- Set in beautiful woodland and mountain scenery
- Enjoying views to Aonach Mor and the Grey Corries
- Quality fixtures and fittings
- Beautiful, rustic slate flagstones with zone controlled underfloor heating
- Esse double oven and grill and Esse halogen hob
- Esse Ironheart multi-fuel stove with oven and twin hotplates
- Surround sound home cinema speakers
- Hidden ceiling speaker system to kitchen-diner, bathroom and bedroom
- Sitting room / Kitchen-diner / Modern Bathroom / Double Bedroom / Utility room
- Substantial, refurbished loft space with Velux style windows and laminate wood flooring
- Double Glazing / Private Parking / Energy Performance Rating F-35
This 18th century, stone built, crofter's cottage has been lovingly restored to benefit modern day living. Tucked away in a secluded and tranquil West Highland Glen surrounded by stunning woodland and mountain scenery with views towards Aonach Mor and the Grey Corries.
The cottage forms the perfect holiday retreat with fantastic letting potential and is available with content, website and advance bookings after August 2018.
Roy Bridge lies approximately 2 miles East of Spean Bridge and 12 miles North East of Fort William. There is an active community which benefits from a village shop, café, village hall, church and a train platform on the Glasgow to Mallaig line as well as the overnight sleeper train from/to London. It is ideally situated for visitors to the Glen Roy Parallel Roads.
There are further facilities and amenities available at nearby Spean Bridge, an attractive and well-equipped village and home to a railway station on the line to Fort William with its building being converted into the Old Station Restaurant. Spean Bridge has an excellent primary school with transport to and from Fort William. There is also a bus service to and from Fort William, Inverness and the Isle of Skye.
Fort William is the main district town 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, Nevis Range Ski and Mountain Bike Centre and the Great Glen and has developed an enviable reputation for providing all manner of outdoor pursuits including rock climbing, kayaking, skiing, hill walking, mountain biking and sailing to name but a few.
The Old Croft House is one of just a few properties within this beautiful hamlet. A tranquil woodland setting in a magnificent Lochaber Glen close to Spean Bridge, featuring far reaching views across native woodland and beautiful heather-clad hills to Aonach Mor and the Grey Corries.
Purchased as a near ruin in 2007 this original 18th Century Crofters Cottage has been lovingly restored. Initial advice from local Builders and Architect was to demolish the dwelling and completely rebuild. However, the current owners had other plans. They could see the potential and were keen to keep the traditional cottage features and went against the advice and instructed the restoration work to begin. Now transformed into a fabulous holiday retreat which the couple have enjoyed during the last 10 years and more latterly share as a high-end holiday let. The cottage forms a fantastic, cosy home, an idyllic holiday retreat, as well as an excellent business opportunity for the buoyant holiday letting market as is currently used.
Viewers are encouraged to read the guests book stored in the sitting room next to the TV, indicating how popular and well equipped this little cottage really is.
The property is in immaculate decorative order and has been tastefully furnished throughout. With the exception of personal effect and art work the cottage is available to purchase as a fully functional letting cottage complete with forward bookings if desired. All deposits taken would be transferred accordingly, details of current bookings can be seen on the website link above.
The cottage has been finished with white wash walls some of which are the original stone complete with traditional cottage style latch doors. There are beautiful, rustic slate flagstones with zone controlled, underfloor heating through-out. In typical cottage style an Esse range provide a secondary heat source for the cottage. Thoughtfully designed and with clever use of space, over-head, wood display shelving has been fitted as well as a music system with hidden speakers to individual rooms and wall-mounted surround sound speakers in the sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: 4.06m x 1.92m (13'04" x 6'03")
A cosy room perfect for curling up with a good book or for enjoying your favorite film. Windows to the front and side elevation provide lovely views towards Aonach Mor and the Grey Corries.
FITTED KITCHEN-DINER: 3.50m x 3.17m (11'06" x 10'04")
This extremely well-equipped kitchen is kept invitingly warm by the multi-fuel Esse Ironheart which has a controllable oven and two hotplates. There is an electric Esse double oven with grill and Esse Halogen Hob, a variety of wall, drawer and base units with integrated appliances to include fridge, dish-washer and microwave. Belfast sink with modern wall tiles above solid wood work surfaces. Ceiling music speakers allow you to play your favorite tunes.
BEDROOM 1: 3.56m x 2.75m (11'08" x 9'00")
A feature of the room is the open fireplace.
BATHROOM: 2.48m x 1.63m (8'01" x 5'04")
Lovely, ultra-modern, bathroom with suite comprising bath with shower and folding shower screen, W.C and supported sink with modern tap. The room boasts a hidden music system, giving you that extra luxury while unwinding in a hot bath. Extractor and down lights.
UTILITY: 3.87m x 1.64m (12'08" x 5'06")
External utility, with the continuation of the slate flagstone floor, plumbing, electric and power. Currently houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Work surface area with sink and drainer.
LOFT SPACE: 8.20m x 2.88m (26'11" x 9'05") (at longest x widest points)
Accessed by a drop-down ladder. Significant space which runs the full length of the cottage. Four Velux style windows, one of which doubles as a fire escape, quality wood laminate flooring and spot lights. The current owners have defined the space, with one end as a work station area the other has a bed for occasion use.
The surrounding area, well known for its rich history, magnificent scenery and abundant wildlife, is a perfect base from which to explore the Western Highlands and Cairngorm National Park. The cottage is bounded by farm and croftland with local cattle roaming free during spring.
The cottage has a boundary fence with private parking, wood store and stepped access to a shed. A slab path leads to the utility at the rear where there is a drying area, mature trees and flowers in an area which is predominately gravelled. The front has decking and outside lighting.