Fort William golf course (18 hole) | Leanachan Forest mountain bike trails | Nevis Range Ski Centre (summer cable car) | garden centre and tea room | Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Staircase (lock system) - Banavie | start or end of Great Glen cycle route | treasures of the earth - visitor attraction | pony trekking | walking and mountaineering | mountain guides and instructors.
Within 30 minutes
Tor Castle | Glenfinnan with its Monument, visitor centre - National Trust for Scotland, railway viaduct and station museum | Spean Bridge golf course (9 hole) | nursery and garden - Spean Bridge | Commando Memorial and museum - Spean Bridge | Spean Bridge tourist information centre (open Easter - October) | Highbridge and Monument - by Spean Bridge | Clan Cameron - Achnacarry | Dark Mile - by Achnacarrie | forest walks | Corran car ferry across Loch Linnhe | Confectionery factory visitor centre and Scottish speciality food shop | Ballachullish Tourist Information and Interpretive Centre (open Easter - October) | swimming pool and leisure club - Ballachulish | Highland Mysteryworld visitor attraction - Ballachulish | Glencoe and north Lorne Folk Museum | Glencoe Visitor Centre - National Trust for Scotland | monument to Glencoe Massacre - Glencoe village | Craft and Coffee shop.
Within 1 hour
Animal Fibre Farm and Locally Spun Knitwear Workshop - Strontian | Strontian Tourist information Centre - open Easter - October | Strontian lead mines - Industrial Heritage | Traigh Golf Course - by Arisaig (9 Hole) | Arisaig village | Whale/Dolphin/Wildlife watching boat trips and cruises to the Small Isles from Arisaig | Invergarry Castle | Parallel Roads - Glenroy (geological feature) | Well of the Seven Heads - North Laggan | watersports on Loch Oich | Fort Augustus and Abbey | Loch Ness | Kinlochleven walking centre | Aluminium Story Visitor Centre - Kinlochleven | Glencoe Ski Centre (Summer Chairlift) and Scottish Museum of Mountaineering and Skiing | mountaineering | forest walks | Glen Etive | Kinlochlaich house Garden Plant Centre | Port Appin village | Castle Stalker - Appin | Kiel Church.
Within 1.5 hours
Villages of Salen and Acharacle | Loch Shiel - Fishing and boat hire | The Illegal Moidart Museum, by Acharacle | Castle Tioram - by Acharacle | Ardtoe beaches | Singing sands - Kentra | Glen More Natural History Centre with living building exhibition | Seven Men of Moidart | Glenuig - spectacular views | Loch Morar - Britain's deepest fresh water loch | Silver Sands of Morar | Mallaig Marine World | Mallaig Tourist Information Centre (Open Easter-October) | Mallaig swimming pool and leisure centre | Mallaig Heritage Centre | Fish factory and Smokery - Mallaig | Cruises to the Small Isles, Inverie, Loch Ness and Kyle of Lochalsh from Mallaig | Car ferries to the Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides | Loch Ness Monster Exhibitions - Drumnadrochit | Urquhart Castle - Loch Ness | Ardtornish House and Gardens - by Lochaline | Kinlochaline Castle - Lochaline | Lochaline - Fishnish (Mull) car ferry | Oban.