Welcome to Thistle Cottage B&B

Thistle Cottage has been providing a comfortable, non smoking accommodation with a warm Highland Welcome since 1969 by Morag Matheson. It is situated in a peaceful rural area called Happy Valley and 3 miles (5km) from Fort William town centre.

We are one of the closest B&B’s to the Nevis Range Ski Centre (3 miles) which other than skiing also hosts mountain bike events and many more activities. We are also 3 miles from Fort William train station which is the starting point for the famous Jacobite Steam Train that travels to Mallaig over Glenfinnan viaduct also known as the Harry Potter bridge. Fort William Golf Course is also only 1/4 miles down the road.

Many people come to Fort William to climb the UK’s biggest mountain, Ben Nevis which is only 2.5 miles from Thistle Cottage. There is also Glen Nevis that offers nice gentle walks with spectacular views and waterfalls.

An Area For Everyone

Fort William is a very central place for visiting other popular tourist destinations such as Oban, Skye, Mallaig, Glencoe and other various attractions for the day.