5 bedroom detached house for saleSpean Bridge, Inverness-Shire
- Architect designed property
- Entrance hall
- 3 Reception rooms and study
- Dining kitchen
- 4 En suite bedrooms
- 1 Further bedroom
- 2 Bedroom self contained cottage
- Car port and off street parking
- Loch views
Built in 1999 on a former railway halt site, The Heathers combines a 4 bedroom guest house with integral owners’ private accommodation on one side and a semi-detached cottage on the other. As well as being members of Scotland’s Best B&B’s, The Heathers is currently trading as a Scottish Tourist Board 4 star Gold guest house. Internally the property is presented to a very high standard, tastefully decorated throughout and offers the potential buyer great flexibility. The guest house is accessed via an entrance vestibule leading to a broad welcoming hall. The spacious lounge enjoys elevated views across Loch Lochy towards Achnacarry providing an ever changing vista of the breathtaking scenery found in the Great Glen, as does the dining room which is well proportioned and provides ample space for business or private entertaining, as well as direct access to the patio and decking areas. There is a large modern dining kitchen complete with a comprehensive range of wall and base storage units and integrated appliances, including a 6 ring gas hob, electric oven, grill, hood, dishwasher, larder fridge and freezer as well as a combined fridge freezer. The utility room provides additional storage units with further space for white goods.
Bedroom 1 is a well proportioned room meeting the requirements for a Category 3 disabled person and has a wet room complete with WC, wash hand basin and shower. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4, all generously sized and incorporating impressive en-suite facilities, are accessed via the main staircase and benefit from wonderful views across the Great Glen. The owners’ private accommodation, accessed internally from the dining kitchen, comprises of a sitting room, delightful shower room, hall with external door and access to a staircase leading to a double bedroom complete with professionally fitted furniture and double aspect views.
Also awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board, Fraoch Cottage combines all the servicing and safety advantages of attachment to the main house with the independence and privacy expected of self-catering accommodation. Externally the cottage enjoys a private path to the front door and adjacent car parking. Fraoch Cottage is designed to provide a comfortable yet functional environment. On the ground floor the accommodation consists of a vestibule, open plan lounge, kitchen/dining area and shower room with both a double and single bedroom on the first floor.
The sale of The Heathers Guest House & Fraoch Cottage offer the potential buyer the opportunity to purchase a well established business with a great reputation and further growth potential. Further details are available at www.theheathers-scotland.co.uk
EPC Rating - D
Lying off the A82 road 5 miles north of Spean Bridge, The Heathers is surrounded by some of the finest scenery found within the Great Glen and benefits particularly from stunning views overlooking Loch Lochy. The local area boasts a wide range of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, climbing, golfing, sailing and fishing as well as being of considerable historical, geological and natural interest. The A82 road provides easy access to Fort William (14 miles) and Inverness (51 miles), both providing extensive shopping and leisure facilities. Mainline rail links are located nearby at Spean Bridge and further afield at Inverness where the airport services regular daily flights to London and other UK and European destinations.
The Heathers is set in just over 2.5 acres of grounds, patio, decked sun terrace and ample car parking space, all surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The grounds provide considerable scope for further development to either expand the current business or for a separate dwelling, subject to the appropriate permission.
The long main driveway approaches The Heathers from the north and combined with the swathe of trees and rhododendron bushes to the front provide great privacy and tranquillity, factors ably enhanced by the impressive backdrop courtesy of the steep mountain to the rear. A second driveway provides a gated approach from the south. The garden grounds extend to approximately 2.5 acres and have been sympathetically maintained to preserve their Highland character as well as their link to the past in railway history.
The property benefits from the addition of a covered rear walkway which incorporates a car port and a large storage shed which is fully insulated and has power. There is also ample parking for several vehicles.
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