Cuilcheanna & Cuilcheanna Cottages, Onich, Fort William, Highland, PH33 6SD

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  • Detached
  • Highland
  • 13 bedrooms
  • 6 public rooms
  • 9 bathrooms

An exciting lifestyle opportunity to acquire a wonderful five-bedroom owners' residence and four well-established holiday cottages, located in a prominent location within the ever-popular coastal village of Onich.

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This varied property portfolio offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity for those looking to acquire an established self-catering business, with various options to operate the business remotely or to take advantage of the wonderful surroundings and reside in one of the properties.

Situated in a prominent coastal position within the idyllic Highland village of Onich at the head of Loch Linnhe, Cuilcheanna offers buyers an opportunity to acquire a wonderful five-bedroom family home set in approximately 0.20 acres of land.

Traditionally used as the owners' residence, the property is accessed from the road via a shared private track, leading to sheltered courtyard parking area behind the house. Entrance is traditionally to the rear of the house, with a boot room / vestibule, leading into a magnificent central hallway.

To the left, a stepped access and double doors lead through to a large family lounge, warmed through by a feature inbuilt wood burning stove. A full width window perfectly frames the uninterrupted, far-reaching views across the gardens to the loch beyond, also flooding the room with natural daylight.

Adjacent to the lounge, a combined kitchen and dining room features a comprehensive range of wall and floor units complimented by a contrasting grey roll-top worktop. A range of well-specified integrated appliances includes double oven and six ring electric hob, with an American style fridge/freezer also incorporated within the design.

The kitchen flows into the dining area, with the latter benefitting from French doors which opens up the room to the front garden. A combination of wooden flooring and en vogue décor gives the rooms a homely feel, creating the perfect place to entertain family and friends.

A ground floor master bedroom is located to the front of the house, also offering superb panoramic views across the loch. The room benefits from full en-suite facilities, including full sized bath and cubicle shower complimented by a stylish two-piece bathroom suite.

The ground floor layout is completed by a washroom which incorporates a modern two-piece ceramic suite. The functional design of the room also includes space for the washing and drying appliances.

A magnificent wooden staircase leads to the first floor where further accommodation is provided by way of four double bedrooms linked by a sizeable central landing. Two family bathrooms are also located on the first floor. The flowing design also incorporates an airing cupboard on the landing which houses the hot water heating cylinder.

The upper floor rooms feature a coombed ceiling design, adding to the charm of this wonderful property, with a combination of Velux and traditional windows flooding the rooms with natural light.

The property enjoys a prominent loch facing position and is accessed from the quiet village road via a shared track, with parking located in the courtyard to the rear. A substantial single garage is accessed from the courtyard, offering sheltered parking with the option for storage / workshop space.

To the front of the house a well-maintained garden is mostly laid to lawn, with stone walls bordering the boundary. The garden slopes down to its boundary with a lower field. A large portion of the surrounding land falls under the same ownership and additional land may available by separate negotiation.

Cuilcheanna Cottages, including Swallow Cottage, Ash Cottage, Rowan Cottage and Birch Cottage

Cuilcheanna Cottages offers buyers an opportunity to acquire a portfolio of well-established holiday cottages, set within a substantial land area of approximately 1.2 acres. The sale includes three detached bungalows and a traditional cottage with adjacent barn and garages.

Swallow Cottage

A traditional barn conversion now offering two-bedroom family holiday accommodation. The property is accessed from the parking with a central hallway leading through to an open plan kitchen / dining area. This room features a double height design, with a lounge area located on a stylish mezzanine floor, with gallery view to the lower sitting area.

Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor, both of which feature full en-suite facilities. The master en-suite is also equipped for those with mobility difficulties making it a desirable letting unit.

An adjoining barn is included in the sale and offers scope for those looking to convert to additional accommodation above the garages. A full-length attic also offers scope for conversion, subject to the necessary planning consents.

To the right of the property, an area has been set aside as a laundry room, offering a washing a drying solution for tourists looking to enjoy many of the outdoor activities on offer in the region.

An area to the front of the property has been set aside for parking and offers ample space for several vehicles. A stone access path is bordered by a selection of mature shrubs and bushes, with a small area of lawn adjacent to the cottage.

Full planning permission was granted for the conversion of the attic floor of Swallow Cottage, including the area above the attached garages, to create additional holiday rental units. Full details of the planning, including proposed design drawings, are available from the selling agent.

Ash, Birch and Rowan Cottages

Set in an elevated position with far-reaching views across the loch, Cuilcheanna Cottages, known as Ash Cottage, Birch Cottage and Rowan Cottage, are three detached cottages, each offering single storey family accommodation by way of two bedrooms.

Accessed from the front, each bungalow incorporates an open plan living area incorporating a combined lounge and kitchen, with large windows to the front capturing the superb coastal views. The kitchens are fully fitted, with a selection of wall and floor units complimented by a contrasting roll-top worktop.

A central bathroom is accessed from the hallway, along with a double and twin bedroom. The design also incorporates an airing cupboard which houses the electric water storage tank.

Each of the three cottages has recently had its respective roof replaced with new concrete tiles, and all have been the subject of recent internal decoration, making them an attractive proposition for those looking to continue this well-established holiday rental business.

The area surrounding these detached cottages includes a grass field and large parking area, with access via a shared private track. The three cottages are set in an elevated position within the open field, with pathways giving access to each cottage.

The properties are situated within the peaceful village of Onich, on the banks of Loch Linnhe. Onich benefits from a cafe, hotel, pub and restaurants. A local primary school is nearby with the secondary schools in Fort William, Strontian and Kinlochleven.

The Corran Ferry provides convenient access to the Ardnamurchan peninsula and from the nearby coastal town of Oban, there are frequent sailings to the ever-famous Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona as well as Colonsay, Islay and Barra.

Fort William located 10 miles away, which is referred to as the Outdoor Capital of the UK, is most famous for being the gateway to Ben Nevis and the ski runs of the Nevis Range. Fort William also offers a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities including a leisure centre, golf club and distillery. There are a number of primary schools in the area and a well-respected high school, as well as a medical centre, hospital and churches of various denominations.

The high street offers a wide array of shops plus eating & drinking establishments. Outdoor enthusiasts are especially well catered for with a number of well-known outlets. The famous West Highland Line trains operate between Mallaig and Glasgow, stopping at the Fort William Train Station. In addition, the Overnight Caledonian Sleeper operates between London Euston and Fort William.

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Onich is a coastal village located on the banks of Loch Linnhe. From Fort William, take the A82 south, signposted towards Oban. Follow the road for approximately 10 miles to the village of Onich. Upon entering the village, take the right-hand turn signposted towards Cuilcheanna Cottages and follow the road to the end where a track continues to the right of the walled garden to a parking area.

If travelling from Oban, follow the A828 north through the villages of Connel, Benderloch, Duror and Kentallen. At Ballachulish follow the signs for Fort William and follow the road for 4 miles to Onich. Once in the village, take the left turn to Cuilcheanna Cottages and follow the directions above.

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