An individually conceived, stylish and well finished modern detached house at the confluence of Loch Eil and Loch Linnhe, overlooking Fort William & Ben Nevis.
The Moorings is a pretty individually designed and commissioned detached property completed in west highland style. The house is finished in white painted harled finish with contemporary timber cladding relief and all under a slate roof. The accommodation is light and bright and laid out over two easily managed levels. The flow and set up of the house is such that it lends itself perfect for family living and guest entertaining with main rooms enjoying aspects out across the seascape of the confluence of Lochs Eil and Loch Linnhe and on towards Fort William and towering Ben Nevis in the background.
Rear entrance hallway with slate tile floor and mat well recess, to open plan utilities area, cloaks/wc, boiler room with domestic hot tank, general purpose store, shelved larder, rear conservatory or garden room with twin leaf doors to rear gardens, good sized and well equipped fitted kitchen with marble topped centre island, fitted furniture with pantry stores, open plan to dining and breakfasting area warmed by multi fuel burner, home office /study with stores at mezzanine level, bright open plan front morning or sitting room with twin leaf doors to front gardens, sitting room with multi fuel burner, Imperial staircase to first floor.
Open plan upper galleried landing with 3 x velux windows providing reading/music or first floor sitting room space, bedroom 1 with en suite dressing room with fitted furniture and en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3 with fitted wardrobe, linen and general purpose fitted stores, family bath and shower room, bedroom 4.
The Moorings is situated within the delightful coastal settlement of Camusnagaul at Treslaig which is 1 mile west from Fort William across the confluence of Loch Eil and Loch Linnhe. This part of the west highlands is a recognised area of great natural scenic beauty with Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, dominating the local landscape.
Fort William is immediately adjacent and is a short 1 mile passenger ferry crossing operated by Highland Ferries on behalf of Highland Council. The crossing time is approximately 10 minutes.
Fort William has the main West Highland Road, the A82 which links to the West Highlands and the north and south of Scotland. The town is well served by a local bus service and Fort William has a main line railway station with a direct connection to Glasgow and London.
Fort William supports a wide range of shopping, recreational facilities, banks, building societies and professional offices.
There are a number of primary schools and a hospital as well as churches of different denominations. The town and Lochaber itself is now known as “The Outdoor Capital of the
UK” due to the wealth of and easy access to all types of outdoor activities including hill walking, climbing and skiing. Recent additions include a world-renowned mountain biking track hosting the “Mountain Bike World Cup” and a
large indoor rock-climbing wall.
FW2040 is the Highland Council code name for the emerging masterplan for Fort William and the broader Lochaber district. The masterplan considers exciting change and positive development for the district and will evolve from five main themes; transport, housing, energy, tourism and education, skills and talent attraction. Although in its early stages, the masterplan thinking for the future will no doubt boost and benefit the local economy for Fort William and Lochaber district.
The house is in a beautiful west highland coastal setting with mature trees and hills as a backdrop and with quite spectacular and often dramatic views to the front across the loch to Fort William and the mountains and glens adjacent which include Ben Nevis.
Surrounding countryside is some of the most scenically dramatic on the west coast of Scotland. There is near endless interesting walking/cycling country and for the more adventurous, challenging hill climbs and mountaineering. Skiing is available at the Nevis Range. For the field sportsman/woman there are opportunities to fish by permit for trout and salmon on the local rivers and lochs and some of the local estates run commercial shoots as well as allowing stalking by prior arrangement. There are numerous nearby slipways and jetties for water sports, yachting, sea water kayaking on Lochs Eil and Linnhe.
Large white painted harled finish workshop/garage and general-purpose kit and equipment stores under corrugated sheet roof, inspection pit, light power and water, wc and wet room type shower.
Stone lined gravel surfaced access driveway up to level vehicle turning and hard standing apron. Garden banking planted up with saplings and assorted shrubs and bushes. Sheltered paved and decked patios with sea loch views, gravel terrace around the house and bounded by close board fencing at northern side. Pathways through semi ancient native woodland at the rear.
Immediately offshore in front of the house in sheltered Camusnagaul Bay is a deep-water mooring which is suitable for over winter mooring. The mooring is intended to be made available along with the house sale subject to Crown Estates transfer approval.
Planning consent remains live for the erection of a 2-bedroom cottage annexe. Planning Reference 08/00191/fullo.
From Crianlarich proceed in a northerly direction on the A82 to and through Glencoe and Ballachulish. Proceed over the Ballachulish Bridge and travel for a further 4 miles on the A82 to reach the Corran Ferry. Take the Ferry crossing to the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Disembark the ferry and turn right on the A861 and proceed in a northerly direction for 10.5 miles to reach Camusnagaul, The Moorings is located on the left-hand side opposite the slip for the Camusnagaul Ferry Landing.
It is possible to drive to the property without using the Corran ferry. This is via Fort William and Lochailort, and whilst scenic the journey is 31.5 miles from the Corran Ferry, and approximately 55 minutes’ drive time in normal conditions.
Mains water supply, bio digester private septic tank, oil fired central heating, underfloor to ground level, traditional radiators at first floor level, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Moorings is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/20 is £2,488.71
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone Possession
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.
Fixtures and fittings
Certain extras could be made available for sale by separate negotiation.