£850,000 Guide Price
Fantastic opportunity to purchase this stunning bespoke 7-bedroom property, with highly versatile accommodation (750m2) over 3 floors, situated in the outskirts of Invergarry village, near Fort William. Faichem Wood House is a light and airy property currently accommodating seven bedrooms. The house has several reception rooms and benefits from a host of features including, Karndean, French Oak and Meridian Pine flooring, feature fireplaces, a Rayburn stove and a state of the art, highly economical, Nibe ground-source heating system.
The split-level ground floor accommodation comprises a large entrance hall, feature pine staircases leading to galleried landings, solid wood floors throughout and two reception rooms each with wood burning stoves. The drawing room features two large bay windows may be warmed by a woodburning stove housed set within an elegant stone fireplace. The slightly smaller sitting room next door has a multifuel stove set within a feature fireplace and French windows that open to the southern area of lawn having expansive views of mature woodland and mountains beyond. These two rooms are linked via a set of double doors, either side of the fireplaces. The doors may be left open to create an elegant space for entertaining a large group of people. To the rear of these 2 receptions rooms is the library with galleried landing and feature window. Nearby is a large store and a family bathroom. Returning to the spacious hallway there is another reception room, currently configured as a formal dining room, with a large bay and three full-length windows. Continuing through the wide hallway, after ascending two or three full-width wooden stairs, a small landing leads to a kitchen-dining room on the right and double doors on the left lead to a room currently utilised as a large double guest bedroom for less mobile guests. This bedroom, formerly used as a dining room, has a wood burning stove set in a marble fireplace and French windows that open out wrap-round external decking. The kitchen-dining room is very large, light, warm and comfortable space with a Rayburn stove and other modern appliances. This room also has door access to the large wrap around decking which boasts mountain views; perfect for family entertaining or al fresco dining. Off the kitchen is a large larder, utility room and W.c.
The first floor includes five bedrooms each with spacious bathrooms. One particularly attractive bedroom with a large en suite, lies towards the southern side of the property and benefits from French windows leading to a large balcony with open views. Another, particularly large bedroom and bathroom also lies on the southern aspect. This bedroom has access to 2 balconies offering panoramic views of mature woodland and Ben Tee from the southern balcony and woodland with hill views from the western balcony. There are a further three double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms with one of these having balcony access and magnificent southern views of Ben Tee and the mountains beyond. For the homeworker, there is a reception room, on this floor, with woodburning stove, currently in use as a large study.
The second floor has further versatile accommodation currently comprising four large rooms utilised as a double bedroom/cinema room, a pool toom, table tennis room and a sauna room with shower room and W.c.
The property benefits from a large carport and a heated double garage with separate plant room housing the twin ground source heat pumps and ancillary equipment.
NOTE: The energy consumption calculation within the home report cannot accurately calculate energy consumption from modern ground source heating technology, however bills are available and clearly show the very large over estimation of predicted energy consumption from the home report. A separate oil tank feeds the Rayburn cooker situated in the kitchen.
The property is finished to an exceptional standard with high ceilings, coving, beautiful natural woods used throughout complimented by neutral decor and is in walk in condition.
Some visitors to Faichem Wood House have considered the property as a modern version of a Victorian country lodge which may appeal to large families or indeed as a holiday lodge with investment potential. Inverness airport, about 1 hour northeast, has daily flights to London Heathrow and Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. The sleeper train to London is available from Inverness, Fort William and Spean Bridge. The property is situated on a quiet lane close to the route to the Isle of Skye and could offer significant potential as elegant accommodation for tourists.
Near Invergarry, situated on a quiet lane off the road to Skye, the A87, Faichem Wood House is ideally located for the outdoor enthusiast with most outdoor sports including kayaking, fly fishing, stalking and shooting all available locally. The Ben Nevis range offers winter sports and walking, climbing and mountain biking. The town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, is only a short drive away where an array of amenities can be found including supermarkets , hospital, schools and leisure facilities.
Faichem Wood House is situated in approximately 3 acres of garden grounds, with mature beech, oak, and Scots Pine Trees, forming a natural habitat for wildlife. An adjacent area, of approximately 11 acres, may be available by separate negotiation. This additional area has planning consent for a dwelling and is a mixture of mature woodland with a central area which has been newly planted as a woodland comprising a wide variety of native species of trees.
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