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Ashburn House, Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ

OIRO - Sold

£650,000

Inverness Office - 01463 717 799

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this imposing property situated in an excellent position with superb panoramic views across Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills.

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Joanne Stennett on 01463 717 799 or contact Joanne via Email.

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Overview

  • Currently a thriving guest house
  • Short walk from Fort William town centre and local amenities
  • Ample car parking
  • Large well established and easily maintained gardens
  • Energy Performance Rating F31

Description

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.

Description

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).

First floor
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.

Second floor
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).

Outside
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.

Location

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

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Directions

Travelling from the South cross the Ballachulish Bridge and continue along the A82 (signposted Fort William/Inverness) for approximately 14 miles. Approaching the town on the road adjacent to the Loch, Ashburn House is situated on the right-hand side opposite Lochaber Yacht Club. Travelling from the North pass through the centre of Fort William taking the A82 and Ashburn House is situated on the left-hand side opposite Lochaber Yacht Club.

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Important Notice

These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram LLP or its partners or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular:

  1. prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
  2. any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
  3. any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.