Smiddy Bunkhouse and Blacksmiths Hostel, Fort William, Inverness-shire

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Sleeps
2-32
Bedrooms
11
Dining
14
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Joined us:

2014
Property Type: 
Bunkhouses
Large bunkhouses near Ben Nevis and Fort William sleeping 32 for groups of friends, families, activity groups and D of E expeditions

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Smiddy Bunkhouse and Blacksmiths Hostel, Fort William, Inverness-shire, sleeps 2-32 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 and 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 and 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.

Facilities

Fully fitted open plan kitchen areas with full hobs and ovens, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans sufficient for all to cook together.
The hostel and bunkhouse have long pine dining tables to comfortably seat 10 and 14 adjacent to the open plan kitchen area for all to eat together.
Open plan sitting/dining areas with comfortable easy sitting areas to chill out and chat in front of the open electric "fire".
There are no televisions in the accommodation – there are plenty of books, games and puzzles on hand.
Free WiFi. Signal not so good in the Smiddy. Good mobile reception all round. Internet access available in reception during office hours.
There is no games room.
Fully heated throughout with storage heaters in lounge areas and 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.
Limited disabled access – ambulant ground floor access.
Children welcome but limited facilities.
The Great Outdoors all around. Large outdoor open space on site. Decking and patio area with barbecue. Grassed area. Bike and canoe storage.
There is no swimming pool.
Plenty of off road parking for cars, minibuses and canoe trailers.
No smoking inside or outside the building. Smoking area designated.
No pets except by arrangement.

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.
Located in the village of Corpach. Fort William - 4 miles. Inverness 77 miles, Glasgow 102 miles.
2 minute walk away - open from 6.30am - 10pm
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).

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
No
Open Fire
No
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Station Road
Corpach
Fort William
Inverness-shire
PH33 7JH
United Kingdom
If travelling by train book direct to Corpach - station alongside hostel from local stop - rail link to Mallaig on the West Highland rail line.
2 minute walk away - local bus every 30 minutes to Fort William from 6.30am.
Glasgow 102 miles. Inverness 77 miles. Edinburgh 120 miles

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Smiddy Bunkhouse and Blacksmiths Hostel, Fort William, Inverness-shire
2-32
11
14

John & Tina Cuthbertson

Joined us: 2014
+44 (0)1397 772 467
Station Road
Corpach
Fort William
Inverness-shire
PH33 7JH
United Kingdom