St Anthonys Bed and Breakfast
Argyll Road, Fort William, PH33 6LF
Gill and Dave Ferguson would like to welcome you to "St Anthonys"
Why not stay in Fort William at "St Anthonys" for a few nights, it is a good base to tour the local area with many attractions easy to reach, - see our "Interesting Links" page for some ideas.
(have a look at www.tripadvisor.co.uk for comments from previous guests on their stay with us.)
St Anthonys will be open in 2018 from 26 March to 07 October.
We look forward to meeting you.
You will be sure of a warm welcome to St Anthonys, sitting above Fort William and commanding glorious views across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Hills beyond. With the mighty Ben Nevis just around the corner we are ideally placed for Glen Nevis, the Road to the Isles, Glencoe and much more.
Our 3 double rooms each have a double bed and en-suite facilities(1 room has a bath and shower, 2 rooms have showers) and are ideal for couples. Our family en-suite room consists of a large en suite room(with shower) with one double and one single bed, a small seating area and a connecting room with 2 single beds. Ideal for families.
All rooms have flat screen freeview tv/dvd players. We have no single rooms available but we are willing to let a double room for single occupancy, with a supplement.
This is just one of the beautiful views from St Anthonys looking across Loch Linnhe to the Road to the Isles. Fort William town centre is approximately ten minutes downhill walk from St Anthonys and has a wide range of good restaurants and pubs.
A view of our Family Suite with interconnecting door to twin room. All rooms have hospitality tray, TV, clock and hairdryer.
En Suite Double Room with a Loch View
Seating area of our Family Suite.
En Suite Double Room
En Suite Double Room
View of St Anthonys
The Breakfast room.
INFORMATION AND LINKS
Fort William is an excellent central location to explore the Scottish highlands with various day trips possible. Loch Ness, The Caledonian Canal, The Great Glen Way and Inverness are to the North; Aviemore and the Cairngorm National Park are to the East; Oban, Glasgow, Loch Lomond and The West Highland Way are to the South; and the road to the Isles and Skye are to the West. All are within 2 hours driving time and can be reached by public transport. Combined with Ben Nevis, Aonoch Mor and Britain's only mountain Gondola, Ben Nevis Distillery, cruises on Loch Linnhe and other attractions around the town, St Anthonys is an ideal place to stay for 2-3 days or even more!
Citylink buses link the town directly with the Isle of Skye, Inverness, Oban and Glasgow, all within 2-3 hours www.citylink.co.uk/. Scotrail trains link the town with Glasgow with stops along the West Highland Way and Loch Lomand or Mallaig and the Skye ferry www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/. Ferries to Skye and Mull operate from Mallaig and Oban by Caledonian Macbrayne http://www.calmac.co.uk/
APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES FROM FORT WILLIAM
Glasgow Airport - 2 hours
Glasgow City - 2 hr 15 minutes
Prestwick Airport - 2 hr 40 minutes
Fort Augustus (Loch Ness) - 45 minutes
Oban (Mull Ferry) - 1 hour
Inverness - 1 hour 30 minutes
Aviemore (Cairngorm National Park) - 1 hour 15 minutes
Mallaig (Skye Ferry) - 1 hour
Skye Bridge - 2 hours
Eilean Donan Castle - 1 hour 45 minutes
For information on the Jacobite Steam Train service between Fort William and Mallaig - the Harry Potter train - visit the website http://www.westcoastrailway.co.uk/
Strathspey Steam Railway - Aviemore - www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk
Ben Nevis Distillery - information is on their website at www.bennevisdistillery.com
Every year, thousands of people take the route up Ben Nevis. It offers an amazing challenge and spectacular views. All ages accomplish the journey but please remember - every year our mountain rescue team is called out to rescue those who do not make it safely and fatalities can occur. The weather nearer to top of the Ben is very unpredictable and can change rapidly. At the very least it will be approximately 10 degrees colder than at sea level. Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. Carry a good routemap, compass and some waterproofs. Good footwear is essential. For more information, visit http://www.nevisrange.co.uk/
Take the Gondola on the Nevis Range - open all year (weather permitting for safety). You can enjoy coffee at the Snowgoose Restaurant whilst sitting at over 2,000ft.
The Fort William area has many walks to suit all abilities including Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. It marks the end of the West Highland Way from Milngavie, Glasgow, and the start of the Great Glen Way to Inverness.
www.walkhighlands.co.uk - A comprehensive site showing walks of various lengths and levels of difficulty in the highland area.
www.greatglenway.com - Official site for the Way with maps and descriptions of the route.
www.west-highland-way.co.uk - Official site for the Way with maps and descriptions of the route.
Transport To and From the West Highland Way- please see-
The closest ski resort is the Nevis Range, only 7 miles away offering tuition, equipment rental and a gondola to the slopes. The other four resorts in Scotland are between 30 and 90 minutes drive from Fort William.
http://ski.visitscotland.com/ - The Official site for the five ski and snowboard resorts in Scotland.
HOW TO FIND US
www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk - A site dedicated to travelling 'the road to the isles'. This has an excellent area with travel information to Fort William by road, rail, air and sea.
By train or bus
We are approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Fort William train station and bus station. From the station cross the A82 and take Fassifern Road which is directly opposite. First left is Hill Road and second right is Argyll Road. You will find St Anthonys on the left hand side, and keep left up the driveway. Be advised that most of this is uphill-
From the South by car.
Following the A82 as you enter Fort William at the first roundabout take the third exit, signed Achintore, this is Lundavra Road. The second road on the left is Argyll Terrace, which leads on to Argyll Road. St Anthonys is in Argyll Road on the right just after the sign for road humps.
From the North by car.
Entering Fort William, you will cross the small bridge and at the mini-roundabout follow the A82 signposted to Crianlarich. Continue along this road and at the next roundabout turn left still on the A82 and driving with the Loch on your right handside. At the next roundabout take the second exit which is Lundavra Road, signed Achintore - then follow directions as above.
Accommodation may be booked by email to
Alternatively you may telephone us at +44 (0)1397 708496 to check availability.
Where a deposit is paid, this will be non-refundable unless notice of cancellation is received 30 days or more prior to the booked arrival date. Less than 30 days notice of cancellation will mean we cannot return deposits.
Check in is available after 4pm and before 10pm on the day of arrival. We will always ask for an estimated time of arrival. This helps us to ensure that one of us is here to greet you when you arrive. If no time of arrival is given then we cannot guarantee that you will be able to access accommodation when you arrive.
On the day of departure rooms must be vacated by 10am.
There is ample car parking space in the grounds of St Anthonys; please be aware that we cannot accept any liability whatsoever for vehicles or their contents parked in our grounds. Parking is entirely at owners risk.
St Anthonys is a family home and we welcome guests and hope they will enjoy this peaceful location and beautiful area. If we feel that peaceful enjoyment would be jeopardised by another persons actions or demeanour then we do, if necessary, reserve the right to refuse admission irrespective of bookings or deposits paid.