Ashburn House is a stunning property, with it's own unique tower, which has been fully refurbished and upgraded throughout. It is a spacious and impressive and is in walk in condition.
Set in an elevated position, back from the main road and with a bright, sunny aspect the property has exceptional views over Loch Linnhe and the hills of Ardgour beyond. Situated opposite the yacht club there is the possibility of obtaining a mooring in Loch Linnhe from the Crown Estate upon application. The property would be equally suitable as a large family home or would be ideal for the potential purchasers to continue the existing bed and breakfast business. The property has the potential to be further developed within the three roomed basement and the current owners' accommodation could be easily converted to a self-catering apartment.
The property has been completely modernised and upgraded over the years yet retains its original style and character. The property has mainly double-glazed windows taking full advantage of the property's far reaching outlook. The rooms have a combination of fitted carpets, wooden and tiled floors. All of the en-suite shower rooms are fully tiled, modern and stylish. The high ceilings and cornicing add a touch of elegance to the property whilst the woodwork in the hallway and private rooms adds warmth.
The gardens are well established and easily maintained. Mainly laid to grass with a combination of mature shrubs and bushes, the front garden makes an idyllic place to sit on an evening overlooking the Loch. Ashburn House is accessed from the road via tarmac driveway and has ample off-street parking for residents and owners.
From the car parking area, a paved path leads to the front door and entrance porch with a hardwood door opening to the main hallway.
This grand hallway gives access to the sitting room, dining room, bedroom 1, bathroom, kitchen and cellar.
The sitting room lies to the left of the hall and is a spacious room with dual aspect windows overlooking Loch Linnhe. There is a central feature of a marble fireplace with inset electric stove.
To the right of the hall is the dining room which again has superb views across the loch. Double glazed doors lead to the conservatory.
The conservatory is fully glazed to half height and is a superb area for enjoying the surroundings and is an excellent area for guests to relax and chat after dinner. A door leads from the conservatory to the garden.
Bedroom 6 is also accessed from the main hall, this is large room with dual aspect windows to the side and rear. It has a fully tiled modern en-suite shower room with walk in shower with mains drench head shower above. Adjacent is also a family bathroom with three-piece suite in white comprising, bath, WC and wash hand basin and also a shower cublicle.
To the end to the hall lies the breakfast kitchen and basement. The kitchen has an excellent range of shaker style floor and wall units in cream with a wooden worksurface and tiled splashbacks. There are two built in electric double ovens and induction hob and also a Bosch dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. There is plenty of space for a large dining table. A door leads to the utility room which has a sink and further storage units. The utility room also houses the Zanussi washing machine, Miele Dryer and fridge freezer. A door opens to the rear garden.
Returning to the hall and access is gained to the cellar which offers an amazing amount of storage space in three large rooms. There is carpeting, and central heating and this area could easily be used for further sleeping space if required. Due to the fact access can be gained to the tower and the fire escape it could also be converted to a self-contained apartment (subject to necessary consents).
The first-floor landing gives access to five en-suite bedrooms and also to the fire escape which is in the tower. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have super Loch views and 4 and 5 enjoy views over the rear gardens. All have stylish en-suite shower rooms and all but bedroom 2 are double rooms. Bedroom 2 is a single room with built in wardrobe.
The second floor has four further bedrooms and a bathroom. Again this area could be converted into a self-contained apartment for letting or to be used as a granny flat (subject to necessary consents).
The gardens are well established and manicured. Mainly laid to grass with a combination of mature shrubs and bushes. There are superb spaces for seating and taking in the surroundings. The car park and driveway are tarmac ensuring easy maintenance. There is a storage shed with light and power.
Ashburn House is located on the outskirts of Fort William on the town's main thoroughfare and only a short distance from the town centre and local amenities. The property is set within its own garden grounds in a desirable residential area.
Fort William supports a wide range of shopping, recreational facilities, banks, building societies and professional offices. There are a number of primary schools and a hospital as well as churches of different denominations. The town and Lochaber itself is now known as "The Outdoor Capital of the UK" due to the wealth of and easy access to all types of outdoor activities including hill walking, climbing and ski-ing. Recent additions have included a world-renowned mountain biking track hosting the "Mountain Bike World Cup" and a large indoor rock climbing wall