Cuilcheanna House

Onich, Fort William , PH33 6SD
Sold £495,000

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A handsome and versatile income producing detached period house with sublime southerly and westerly aspects over the west highland sea loch of Loch Linnhe.

Description
Cuilcheanna House, a handsome detached period property, the exterior of which is a combination of white painted stone, smooth render and harled finish and all under a new slated roof.

In the present ownership, the entire property has been subject to a constant programme of improvement and professional maintenance. Significant investment has been made in a new slated roof, new fitted kitchen, heating boiler, double glazing and ongoing fresh decoration.

Internally the house is presented in clean, fresh and fine decorative order and the house stands in well-tended formal gardens from where there are quite delightful views to mountains, glens, seascape and islands. The ancient and listed wall which forms part of the boundary is a wonderful, historic and interesting feature.

Cuilcheanna House is a versatile property and offers scope as a principal private residence or holiday home. It also lends itself perfectly as an income-producing owners ‘live in’ B&B enterprise.

The present owners ran a thriving lifestyle B&B enterprise. The business was well run and demonstrated solid trading performance. Given the pretty setting and main tourism route, there was always good customer demand and Cuilcheanna House enjoyed significant repeat business. The business was rated 4 star by the Scottish Tourist Board. Chuilcheanna House is currently run as a self catering holiday let property. www.cuilcheanna.co.uk

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

Cuilcheanna House
Main outer front door to entrance reception hallway, comfortable drawing room with bay window formation and window box seating, 6kw multi fuel stove, formal dining room with bay window formation, twin leaf doors to inner hallway, family/sitting room with patio doors to gardens, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes, French door to gardens and en suite shower room and wc, well equipped and fitted kitchen with centre island and LPG 4 oven Aga range cooker, utility room with electrical switchgear, door to rear courtyard, a range of fitted general purpose stores, pantry, wc, freezer room.

Staircase to first floor upper hallway with rear fire escape door, bedroom 2 (Arran), bedroom 3 (Iona), bedroom 4 (Lismore), bedroom 5 (Islay), bedroom 6 (Skye), bedroom 7 (Jura) all feature en suite bathrooms, bedroom 8 has a bay window formation and an en suite shower room, bedroom 9 (Mull) has a bay window formation, decorative Victoriana fireplace and en suite shower room. Useful cleaners’ storeroom.

Staircase to second floor level of linen and general-purpose stores with access to roof space stores and further access to long term stores in deep eaves space.

Outbuildings
Small tool and garden equipment store, boiler house and domestic hot water tanks store.

Gardens
Private tree lined access lane to vehicle parking and turning apron. Steel gate in dwarf piers with Victoriana lamp standards to mature and enclosed gardens. Gravel pathway to front door, well-tended and level lawns fringed with mixed shrubs and bushes, gravel bed with assorted plants and trees at the foot of the gardens, part of the gardens bound by the protected and ancient stone built wall. At the rear a right of access over the courtyards to LPG and oil tank stores.

About 0.322 acres.

Local Authorities
Highland Council, Tel: 01463 702000.

Services
Mains water supply, drainage by private shared septic tank, double glazing, oil fired central heating supported by 6kw multi fuel stove, LPG Aga range cooker.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Business Rates
As a result of the change of use to self catering accommodation, the property is subject to non domestic rates at a rateable value of £9,350 per annum however the current owners qualify for the Small Business Bonus from the Scottish government which provides 100% relief and therefore nothing is payable.

Situation
Cuilcheanna House is situated just off the A82 which is the main west highland road that connects from Glasgow via Oban to Fort William. The house is located in a situation of great natural scenic beauty on a pretty promontory just to the north of Onich and south of the Corran Ferry. From its peaceful setting there are quite spectacular views south down Loch Linnhe and Beinn a Bheithir which stands tall on the other side of the Loch, and westerly views to the land mass that forms the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

The house is set amid mature gardens which are part bounded by an ancient and protected outer stone wall.

Ballachulish and Glencoe have local shops, services and provision stores, together with a local primary school. More extensive supermarket shopping is at both Fort William (10 miles) and Oban (32 miles). Both of the towns offer rail stations with regular services to Glasgow. There is also secondary education available at Kinlochleven (10 miles) and Fort William (also 10 miles).

The Corran Ferry provides convenient access to the wilds of the Ardnamurchan peninsula and 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 (93 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 19 miles and Aonach Mor is about 15 miles, and when conditions permit there is always challenging and enjoyable 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 is nearby as is the popular Fort William area which is referred to as the outdoor capital of the UK.

Travel 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 79 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 2.7 miles then turn left signposted Cuilcheanna House. Proceed down the minor road. After 150 yards there are three minor roads, take the middle road, and proceed along the tree lined avenue leaving the ancient stone wall to your right hand side to find the turning and parking area in front of Cuilcheanna House.