£295,000 Guide Price
Bed &Breakfast potential with a ground floor Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom.
The house enjoys truly superb views of Ben Nevis to the south and up the Great Glen to the north. The house has a gross floor area of about 155 sq. metres (1,668 sq.ft.)
Conservatory, Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility room, Office/Study, Master bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom.
3 Double Bedrooms, Bathroom and separate Toilet.
Gardens and Grounds of about 0.14 hectare (0.35 acre).
Recently Built Double Garage Workshop/Studio/Office Wood Shed
Extensive Gravelled Parking Area.
Located 3 miles from the village of Spean Bridge, the small hamlet of Gairlochy is one of the most picturesque areas in Lochaber with both the River Spean and the Caledonian Canal passing through. There is a lovely swing bridge where the canal meets Loch Lochy where boats can berth. The Great Glen Way passes nearby and there are beautiful walking and cycling paths. Spean Bridge offers a local supermarket, cafes, restaurants, hotel, primary school, golf club and train station with connections to Fort William, Glasgow and London.
Fort William is the main centre of Lochaber and is known as the "Outdoor Capital of the UK." The town is a popular tourist destination and has a wide variety of tourist attractions including the Caledonian Canal, Ben Nevis, Glen Nevis and the Great Glen and has developed an enviable reputation for providing all manner of outdoor pursuits including skiing, hill walking, mountain biking, fishing and sailing to name but a few. Aonach Mor ski and mountain biking resort is also nearby, as well as the world renowned five star Inverlochy Castle Hotel and restaurant. The City of Inverness is about 56 miles north with an airport offering domestic and international flights.
The River Lochy is one of the best known salmon rivers in Scotland and there is also fishing available on the River Spean for an annual subscription of about £30 a year.
With its historic swing-bridge straddling the Caledonian Canal as it enters Loch Lochy, the small hamlet of Gairlochy enjoys a spectacular waterside location. The canal itself, with its towpath running all the way to Fort William, provides many leisure opportunities and moorings/pontoon facilities are usually available on Loch Lochy by separate agreement with British Waterways.
Travel north from Spean Bridge on the A82 and after 1 mile take the left turn at the Commando Monument on to the B 8004 which is signposted to Gairlochy. Follow this road for just over about 1.50 miles when you will reach the hamlet of Gairlochy. The entrance to the drive leading to Woodlands is just after the last house on the right hand side of the road. Follow the drive for about 70 yards and Woodlands is the white painted housed on the right hand side. The Post Code is PH34 4EQ.
Woodlands is a delightful detached one and a half storey house that was built in 1965 and sits within lovely level mature gardens with many fine specimen tree and shrubs. The house has quite outstanding views to the north looking up the Great Glen and Loch Lochy and to the south views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor. In addition to the house, there is a recently built substantial double garage along with a workshop/studio and a further storage shed.
The house is traditionally built with cavity brick walls and a pitched tiled roof with dormer windows at the first floor level. The has been thoroughly modernised over the years, benefits from double glazed windows, is well maintained and in good decorative order. The Accommodation extends to about 155 sq. metres (1,668 sq. ft.) - and is very bright and spacious. Most of the ground floor rooms feature hardwood floors.
ACCOMMODATION - GROUND FLOOR:
Front Door opens into
Conservatory (S, E &W) 3.36 x 2.22m with white marble tiled floor, double glazed windows and glass panelled Inner Door opening into
Hallway 4.47m x 4.28m (max) with fitted carpet, radiator, understairs cupboard with electric meters, and a door through to
Lounge (S) 5.42m x 3.94m with hardwood floor, radiator, corner unit with recess for TV and music system, 'Torridon' stone fireplace with beech mantelpiece and marble hearth with a cast iron solid fuel stove/wood burner. An arched opening leads to
Dining Room (W) 3.36m x 2.95m with radiator, hardwood floor, fitted shelves and door through to
Kitchen (N) 4.58m x 3.20m which is fully fitted with oak wall and base units, cabinet lighting, tiled splash back, double oven &grill, microwave oven, 4 ring induction hob with extractor hood above, space for dishwasher and space for a fridge, larder cupboard, slate coloured floor tiles, door to
Utility Room (N) 3.70m x 3.05m with oil fired boiler, stainless steel sink unit, fitted wall and base units, spaces for a washing machine, a tumble drier and a chest freezer, coat pegs and tiled floor. Back Door to the Garden, Garage and Workshop.
Study/Office (E) 1.69m x 1.58m with a fitted work station, fitted bookshelves and fitted carpet
Master Bedroom (E) 5.00m x 3.35m including a large fitted wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, fitted carpet, radiator and door to
Ensuite Bathroom 1.88m x 1.58m with a suite of bath, wash hand basin and WC, tiled floor, tiled walls, recessed ceiling lights, fitted mirror within a cupboard unit, radiator.
An attractive carpeted oak staircase with oak bannisters and handrail leads from the Hallway up to the FIRST FLOOR
Landing 4.29m x 0.95m with fitted carpet and doors off to
Bedroom 2 (E) 4.23m x 3.35m with radiator, fitted wardrobe, fitted carpet, ceiling hatch with access to the loft space
Toilet (N) 1.63m x 1.40m with black &white vinyl floor, shelved linen cupboard, part tiled walls, extractor fan and radiator
Bathroom (N) 2.08m x 1.63m with part tiled walls, suite of bath with electric shower and wash hand basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan and vinyl floor.
Bedroom 3 (S) 3.32m x 3.19m with large fitted wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, door to coomb storage area, radiator and fitted carpet
Bedroom 4 (W) 4.27m x 3.11m with recess with fitted work station / dressing table, fitted wardrobes on either side, fitted carpet
There are garden grounds extending to approximately 0.14 hectare (0.35 acre). From the entrance gate, a gravelled driveway leads to the house with a large car parking area by the double garage. The garden is level and there are many fine mature shrubs and trees. There is a spacious area of lawn to the front, side and rear of the house.
6.77m x 6.68m, built in 2013, this substantial double garage has timber clad walls with a pitched metal profile sheet roof and a concrete floor. The walls are insulated. There are 2 roller shutter doors.
5.25m x 3.37m this is a timber building with insulated walls and with a pitched metal profile sheet roof. One section is a Tool Shed and the other section is an excellent Workshop that can also be used as a Studio or Office. There are fitted shelves and desks and laminate flooring.
Close to the back door of the house.
Hot Water and Central Heating are provided by an oil fired boiler. There are radiators throughout the house. The house benefits from cavity wall insulation.
The house is served by mains electricity, a private borehole water supply and drainage is to a shared Septic Tank which is maintained by Scottish Water.
EPC RATING D 67
Woodlands falls within Council Tax Band F.
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