Fantastic opportunity to purchase a 4 bed detached villa which is currently being run as a successful B&B just outside the highly desirable and stunning village of Fort Augustus. Available at offers over £280,00 (Home Report valuation £295,000).
This desirable property is tastefully decorated throughout would also make a very well-proportioned family home.
In 2018, the owners have had the roof cleaned professionally with a 10 year warranty. The soffits were oil base painted in the same year.
Nestled within a delightful well maintained mature garden and sitting in 0.9 acres of ground with stunning views over the Monadhliath Mountains. This desirable property is tastefully decorated throughout would also make a very well-proportioned family home.
The property is accessed off the forestry road by means of a private driveway with ample parking for multiple cars.
With 2 double bedrooms upstairs, both with en suites and a good sized single bedroom with a shower room opposite, the current B&B set up works very well, with bookings being taken well in advance, advance, which has the potential to be a very lucrative business.
The Steadings is also very appealing as a spacious and desirable family home, away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating by means of a combi boiler and the wood stove in the living room offers an alternative and highly efficient means of heat. A shared bore hole offers the water supply and the septic tank and soak away takes care of the waste disposal, eliminating the need for water and sewerage charges.
Entrance Hallway – 3.68 m x 4.12 m (12’x 13’5”)
Accessed from the front entrance porch, with laminate flooring throughout, this well - proportioned space offers access to the kitchen, living room and downstairs bedroom and bathroom.
Lounge – 6.03 m x 4.29 m (19’9” x 14’)
Bright and spacious with feature wood stove and French style sliding doors to decking and back garden beyond. Laminate flooring throughout and space for dining table and chairs, with an abundance of natural light, yet with a cosy and inviting ambience.
Kitchen – 4.5 m x 4 m (14’9” x 13’4”)
Bright and well - proportioned fitted kitchen with a selection of white wall and floor units, with gas hob and electric double oven and grill with laminate flooring, offering access to a small utility room and WC/shower room beyond.
Accessed from the kitchen and overlooking the beautiful front garden, with an abundance of natural light with carpeted flooring, it could also make an ideal location for either an office or a TV room/snug as an alternative to the formal living room.
Bedroom 4 – 3.5 m x 4.44 m (11’6” x 14’6”)
Accessed via the main hallway with views overlooking the front garden with beige carpet, neutral walls and feature wall in plum. As the only downstairs bedroom, it is ideally situated as a separate space from the guest rooms upstairs, ideal for the current B&B business setup.
The en-suite has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC, double glazed window, wall tiles around bath and shower area. Further walls are painted with carpet flooring.
The landing is accessed via a carpeted staircase off the main hallway and offers access to the upstairs bedrooms and large walk-in airing cupboard.
Master Bedroom – 3.87 m x 6.11 m (12’7” x 20’2”)
This well - proportioned and spacious bedroom is accessed off the upstairs landing with views overlooking the beautiful front garden. It is currently being used as the B&B master guest bedroom and is tastefully decorated, with en-suite shower room.
En-suite shower room – 1.87 m x 1.88 m (6’1” x 6’2”) Accessed off master bedroom with marble effect vinyl to floor, beige wall tiles to full height and a Velux window offers plenty of natural light. Shower cubicle with glass door, white wash hand basin, vanity unit and WC.
Bedroom 2 – 2.59 m x 3.9 m (8’6” x 12’10”)
Currently being used as a single B&B guest bedroom with Velux window, neutral décor and beige carpet with private shower room opposite.
Shower Room – 1.84 m x 2.26 m (6’x 7’1”)
Opposite single bedroom with beige tiles to full height, marble effect vinyl to floor, Velux window, WC and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 – 3.52 m x 4.44 m (11’6” x 14’5”)
Currently being used as a double B&B guest bedroom with front facing views overlooking the garden and tastefully decorated with neutral walls, feature wall in red and beige carpet, with en suite bathroom.
En-suite – 1.53 m x 2.69 m (5’ x 7’4”)
Shower cubicle with recessed spotlight offers clever feature lighting with wall tiles to full height, bath, wash hand basin and WC with wooden cladding to half height and marble effect vinyl flooring.
The property is nestled within 0.9 acres and benefits from a well maintained picturesque mature garden to the front and back. There are 2 little bridges, which cross the stream, one that runs through the front garden, leading to a small orchard, shed/workshop with built in work surface and wood store. A smaller shed which contains the bore hole which is shared by the next door neighbour who has right of access to it. The second bridge can be found in the rear garden.
A covered decking area to the rear is accessed via the patio doors from the living room and overlooks the beautiful rear garden, with meandering paths and bird feeders, a tranquil haven for nature and relaxing while overlooking the stunning Monadhliath mountains beyond.
The garden has been lovingly maintained and is a stunning site in full bloom during the summer months.
Council Tax Band F. EPC rating D.
The property is located in Auchterawe, with the popular village of Fort Augustus just over 2 miles away, which is situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way.
The historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination, lying on the impressive 60 mile lone Caledonian Canal, halfway between Fort William and Inverness, Fort Augustus offers spectacular views down Loch Ness and is a paradise for keen walkers and cyclists with many beautiful walks around the area, the most popular being The Great Glen Way.
Visitors can explore the surrounding countryside by cruising Loch Ness, home to the world famous Loch Ness Monster, or take a trip to nearby Urquhart Castle, Glen Affric or simply sit and watch the boats navigating the locks.
A thriving tourist hot spot which has many restaurants, shops and breath taking views in any direction, Fort Augustus also benefits from excellent schooling, both primary and secondary, with Glenurquhart High School only 30 minutes away, a direct bus route for which is available. The village can be easily accessed via bus from either Inverness or Fort William and there is a school bus in operation right outside the house.
Both Inverness, “the capital of the Highlands” and Fort William, “the outdoor capital of the UK” are less than an hour’s drive away, as is the stunning and breath taking Eilean Donan Castle, reputably the most photographed castle in Scotland, on the road to Skye, also well worth a visit.
From Inverness, follow the A82 Fort William road along the shores of Loch Ness. After the sign telling you that you are in Fort Augustus, take the turn off to the right marked Jenkins Park and Auchterawe. Follow the road as it veers left and turn right towards Auchterawe, past the forestry commission, through the forest for about 2 miles and 2 The Steadings is on the left hand side, with a" Mavisburn" sign on the fence post.
Viewing which is highly recommended to see this lovely homely property and any assistance please contact the selling agents on:
01343 642042 or
your local negotiator to Laura Mitchell: 01463 729257
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Just wanted to briefly record our thanks having used Harry to sell our property in Elgin.
From start to finish he was absolutely excellent. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
The photos and property description he did were both spot on and involved him in a lot of extra work, moving furniture around etc to get the presentation as good as possible.
Overall, Harry and his team went overboard to make things easy for us as we were not in Elgin during the sale process. This involved all sorts of extras one would not expect from your typical Estate Agent.
Nice to find such good old fashioned customer service in this cut price, anything’s good enough age!
We would have no hesitation in recommending Harry as first choice to anyone selling a property in his area and wish him continued success in the future.
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