A stunning residential estate with views towards Loch Linnhe.
Achara House is situated a short distance from the highland village of Duror, close to the shores of Loch Linnhe and the picturesque Cuil Bay. This Scots Baronial house overlooks its own parkland with views towards the shore of the loch. It’s a short distance from Ballachulish, which has shops and amenities, as well the marina at Appin.
The house is, which is category B listed, was largely built around 1900 on the site of an earlier house.
A solid oak double door leads into a welcoming entrance and reception hall which gives access to all of the ground floor rooms. There is a magnificent drawing room with a large bay window fitted with window seats, a dining room which seats 16 and a fully fitted kitchen. There is also a cloakroom with WC and wash basin, a large games room/ ballroom and a utility room.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom, together with a further bathroom. On the second floor there are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Outside, the gardens at Achara House are a particular feature of the property with over 130 species/hybrid rhododendrons and a pretty stocked trout pond. There are also two one-bedroom cottages that have been successfully let in the past.
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Argyll is one of Scotland’s most beautiful counties, with its extensive coastline and hills forming amazing land and seascapes.
Ballachulish (8 miles) has a range of local amenities including a grocery store, coffee shop, a number of guest houses and a hotel. For the golfer there is a local course at Ballachullish called Dragon’s Tooth. There are a further 5 courses within a 2 hour drive. Nearbly Glencoe offers legendary walking and climbing, as well as skiing.
Fort William (19 miles) is the second largest town in the Highlands. It offers extensive shopping, entertainment and a range of locally renowned pubs and restaurants. Fort William is a central point for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. It is also known for its nearby skiing and downhill mountain biking at Aonach Mor and its connection to the West Highland Way from Glasgow.
The guide price is £1 million. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600.