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Property details

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms

Features

  • Freehold
  • Two Waterfront Properties
  • Country Location
  • Forest location
  • Close to Great Glen Way
  • Own water supply
  • Property Ref: 2454

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Description

Property Ref: 2454

Detached Bungalow and two Holiday Lodges.

These highly desirable waterfront properties, backed by forest, have come to market. They are in one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Scotland, Loch Ness.

Loch Ness Highland Cottage ( a former Boutique Bed & Breakfast) and Loch Ness Country Lodge/Loch Ness Forest Lodge (Self-catering holiday lodges) are situated overlooking the famous Loch Ness. The main property lies within a large fenced garden which has mature pine trees, various shrubs, and lawn. The rear of the properties sits at the edge of a pine forest through which The Great Glen Way runs. Thousands walk or cycle this route every year and are good for passing trade. The house and one lodge have stunning views of Loch Ness and the other lodge a view of the surrounding mountains. They are situated on the main A82 trunk road that runs from Glasgow to Inverness.
The detached bungalow has 3 ensuite bedrooms and the holiday lodges each have two bedrooms. The holiday lodges are generating an extremely good income mainly from tourists. The new buyers have a choice of continuing this business or having it as an additional family home.

If the new owners wanted to use the bungalow as a Bed & Breakfast then it is ready to be opened as such.
(The boutique B&B achieved a 9.6 guest feedback from and the holiday lodges currently have a 9.2 guest feedback reflecting the quality that they offer.)

Properties
Loch Ness Highland Cottage (Detached bungalow)
Built in the 1938s this lovely bungalow has one of the most stunning views in the Scottish Highlands. Externally it has parking for two cars, a very large front hedged garden with mature pine trees running along the drive leading up to the property. At the front of the property is a large graveled patio area with steps leading down to the garden which then slopes down towards the A82. Loch Ness is situated only a few yards across the road.

The owner's lounge, dining room, and two ensuite bedrooms are at the front of the house and all have a wonderful view of Loch Ness. The owner's third ensuite bedroom is at the rear of the house and overlooks the back garden. The entrance to the property is through a main and full glass vestibule door. A hallway leads to the owner's office/computer room from where there is a lovely view of Loch Ness.

The hallway, vendors lounge and dining room all have dark wood flooring.

The two front ensuite bedrooms have handmade antiqued solid oak wide plank flooring. The King room has a super-king bed with a large Da Vinci canvas on the wall. Its travertine tiled bathroom has a pod bath, shower, led mirror and cabinet sink. The Queen room has a king bed with a large Botticelli canvas on the wall. Its black slate tiled shower-room has a cabinet sink with led mirror. Each has glazed French doors leading to decking where the owners can sit outside and watch the birds and red squirrels feeding on the bird-feeders overlooking Loch Ness. A solid oak beamed wall separates both bedrooms.

The third ensuite bedroom has solid oak flooring. Its tastefully tiled shower-room has a large French style black slate cabinet sink and a large French Provence mural on the wall.

The owner's lounge has a large log burner which sits on a black slate hearth and heats all the radiators in the house. This is backed up by oil fired central heating. It is also set up for Sky/Freesat TV reception as are all bedrooms.

The large well-appointed modern kitchen diner has two large fridge freezers, an induction hob for fast cooking, built-in microwave and oven, washing machine, dishwasher, double Belfast sink, and tumble dryer. There is plenty of solid oak worktop space for preparing meals. And, there is a small dining room accessed from the kitchen where the owners can take their meals and watch TV if required. There is a second hallway leading to all the bedrooms. This has solid oak flooring and each bedroom has an oak door. The owners like to have this hallway lit by candles in the evenings.

As the attention to detail can be seen in every room viewing of this property is highly recommended.

The B&B is totally fenced off to provide a secure area for dogs and children. Wifi is currently available in all areas of both properties.

Property Layout.
Owners lounge
Large kitchen diner
Guests dining room
Guest ensuite bedrooms x 2
Vendors ensuite bedroom
Vendors office
Two hallways
Vestibule

Holiday lodges
Both have two bedrooms (a double and twin) and offer comfortable accommodation for up to six people. One boasts a large double-glazed floor to ceiling window which has a small but lovely view of Loch Ness and the other has a mountain view. Both have recessed led ceiling lighting.

One lodge has a large lounge, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a large corner sofa, a double sofa bed, a coffee table, a log burner and a flat-screen TV with Freesat. The small double sofa bed can sleep up to two people. Oil fired central heating provides hot water to the sinks and shower and heats the slate grey designer vertical radiators. There is a large floor to ceiling tiled wet-room with an oak cabinet sink and shower and toilet. It is accessible to wheelchairs.

The other lodge has electric panel heating, a corner bed/sofa, a log burner, a fully equipped kitchen and a coffee table.
The lodges sit behind the bungalow and are therefore ideally situated for easy access. The owners currently have garden furniture in the external seating area of each lodge for guests who wish to take meals or drinks outside. There is parking for up to two cars next to the lodge.

This property is accessible and offers ideal accommodation to the disabled.
Property Layout
Lounge diner
Bedrooms x 2
Shower-room
Laundry cupboard

Miscellaneous
A water filter house is built to the rear of the bungalow. There is adequate parking for at least 4 cars plus there is a further room available by the side of the drive leading up from the main road and at the rear of the holiday lodge. A stream, which runs close to the properties, comes from the mountain loch behind and provides water for the properties. There are various hedges and trees which include a stunning red Japanese Maple in the front garden and a Rowan Tree in the back garden.

Recent History of the Properties
The owners converted the house into a Boutique Bed & Breakfast in 2012. It took 6 months of hard work. They took it down to a shell, reconfigured the rooms and put in new flooring, new water heating system, new log burner, new walls, 3 new ensuite bedrooms, new kitchen, new water filter appliances, and housing. Loft insulation was upgraded to the maximum together with cavity wall insulation in the extension part of the house.

As the owners were nearing retirement they wanted a business that was much less labor intensive so Loch Ness Country Lodge and Loch Ness Forest Lodge were opened.

Reason for Sale
Retirement

Boat Mooring
The owners being resident in the area were given permission, free of charge, to moor a 32ft boat in the small bay near Fort Augustus. The new owners may be able to do the same. Also you could put a small boat or canoe in Loch Ness in front of the property.

Utilities
The properties have their own private water supply so there are no water rates. There is no council tax to pay on the holiday lodges as small business properties have 100% exemption.

Photographs
The aerial and garden photographs are taken from above and in front of the properties.

Notes
We are 1 mile south of where Google Map places us using the postcode.
The EPC for the detached bungalow will be updated shortly to reflect new cavity wall insulation and Rockwool loft insulation...

Property Ref: 2454
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Local Amenities

  • Fort Augustus Ferry Landing 3.5 miles
  • Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing 18.9 miles
  • Kilchuimen Primary School 3.7 miles
  • Kilchuimen Academy 3.7 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Fort Augustus Ferry Landing 3.5 miles
  • Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing 18.9 miles
  • Kilchuimen Primary School 3.7 miles
  • Kilchuimen Academy 3.7 miles

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  • £293,425
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  • (-0.616%)
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  • Properties sold

    13

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Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
30th Sep 2019 £695,000 Price increased by £150,000
26th Oct 2018 £545,000 Price increased by £6,000
25th Oct 2018 £539,000 First listed

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