Ceannacroc Lodge is a fabulous detached country house set in large manicured gardens in the peaceful rural setting of Glenmoriston on the road to Isle of Skye.
Built circa. 1902 the Lodge was formerly an estate farmhouse and part of the original shooting lodge and it still retains the character and charm of the original building with high ceilings, wood paneling and large sash and case windows.
The property would make a delighful family home, or a fine Bed and Breakfast, given its location on the road to Skye. An added benefit is the recent addition of a modern one-bedroom annex which could be used for holiday lets or as a granny flat.
The property is approached via a tarmacadam driveway and a graveled forecourt and steps lead up to the main entrance door. The door opens to a small hallway with wood paneled walls which gives access to a useful utility room and cloak room. The utility room has a fitted wine rack and two freestanding full height freezers included in the sale. The cloak room gives plenty of storage for all outdoor gear as well as containing the floor-standing oil-fired boiler which provides central heating to both floors, each floor controlled individually. To the right of the hall is the kitchen.
The kitchen has a good range of units offering plenty of storage and has a central feature of an Oil fired Rayburn which also provides the hot water. There is a Hotpoint freestanding cooker with ceramic hob, Beko washing machine and dishwasher also included in the sale. A large picture window allows plenty of light and there is space for a dining table. Doors lead to the dining room and hallway.
The dining room is a bright room with dual aspect windows enjoying the far reaching mountain views. A sliding door also leads to the hallway.
The hallway is L shaped and has access to the remaining ground floor accommodation.
To the right is the bathroom which has three piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin and bath which is fully tiled and has a shower over. There is a good sized storage cupboard to the side of the bathroom. Bedroom 1 is situated at the end of the hall and overlooks the gardens and enjoys lovely rural views.
The drawing room is a spacious room with plenty of character and panoramic views over the garden to the river and mountains beyond. It has a central feature of a working open fire with slate hearth and cast iron surround and marble mantelpiece. There is ample shelving in the old presses and storage under the window seat in the bay.
Bedroom 2 sits to the side of the drawing room and has two windows overlooking the front garden which allow plenty of natural light. The room has a set of fitted wardrobes, behind which there is a further fireplace (not currently working) and shelving in the old presses.
At the end of the hall you can find the sitting room which has triple aspect windows enjoying panoramic mountain views across the very picturesque river. A door leads to the sun room which in turn leads to the front garden.
From the hallway a staircase rises to the upper floor. There is a walk-in cupboard under the stairs. At the top of the stairs there is another large cupboard and small landing area which is currently used as an office. The upper hallway is wide enough to accommodate a settee and has access to all first floor accommodation. Windows along the length of the hall look to the mountains beyond.
Bedroom 3 has a feature open fireplace with mosaic surround with wooden mantel and tiled hearth and bedroom 4 is currently being used as an upper lounge also. It has an open fire (not currently working) with tiled surround and benefits from a useful double storage cupboard. Bedroom 5 is the smaller bedroom and as with the other rooms enjoys the lovely rural views. All of the rooms feature dark wood panelling around the windows and have plenty of character.
Next to bedroom 5 is a WC and the shower room completes the accommodation and has a coloured suite with WC, wash hand basin and fully tiled corner power shower unit.
The house has an attached, self-contained granny annexe which the owners currently rent out very successfully on Tripadvisor and AirBnB during the summer months. There is scope for further development of the main house to cater for B&B. At present there is a heavy summer demand for B&B in the Glen, and insufficient provision in the area to cater for this demand. Access is via double French doors to the kitchen/diner which has a range of modern units in cream with integral dishwasher and oven. Doors lead to the bedroom and shower room. The bedroom is double in size and has French doors to the garden. The shower room has a modern two piece suite in white and double shower with Respotex covering. To the side of the cottage is another room which could be developed into a second bedroom or artist's studio
Ceannacroc Lodge is situated in a peaceful spot alongside the River Moriston within the scenic Glenmoriston, surrounded by mountains and forests the Lodge is a haven for wildlife. The area is famed for its lovely scenery and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with fishing, sailing, horse riding, hill walking and cycling within easy reach.
Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit are within driving distance which offer shops and schooling and Inverness is a one-hour drive away, with the airport (around 75 minutes drive), providing connections to Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Belfast and Amsterdam
Fort Augustus caters for most daily needs, including a medical practice and high school. Tesco and Asda provide home deliveries.