Coopers Knowe House is located on the shores of Loch Ailort at Roshven, just off the A861 in the Scottish Highlands.
It is about four miles south of the A861’s junction with the A830, the picturesque Road to the Isles. It is a few miles north of the Ardnamurchan peninsular.
The house is about 40 minutes by car from Fort William, 3 hours by car from Glasgow, 2 ½ hours by car from Inverness and less than 4 hours from Edinburgh. It usually takes us between 10 and 12 hours to drive from our main home in Hertfordshire to Coopers Knowe House. So whilst the house is in a fairly remote location – all the better to enjoy a holiday genuinely ‘away from it all’, the journey is straightforward via a series of ‘A’ roads.
Arriving from the south by air and then hire car
The house can be accessed by hire car from Glasgow and Inverness Airports in under three hours and from Edinburgh Airport in under four hours.
Airlines flying to Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh from elsewhere in the UK include:
Easyjet – http://www.easyjet.com
British Airways – http://www.britishairways.com
Flybe – http://www.flybe.com
Jet2 – http://www.jet2.com
Car hire companies for the onward journey from the airport to Coopers Knowe House include
Hertz – http://www.hertz.co.uk
Avis – http://www.avis.co.uk
Holidaymakers should also check out good deals on Holiday Autos, www.holidayautos.co.uk
Arriving from the south by air and then completing the journey by bus
CityLink offer bus services between Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness airport and Fort William.
The journey from Glasgow Airport to Fort William takes on average two and three quarter hours and whilst it is possible to get from Edinburgh Airport to Fort William by bus, you need to allow at least six and a half hours; it takes just under two hours to travel from Inverness to Fort William by bus.
For the onward journey from Fort William to the house, there are several car hire companies in Fort William including:
EasyDrive in Fort William – http://www.easydrivescotland.co.uk
Fort William car hire – http://www.fortwilliamcarhire.com
Alternatively, the Fort William to Acharacle bus stops in Roshven, moments from the house.
It runs twice a day Monday to Friday and once a day on Saturdays; the journey takes about an hour.
For a timetable, visit http://www.shielbuses.co.uk/timetable03.html
London to Fort William by train
Fort William can also be reached by train via the overnight sleeper from London for further information visit Scotrail – http://www.scotrail.co.uk