Onich, Nr Fort William, PH33 6SE
Office Hours
7 days, 9am to 5.30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Our cleaning protocols are in line with those documented by the Scottish Government and our Trade Body; ASSC. In addition, we sanitise our Lodges using an Ozone generator as commonly used in hospital laundries. We are certified by the UK 'Good to Go' Industry Standard which shows that we follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, that we have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. In addition to this, we've received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 'Safe Travels' certificate to give our international guests peace of mind.
You'll only ever receive the best deal by booking direct with us. We offer a 10% discount on 2 or 3 people staying for 3 nights or more, a Multi-Lodge discount and our returning guests always receive a 10% discount. Check out our Special Offers page which is updated regularly with current offers.
All electricity, linen and towels are included. Charging of electric vehicles is not included. We also provide a small supply of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, bin liners, kitchen roll, toilet rolls and hand wash to help you settle in and find the nearest supermarket. Other items provided include a torch, clothes airer, an iron and ironing board as well as a hairdryer. Please bring washing powder as this is not supplied.
We do not have facilities to charge electric vehicles. The price for a stay includes electricity used inside the Lodge only. Electric vehicles cannot be charged from the Lodge. The nearest charging points are in Fort William and at the Glencoe Mountain Resort.
Yes. Staffa has been designed for wheelchair access although other lodges may also be suitable. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements. Staffa has been assessed by Visit Scotland to be Category 3 (access for those with mobility impairment). Please note that Staffa is not suitable for large electric wheelchairs.
Yes, these can be provided at a charge of £10 per item per stay. Please note that cot bedding is not provided.
The Lochaber area is known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' and as such, there are many things to see and do. From walking to cycling and wildlife tours to skiing, there’s something for everyone. For our selection of the best, click here. We have also secured a 20% discount on local leisure and adventure activities. Each Lodge has wireless Broadband internet, 42″ flat screen surround sound cinema TV/DVD system and a DVD library is on site.
All lodges have a washer dryer except for Eriska and Seil which have a washing machine only. Please bring washing powder as this is not supplied.
Cancellations must be made in writing by the individual who placed the booking. The deposit is refundable only if a written request to cancel the booking is received prior to the balance due date which falls due 14 days prior to your arrival. We recommend that you arrange your own travel insurance. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further detail.
Yes, all of our Lodges are dog friendly. Please see our Terms and Conditions which provides full details of our dog policy.
Bookings are not guaranteed for a specific Lodge except for Staffa which is our Access Friendly Lodge. Bookings may be moved to another Lodge and you will always be advised which Lodge you will be staying in prior to your arrival.
Yes, we offer short breaks all year round. Our minimum stay is 3 nights.
If you require more than one Lodge please call us on 07482 252 060 or 07999 532 180 or email info@birchbrae.com to discuss your requirements. We offer a Multi-Lodge discount which can only be applied by contacting us directly. We may ask for a £50 bond per Lodge (to be returned on departure). We do not accept group bookings made online and reserve the right to cancel these.
All our Lodges are no smoking Lodges. You can however smoke on the veranda which has outdoor chairs, a table, an ashtray and is weatherproof (from the rain!)
Dogs are allowed at Birchbrae. We allow 3 dogs per Lodge. There is a £30 charge per dog, per stay, per Lodge entered. We do not allow dogs to be left on their own in the Lodge and they must be kept off the beds and furniture. The nearest dog kennels are in Kentallan (Jackdaw Kennels 01855 811716) who also offer a daily dog minding service. Sorry but we do not accept cats or any other pets.
Only food, drink and personal toiletries.
There are a number of restaurants between Glencoe and Onich and Fort William offers a wide further selection. Many of the local bars and restaurants are dog friendly. For details on the immediate area, click here.