For sale Greenwood and Lochside Follies, Ardslignish, Acharacle, Highland, PH36 4JG

Offers Over £1,300,000
An exceptional residential and lifestyle opportunity on the Ardnamurachan peninsula with a spectacular coastal setting overlooking Loch Sunart.

Boasting a number of quality features;
• Uninterrupted coastal views with access to the foreshore.
• Rural setting
• Easily-accessed and well sized gardens
• Holiday business opportunity
• Ideal base for sailing activities
• 2 moorings available

For full details please request a copy of the brochure

The sale includes the following properties:

Greenwood and The Tower, The Loft, The Folly, the Ruin and Byre and Land.

The preference of the Seller is for Greenwood and Lochside Follies to be sold as a whole, however, enquiries for Lot 3 The Ruin and Byre will still be taken.

Greenwood and Lochside Follies are located on the Ardnamurachan Peninsula overlooking Loch Sunart, enjoying views out to the Isle of Oronsay and Isle of Carna and the Morven Peninsula. Set at the base of Beinn Bhuidhe. Ideally situated for exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula which stretches out to become the most westerly point on the British mainland. Access to the property is via the B8007 public road 10 miles west of Salen leading onto Kilchoan.

The village of Salen has a village shop providing
grocer, café and Deli. A Post office is located in
Kilchoan and Acharacle, and further pub/restaurants are within 15-minute drive. A wider range of services is provided in Strontian along with Ardnamurchan High School and the principal town of Fort William provides for a good selection of shops, professional services, a hospital with A&E, with sports and community leisure facilities.

From Kilchoan there is a ferry link across to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The journey time by ferry is circa 35 minutes. To the mainland the quickest route is east of Salen on the A861 via the Corran Narrows at Ardgour with journey time by ferry is circa 10 minutes.

In Fort William connections can be made by bus and rail to all mainland destinations. The closest airports with scheduled domestic and international flights is Inverness Airport (128 miles) and Glasgow International Airport (124 miles) which can ordinarily be reached in around 3 hours 20 minutes to Inverness and 4 hours to Glasgow.

By sea the quality of sailing along the coastline of the West of Scotland is world renowned, to the south is the Argyll coastline, and north and west out to the Inner and Outer Hebrides. The waters of Loch Sunart now form part of a Marine Protected Area to protect the loch and promote sustainable use of the waters. Private boat charters are available from Mallaig and Laga Bay, Acharacle.

As a popular tourist destination, the Ardnamurachan Peninsula is well-known for its folk music scene and the abundance of flora and fauna, on land and sea. For those looking for the rural setting, the area offers a wonderful quality of life all set within stunning scenery.

From the Property by a short car journey are the fascinating beaches at Sanna, Portuairk and Ardtoe. The ruined Castle Tioram and restored Mingary Castle, viewed from a distance offer a glimpse of the turbulent history of the area.

The current owner purchased Greenwood in the early 1990’s and during the past 28 years has renovated the main house, fully restored the Ruin and Byre and erected The Folly, The Loft and The Tower that adjoins Greenwood. In order to provide a mixture of high-quality accommodation, Greenwood has been extensively refurbished and modernised.

The residential properties are well spaced out set
within land extending to 71.86 acres includes garden ground laid to lawn, shrubs, amenity woodland and hill ground as well as shoreline. There are six residential properties at Greenwood and Lochside Follies, five of which form part of the self-catering holiday letting buisness while Greenwood has been used as a family home.

Greenwood was built circa 1950 and originally formed two semidetached cottages which the current owner has since combined and undertaken an extensive refurbishment and modernisation. It provides an opportunity for a generous family home, or business totalling 286.68m2 (940.55ft2) inclusive of The Tower.
Access is by a shared private track from the public road leading to the side and front of the house. Accommodation is over two floors and occupying an elevated position with southerly views over Loch Sunart. The house is of block construction which is painted white beneath a pitched concrete tile roof.

Greenwood benefits from a wet underfloor heating system throughout all the ground floor area which is fired by the back boiler wood burning stove in the sitting room. The rooms are bright and airy with the three double bedrooms all south facing. The property has double glazed windows throughout.

The Tower shares the main entrance with Greenwood, with separate kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor with circular stairs leading to bathroom with a deep bath, wc and whb. The double bedroom is at the top of The Tower with shared access to the balcony.

To the Rear of Greenwood sits The Loft which looks over and benefits from the views of Loch Sunart.
The building comprises on the ground floor a double garage and workshop and the first floor an open planned studio, in all totalling 60.87m2 (199.70ft2).

Additional outbuildings are located adjacent to Greenwood comprising of a substantial workshop, storage and mini gym and at The Loft an outbuilding as well as a carport to the rear.

A bespoke building designed and constructed by the current owner: The Folly sits perfectly within its setting as a timber lined construction under a pitched slate roof, in all totalling 71.03m2 (233.03ft2). Appearing to seemingly blend with the exposed rock that wraps around the side and rear of the building, the property is split across three floors with the main access taken under a car port leading to the kitchen with utility room, and on towards the dining area, a bathroom with shower over bath with wc and vanity whb. From the dining area there is a split in the floor with stairs leading down into the circular sitting room at the ground floor of the tower, which benefits from a wood burning stove, external access to the rear and front of the property. The stairs leading to the first floor where there is a half landing with toilet containing wc and whb at the first floor there is a spacious double bedroom with full height coombed ceiling with access to balcony and views of Loch Sunart.

Sitting at enviable close distance to the shoreline, these two traditional stone-built cottages benefit with secluded uninterrupted views of Loch Sunart. Both buildings have been lovingly restored under a timber and pitched slate roof retaining the character and charm of the original buildings, in all totalling 47.22m2 (154.92ft2).

The Ruin
The Ruin’s open planned living area with exposed stone consists of a double bed one step up from the main floor area and a modern galley kitchen with bathroom (bath with shower over, wc and whb). The building benefits with full under floor heating and a wood-burning stove in the living area.

The Byre
The Byre - seven metres away from The Ruin - incorporates the utility room, housing the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer at the rear of the building. At the front is a small bed/sitting room with double bunks. The Byre also has a shower room with wc and whb.

To the front of the buildings is a stone terrace which provides a very pleasant spot for watching the numerous varieties of birds in the area and for occasional al fresco meals.

Extending in all to 71.86 acres encompasses varied rugged countryside that the owner has dedicated to natural regeneration. Rough footpaths lead you through hazel woods, ancient oak glades and on up to panoramic views over heather-covered hills or down to the shore of Loch Sunart. The grounds are home to all manner of wildlife and a huge variety of bird life.

The land is part of the Sunart Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Sunart Special Area of Conservation.

All sporting rights, so far as the sellers have the rights thereto, are included in the sale of Lot 1.

The properties are served by mains electricity and private water supply with private septic tanks.

The Folly Home Report Value £225,000 (January 2019).

The Ruin and Byre Home Report Value £250,000
(January 2019).

Home Reports available on request.

To be by mutual agreement in writing.

Formal Offers in acceptable Scottish Legal form, should be submitted in writing to the Selling Agents at their Fort William office. Parties are asked to satisfy themselves that they fully understand the implications of offering under Scottish Law. The Sellers reserve the right not to accept the highest or any offer.

A closing date may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents. Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is registered, no guarantee can be given that notice of closing date will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.

A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will become payable to the Seller within 14 days after conclusion of missives.

Local Authority
Highland Council. Glenurquhart, Road, Inverness.
Tel: 01786 442515

Strictly by prior arrangement.

The Title Deeds are available for inspection by a prospective purchaser or his agent at the offices of the Sellers’ Solicitors. Should there be any discrepancy between these, stipulations, special conditions of sale and missives of sale the last shall prevail.

All offers (regardless of whether the offer is 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 may be asked to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti-money laundering regulations and checks against the intended Purchaser or nominee together with other documentation in order to support any conditional offers submitted to the Seller.

The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others. In the event of a lotted sale the purchaser of each lot will be granted appropriate servitude and vehicular access rights.

South Forrest Solicitors
8 Ardross Terrace, Inverness, IV3 5NW
Tel +44 (0)1463 237171

The Selling Agents have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed measured survey, nor tested the services. If communications, condition of the property, situation or other such factors are of particular importance to you, please discuss these priorities with us before arranging an appointment to view. This should avoid a wasted journey. Any photographs displayed in these particulars depict only part of the property and it should not be assumed that any items seen therein are included in the sale, or that the property remains as displayed in the photographs. No assumptions should be made regarding other parts of the property that have not been photographed. These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract or part thereof. Bidwells LLP is not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property, nor do we make or give either in these particulars or during negotiation or otherwise. These particulars and plans are believed to be correct but are in no way guaranteed. All areas and measurements quoted are given as a guide only and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail. Bidwells LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (registered number OC344553). Registered head office is Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 9LD, where a list of members is available for inspection. Sales Particulars prepared April 2019. Photographs taken in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
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