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Frances’ Sketch Pad

Escape for some well-deserved relaxation in this breath-taking Highland hideaway.

Located near Fort William on the secluded Inverskilavulin Estate, is Frances’ Sketch Pad. It’s hard to imagine a lodge more idyllically positioned, with views towards the impressive Ben Nevis. You can’t fail to be swept away by this bespoke lodge. Sympathetically designed to blend with the natural surroundings it provides an unrivalled tranquillity. But as much as this boutique lodge is secluded, it certainly doesn’t require you to leave the modern world behind. Coming with full Wi-Fi coverage and Smart TV as well as handy modern conveniences. Here you can escape the everyday, but without leaving behind the little luxuries you’re used to. By day, immerse yourselves in the varied range of outdoor activities available on the Inverskilavulin Estate and beyond. And return, filled with unforgettable memories to your cosy home away from home. If only home had this view!

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Plentiful glazing allows uninterrupted views across the Glen and towards Ben Nevis. South-facing, they allow light to pour into this modern lodge. A neutral palette maximises the feeling of space creating a homely, yet uncluttered area. Perfect for clearing the mind. The open plan living space, incorporating a fully equipped kitchen, forms the hub of the property. Modern conveniences include a dishwasher – no need to pack the marigolds! You’ll also find laundry facilities and a coffee machine.

After a day filled with fresh air, snuggle together as you warm yourselves in front of the wood burning stove. Then recline into sleep on the king size bed. Come morning you can rise to the stunning views without even having to move, with the help of the remote control blinds! Then enjoy a freshen up in the spacious shower room, which benefits from the best view you’ll ever have as you shower!

During your stay you will also find an actual sketching pad with paint and colouring pencils in the lodge. The lodge is named after the owner Edith’s Mother (Frances) who loved to paint the view from the spot where the lodge is now located. So the sketching pad is in her honour, so let those creative juices flow!


The highlands are your oyster, with the manicured lawn giving way to the stunning Glen. Enjoy your morning coffee in sight of Ben Nevis before heading out to explore. With walking and bike trails from the doorstep, Frances’ Sketch Pad is a dream for those who love being outdoors! Stretch your legs and explore the nearby small loch, keeping your eyes peeled for furry residents. And after a day of outdoor adventure retire back to your lodge. Eat al fresco on the terrace, before clinking champagne glasses in the hot tub. Let the warm bubbles unfurl those tight muscles as your eyes feast upon those incredible views.


The area is teeming with outdoor activities, and the Estate itself offers more than its fair share of things to do! The knowledgeable estate owners can even help you put together an exciting itinerary. Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, deer stalking, or even cookery demonstrations and wine tastings if you’re looking for something a little more indoor-sy. Off the estate, you’re just a ten-minute drive to Fort William and its range of independent shops. Keen golfers will have their pick of courses, starting with Fort William and Spean Bridge Golf Courses – both just a fifteen-minute drive. For those intrigued by history, Old Inverlochy Castle, a ruined 13th century castle, is one of the most important in Scottish history. And of course, it would be rude to travel to the highlands without a taste of the local tipple. Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre offer guided tours of the facility.

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Couples seeking revitalising outdoor adventure by day and homely luxury by night.

Why Frances Sketch Pad should be on your Wanderlist

Those awe inspiring mountain views make this stunning property extraordinary.

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Price Information
Price per night: From £325
Minimum no of nights: 1
Nearest Town: Fort William
Postcode: PH33 7PD
Country: United Kingdom
Property ID: 46747
Number of guest: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Check-in Hour: 3pm
Check-Out Hour: 11am
The Little Extras
Other Features
Coffee Machine
Dog Friendly
Flushing Loo
Fridge Freezer
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Hair Dryer
Hot Tub
Iron & Ironing Board
Laundry Facilities
Picnic Bench
Smart TV
Towels Included


January 2023
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From £325 per night

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