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Smiddy Bunkhouse, Blacksmiths Hostel & Snowgoose Apartments, Fort William, Inverness-shire

Large bunkhouse for groups of friends and families near Fort William, Scotland
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Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Smiddy Bunkhouse, Blacksmiths Hostel & Snowgoose Apartments, Fort William, Inverness-shire, sleeps 38 in 11 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 32 in bunkhouses and apartments

Blacksmith's sleeps 14
Smiddy sleeps 10
Farrier's Apartment sleeps 6 (+ 2)
Forge Apartment sleeps 2 (+ sofa bed)

The Smiddy Bunkhouse is fully self contained with 1 family en suite bunkroom for 4 and shower room and 1 bunkroom for 6 with its own 2 shower/bathroom.

Blacksmith's Backpackers Hostel is again fully self contained and sleeps 14 in 2 bunkrooms for 4 people and 1 for 6 people. There are 2 shower rooms and a large entrance porch.

There is 24 hour access to kitchens with all bedding provided, ample hot water in the showers and full heating throughout. We have 2 efficient drying rooms, a laundry room, mountain bike & canoe store, ample off road parking for minibuses and canoe trailers, plus a fully equipped meeting/lecture room available for hire.

The open plan kitchen, dining and sitting areas in both The Smiddy & Blacksmiths are fully self contained and well equipped for self catering with full hobs, ovens, fridges, microwaves.

Our accommodation is an integral part of Snowgoose Mountain Centre. We offer a wide range of outdoor adventure activities on the water and mountains all year round. We are an AALS Licensed centre and offer Duke of Edinburgh Award Open Expeditions & Residentials.

We are surrounded by the mountain ranges of nearby Ben Nevis, the Mamores, the Grey Corries and Anoach Mor with Glen Coe, Creag Meagh and Ardgour within easy reach for great walking, climbing and scrambling in winter and summer. We are at the head of Loch Linnhe at the start of the Great Glen Ways – by boat, boot or bike with access to great paddling opportunities on our local rivers, lochs or out to the islands on the coastal fringes.

Our property was reconstructed on the historic site of an old Blacksmiths workshop dating back to the 15th Century when claymore swords were reputedly made on site. Within 100 yards is the pier where 3,000 folks a week were shipped out to the Americas and Australasia at the height of the Clearances with many local folks ending up working for the Hudson Bay Company.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
Fully fitted open plan kitchen areas with full hobs & ovens, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots & pans sufficient for all to cook together.
Dining Room
The hostel and bunkhouse have long pine dining tables to comfortably seat 10 & 14 adjacent to the open plan kitchen area for all to eat together.
Sitting Room
Open plan sitting/dining areas with comfortable easy sitting areas to chill out and chat in front of the open electric "fire".
TV and Music Facilities
There are no televisions in the accommodation – there are plenty of books, games & puzzles on hand.
Telecom Facilities
Free WiFi. Signal not so good in the Smiddy. Good mobile reception all round. Internet access available in reception during office hours.
Games Room
There is no games room.
Heating / Open Fires
Fully heated throughout with storage heaters in lounge areas & panel heaters in all bunkrooms. An open electric fire gives a warm, comfortable feel.
The Smiddy: 1 en suite family room for 4 + bunkroom for 6 with its own shower bath room. Blacksmith's Hostel: 3 bunkrooms, 2 for 4, 1 for 6.
All bedding provided - mattresses & cover, pillows, pillow slips, duvets & covers, which are changed with freshly laundered linen on each change over.
Hot showers all day. 2 shower rooms in the Smiddy - 1 en suite. There are 2 separate shower rooms in Blacksmiths. WHBs, shaver points, fully heated.
Disabled Facilities
Limited disabled access – ambulant ground floor access.
Children's Facilities
Children welcome but limited facilities.
Outdoor Facilities
The Great Outdoors all around. Large outdoor open space on site. Decking & patio area with barbecue. Grassed area. Bike & canoe storage.
Swimming Pool
There is no swimming pool.
Plenty of off road parking for cars, minibuses & canoe trailers.
No smoking inside or outside the building. Smoking area designated.
No pets except by arrangement.

Large Group Property Location

Take A82 to Inverness for 1.5 miles N of Fort William. At Lochy Bridge roundabout take A830 to Mallaig for approx 2 miles. In Corpach turn left at sign.
Nearest Station
If travelling by train book direct to Corpach - station alongside hostel from local stop - rail link to Mallaig on the West Highland rail line.
Nearest Bus
2 minute walk away - local bus every 30 minutes to Fort William from 6.30am.
Nearest Airport
Glasgow 102 miles. Inverness 77 miles. Edinburgh 120 miles
Nearest Town
Located in the village of Corpach. Fort William - 4 miles. Inverness 77 miles, Glasgow 102 miles.
Nearest Shop
2 minute walk away - open from 6.30am - 10pm
Nearest Pub / Eatery
Nearest pub / bar 2 minute walk way. Nearest eatery within 1.5 miles - plus local take aways in the village of Corpach.

Booking Information

Per night: From £46 - £58 per room of 4 persons. The Smiddy ranges from £126 (November) - £165 (July-Aug). Blacksmiths ranges from £140 (November) - £189 (July-Aug).


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John & Tina Cuthbertson

Smiddy Bunkhouse, Blacksmiths Hostel & Snowgoose Apartments, Fort William, Inverness-shire
Sleeps 38, Bedrooms 11, Dining 14
+44 (0)1397 772 467
Station Road, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7JH

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