9 bedroom guest house for sale

Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An impressive and elegant traditional Victorian property
  • Outstanding views over Loch Linnhe towards Treslaig
  • 4 Star Visit Scotland Guest House or large family home
  • Enjoying a prominent position close to the town centre
  • Glorious established garden grounds with sweeping lawns
  • Vestibule : Halls : Lounge/Dining Room : Breakfast Room
  • Study : Sitting Room : Kitchen : Laundry Room
  • Principal Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
  • 8 further Bedrooms (6 En Suite Shower Rooms) : 2 Shower Rooms
  • Double Garage : Workshop/Store

Full description

Fort William, the principal town of Lochaber, sits on the shores of Loch Linnhe and at the foot of Ben Nevis. The thriving and expanding town supports a wide range of shops, restaurants, leisure and recreational facilities and professional services, with good transport links to the south by rail, including a 'sleeper service' to London. By road, Inverness and the cities of the central belt are within a comfortable driving distance. The surrounding area is of great natural scenic beauty, with dramatic mountainous backdrops, steeped in history with an abundance of flora and fauna and is renowned for excellent outdoor sporting and leisure opportunities including shooting, fishing, mountaineering and skiing.

Lawriestone is a magnificent, traditional double bay fronted Victorian property enjoying a prominent position on Achintore Road, close to the town centre, with outstanding views over Loch Linnhe towards Treslaig and the hills beyond. The original house has been extremely well maintained and sympathetically upgraded over the decades, benefiting from double glazing and oil-fired heating throughout, whilst still retaining much of the original elegance synonymous with a property of this period, including ornate 'Prince of Wales feathers' cornicing, ceiling roses, an impressive staircase and generously proportioned rooms, with a notable feature being the magnificent entrance portico with imposing stone pillars either side. The extremely versatile accommodation extends over three floors with a suite of rooms to the rear that can easily be utilised as a self-contained one bedroomed apartment. The amenity is further enhanced by the glorious established garden which has been thoughtfully landscaped and meticulously cared for and has excellent garaging and workshop facilities.

Lawriestone has been successfully operating for many years as a highly profitable Visit Scotland 4 Star Guest House. As, first and foremost, Lawriestone was the family home the owners ran the Guest House to fit in with their lifestyle, accommodating 13 guests as their maximum occupancy level. Therefore, there is a great opportunity for any purchaser to expand the business with the potential to increase the occupancy to 19 guests, thus greatly increasing the turnover and profitability of this splendid property.

DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION

Entrance Portico with stone pillars and canopy leading to Vestibule with double storm doors to front, tiled floor, half glazed door to Hall with 2 cupboards, 2 central heating radiators, ceiling light fitting, tiled floor, glazed door with glazed side panels to Rear Hall with half glazed external door to rear, under-stair storage cupboard, 2 further storage cupboards, central heating radiator, ceiling light fittings, vinyl tiled flooring.

Lounge/Dining Room: 4.71m x 12.64m, bay window to front, window to rear, window to side, fireplace with marble inset and hearth and wooden surround and mantel, 4 central heating radiators, 2 ceiling light fittings, fitted carpet. (Previously 2 rooms and could easily be returned to this configuration).

Breakfast Room: 5.68m x 4.73m, bay window to front, window to side, 2 central heating radiators, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Kitchen: 5.26m x 4.65m 'L' shaped, 2 windows to side, fitted with an extensive range of wall mounted and floor standing units with work tops and matching up-stands, range style cooker with stainless steel chimney hood over, 1 bowl sink unit, dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer, glass fronted wall cabinets, larder units, central heating boiler, under-unit lighting, recessed ceiling lights, marble effect floor tiles.

The impressive staircase with intricate wood balustrade, rises from the hall to a half landing with access door to the self-contained apartment, glazed panel to rear and rising to the first floor landing with central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 1: 5.31m x 4.55m, bay window to front, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, En Suite with frosted window to front, corner bath, shower enclosure, 2 whbs, wc, bidet, built-in wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors, heated towel rail, tiled floor.

Bedroom 2: 5.23m at widest x 4.55m, bay window to front, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, En Suite with shower enclosure, wc, whb, ceiling light fitting, tiled floor.

Bedroom 3: 3.77m x 3.68m, window to rear, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, En Suite with shower enclosure, wc, whb, ceiling light fitting, tiled floor.

Bedroom 4: 4.73m at widest x 3.71m, window to side, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, En Suite with frosted window to side, shower enclosure, wc, whb, ceiling light fitting, vinyl tile flooring.

Study: 3.11m x 1.82m, window to side, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Shower Room with shower enclosure, wc, whb, ceiling light fitting, tiled floor.

The staircase continues to the second floor with hatch to roof space, 2 ceiling light fittings, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5: 3.73m x 3.48m, Velux roof light window to front, built-in wardrobe, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, En Suite with shower enclosure, wc, whb, central heating radiator, recessed lighting, tiled floor.

Bedroom 6: 3.73m x 3.34m, Velux roof light window to front, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 7: 3.73m x 3.49m, Velux roof light window to front, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 8: 3.73m x 3.46m, Velux roof light window to front, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Shower Room with Velux roof light window to rear, shower enclosure, wc, whb, linen cupboard, central heating radiator, recessed lighting, tiled floor.

The Laundry Room is accessed from the Rear Hall, and could easily be adapted to become a kitchen for the following suite of rooms/self-contained apartment:

Laundry Room: 3.65m x 3.53m, window to rear, fitted with a range of floor standing and wall mounted units with work tops, stainless steel sink unit, 2 washing machines, storage cupboards, ceiling light fitting, tiled floor.

Further Rear Hall with half glazed external door to rear, door to sitting room, staircase to bedroom with en suite shower room and access door to half landing of main staircase.

Sitting Room: 4.71m x 3.55m, window to front, window to side, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 9: 4.96m x 3.82m, window to side, 2 windows to rear, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, En Suite with frosted window to side, shower enclosure, whb, wc, heated towel rail, ceiling light fitting, tiled floor.

GROUNDS

Lawriestone is set in glorious established garden grounds, which have been thoughtfully landscaped and meticulously cared for with gravelled and paved pathways, a large paved patio, sweeping lawns and planted with a colourful and interesting variety of shrubs, bushes and plants which have matured to give a beautiful display of colour in the summer months. The vehicle access is off Ashburn Lane which leads to a spacious tarred parking area with a pedestrian gate off Achintore Road.

Double Garage: 6.0m x 6.0m approximately, two up and over doors, concrete base, light, power and water supply.

Workshop/Store: 6.0m x 6.0m, approximately, external door to side, internal door to garage, windows to front, light and power.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Lawriestone has been successfully run as a highly profitable Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Guest House for a number of years and as all the requirements are in place, such as fire certification, could easily be operated as such should the purchaser wish to do so.

Contents: The trading contents are available by separate negotiation. The chandeliers are specifically excluded.

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

Council Tax Band: G. EPC Rating: F. Home Report: Available from the Selling Agents.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents. Entry: By mutual agreement.


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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Fort William (0.8 mi)
  • Corpach (2.1 mi)
  • Banavie (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Dawsons Estate Agents, Oban

1 George Street, Oban, PA34 5RX

01631 808004 Local call rate

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1 George Street, Oban, PA34 5RX

01631 808004 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Fort William (0.8 mi)
  • Corpach (2.1 mi)
  • Banavie (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Dawsons Estate Agents, Oban

1 George Street, Oban, PA34 5RX

01631 808004 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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