Fern Villa Guest House
Catherine and David Susans
Welcome to our website we hope that you find everything on here that you would like to know. If further information is required please either give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to help.
Fern Villa is a small and friendly family run Guest House offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the village of Ballachulish, just over a mile from the spectacular Pass of Glencoe and fifteen miles south of Fort William.
Fern Villa is your ideal base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. The area offers something for everyone, whatever the weather. Take a look at our Attractions and Events page for ideas on how to spend your days. Step out from the house and enjoy a day of walking or hop in the car and point it down a quiet road and see what wildlife you can spot.
We are outdoor enthusiast friendly, have a kit drying room, offer an early full cooked breakfast if required and free WiFi.
We have five en-suite bedrooms, comprising three double and two twin. All rooms have complimentary hot drink making facilities, with Fairtrade tea coffee and hot chocolate, hairdryer,alarm clock, colour television, free WiFi internet access and cosy duck feather duvets. There is a set of 3 towels and a facecloth per person.
One double bedroom is on the ground floor and one upstairs twin bedroom has a bath.
The Breakfast Room overlooks the front garden, Ballachulish Shinty Park and to the mountains beyond.
Your breakfast, using Scottish produce where available, is served between 7.30am and 9.00am. An early full cooked breakfast is available if you wish to make the most of the day and set off early.
There is a separate Lounge to relax in during the evening with a range of reading material including local information, maps and walks.
The view of the sunsets from this room is lovely, casting a glow over Ballachulish and west over Ardnamurchan.
We now have an open fire which is lit on the cooler evenings.
SPECIAL OFFERS (All subject to availability)Please see our Prices and Booking page.
PARKINGWe have a carpark directly opposite the house in a walled area, by Quarry Cottages. Please leave the one space nearest to Quarry Cottages free as this is for cottage 1. Additional parking is available at the side of the house. The carpark is tarmaced so ideal for motorbikes.
Our area is home to Scotland's highest mountain, deepest loch, longest glen, deepest pothole and the U.Ks most westerly mainland point. Also you can take a boat trip to see the third largest whirlpool in the world.
FERN VILLA DIARY
05 Jun 2013Do you prefer accommodation websites that have on line booking or are you happy to phone/email? Please let us know when you make an enquiry or fill in our contact form to let us know. Thank you.
Posted by: Fern Villa on 05/06/2013 20:30:16
04 Jun 2013A new interpretive trail between Oban and Ballachulish which explores a 260 year old murder mystery has been launched in Duror, Argyll, with the aim of encouraging visitors to want to find out more about the area’s history. “The Red Fox Trail” which consists of six new panels located on the Caledonia Way multi user cycle route between the Ganavan Sands and South Ballachulish, explores the story of the still-unsolved 1752 “Appin Murder” - the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure and the subsequent trial and execution of James of the Glen (Seumas a’ Ghlinne). More than 100 years later, famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson used the Appin Murder story as the background for his novel “Kidnapped”, in which Colin Campbell was known as “the Red Fox”. The trail explains the background to the murder and also explores why James of the Glen, a local man who was widely considered to be innocent of the crime, was hanged for it. The six panels along the route are based on 18th century accounts of the murder and trial, and include a number of interesting archive illustrations. They explore the chain of events which sparked the murder, and look at the various murder suspects and at possible motives. The identity of the real murderer, however, remains a closely-guarded secret - current-day descendants of the various Stewart of Appin families linked with the murder are still said to be sworn to secrecy. This new trail allows visitors and local people to step back in time to the 18th century, when ancient clan rivalries were still burning strong and when the traditional way of life was about to change for ever due to the Jacobite defeat at Culloden. The Appin Murder and the execution of James of the Glen sent shock waves throughout Britain at the time, and the story still provokes discussion today.
Posted by: Fern Villa on 04/06/2013 16:09:11
31 May 2013Ballachulish's annual firework display will be held on Saturday 9th November. Food, drink and fabulous fireworks with amazing acoustics. Don't leave it too long to book if you want to stay with us.
Posted by: Fern Villa on 31/05/2013 14:46:23
Fern Villa operates a non-smoking policy throughout the house.