Charming, traditional detached dwellinghouse
Peacefully situated, in the desirable, rural village of Glenfinnan, and enjoying an elevated position, with views towards Glenfinnan Church and Loch Shiel, the subjects for sale form a charming, traditional detached dwellinghouse, set in generous, private garden grounds. Built in 1876, and run for 108 years as the village school, The School House is in excellent order, and benefits from original arched, sash and case windows, electric heating, and two impressive, wood burning, stoves. The dual aspect lounge, formerly 'The Classroom', with feature stove, is a most attractive feature, whilst the large breakfasting kitchen, with quality fitted kitchen and integrated neff appliances, is a further, superb living space. Complimenting the property, are the surrounding mature grounds, with fantastic external stores and garden shed. Offering deceptively spacious accommodation, conveniently arranged over two levels, the property would be ideally suited as a superb family home, as an idyllic holiday retreat, or as an investment opportunity in a very buoyant self-catering market.
Glenfinnan is situated approximately 16 miles west of Fort William at the head of Loch Shiel. It was at Glenfinnan, that Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Standard in 1745, and in later years it is perhaps more famous for its viaduct, and setting of the school as featured in the Harry Potter movies, with the steam train passing twice daily. The village itself has a church, hotels, restaurant and the National Trust for Scotland Glenfinnan Monument Centre, whilst offering many outdoor activities including walking, climbing and sailing.
Entrance Hallway 1.9m x 1.9m
L-shaped, with wooden front door, and glazed panel over. Stairs to upper level. Built-in, understair, cupboard. Doors to bedroom and dining room.
Bedroom 3.8m x 3.6m
With arched windows to front and side. Alcove. Morso wood burning stove, set on granite hearth, with wooden overmantle.
Dining Room 4.2m x 3.6m
With arched window to front. Doors to breakfasting kitchen and lounge.
Breakfasting Kitchen 4.5m x 4.4m
Slightly L-shaped, with double glazed windows to front and rear, and one to side. Fitted with wooden kitchen units, offset with granite effect work surfaces. Two Belfast sink units, with solid wood draining boards. Tiled splashback. Rangemaster 110 Leisure electric range, with extractor hood over. Integral neff appliances comprising fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to rear vestibule.
Rear Vestibule 1.4m x 0.9m
With frosted glazed panelled door to rear.
Lounge 'The Classroom' 4.9m x 4.8m
With arched window to both sides. Jotul wood burning stove, set on granite hearth, with wooden overmantle. Doors to shower room and side vestibule.
Shower Room 2.7m x 1.3m
L-shaped, with frosted window to rear. Fitted with suite of WC, wash hand basin, and shower cubicle, with Mira shower. Fully tiled walling and flooring. Heated towel rail. Hatch to loft space above kitchen.
Side Vestibule 2.2m x 1.0m
Original school entrance, with wooden door, and glazed panel over. Tiled flooring.
Landing 4.4m x 2.9m
L-shaped, with Velux window to front. Hatch to floored loft, with Ramsay ladder. Doors to bedrooms.
Bedroom 3.6m x 3.6m
With arched windows to front and side.
Bedroom 3.6m x 2.4m
With arched window to front. Built-in cupboard.
Inner Hallway 2.5m x 1.7m
L-shaped, with doors to shower rooms and bedroom.
Shower Room 1.5m x 1.5m
With Velux window to side. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle, with Mira shower. Fully tiled walling and flooring. Heated towel rail.
Shower Room 2.0m x 1.6m
With Velux window to side. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin, and shower cubicle, with Mira shower. Fully tiled walling and flooring. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4.5m x 3.1m
L-shaped, with window to rear. Built-in cupboard. Alcove. Hatch to loft.
The property benefits from generous, garden grounds and is approached by a private, tarred driveway, leading to a gravelled, ample parking area and turning space. Laid to a mixture of lawn, gravel, plus a concrete area to the rear, the well-established grounds are offset with mature trees, shrubs and bushes. A pleasant patio area, surrounded by walling, provides a most attractive entertaining area. A garden shed, with adjoining timber covered store areas, is also include in the sale.
Travelling from Fort William on the A830 'Road to the Isles' to Mallaig for approximately 16 miles. On entering the village, pass the monument and continue up the hill towards the church. Take the second private turning on the right hand side, signposted The School House.