The Old Laundry Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scotland
Joycee May
Accomodation
3 > Guests
Bedrooms
1 Bedrooms / 1 Beds
Bathrooms
1 Full

About this listing

A spellbinding location this wee wooden recording studio lodge at the foot of the glen is a magical find; on the banks of Loch Shiel, by the Glenfinnan monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard and wizard cars fly enroute to Hogwarts.

The Old Laundry

Sleeping 3 guests The Old Laundry self-catering studio has been converted to provide a gorgeous self contained contemporary living space. The accommodation has an open plan living area, shower room & separate bedroom. The main area has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, dining table, TV/ DVD & a comfy, large sofa bed. A sumptuous king-size bed awaits you in the bedroom, which has ample built-in cupboard space and patio doors to the decking. A power shower in the bathroom will help wake you in the morning. Outside dining furniture can be found on the deck for taking advantage of those gorgeous West Coast sunsets and breakfast alfresco. Situated just half an hour West of Fort William, Glenfinnan sits on the famous Road to Isles & the West Highland Railway Line. It’s the perfect place for outdoor pursuits or to simply enjoy the tranquillity.

Adventure into Jacobite Rebellion country – romance, history, magic, Outlander, Highlander and Harry Potter abound. 

Historically associated with Jacobites & Bonnie Prince Charlie, this stunning backdrop also attracts fans of Harry Potter, Outlander & Highlander. The Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel inspires movie fans and filmmakers, historians and enthusiasts with many making the journey to Glenfinnan for its historical and blockbuster connections. The Glenfinnan Monument is a striking tribute to those who fought in the Jacobite Risings where in less than a year before the Battle of Culloden, Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his father’s Standard at Glenfinnan, which marked the beginning 1745 Jacobite campaign. A 1,500 strong Army came together to join Bonnie Prince Charlie where they marched south to Derby before the retreat began that would mar their fate. 10 minutes walk from The Old Laundry stands the 18m-high monument with the kilted Highlander a fitting tribute to all the clansmen who gave their lives to the Jacobite cause. Across from the monument is the contemporary exhibition and visitor centre open all year round telling the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

In the shadow of the monument stands the infamous Glenfinnan Viaduct, which the Jacobite Steam Train steams across during the Summer months. At all other times the regular train between Mallaig and Fort William makes the crossing several many times daily – it has also been hailed one of Europe’s most iconic train journeys as voted by Wanderlust Travel. The Viaduct has been used as a location in several films and television series, including Ring of Bright Water, Charlotte Gray, Monarch of the Glen, Stone of Destiny and appearing in 4 of the Harry Potter films. A long-established legend attached to the Glenfinnan Viaduct was that a horse had fallen into one of the piers during construction in 1898 or 1899 although the therory has been contested by another local viaduct in recent years. The walking around the area is simply stunning and there are plenty of local activity providers and great places to eat all accessible from your base at The Old Laundry. Home of the MTB World Cup Downhill Championships, Nevis Range offers world class mountain biking tracks and in winter the skiing on Nevis Range is superb. There is a café at the top accessible by gondola and walkers can climb Ben Nevis (mountain to the Heavens) and Scotland’s highest mountain while staying here.

Another noteable historical landmark is the Prince’s Cairn which stands on the shore of Loch nan Uamh and was placed here by the 1745 Association on the 4th October 1956. It is well signposted from the A830 and reached down a short track from it. On the shore of the loch, whose name translates as ‘Loch of the Caves’, half-hidden amidst trees on the end of a small promontory, stands a cairn marking one of the most intriguing and ultimately tragic tales in British history. It signifies the traditional spot from where Prince Charles Edward Stuart left for France from Scotland on 20 September 1746 following the failure of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The cairn is located on the shores of Loch nan Uamh in Lochaber. It was erected in 1956 by the 1745 Association, a historical society dedicated to the study, recording and preservation of the memories of the Jacobite perod. Although the cairn commemorates the final departure of the Prince before his exile to France, Loch nan Uamh is also where the Young Pretender first stepped ashore on mainland Great Britain on 25 July 1745 and from where – in April 1746 – he escaped to the Hebrides after the defeat of his forces at the Battle of Culloden. The Prince’s Cairn signifies the beginning and the end of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s attempt to win back the throne lost by his grandfather.

 

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  • The minimum stay is 3 nights

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Details

  • Guests: 3
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Beds: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1

Prices

  • Per Night: £110.00
  • Minimum days of a booking: 3

Features

Amenities

  • Disabled Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV Cable
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes
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