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Creag Mhor Lodge, North Ballachullish, Fort William, Highland
PH33 6RY
16 bedrooms
15 bathrooms
3 receptions

Property Type:

Detached
Offers Over £695,000

Property Summary

A substantial stone built west highland house on the edge of Loch Linnhe providing an excellent lifestyle business opportunity with solid trading performance.

Property Description

Description
Creag Mhor Lodge is a handsome and substantial stone built Victorian house which dates from about 1890.

The house is set in mature sheltered grounds with a fine southerly exposure taking in wonderful sea and landscape aspects.

In the present ownership the entire property has been subject to a rolling programme of improvement and professional maintenance to include new windows and the upgrading of rooms and en suite sanitary ware.

Creag Mhor Lodge has been run as a thriving lifestyle B&B enterprise. The business is well run and there is good demand and significant repeat business. The business is rated 4 star by the Scottish Tourist Board. For a variety of reasons it has suited the current owners to work the business hard between April and October during which time 97% occupancy rates have been achieved. Scope exists for future owners to extend the trading period to 12 months and increasing the business offering by promoting dinner in house with the associated wet sales.

Accounts can be made available following an official solicitor notification of interest.

For more information, visit www.creagmhorlodge.com

Outer canopy porch, entrance vestibule, broad period reception hallway, reception area, under stairs stores, fine residents lounge and bar with south facing windows to loch and mountains, warming multi fuel stove, single malt whisky bar, formal dining room with timber centre dance floor, multi fuel stove, commercially set up stainless steel kitchen.

Over two floors, 12 letting rooms all with a mix of deluxe en suite shower rooms.

1 x triple room, en suite shower
1 x single room, en suite shower
2 x double rooms, en suite shower
1 x twin room, en suite shower
1 x twin room with en suite dressing room to en suite shower
2 x king size double, en suite bathroom with shower
1 x king size double, en suite shower room with shower over bath
3 x family rooms, en suite shower room
Guest hot tub and sauna

Shelved laundry/ironing room, plumbed for washing machine, numerous general purpose offices, wet and dry stores at ground and first floor levels.

Ground Floor Owners Flat
Sitting room with log burner, study/B&B office with twin doors to rear gardens, open plan kitchen/dining room with Redfire cooker with additional 4 ring electric hot plate , utility and freezer room with twin leaf doors to gardens,   bedroom with en suite dressing room leading to en suite shower room.

First Floor Staff Flat
Hall to lounge, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom.

Outbuildings
Workshop and store, open fronted store, log store, shed.

Gardens
A black top surfaced lower driveway leads to a gravel sweep, vehicle turning and hard standing apron leading to the front door. The driveway is flanked by a mature and gently sloping lawn down to the road side recently planted with new beech hedging, as well as nicely stocked beds and borders. A semi ancient woodland is at the rear which provides shelter and amenity.

Planning Permission
Lapsed Planning consent for a 2 bedroom letting cottage.

Mooring
A deep water mooring is located just off shore in front of Creag Mhor Lodge.

Land:- About 1.54 acres

Rights of access
Creag Mhor Lodge enjoys a right of access to the foreshore over the area coloured yellow on the attached land plan.

The property to the eastern side of Creag Mhor Lodge has a right of access over the area coloured purple on the attached land plan.

The property to the western side of Creag Mhor Lodge has a right of access over the area coloured blue on the attached land plan.

Situation
Creag Mhor Lodge is situated just off the A82 which is the west highland road that connects from Glasgow via Oban to Fort William. The house enjoys a pleasant sheltered situation with a semi ancient woodland backdrop and is set amid mature gardens, from its slightly raised position from the road there are southerly aspects to Loch Linnhe and Beinn a Bheithir which stands tall on the other side of the Loch.

Ballachulish & Glencoe have local shops, services and provision stores, together with a local primary school. More extensive supermarket shopping is at both Fort William (11.5 miles) and Oban (31.5 miles). Both of the towns offer rail stations with regular services to Glasgow. There is also secondary education available at Kinlochleven (10 miles).

From Oban there are frequent sailings to the famous and beautiful Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona as well as Colonsay, Islay and Barra.

Glasgow (90 miles) has extensive retail centres and all of the cultural, educational, professional and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
   
Surrounding countryside is both scenic and dramatic and the area is a haven for wildlife.

Stalking and shooting are available in the district and there is a host of river, loch and sea fishing. Glencoe ski centre is about 17 miles and Aonach Mor is about 16 miles, and when conditions permit there is always challenging skiing. Ballachulish has an interesting and testing 'pay as you play' golf course.

The north west of Scotland offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the United Kingdom and as such it has always drawn people to the area, whether skiing, hill walking, mountaineering or sailing in the inshore waters and sea lochs where the scenery can often be breath taking. Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the British Isles in nearby as is the popular Fort William area which is classed as the outdoor capital of the UK.

Services
Creag Mhor Lodge has a mains water supply and mains drainage, oil fired central heating, double glazing.

Directions
From Glasgow proceed westbound on the M8 motorway for 14 miles taking exit 30 Erskine Bridge. Continue over bridge turning left on the A82. Continue on A82 for 41 miles turning left at Crianlarich. Continue for 39 miles through Glencoe to reach Ballachulish. Remain on the A82 and proceed north over the Ballachulish Bridge. Once over the bridge proceed for a further 1 mile to find Creag Mhor Lodge on the right hand side.