- Large 4/5 bedroom rural bungalow
- Peaceful and secluded location
- Stunning views
- Mature informal garden
- Large serviced outbuilding, currently workshop
- Well maintained
Property SummaryMonster Moves is delighted to bring to the market this attractive 4/5 bedroom detached rural property in Shielfoot, Acharacle. The spacious and well presented Bungalow enjoys outstanding 360 degree views of the surrounding area. Beyond the south facing garden and Kentra Moss, the peak of Ben Laga can be viewed atop Ardnamurchan's rocky hills. To the north, the River Shiel can be seen flowing into Loch Moidart, above which is perched the scenic ruin of Castle Tioram.
The well-proportioned accommodation comprises of an entrance vestibule, with large coat storage cupboard, leading into an airy T shaped hall from which are accessed sitting room, dining room, kitchen/dining room, family bathroom, three double bedrooms, master en- suite bedroom and a study/office which has in the past been used as a spacious single room. A capacious, mainly shelved storage cupboard contains the sturdy ladder which allows easy access to the loft. A utility room off the kitchen provides an extra sink in addition to laundry and plentiful storage space. A porch leading to the back door currently houses pets, boots and coats and creates a buffer zone for outside activities.
The village of Acharacle is about three miles distant, offering a village shop, hotel with pub, medical centre with dispensary and an excellent primary school. There is a secondary school in Strontian, to which pupils are bussed efficiently. The village hall and a Community Centre offer venues for a wide range of activities and interests, especially in winter. Fort William is 47 miles by road and provides a selection of supermarkets, a veterinary practice, builders' merchants, pharmacies etc. Mallaig is about 38 miles by road and the railway link to Fort William stops at Lochailort, around 21 miles north. An excellent national and local network of carriers keeps the communities supplied with internet and mail order goods of all types, small to huge.
Access from the end of the public road is via a short well maintained track, responsibility for which is shared with the one neighbour. A gravelled area within the gates provides parking for several vehicles; three cars can park conveniently outside the gates which are set in a secure deer fence.
The tranquil garden with trees, shrubs, lawn and wild areas has become a haven for many types of small animals, including frogs, lizards, pine martens and badgers as well as an astonishing range of wild birds, from the tiny wrens to the imposing sparrow hawk, the drab house sparrow to the gorgeous goldfinch;. a heron dines regularly in the marshy area . Bees, bats, butterflies, moths and dragonflies abound.
The large serviced outbuilding matches the style of the house. It was originally granted planning permission as a workshop and is currently used as storage space and a small private church. Planning permission has been granted for conversion to a two bedroom cottage, which gives the potential for a letting unit or a separate home for older dependants. The current owners will make available the conversion plans to any interested parties.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a highly flexible and practical home offering a variety of lifestyle and business opportunities in an outstandingly peaceful and scenic location. Viewing is highly recommended in order to fully appreciate the property and its unique situation.
Council Tax Band E & EPC Band E
LIVING ROOM (5.3m x 4.4m)
This bright spacious living room has large duel aspect windows providing plenty of natural light into the room as well as stunning views to the North and West of the property. There is ample space for sofas and free standing furniture. The living room has been completed with beautiful oak wooden flooring, ceiling lighting and a TV point.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST AREA (3.32m x 5.14m)
This large room has views to the rear, or south. Medium oak wall and floor units complement cream tiled worktops and splashbacks. The hob is powered by gas from the propane tank, the Bosch double oven and grill is electric. An extractor fan provides ventilation The utility room leads off and is approx. 1.7m by 2m. The condensing gas boiler is about three years old. A porch gives access to the back door and serves as a storage room for outdoor wear. There is vinyl floor covering throughout.
DINING ROOM (4.3m x 3.4m)
This large carpeted room has views to the west of the property and enjoys stunning sunsets. It currently houses a large sideboard and a table which seats ten.
MASTER BEDROOM (3.42m x 3.3m)
This bedroom has views to the front. There are two large fitted wardrobe with hanging and shelving areas, a super- king size bed and free standing furniture.
EN-SUITE (2.26m x 1.46m)
This bright room has an opaque window to the east side of the property. It has recently been completely renovated. The spacious corner shower is supplied by hot water from the sealed stainless steel tank in the loft so offers superbly powerful showers.. There is a "Shattaf" brand personal hygiene shower head with on/off trigger and controllable water temperature and pressure beside the toilet. The flooring is high quality water resistant laminate. A large wall mounted chrome towel rail run off the central heating completes the comfort. An efficient in-line extractor fan is mounted in the ceiling.
BEDROOM 2 (3.27m x 3.31m)
This south facing room contains two single beds and the usual free standing furniture. There is a double fitted wardrobe and a new neutral carpet.
BEDROOM 3 (3.3m x 3.24m)
This pleasing room also faces south. It contains a king size bed, fitted double wardrobe, all the usual furniture and is newly carpeted in a neutral colour.
BEDROOM 4 (3.3m x 3m)
This has views to the north, front, of the property. There is space for a double bed along with free standing furniture. The floor is solid oak.
OFFICE/BEDROOM 5 (3.3m by 2.5m)
This room has views to the front and is currently being used as an office space. This room has two large desk areas and plenty of space for office equipment. It is shelved on both sides. The floor is solid oak.
BATHROOM (2.2m by 1.46m)
This has an opaque window to rear of the property. The white bathroom suite is sparkling, having been replaced a few years ago. The shower over the bath delivers high pressure hot water from the tank. There is a wall mounted extractor fan. The pine floor matches the bespoke fitted storage cupboards along the east wall which are finished with a fresh white worktop.
Council Tax Band E
From the A82 road take the A830 trunk road travelling towards Lochailort. Take a left at this junction onto the A861 travelling towards Acharacle. Continue on this road and thereafter take junction to your right hand side for Shielfoot. Turn right at this junction following the road for approximately two miles and the property is on the left hand side.