Welcome to Larchwood B&B in Lochaber

Larchwood Bed and Breakfast is situated in the Lochaber region of the Highlands of Scotland, just outside the village of Roy Bridge, in Glen Spean. The house is set in its own grounds of 2 acres, with a further 3 acres of croft land adjacent, and enjoys a remote, riverside position set back from the road. There are scenic views in all directions and wildlife abounds. Ample car or motor bike parking is available plus secure storage for bikes and outdoor equipment.

We currently have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 sheep, a lamb, 6 hens and a cockerel.

Aside from enjoying the spectacular scenery, a whole range of activities including hill walking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, fishing and water-sports are easily available within a short distance.

Larchwood B&B is an ideal place to stay while visiting or touring the Highlands of Scotland. The town of Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, is 18 miles away (25 minutes drive) and has a good range of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities. Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain), Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness, Inverness, Oban and the Isle of Skye are all popular tourist attractions within easy reach of a day trip. There is plenty to do, however long you stay, and always something to come back to next time. Please have a look at our area page for more details.

Accommodation

Larchwood has underfloor central heating in all rooms and two well-appointed Guest Bedrooms:

  • The Garden Room. A large and lavishly furnished room with king sized double bed, full length windows with patio door leading to decking and garden, giving breath-taking views across our pond to the mountains beyond. En-suite shower room, TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
  • The Croft Room has views of our croft, Cille Choirill church and the hills beyond. Double bed, en-suite bath room (with shower), TV, tea and coffee making facilities.

Both B&B rooms have been carefully decorated and furnished to a high standard, with warm and comfortable beds. We aim to provide luxury bed and breakfast accommodation, a home from home. WiFi Internet Access is available for guests to use as well as a full sized snooker table and drying facilities.

Larchwood

Larchwood B&B

The Croft Room

The Croft Room

View

View from Larchwood

Garden View

Garden View

Snooker Table

Snooker Table

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

All the rooms are located on the ground floor.

Spectacular views can be enjoyed from our dining room / lounge whilst you have breakfast. Our menu includes:
  • Porridge, Fruit Juices, Yoghurt, Selection of Cereals
  • Choice of: Bacon, Sausages, Tomato, Mushrooms, Black Pudding, Baked beans, Free range Eggs: fried, scrambled, poached or boiled
  • Or Scrambled egg, smoked salmon and cream cheese
  • White / Brown toast Tea - Coffee
Snowy Scene

Early breakfast, packed lunch and/or evening meal can be provided if requested (all diets catered for), and we can recommend a number of restaurants a short distance away.

Enquiries

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Current Rates

High Season (May - September)
  • The Garden Room £90 per night weekdays, £95 Fri/Sat/Sun
  • The Croft Room £80 per night weekdays, £85 Fri/Sat/Sun
Low season (October - April)
  • The Garden Room £75 per night weekdays, £80 Fri/Sat/Sun
  • The Croft Room £65 per night weekdays, £70 Fri/Sat/Sun
  • All rates above include a full Scottish Breakfast
  • £10 discount for single occupancy
  • Children 0-2 free; 3-11 sharing parents' room charged at £5 to cover breakfast costs
  • We accept dogs - please ask. £5 charge per pet per night
  • Special Offers- £5 discount per night per room for stays of 5 or more nights

Terms

  • Cancellation: Guest will be liable for the first night's accommodation if they cancel 7 nights or less before they are due, or if they fail to show.
  • Check in time from 15:00. If you expect to arrive later than 22:00, please telephone.
  • Please note that the house is non-smoking.

Use the link below to check availability and make an instant reservation online, or you can email us. 

The Area

We are in Glen Spean, some 18 miles to the NE of Fort William. Larchwood nestles amongst the foothills of Britain's highest mountains, and some of the best views of Ben Nevis and its substantial neighbours can be seen in the area. Glen Spean stretches eastwards from Spean Bridge, through Roy Bridge and onward past the Laggan Dam to Loch Laggan. The area makes an ideal holiday destination, whether you come for the numerous outdoor activities available locally, or simply to relax and soak up the beautiful Highland scenery and warm local hospitality. The attractions of the area are too numerous to list here, but hopefully this page will help to give you a feel for the area.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Lost Valley, Glen Coe

The Lost Valley, Glen Coe


Within easy reach of Larchwood you will find:

Aonach Mor

14 miles to the SW, just off the A82, is the Aonach Mor Gondola Station. From here you can travel effortlessly up the slopes of Aonach Mor to enjoy some of Scotland's best skiing in the winter, or the walking and spectacular scenery in the summer.

Ben Nevis

The start of the main path up Britain's highest peak, at over 4000ft, is around 30mins drive from Larchwood. The guide books recommend that you leave 7 hours to climb and descend the mountain.

Caledonian Canal

Completed in 1822 by Thomas Telford, this canal system links the various lochs of Glen Mor (the Great Glen) to form a navigable route from West Coast to East Coast, starting in Fort William and ending in Inverness. Watch the boats navigate the Locks at Gairlochy and Neptune’s Staircase, or enjoy a leisurely walk along a section of the tow path.

Cille Choirill

Cille ChoirillSeen from Larchwood, just down the A86 is the picturesque 14th century church and graveyard of Cille Choirill, with its dramatic views of Glen Spean. In this graveyard many of the leaders of the last Highland Uprising of 1745 are buried. There are many pilgrims from around the world who come back to the church year after year, and believe that it possesses special healing powers. If you come back down the hill and cross the main road, the track will lead you to the impressive Monessie Gorge, with a section of the West Highland Railway Line clinging defiantly to its side.

Commando Memorial 

A short distance to the NE of Spean Bridge, travelling on the A82, you will find the Commando Memorial. Sculpted in bronze, the three Second World War soldiers, whose story is told in the nearby museum, survey their training area to the West. The views from here are breath-taking.

Highbridge

Near Spean Bridge are the ruined remains, which are impressive even as a ruin, of the High Bridge which dates from 1736. It was here that an important skirmish of the 1745 Highland Uprising took place when a small but fierce band of Highlanders ambushed two companies of Redcoats and sent them fleeing in terror.

Loch Arkaig

Turn off the A82 at the Commando Memorial and head towards Gairlochy. Turn left here for a scenic back- road to Fort William, or right to Loch Arkaig where you will find the Cia-aig Waterfall. There are also several well-marked forest walks from here. Close by is the Clan Cameron Museum in the grounds of Achnacarry Castle, home of the Clan Chief.

Monarch Of The Glen Country

Ardverikie House, made famous as the setting for the Television Series, Monarch of The Glen, is a short distance away, as is the beautiful countryside where many of the scenes were shot.

Glen Roy Ice Age Experience- Parallel Roads

From the centre of Roy Bridge on the A86 you can follow the narrow road to the Glen Roy Nature Reserve which reaches a spectacular viewpoint from where the "Parallel Roads" of the Glen can be seen. These roads run in perfectly parallel lines along opposing sides of the mountains. Legend has it that they were built by the mythical giant Fingal, the truth is that they represent the changing levels of the glacier that filled the Great Glen during the last Ice Age.

West Highland Railway 

The West Highland Line is a single track railway that runs from Glasgow to Fort William and then on to Mallaig. The train journey takes you through some of the most isolated and stunning scenery in the Highlands, and in the summertime there is a steam train, the Jacobite, running between Fort William and Mallaig. The line recently featured in the Harry Potter films as the route for the "Hogwarts Express".

Jacobite

Jacobite Steam Train

Lost Valley, Glen Coe

Glen Nevis

Back Corries

Aonach Mor Skiiing Area


A little further afield, but all within 2 hours drive, you will find:

Aviemore

At the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains: skiing on Cairngorm, climbing, canoeing, white-water rafting, fishing, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, mountain biking and many more activities can all be arranged from this centre.

Inverness & Loch Ness

The Highland capital, this picturesque town lies on the River Ness and is reached by a scenic drive along Loch Ness. The main road on the NW side of the loch will take you past the famous Urquhart Castle, and on the SE side of the loch there is a smaller road passing through some beautiful countryside. Well worth a day trip.

Mallaig and the Road to the Isles

Mallaig is a busy fishing port reached by a magnificent drive along the Road to the Isles, and passing the brilliant white Sands of Morar.

Oban

A busy ferry town about 1 1/2 hours south of Roy Bridge.

Isle of Skye

A visit to the famous "misty isle" is a must if you're in the highlands. It can be reached by car ferry from Mallaig or Glenelg or by bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh.

Travel

Larchwood B&B is situated on the south side of the A86 road (Spean Bridge to Newtonmore), about 2.7 miles to the east of the village of Roy Bridge. Look out for the grey telephone box in a layby (on the right if travelling from Roy Bridge) near the end of a straight stretch of road. From the east (A9) we are 2 miles beyond the turning to Fersit. Again, look out for the grey phone box (on your left, just after a series of bends, as you start the straight).

Please note that as this is a rural location the postcode in a satnav might not take you exactly to our entrance. (Most satnavs takes you 250 metres to the east of our B&B signs.) Just phone if you need help.

Using Public Transport, Roy Bridge can be reached by railway from Glasgow. There is an overnight sleeper train from London that runs every night except Saturday night. Below are some links that you may find useful in planning your journey: