Oban period property project with commercial potential

A characterful country house just one mile from Oban is on the market for less than £400,000, an excellent price for buyers looking for a period property project with commercial potential.

Presented for sale by Bell Ingram, six-bedroomed Glencruitten Home Farm is set in three acres of mature gardens with some parts of the property dating back to the 17th Century.

The spacious accommodation is well laid-out over two floors, with plenty of original features throughout. It would benefit from some modernisation in places but offers great flexibility and scope for reconfiguration.

Glencruitten is set in three acres of mature gardens.

Andrew Fuller, a property expert at Bell Ingram, said: “Not only is Glencruitten a lovely family home located by the fairways of the popular Glencruitten Golf Course, but its self-contained annex, studio and stables have significant commercial and letting possibilities. This characterful house is already generating significant interest in the market, with clients exploring many commercial opportunities, such as a wedding venue, boutique hotel or as premium holiday accommodation.”

The property includes an annex, which is accessed directly from both the kitchen and dining room of the main house, making it an ideal self-contained letting unit. It comprises a good-sized sitting room with a modern multi-fuel burner, a dining hall with adjoining porch plus a bathroom and galley-style kitchen. The upper floor houses two double bedrooms with shared Jack and Jill en-suite facilities.

Meanwhile, the attached, self-contained studio offers approximately 50 square meters of useable floorspace which could be adapted for a variety of private or commercial uses. It could also potentially be converted into further residential accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Cozy sitting room.

Elsewhere, The Stables is a substantial stone building sitting under a natural slate roof and comprises of ground floor stables with storage, with a timber staircase leading to further storage on the upper floor. Again the building offers significant potential as family or self-catering accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.

The main house is accessed by front and rear entrance vestibules which open into an L-shaped hallway, from where access can be gained to the sitting room, kitchen, dining room, shower room and the first of the property’s six bedrooms.

The downstairs bedroom is the smallest of the six and would equally suit as an office space or study. Like most of the original rooms at Glencruitten Home Farm, it features a traditional open fireplace.

The grand dining room.

The grand dining room is full of period charm and offers a generous space for formal or informal dining. An adjacent breakfasting kitchen benefits from plentiful storage, ample dining space and a pleasant outlook to the rear garden.

On the opposite side of the hallway sits a cosy sitting room entered through a quaint, open archway. A handy shower room with WC and wash hand basin completes the ground floor accommodation in the main house.

An open, timber staircase leads to the upper floor landing, off which two large double bedrooms are located. A carpeted hallway leads past the family bathroom and a further double bedroom to the drawing room, which provides a grand setting in which to relax or entertain guests. High ceilings and neutral décor add to the light and airy feel throughout.

Known as “Scotland’s Seafood Capital” Oban is a vibrant west coast town with a thriving local population, as well as being a popular tourist destination.

The town offers a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities, including shops, banks and building societies, various restaurants, cafes and bars. There is a large leisure centre as well as a fitness centre, sailing club and golf club. There are a number of primary schools and a well-respected high school, as well as a medical centre, hospital and churches of various denominations.

Glencruitten is for sale for offers over £395,000 through Bell Ingram’s Oban office. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or andrew.fuller@bellingram.co.uk

Published on 9th April 2019