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The Living Room
Mountain View
The Main Bedroom
The Kitchen
The Caledonian Canal
The Hall
The Dining Room
Mountain View in winter
The Wee Bedroom
The Bathroom
The Canal Towpath
Neptune's Staircase bounds the garden
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Banavie, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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furtho
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mountain View indeed -- and a good base from which to explore around Ft William”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Good things:

Friendly welcome from the knowledgeable Tom
Good, clear communication from owners beforehand
Dog-friendly
Loads (and loads) of things to do within a relatively short distance
Stunning view of Ben Nevis from the kitchen
It's clean and obviously well cared-for

Not-so-good things:

Slightly insalubrious entrance round the back of the building
Back garden is shared with neighbours
Wooden floorboards are a bit slippery and uneven
Hot water generally is tricky, bath and shower look good but are impractical
Wifi is a bit unreliable
Wind started making a loud noise blowing through gaps in the living room window surround -- I drew this to the owners' attention and they quickly responded, saying they'd check it out

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Liked best: Location. Good base to explore the country around Ft William.
Liked least: Bath/shower. Looks modern and fancy but it's impractical and the hot water was a problem
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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munc84
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A lovely stay”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We were welcomed by Tom , the owner ,he was affable and very knowledgeable about the area . For our first visit to Scotland it was a very comfortable stay, with the stunning view of Ben Nevis from the window a real bonus. We also enjoyed seeing the boats navigate the canal locks.The apartment is in a very convenient position with easy access to routes and the shops etc.It had everything we needed.

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Liked best: the situation and space
Liked least: the shower[not thermostatic]
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Will_M_18...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay near Fort William”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Had a lovely week staying at Mountain View just outside Fort William.

The flat has a lot of character and is beautifully decorated and furnished. It was nice and warm too which made the whole place feel very welcoming. It is only a short drive from Fort William so very convenient for shops but in a nice quiet location.

Tom, the owner, welcomed us on arrival and was very helpful. We'd love to come back to stay again some time.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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adzg1978
Mirfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in a great location with a nice view of Ben Nevis”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have just returned from a week in Fort William and really enjoyed our stay at Mountain View.

The apartment was clean and tidy on arrival and nice and warm. The rooms are all very spacious and having a proper separate dining room was a nice touch. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook proper meals every evening.

The view from the kitchen window is certainly a "Mountain View" with Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Glen Nevis and Anoch Mor all on the horizon.

The apartment is located in Banavie which is approx 3 miles from Fort William. Neptunes Staircase is at the bottom of the garden.

Tom and Julie are very friendly and offered advice and suggestions on hiking in the area, Tom also left a selection of books and maps for reference.

All in all we had a great holiday and will certainly look to book Mountain View again in the future.

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Liked best: Spacious and warm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Trevor C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great holiday in Mountain View”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We really enjoyed our week in Mountain View. We immediately felt comfortable there, and it felt homely to return to after a day out and about. The location was excellent; better we felt than being in Fort William. The kitchen window overlooked the back garden with Neptune's staircase on the Caledonian canal at the end. On Sunday morning we awoke to see the cruise ship the Lord of the Glens passing through the locks, and went out to watch it. Apart from that you had the view of Ben Nevis from the same spot; and walks easily available - which worked well with our labrador. Meanwhile the steam train line went through the village so you could walk down to see it pass by. You must go to Glencoe, if you haven't been, it's stunning. We went to a couple of authentic Scottish music events; one in Fort William, and one in Oban. We really took to Oban too. We also found the Scottish people friendly and found ourselves easily getting into conversation with people we didn't know. All in all we will be back soon - we couldn't walk up Ben Nevis with our dog, so will have to go back without her if only for that.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing really - but do note it is all upstairs.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Roger2196
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ideal apartment for all Fort William attractions”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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person found this review helpful

This was our first trip to Scotland, and this property came up trumps with the location, cleanliness, facilities/equipment, furnishings, dog friendly, and above all the view of Ben Nevis from the window. Tom and Julie the owners were friendly, helpful and efficient from the time of the original booking enquiry until the end of the holiday. Tom popped round to welcome us to the apartment and Scotland. He gave us lots of information and advice on what to do and see in the whole of the highland region. The flat was very clean and comfy, with all the equipment you need especially in the kitchen. There is a large entrance lobby on the ground floor to store all your outdoor clothing, footwear, baggage and cycles etc. The main double bedroom was spacious and comfortable. The location on the banks of Neptune's Staircase was brilliant, and was a 5 minute drive from the centre of Fort William.We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely consider a return visit in the future.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Although there was a modem in the kitchen we were unable to make a successful wi-fi connection
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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spence8
Northumberland
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5 reviews
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“lovely and warm, perfectly located”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Had a lovely week at Mountain View, Banavie is a perfect location from which to explore The Highlands and to have the Caledonian Canal at the bottom of the garden - superb. Lovely and warm, (though the weather wasn't) ample room for 3 of us and a dog. When my friends headed home after a couple of nights, I felt perfectly happy staying on my own. Will definitely be back and they thoroughly enjoyed the mini break.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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