Welcome to Stance Cottage where a good night’s rest awaits in our comfortable Bed & Breakfast at the Bridge of Orchy right on the West Highland Way.
Being on the WHW we are predominately focused on walkers and cyclists with all the facilities you need to prepare for the next leg of your outdoor adventure.
We have 2 rooms both with 2 single beds (with the option of an extra fold down bed), en suite shower room and a drying cabinet.
Stance Cottage B and B is aimed at folk who love the outdoors! Accommodation available is 2 Twin rooms with en-suite shower rooms. Each is equipped with:-
- A variety of toiletries incl. shampoo and shower gel
- Drying cabinet for wet outdoor clothes and boots in each room
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- Face, hand, and bath towel provided
- TV with Freeview
- DVD player (variety of DVD’s available)
- and we will have daily postings of the weather forecast
- option of an extra single bed in each room
Stance Cottage is situated on the old drovers route from Fort William to the south. The drovers would stop in Bridge of Orchy and pay to ‘stance’ their cattle/sheep in the field between the River Orchy and the cottage. Over the last 150 years a shed or barn has continuously stood beside the cottage. These have been demolished and re-constructed several times since the cottage was built, and each have been used for many different functions, including the storage of hay and livestock. In recent years it’s been used as a store by the roads department, home to a classic car enthusiast and a training space for a local boxer. Stance Cottage is once again a welcome haven for people on a journey!
Bridge of Orchy (Drochaid Urchaidh in Gaelic) is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Often referred to as a hamlet, the settlement meets a definition of village because it has a church.
Dating back to 1751, it is located at the head of Glen Orchy, on the A82 road. It also has a railway station and is on the West Highland Way. Nearby prominent peaks include the Munros Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dòthaidh.
The bridge was constructed by Government forces as part of a programme of pacification of the Highland Clans which involved the construction of military roads from the Lowlands into the much wilder upland areas of Scotland. It crosses the River Orchy, one of the finest white-water rivers in the United Kingdom.