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Electric car recharging

Electric cars can now be recharged from a universal charging point. Electricity is metered and charged at cost.

Dish washer

From December 2017 the cottage will have a dishwasher. I have just finished moving the washer/drier to the back hall/ utility area.

Looking North

Looking North

Whinknowe: view to Ben Nevis

Looking south over Whin Knowe to Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Fàilte/welcome to “The Byre” at Whin Knowe

Self Catering Holiday Accommodation near Fort William, Scotland.

At “Whin Knowe”, Banavie, near Fort William you can rent a self catering holiday cottage of charm and character  with a magnificent view of Ben Nevis. The Byre is an ideal base for climbing, walking, kayaking, skiing, cycling or just a place in which to relax. Bikes can be stored in a barn or garage and a power washer is available for cleaning them.

Standing on its own, The Byre has a south facing aspect and superb views of the northern cliffs of Ben Nevis, Carn Mòr Dearg and the ski area on Aonach Mòr without being overshadowed by the big hills. In order to reduce the environmental footprint of the business some of The Byre’s electricity is generated by 16 solar panels on a nearby building.

The cottage is  surrounded by nine acres of croft land, roughly half of which is native woodland, predominantly birch and oak. There is a resident population of roe deer which often come close to the house, especially early in the morning and at dusk. Red deer pass through now and again and numerous species of birdlife may be seen. There is an active badger set nearby. The pine martens and stoats will see you and if you are lucky; very, very lucky you will see them. (If you’re not lucky we can show you marten scats!) In 2013 an otter was seen in the field in front of  The Byre.

  • The Byre, which is a new build detached cottage which has been built on the site of my old byre or cowhouse.