The Lime Tree
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lime Tree Fort William
Good Value - Clean, Inexpensive and Friendly
My partner and I spent an evening at the Lime Tree on our way between Glasgow and Skye. The small, well-kept home was easy to find on the main route into town and a good location at the end of the main street. The bedroom was very large per Scottish standards and the queen bed was comfortable albeit a little soft. The bathroom was adequate although we had trouble with water running from the shower onto the carpeted bathroom floor.
This place is exactly what it is...an inexpensive, friendly, clean place to sleep and have a hearty breakfast. This is not a place to stay if you are looking for a high standard of furnishings or amenities. This is also not a hikers hostel. The Lime Tree was the least expensive place we stayed over our two week trip and for what we paid it was absolutely fine. With the Fort William area being filled with mostly sub-par and a few luxurious accommodations, it was nice to find something decent in the middle.
Superb B&B. Well priced, large and comfortable room with superb view to sea. Food very well presented and beautifully cooked. I would recommend this place to anyone. We had an evening meal which was better than anything we had in restaurants in the town. The breakfasts are large and extremely tasty too. Owners very friendly and genuinely nice people. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
Mr & Mrs Peters
Fantastic bed and breakfast
We stayed a night at this b&b before travelling to Skye and it was fantastic. It is a beautiful building and our room was lovely with an en suite and views over the loch.
The hotel room had lovely decor and also nice dressing tables. The bed was most comfortable and we enjoyed a lovely cooked Scottish breakfast in the morning. This was cooked perflectly and wasn't drenched in oil as per previous reviews!
Nothing seemed like too much trouble for David the owner and he went out of his way to talk about both the local area and his passion for art.
Great Place, Terribly uncomfortable bed
The views from the Lime Tree were incredible but unfortunately it did not make up for the bed. My wife and I just got back from a 9 day trip to Scotland and while the location, view, and owners were all top notch the uncomfortable bed was so bad that it spoiled it for us.
The breakfast was average. While it came out on time it was drenched in oil and was a bit unappitizing.
Now on to the good things. The location to Ben Nevis was great, about a 5 minute drive, and they are in walking distance to Fort William Center...not that it is a huge town but it was convienent. Ontop of that the place is totally cute from the outside and the views were to die for.
The owners were great, although I did not see much of Charolette. However David, the artist, gave us some great advise and even better stories. He really helped us out with our trip and what to see when we went to Skye the next day. Thumbs up to David!!!
For the price it was certainly worth it and we would probably stay there again if it was not for those lumpy beds. If you do not mind getting a crick in your neck then the Lime Tree is a perfect stay for you and someone special.
Good luck making a reservation, I have been phoning and emailing for over a week and have had no response. Not exactly a very professional way in which to run a business !
Close to the Harry Potter's Railway Line
Visited on 28/09/2004
Warm & Friendly -- with Terrific Views of the Sea and Mountains!
Great Scottish Breakfast!
Wonderful Scottish Oatmeal!!!
Short Walk from the Railway Station, very close to the main shopping street!
Rode the Fort Willian - Mallaig Steam Train used in the Harry Potter Films!
The BIGGEST Little Place in Scotland
We honeymooned in Scotland and this was the greatest place that we stayed. David and Charlotte are outstanding hosts. Their home is beautiful and comfortable and David's paintings are magnificent.
Breakfast was the best in Scotland! We can't wait to return someday!
We cannot wait to stay at the Lime Tree again
We have just returned from our honeymoon trip to Scotland and our favorite lodging was found at the Lime Tree Studio Gallery with Rooms.
This bed and breakfast was outstanding. The house itself as possibly the oldest building in Fort William makes this a special place to stay.
That the space is also a Gallery makes this an even more special place to stay. The Artist/Owner and his family made our stay warm and pleasant. We are outdoors people and my husband has been rock climbing almost his entire life and travelling to Ben Nevis was the main deciding factor in our travelling to Scotland for our honeymoon. So, it was a marvelous surprise that our host was also an expericed mountain guide and was able to inform us of all the details we needed for our explorations and adventures. The rooms are decorated with David's amazing landscape paintings. The rooms also feature well kept original windows with specially made shutters which are quite unusual. The front window looked right out onto the lake and the side and bathroom windows both looked out on the garden. Our spacious room included a large private bathroom with a full bath tub which was perfect for soaking in a hot bath after hiking up to the top and back down from Ben Nevis. Our room would have even been good accomodation for a family as there was room enough for a set of bunkbeds. Then the very best part of our stay may have been the breakfasts. Their breakfast menu featured more variety and better quality than anywhere else we stayed in Scotland.
There were about 6 choices that were available each day and then each morning David or his wife dreamed up a special breakfast offering.
Being at the western end the High Street in Fort William the Lime Tree is easy to get to even when arriving by train and then taking the quick walk to get there. As an endnote we would like to say that based on the superb quailty of our stay at the Lime Tree accomodation with them is a tremendous bargain.
Top Place, Great Accomodation, Stunning Art
The Limetree is a brilliant place to stay, just at the foot of Ben Nevis on the banks of Loch Linnhe. It is close enough to the town's high street to easily walk, the daily piper's on the High street are great to watch, the pubs and restuarants are all very good too.David the owner is also a fabulous artist, having pictures in many galleries across the country, when you visit the Lime Tree, his work will strike you straight away. I have one of his spellbinding pictures in the lounge which is often commented on.Without doubt I will use the Limetree everytime I visit Fort William. MW.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Lime Tree Fort William
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... and marvelling at the beauty we could not take enough pictures of, I realized that pictures would never do the landscape justice. There is magic in this place that could never be captured on film (try as I might). It would be like showing you a raindrop and asking you to imagine the ocean. That being said, iF I am hit at some ...
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Going a mile or so up the road for dinner tonight.
LATER....great meal at Laroch and a good walk afterwards.
... distance. Over another top and then I saw the first of the 9 cairns that have been set up to guide you safely through in hazardous weather. Yay – only about 30 minutes to go! But the next section, McLean’s Steep, I knew was the toughest section so I paused to get some energy and take in the view. The weather, while windy and a bit snowy, was nowhere near what Lomond was. It was still plenty cold. As I went over the final ridge I saw ...
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'and don't look down and choose the cheapest thing'
Oh! He was buying me food!! How kind was that!
So I had sausages and mash and gravy for dinner and 2 pints of cider bought by the other guy.
The eldest had done what I am doing so knew how I was feeling.
I promised to him (and myself) ...
... and our chosen route The Great Glen Way begins here. It is a rain magnet and one of the wettest areas we will encounter.
We checked into a fabulous B&B THe Lime Tree and had an exquisite dinner here; salmon and venison fantastic! we walked into a pub late afternoon and met up with a couple from the train, after mike and chris bought us a round of ale and toasted to our trip and my bday we shared travel stories and they were excited ...