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9 bedroom Property for sale: Duachy Farmhouse & Loch Seil Cottages, Kilninver, Oban, PA34 4QU


  • reception rooms 5
  • bedrooms 9
  • bathrooms 5
Reference: 36708_0586

Key Features

  • A Charming Restored Farmhouse With A Luxury Holiday Cottage Business
  • Enjoying Outstanding Views Of Loch Seil And The Surrounding Countryside
  • Situated In Mature Garden Grounds Of Around 2 Acres
  • With Scope To Further Develop The Established Business
  • Comprising A Beautifully Presented 4 Bedroomed Traditional Farmhouse
  • 3 Highly Profitable Self-Catering Cottages Arranged Around A Welcoming Courtyard Setting

Summary

A charming fully restored traditional farmhouse with an established luxury holiday cottage business which has scope for further development delightfully situated in mature garden grounds of around 2 acres and enjoying outstanding views of the countryside and Loch Seil.

Description

The picturesque rural community of Kilninver is an area renowned for its magnificent scenery, excellent sailing and fishing and is steeped in history and rich in wildlife, flora and fauna. Oban, the principal tourist town of Argyll is some 10 miles to the north and supports a wide range of shops, restaurants, leisure and recreational facilities and professional services. The thriving town has an attractive sea front and bustling harbour from which Caledonian MacBrayne ferries serve many of the Hebridean Islands. The town enjoys good transport links to the central belt of Scotland by road and rail and the airport at North Connel serves private and light charter aircraft.

Situated in a unique elevated position which commands exceptional unobstructed views over Loch Seil and the surrounding countryside Duachy Farmhouse & Loch Seil Cottages is an excellent business/lifestyle opportunity, offering the rare combination of a magnificent 4 bedroomed family home with 3 luxury self-catering cottages arranged around a welcoming courtyard setting. The current owners have carried out an extensive programme of upgrading and modernisation to the properties and have successfully created a highly profitable luxury self-catering business.

The beautifully presented farmhouse, with views over Loch Seil from almost every room, has also been upgraded into a fine family home. Features include the fitted kitchen with granite worktops and Aga and the modern bathroom/shower room suites. A full height glazed panel in the hall set in open stonework is of particular note as you descend the impressive staircase. With the self-catering business in mind there is a large utility room with excellent storage and the office can easily be accessed directly from the courtyard.

The current owners operate the business to suit their own lifestyle taking bookings for only 9 months of the year so there is ample scope for any purchaser to increase the turnover. Also, the detached garage and barn offer excellent development potential for a purchaser to add to the portfolio of cottages, subject to the necessary consents.

DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION

Duachy Farmhouse

Hall with half glazed external door and window to courtyard, cloak cupboard, cloak recess, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, slate flooring.
Cloakroom: 1.75m x 1.32m, wc, whb with tiling over, panel heater extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, slate flooring.
Utility Room: 3.61m x 2.83m, window to side, fitted with a range of wall mounted and floor standing units with worktops, ceramic sink with drainer, plumbed for washing machine, panel heater, wall tiling, clothes pulley, hatch to roof space, 2 ceiling light fittings, slate flooring, recessed area with access to linen cupboard with shelving and Walk-In Store Cupboard (1.52m x 1.48m) with shelving and light.
Kitchen: 4.83m x 3.79m, loch facing and side facing windows, fitted with a range of wall mounted and floor standing units with granite worktops, larder style cupboard, Aga (gas fired) with 2 hot plates and 2 ovens set in feature mantel, Smeg ceramic hob and oven, twin Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, washing machine and fridge and freezer, wall tiling, clothes pulley, recessed lighting, tiled flooring.
Stone archway from Kitchen to Snug
Snug: 2.99m x 2.91m, glazed external door to garden, window to courtyard, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Dining Room: 4.76m x 4.26m, loch facing window, wood fire surround and mantel with electric stove effect fire and stone hearth, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, wood effect laminate flooring.
Hall with full length loch facing glazed panel set into feature stone wall, under-stair cupboard, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.
Lounge: 4.65m x 4.24m, loch facing window, wood burning stove on stone hearth with tiled back plate, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.
Master Bedroom Suite: 4.78m x 4.43m, glazed external door to garden, 2 loch facing windows and side facing window, fitted wardrobes, store cupboard, 3 central heating radiators, hatch to roof space, 2 ceiling light fittings, fitted carpet, Shower Room: 2.82m x 1.70m, frosted window to courtyard, shower enclosure with glazed panel and tiling, whb and wc in vanity unit, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, wall mounted fan heater, extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Office: 4.04m x 3.91m, window to courtyard, inset multi-fuel stove, tiled hearth, wooden surround and mantel, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet, French doors to Porch: 2.46m x 1.94m, with half glazed external door to courtyard, 2 windows to courtyard, ceiling light fitting, wooden flooring.
A carpeted staircase rises to the upper floor landing with Velux roof light window, storage cupboard, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting.
Bedroom 2: 4.76m x 4.25m, coombed ceiling (sloping), loch facing window, Velux roof light window, built-in cupboard, fitted wardrobes, dressing table and drawer units, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.
Bedroom 3: 4.75m x 4.15m, coombed ceiling, loch facing window, Velux roof light window, hatch to roof space, built-in cupboard, central heating radiator, ceiling light fitting, fitted carpet.
Bedroom 4: 4.09m x 2.03m, coombed ceiling, Velux roof light window, central heating radiator, fitted carpet.
Bathroom: 2.56m x 2.55m, coombed ceiling, Velux roof light window, bath with shower over, glazed panel and tiling, wc and whb in fitted vanity unit with tiling over, chrome ladder heated towel rail, extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, vinyl flooring.

Barn Cottage

Porch with half glazed external door, windows to sides, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Hall with fitted cupboard, panel heater, hatch to roof space, ceiling light fitting, wood effect laminate flooring.
Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room: 9.67m x 4.75m overall, Kitchen Area with window to courtyard, fitted with a range of wall mounted and floor standing units with worktops, ceramic hob with filter hood over and ceramic back plate, double oven, stainless steel sink and drainer, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, wall tiling, 3 ceiling light fittings, Dining Area with wood burning stove with slate hearth and inset, panel heater, opening out to Conservatory/Sitting Room with glazed door to garden, wrap around windows to garden, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, wood effect laminate flooring throughout.
Bedroom (double): 4.70m x 3.25m, window to courtyard, window to rear, fitted wardrobes, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, wood effect laminate flooring.
Bedroom (twin): 4.20m x 2.10m, window to rear, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, wood effect laminate flooring.
Bathroom: 2.84m x 1.53m, frosted window to courtyard, bath with tiling over, shower enclosure with glazed sliding door and tiling, whb in fitted vanity unit, wc, chrome heated towel rail, wall mounted fan heater, extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, laminate tiled effect flooring.

Rowan Cottage

Hall with half glazed external door to courtyard, fitted cupboard, panel heater, hatch to roof space, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Sitting/Dining Room: 4.65m x 3.85m, window to garden, wood burning stove on slate hearth with metal back plate, panel heater, 2 ceiling light fittings, wood effect laminate flooring, open plan to Kitchen: 3.38m x 2.61m, window to garden, fitted with a range of wall mounted and floor standing units with worktops, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, cooker with filter hood over, tumble dryer, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, wall tiling, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Bedroom (double): 3.74m x 2.30m, window to garden, fitted wardrobe, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, laminate wood effect flooring.
Bedroom (twin): 3.75m x 2.27m, window to courtyard, fitted wardrobe, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, laminate wood effect flooring.
Bathroom: 1.95m x 1.81m, frosted window to courtyard, bath with electric shower over, glazed screen and tiling, wc, whb with tiling over, chrome heated towel rail, wall mounted fan heater, extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.

Seil Cottage

Hall with half glazed external door to side, fitted cupboard, panel heater, hatch to roof space, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Sitting/Dining Room: 4.65m x 3.98m, window to garden, wood burning stove on slate hearth with metal back plate, panel heater, 2 ceiling light fittings, wood effect laminate flooring, open plan to Kitchen: 3.83m x 2.22m, window to garden, fitted with a range of wall mounted and floor standing units with worktops, stainless steel sink and drainer, ceramic hob with ceramic back plate and filter hood over, double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, wall tiling, extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.
Bedroom (double): 3.74m x 2.36m, window to courtyard, fitted wardrobe, panel heater, ceiling light fitting, wood effect laminate flooring.
Bathroom: 2.65m x 1.66m, frosted window to side, bath with shower over, glazed screen and tiling, whb with tiling over, wc, heated chrome towel rail, wall mounted fan heater, extractor fan, ceiling light fitting, tiled flooring.

GROUNDS

The attractive established garden, which extends to just under 2 acres, has been thoughtfully landscaped and meticulously cared for and provides extensive areas of lawn interspersed with an excellent variety of flowers and shrubs with the rhododendrons and azaleas in particular providing a glorious display of colour. The approach is along a sweeping tarred driveway which leads off the B844 road and arrives at the impressive gravelled courtyard. The garden has been designed in such a way that Barn Cottage has its own private garden and Rowan and Seil share the former walled garden, with the main house retaining its privacy.
Attached Barn/Workshop: 5.50m x 3.00m approximately, timber access doors, lighting.
Detached Garage/Workshop on concrete base with pitched roof Workshop: 5.50m x 2.0m approximately, external door to front, window to side, light and power, access through to Garage: 5.50m x 3.50 approximately, up and over access door, window to side, staircase to Upper Level Storage Area: 5.50m x 2.70m approximately, windows to front and rear, light and power.
2 Timber Sheds, Greenhouse.
There is a Pioneer 12 Rowing Boat, situated on the lochside across the road, which is included in the sale.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Services: Mains electricity and water. Drainage to septic tank.

Duachy: Double glazing, oil-fired central heating and electric heating, wood burning stove, multi-fuel stove, LPG gas for Aga.

Cottages: Double glazing, electric heating, wood burning stoves.

Duachy Farmhouse Council Tax Band: E.

Cottages Rateable Value: £4,500. Currently, under the Small Business Bonus Relief Scheme, properties with a rateable value up to £15,000 receive 100% relief.

EPC Ratings: Duachy D63, Barn Cottage E46, Rowan Cottage D61, Seil Cottage D59.

Website: www.lochseilcottages.co.uk. Visit Scotland Rating: ‘Excellent 4 Star’.

Contents: Trading contents are available by separate negotiation. An inventory will be made available at the appropriate time.

Accounts: Financial information will be made available to suitably qualified enquirers.

Guide Price: Six Hundred & Seventy Five Thousand Pounds (£675,000). Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents.

Entry: By mutual agreement.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents.

Money Laundering Regulations: Under Money Laundering Regulations we are required to carry out due diligence on purchasers.

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Reference: 36708_0586

Contact Agent

Dawsons
Tel: 01631 563901