Welcome to Clickety-Clack Cottage
Clickety Clack Cottage
Sitting on the site of a former railway cottage, Clickety-Clack not only boasts great views of the West Highland Railway line and the Jacobite Steam train but also has uninterrupted views to Loch Eil and Ben Nevis.
Relax as you watch sheep and cows graze and spot the many birds on the shore that call Kinlocheil their home.
As the cottage sits just off the A830 Road the the Isles, you are in a great spot for exploring the surrounding areas of Ardnamuchan, the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna, the Isle of Skye, Mull and Inverness is easily visited in a day.
Newly built in 2020, Clickety-Clack was born from an idea to create a purpose built self-catering cottage that was on one level and easily accessible.
The master, with king size bed and en suite shower room has a wall mounted Sky TV and views to the river, mountains and train track.
The twin room has two single beds with views to the loch, mountains and train track, both rooms have fitted wardrobes.
A family WC consists of a large shower, please note the cottage does not have a bath.
The utility room houses the laundry area and small hand washing sink.
The main living area consists of an open plan fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area. 12ft windows overlooking Ben Nevis and Loch Eil let light flood in and is the perfect spot to sit in the comfort of your armchair and watch the Jacobite Steam train pass the front door.
Provided in the cottage is
- Underfloor heating throughout with digital thermostats in every room
- Fully insulated with double glazing
- All linen and towels, including tea towels
- Wood burning stove and your first basket of logs
- Iron and ironing board, washing machine and tumble dryer, overhead pulley to hang wet clothes
- Hairdryers in each bedroom
- “In case you need” packs in the bedroom cabinets
- Handmade soaps from the Highland Soap Company
- Sustainably sourced toilet rolls!
- Private off-road parking in an enclosed fenced garden
- Patio with picnic table and seating to the front of the cottage
- Games, books, maps, smart TV and SKY TV
- Free Wifi
- Wheelchair access to rear of building
- Welcome pack
As we are 15 miles from Fort William, a car is essential if staying at Clickety and also for exploring the surrounding areas.
Loch Eil train station (Platform) is a two minute drive and here you can leave your car. There are no parking charges at this little station and from here you can hop on the train to Fort William or West towards Glenfinnan and Mallaig. This station requires you to call the signal box from the phone at the platform to request that the train stops as this is not a scheduled stop.
If you prefer to drive into our nearest town, Fort William is only a 25 minute journey. Here you will find shops, restaurants/bars, tourist information, a brand new cinema and all the amenities you need for the duration of your stay.
Glenfinnan, a historic village and only 6 minute drive from the cottage, is the location for the Uprisings in 1745. Pop into the National Trust for Scotland visitor centre, learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie and see the famous Jacobite monument. Take a walk over the 'Wee Harry Potter bridge' to see the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct, made extra famous in the flying car scene in Harry Potter.
Private parking is available in Glenfinnan if you are planning a visit (Your host lives there!! Yah) Just let me know what day you would like to visit the Glen.
The nearest shop is approximately 10 miles away in Corpach. The Co-op is small but has everything you need to see you through. The last petrol station before you reach Clickety is the BP station at Lochy Bridge. I would fill up here as the next one is in Mallaig!
We have lots of lovely walks nearby so check out my Airbnb guidebook for lots of lovely suggestions.