Welcome to Fern Villa Guest House our home in the Scottish Highlands

You can expect a warm Highland welcome from Catherine and David at Fern Villa Guest House, where we offer B&B accommodation in Ballachulish near to Glencoe.

Fern Villa was built in 1899 from local granite and has a Ballachulish slate roof.  We are the 7th family to live in the house and we are keen to research it’s history further. It has been a guest house for many years.

Ballachulish is a small friendly village in the Highlands of Scotland, we are 15 miles from Glencoe, 33 miles from Oban and 1 mile from Glencoe village and the start of the Glen itself.  There are hills and mountains around the village and Fern Villa is on the edge of the Shinty Park.

Ballachulish has a small Co-Op supermarket which has a cash machine outside.  A Hardware store where you can hire fishing rods, and a Visitor Information Centre. There is a choice of places to eat with an excellent Restaurant and Pub and a Fish & Chips & Pizza take away just 250 yards from our door.

We provide a comfy bed and a tasty hearty breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.  Whilst some of our bedrooms are small, you are welcome to relax in the Guest Lounge in the evening.

Staying for more than one night gives you time to enjoy what this wonderful area has to offer.  There are books and maps in the lounge and in the hall a QR code to download local leaflets, plus there are lots of suggestions on this website.

We will be around most of the time to offer any advice and let you know about our favourite places and routes, should you need it.

If you are looking for peace and tranquillity then you have come to the right place.  If, however,  you wish to be entertained it will mean hopping in the car/taxi and taking a drive to the nearest hotel offering maybe music or whisky tasting (see our notice board or What’s On page to find out what’s going on).  Or a bit further afield is Fort William where there are plenty of drinking and dining venues.

You won’t find us on any of the ‘on line travel agents’ therefore we have very competitive prices for the area as bookings are made direct with ourselves. We usually have a special offer running.

We look forward to welcoming you to Fern Villa Guest House soon.

We have a Visit Scotland 3* rating, Taste our Best Award and Silver Green Award.

Staying safe from Coronavirus

Whilst we would love to throw open our doors and have our home full of guests again, sadly this is not possible at the moment, due to Covid-19,  as your safety is our priority.

We are having to make some adjustments how we run Fern Villa by following Government protocols and to ensure we do all we can to protect you, the Community and ourselves.

We will be opening from the 18th July on a reduced basis, providing the Scottish guidelines don’t change.  This is to allow us to proceed slowly and to ensure social distancing can be managed successfully and comfortably for both you, our Guests, and ourselves.

Limited opening will allow us to develop a set of systems to thoroughly clean and disinfect the whole house.

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A welcome from Catherine & David

Fern Villa Guest House offering bed and breakfast accommodation is an ideal base for exploring the West Highlands. You can 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.

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