Thanks and Useful Information

Find out more about the photos on our website and some useful links which may help with your holiday planning.



We would like to thank Graham Smith of G J Smith Landscape Photography for kindly providing much of the landscape photography on this site . Visit his Facebook page to see more of his work.  Graham is available for commission work please contact him via Facebook for further details.

We would also like to thank Jan Reen and Alan Seymour for their amazing wildlife photos.  There is a photo in the Breakfast Room by Alan.
See more of Jan and Alan’s work at .  If you are a tiger lover then you are in for a treat!

All images contained on this website are subject to the UK Copyright Laws and remain the property of the photographers at all times. 


Outdoor Activities & Pursuits

Girls on Hills

Our ‘See the Glen’ option is a shuttle/taxi service into the glen from Glencoe/Ballachulish or surrounding area for sightseers and day-trippers without transport. Through this service we hope to allow visitors that come to the area by bus/other means (and don’t have their own transport), to visit the Three Sisters and other scenic viewpoints along the glen. We can offer a ‘tour guide’ service as required, providing information on local history, wildlife and other points of interest.

Interested parties should call Girls on Hills on 07584652669 / 07866435903 and the service will be arranged according to the customer’s requirements – subject to availability. If guests know their travel plans in advance, we would encourage them to make contact by phone or email ( to make an early booking. The price quoted will vary depending on the exact nature of the taxi journey and guiding requested.

If visitors/guests are feeling more adventurous, Girls on Hills can provide a guided walk up the Lost Valley of Glencoe (Coire Gabhail) or other nearby viewpoints/hills. Same contact arrangements apply.

Girls on Hills

Absolute Escapes

If you need any assistance in planning your walk along the West Highland Way or a tour around Scotland then these are the folk to talk to.

Nevis Range Skiing

The Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Glencoe Walks

An excellent resource for walks in the Highlands including walks in and around Ballachulish, Glencoe and Kinlochleven.

Dive Scotland

There are a few diving areas close to Fern Villa.

Mountain Circles Mountaineering and Climbing

Mountain Circles is based in the Lake District, Cumbria, a brilliant location for all adventures and the perfect springboard for all mountaineering aspirations.

They offer a range of adventure services, mountaineering and climbing instruction and guiding in both the Summer and Winter is their specialist area, and welcome everyone from total beginners to advanced climbers and will help advise the best course for you. The Lake District is home, but Scotland and the Isle of Skye are all regular parts of their year.

Mountain Weather Report

Check out what the weather is doing before you start your climb

Ben Nevis Weather Report

A nice visual report to show you what the weather is likely to be doing on Ben Nevis.

Avalanche Information

Daily forecasts of the avalanche, snow, and climbing conditions at 5 climbing areas of Scotland during the season.

Island and Wildlife Cruises

A little over an hour drive up to Arisaig you can catch a ferry to Eigg, Muck or Rum. You may be lucky enough to spot seals, puffins, eagles, whales and dolphins.



Learn a little about the village


Learn a little about Glencoe

National Trust for Scotland – Glencoe

Glencoe is an amazing place – internationally famous for its amazing landscape, its natural and cultural heritage. It’s a place of towering, spectacular, brooding hills, diverse and rare wildlife and of a famous yet tragic event in Scotland’s history.

Visit their website


If you want to plan your photo shoots with the sun rising or sun setting, check out the times here.


Marys Meals

An amazing Scottish charity helping feed over 1,000,000 children at school around the world.