Retreat Centre, Inverliever Lodge, Ford, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RH

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£875,000

  • Detached
  • Lochgilphead
  • 27 bedrooms
  • 9 public rooms
  • 27 bathrooms

Formerly the home of Ecoyoga, Inverliever Lodge now offers buyers an opportunity to acquire a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, comprising of a well-established yoga retreat centre sitting in glorious south facing grounds and benefitting from far reaching views over Loch Awe.

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Overview

Situated in an elevated position with far reaching views across the south end of Loch Awe, Inverliever Lodge offers buyers an opportunity to acquire an established, sustainable yoga retreat, popular with tourists from around the globe.

The property has evolved over recent years, focusing on a theme aimed at creating a personal connection to nature and now featuring a whole host of facilities which perfectly compliment the natural environment and glorious setting.

Over the years, guests have been encouraged to explore and enjoy the many social aspects of the retreat, such as yoga instruction classes, therapeutic massage, wellbeing and meditation groups, saunas, plunge pools and woodland walks, all designed to promote health of body and mind.

The core buildings at the heart of Inverliever lodge provide accommodation for visitors and are designed to encourage interaction and communal living. A suite of 10 residential rooms offers double bedroom accommodation, each with a private sitting area looking out across the grounds.

At the heart of the development, a communal living area provides a wonderful space to meet, relax and dine and is complimented by a professional catering kitchen. A further living space offers communal lounge facilities and is warmed through by a feature wood burning stove.

A stone bothy is located centrally within the grounds, offering three further bedrooms and a private living space, the perfect place for family groups to relax. A sizable yurt is also located in the grounds and offers three single bed accommodation spaces. Various additional accommodation is located
throughout the core buildings, offering overflow and staff accommodation as required. The total number of bedrooms on offer is 27, providing a healthy cash flow throughout the year.

Additional facilities include a bespoke yoga studio with underfloor heating, private massage room, welcome office, geodesic dome with hot tub and shower, artisan spring side sauna and riverside walk with plunge baths.

The ‘House on the Hill’, traditionally the owners’ residence, offers family accommodation over two levels. This spacious wood-framed property sits in a secluded dell and offers privacy and seclusion. The design encompasses a quirky layout offering three-bedroom accommodation and the glass fronted design perfectly frames the glorious views over the surrounding countryside.

The building has been created with sustainability in mind and encompasses a range of reclaimed and re-purposed materials.

A manager’s cabin is also located on the hillside, also quirky by nature. As with the owner’s residence, the building is wooden framed and features an open plan living space with an upper gallery bed, accessed by a wooden ladder.

Inverliever Lodge offers a unique opportunity to acquire a well-established lifestyle premises. The abundance of space offers opportunity to further develop the site and business opportunity. The property has regularly featured in national publications, with an emphasis on wellbeing breaks, healthy hotspots and
spiritual retreats.

Inverliever Lodge is located in a private, secluded location just a short distance from the southern banks of Loch Awe. The grounds extend to approximately 5 acres and comprise of a combination of manicure lawns, wildflower meadows, grassland and mature woodland.

Several defined pathways cross the land giving access to the various residential and commercial elements. A woodland walk leads down to a picturesque waterfall, a stunning place to sit for a moment of reflection or meditation. The pathway extends down to the waters’ edge, giving access to those looking to
swim or bathe in the waterfall pools.

The resort has been developed in synergy with nature, with much thought given to preserving the natural elements and features throughout the site.

Agent Note: It should be noted that certain parts of the property, although meeting planning permission guidelines, have not yet received final sign off from Argyll and Bute building control. Full details of the finishing works required to meet building completion standards are available from the sole selling agent. The property is being offered at a price which reflects the fact that this work will need to be undertaken by the new owner.

Location
Inverliever Lodge is set in a wonderful, rural location on the fringe of the popular village of Ford, close to the southern shores of Loch Awe. Loch Awe is one of Scotland’s largest and most picturesque freshwater lochs, renowned for its salmon and trout fishing as well as recreational boating and wildlife watching.
The loch and its scenic surroundings attract numerous visitors to the area each year, with walkers and climbers in particular drawn to the Cruachan and Ben Lui mountain ranges.Located 4.5 miles away, the historic village of Kilmartin supports a primary school, church, local shop with post office, a popular
hotel serving bar meals and an award-winning museum with restaurant.

Lochgilphead is the principal local centre and further amenities are available in both Dalmally and Oban. There is also a railway station at Dalmally on the popular Glasgow to Oban line.

Floor plan 1

Floorplan
Inverliever Lodge is located on the fringe of the picturesque village of Ford in central Argyll. If travelling from Oban, take the A816 south, following the signs for Lochgilphead. After approximately 26 miles, turn left onto the B840, signposted for Ford. Follow the road for 2.8 miles to the village centre. Keep
left and follow the road for a further 2.4 miles before turning left into an unmade road, signposted Ecoyoga. Follow the unmade road for around 200 yards before arriving at Inverliever Lodge.

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