The sale of Owl Cottage presents a rare opportunity to purchase a most charming detached cottage, rurally located in the desirable area of Aberchalder. Originally built in the mid 19th Century as a pair of semi-detached cottages, the property was converted, restored and upgraded in recent years to form a fantastic modern home. With views to the surrounding hills and countryside, the property presents deceptively spacious accommodation in a convenient layout and benefits from Swedish cottage style double glazing and oil fired central heating. Boasting many features including a superb open-plan living area with dual aspect windows and quality fitted kitchen, underfloor heating in the bathroom, solid oak flooring in the hallway and living area and vaulted wooden ceilings, the property is in very good order and would be ideally suited as a family home, a idyllic holiday retreat or a self-catering investment opportunity for the buoyant holiday market.
Set within the heart of spectacular Highland scenery, Aberchalder is a small settlement at the northern end of Loch Oich and around 3.5 miles from the village of Fort Augustus at the mouth of Loch Ness in the picturesque Great Glen. Forming part of the chain to the Caledonian Canal, linking Fort William on the west coast to Inverness on the east, the locks in the centre of the village provide a popular tourist attraction. With its hotels, restaurants, shops and both primary and secondary schools, Fort Augustus is well placed to take advantage of the many leisure and pleasure activities which the area has to offer.
Entrance Porch 1.7 x 1.7 (about 5'6 x 5'6)
With hardwood stable door and glazed panels to either side. Vaulted ceiling with wooden beams. Tiled flooring. Open to hallway.
Hallway 4.8 x 1.1 (about 15'9 x 3'6)
With window to front. Solid oak flooring. Open to lounge, dining and kitchen area. Doors to bedrooms and bathroom.
Open-Plan Lounge, Dining & Kitchen Area 9.2 x 4.1 (about 30'3 x 13'6)
With windows to front and rear. Fitted with cream coloured shaker style kitchen units and central island unit with breakfast bar. Wood effect work surfaces. Integral fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer and Lamona dishwasher. Cda gas range cooker with stainless steel Baumatic chimney extractor over. One-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Feature open fire with Caithness slate hearth and reclaimed solid beech overmantle. Shelved alcove area. Tiled splashback. Solid oak flooring. Hardwood stable door to rear garden.
Bedroom 3.1 x 2.9 (about 10'3 x 9'6)
With window to rear. Built-in cupboard.
Bathroom 2.3 x 1.8 (about 7'6 x 5'9)
Fitted with modern white suite of WC, wash hand basin and semi-freestanding bath with mains shower over. Fully tiled walling and underfloor heated tiled flooring. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4.3 x 4.1 (about 14'0 x 13'6)
Slightly l-shaped, with windows to front and rear. Shelved alcove. Walk-in wardrobe (with window to rear).
A shared driveway leads to the front of the property, whose grounds are laid to lawn, bordered with mature shrubs. The rear grounds are laid in the main to lawn, offset with mature trees and feature a raised decked patio area and stone built barbecue. A garden shed, set on a paved patio area and two separate log stores are included in the sale.
Travelling from Fort William on the A82 north towards Inverness, proceed through Invergarry and over the Aberchalder swing bridge at Bridge of Oich and continue for a further 1.4 miles, passing the Thistle Stop Café and the property is located on the right hand side.