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Ardintigh Bay, Loch Nevis, Mallaig

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Added on 15/06/2021
Bidwells, Cambridge - Rural

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Tenure: Freehold

Offers Over £700,000

An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a spectacular coastal property on the heavenly shores of Loch Nevis on the North Morar Peninsula.

Fort William 47 miles, Glasgow 155 miles, Edinburgh 185 miles
Ferry and rail connections at Mallaig, 7 miles to the west.

Ardintigh Bay represents a unique lifestyle or business opportunity with stunning sea and mountain views combined with a rare degree of privacy hard to find elsewhere on mainland Britain. A truly remarkable location, from which to enjoy some of the very best that Scotland’s north west coast has to offer.

• Approximately 8 acres in total; including garden ground, grazings and amenity woodland
• Traditional two-bedroom stone-built cottage
• Jock’s Lodge, a two-storey timber framed building housing a fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining and recreation room, with shower and toilet facilities
• Additional accommodation for up to twenty-four guests spread across five timber lodges
• Stunning sea views across Loch Nevis with Knoydart and the Cuillin mountains beyond
• Accessible only on foot or by boat
• Excellent sea access, pier and mooring
• Private hydro scheme
• Development potential

Lying to the east of Mallaig, Loch Nevis is a sea loch which extends westwards from Camusrory and opens out into the Sound of Sleat, opposite the Isle of Skye. Accessible only by boat or on foot, a passenger ferry runs from Mallaig, calling at the hamlets of Inverie and nearby Tarbet.

There are seven buildings which include Ardintigh cottage, Jock’s Lodge and five additional Lodges along with three outbuildings and a stone ruin with development potential, subject to securing the requisite planning permissions thereon. The property extends to 8 acres including grazings, amenity woodland, jetty and has sea loch frontage to approximately 500 metres of coastline (to Mean High Water Springs). The mooring and mini scallop ranch are available by separate negotiation.

Ardintigh cottage is a quaint and cosy one and a half storey traditional stone and lime cottage with a pitched timber framed slate covered roof. On the ground floor the main entrance leads into the hall with access straight ahead to the family bathroom with the living room on the right and kitchen/dining room to the left. The living room has large dual aspect windows taking in the magnificent panorama of Knoydart and Loch Nevis to the north while providing a continually evolving picture frame within which to enjoy some of the abundant wildlife passing by to the south. There is an open fireplace with built in back boiler which provides the hot water and central heating. The kitchen and dining room occupy the opposite end of the cottage and are equipped with free-standing wood burning stove with built in back boiler which provides hot water, gas cooker and ample storage and worktop space. Replicating the living room, the kitchen’s dual aspect windows make the most of the magnificent views. Stairs lead to the first-floor landing with direct access to two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a single bedroom snug. The double bedrooms have similarly spectacular views out across the bay.

Stone and timber built over two levels, with wrap-around balcony on the first floor, this unusual building sits just above the high-water mark and is the main building/accommodation block for the bunkhouses.

On the first floor there is a substantial dining/recreation room providing yet more fine views out across the bay. This room can accommodate the full 24 guest compliment that can utilise the centre. The galley kitchen leads off the dining room with two freestanding gas cookers and an abundance of preparation and storage space. The wrap-around balcony allows guests to unwind and enjoy uninterrupted sunsets over the Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye.

The ground floor is accessed separately from ground level and houses the centre’s toilet and shower facilities. There is also a large drying room essential for providing sufficient hanging space and shelving to store the centres wet gear.

There are five bunkhouses sleeping between two and six people, each containing bunk beds with lighting and electrical plug points. Timber-framed; with single pane windows, these basic bunkhouses are situated around the property.
There are three outbuildings that serve as the centre’s store, workshop, paint store and woodshed. All buildings are wind and watertight, either timber-built under a felt roof or stone built under a corrugated tin roof.

Ardintigh is powered by its own hydroelectric power supply providing a low carbon footprint. Housed in a stone-built shed under a slate roof, the generator was installed by Tom, who has maintained and repaired the scheme throughout its lifetime. Further details about the scheme can be made available on request, following a viewing and receipt of a formal note of interest.

There is an existing ruin that may have development potential, subject to securing the requisite planning permissions thereon. Sitting on the north western boundary close to the banks of the Loch Nevis, this could provide an additional idyllic site for further accommodation.

Initial discussions with the local planning authority have suggested support for an extension or redevelopment of Ardintigh Cottage, including an annexe for B&B purposes. There is also significant scope to extend and adapt the current buildings to make Ardintigh a truly exceptional property.

Strictly by prior arrangement with the Selling Agent. Virtual tours are also available via the Bidwells website.

The property can be accessed by chartering a private vessel from Mallaig. A visit would be combined well with a marine safari to appreciate the stunning setting that Ardintigh Bay enjoys.

The property is serviced by bottled gas for cooking, private water supply, septic tank, and electricity generated from the private hydro scheme.

Travelling from the south west, take the M74, then follow the M73-M80-M9 towards Stirling. Leave the M9 at Exit 10 for Callander, following the A84 and joining the A82 at Crianlarich, heading towards Fort William. Travel through Fort William and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A830 to Mallaig.

From the north, take the A82 to Fort William. At the first roundabout take the second exit to Mallaig.

A closing date may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents. Prospective purchasers should be aware that unless their interest in the property is formally noted, no guarantee can be given that confirmation of a closing date will be provided, consequently the property may be sold without prior notice. For the avoidance of doubt, noting interest only entitles prospective purchasers to notification of a closing date and not that other potentially competing pre-emptive offers have been received. The sellers are entitled to accept any offer at any time.

All offers (regardless of whether on a cash or subject to loan finance basis) must be accompanied by a financial reference from a bank/funding source that is acceptable to the sellers. Prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti-money laundering regulations and checks against the intended purchaser or nominee together with other documentation that may be required, from time to time, in order to support any conditional offers submitted to the seller. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or other lack of co-operation in this regard. Failure to provide the requisite AML documentation with offers may result in them not being considered at the closing date or being superseded by an offer which is. We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.

Located on the shores of Loch Nevis opposite the Knoydart peninsula, which is known as Europe’s last great wilderness, Ardintigh Bay is part of the stunning west highland landscape and the Knoydart National Scenic Area. NSAs are broadly equivalent to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty found in other parts of the UK and are also highly regarded by international designation schemes. Access to the property can be taken from the village of Mallaig through the use of a private boat operator or by a 4 mile walk from Bracorina.

Mallaig is a popular tourist destination which is easily accessed via the A830 “Road to the Isles” from Fort William or through use of the railway line, renowned as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. It is the main commercial fishing port on the West Coast of Scotland and boasts a number of amenities including University of the Highlands and Islands Mallaig College Centre, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, minimarkets, public houses, swimming pool and leisure centre.

The village of Inverie on Knoydart is also located on the shores of Loch Nevis and is the most remote settlement in mainland Britain not connected to the road network. The village provides a nursery, primary school, post office, community shop, tea room and the most remote pub in mainland Britain – recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The area provides an abundance of wildlife including red deer, badgers, pine marten, otters, buzzards, sea eagles and golden eagles as well as a sea rich in marine life. Loch Nevis is partly designated as a Special Area of Conservation given its importance to the resident population of harbor porpoise. Other species which are frequently spotted in the surrounding waters include whales, dolphins, sharks and seals.

In Fort William connections can be made by bus and rail to all mainland destinations. The closest airports with scheduled domestic and international flights are Inverness Airport (121 miles) and Glasgow International Airport (146 miles)

Living Room

3.7m x 3.3m

Ardintigh Cottage


4.1m x 3.7m

Ardintigh Cottage

Family Bathroom

2.7m x 1.9m

Ardintigh Cottage

Bedroom 1

3.3m x 3.3m

Ardintigh Cottage

Bedroom 2

3.7m x 3.3m

Ardintigh Cottage

Communal Kitchen

2.5m x 4.9m

Jock's Lodge

Drying Room

3.6m x 3.1m

Jock's Lodge

Dining/Recreation Room

8m x 4.9m

Jock's Lodge

Toilet/Shower room 1

3.6m x 4.1m

Jock's Lodge

Toilet/Shower room 2

3.9m x 1.9m

Jock's Lodge


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Ardintigh Bay, Loch Nevis, Mallaig


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  • Morar Station6.2 miles
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