Alas, we were forced to find alternate lodging since Kingshouse was already completely booked out. But that turned out to be quite the blessing in disguise as we later heard not-so-flattering comments about Kingshouse.
Not to mention...
Glencoe/Ballachulish is delightful, even on a misty and chilly late afternoon, and we wouldn't have seen any of the area had we remained strictly along the WHW and stayed at Kingshouse.
First off, if you are a walker: how to get from Kingshouse to Glencoe/Morven Cottage? Take a look at the timetable for the bus (http://www.citylink.co.uk/timetables.php). It's actually the long-distance bus going from Glasgow to Fort William, and it will only stop for you if you flag it down as it rumbles along the road past the Glencoe Ski Centre / White Corries. Simply wait near the white rocks at the side of the main road and hold up your arms to signal to the driver, otherwise he'll just drive on without you! Morven Cottage is less than a 2-minute walk from the "Glencoe Crossroads" stop. Very practical and most accessible!
It's a homely and comfortable B&B, with a good, solid breakfast. Beds were comfortable, bathroom and living areas clean and quiet. Freddie was most helpful and friendly and it was a delight chatting with her about our journey and the area.
If you walkers have any extra energy at the end of the day, it's also definitely worth walking around the Glencoe area, maybe even picking up a taxi to get to the livelier areas further in toward Ballachulish.
- Also Known As:
- Morven Cottage Ballachulish, Glencoe