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Lifestyle Opportunity. Self-catering House And Separate Accommodation For Sale

Inverness, Highland
Asking Price:
£1M - £5M Furniture / Fixtures included
Sales Revenue:
£100K - £200K
Cash Flow:
Available on request

Not just an outstanding location within 15 minutes of Inverness with panoramic loch and mountain views but fresh air, little traffic and work from home!

This amazing holiday house is a successful large self-catering Highland exclusive use house for a ‘Clan Gathering’, sleeping up to 19 in 9 bedrooms with outstanding views over the surrounding loch and hills.

Built in 2004 the ‘House by the Loch’ was built on the site of the derelict 1800s Steading (or barn) behind the original farmhouse. Built of ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork) this eco-build re-used much of the original stonework to ensure the frontage blended in to the local vernacular. Inside it is warm and inviting with underfloor heating and mechanical heat recovery units, is easy to keep clean with a contemporary, simple design and has dramatic views of the loch and surrounding hills as does the nearby 3 bedroom owner's farmhouse.

House by the Loch has it’s own private soundproofed Cinema Room, 8 person Hot Tub with enclosure, Snooker Room, Bar area, Gaming area, table football, poker/roulette table, large sitting room, a separate sitting area with higher views of the loch, xBox 1, PS4, children’s playpark with fenced football pitch, swings, roundabout, zip-wire and can be used for outdoor events such as archery, mini Highland Games etc. A huge oak dining table and extra outdoor seating for guests to enjoy fabulous meals and the house and it's facilities are cleverly orientated so that both the guests and the owner have privacy. The guests can enjoy the huge sitting room with dance floor area at one end, complete with rotating colour changing mirror ball, fairy lights and magical trees! It is open all year and is booked for a 50/50 mix of family and friend's celebrations and holidays. On-site parking with external sensor lighting for around 12 cars and large vehicles.
9 bedrooms sleeping 19 including a super-king, a 'super-king and single' family room, 2 king, 3 twins (one downstairs with adjacent semi-wet-room which is disabled friendly), one triple and a single bedroom.The upper bedrooms are divided into three areas separated by three staircases which guests often split up into their respective family groups for sleeping arrangements.

All this yet so close to Loch Ness and the City of Inverness in the Highlands, this self-catering house is a superb business and of course it's a fantastic place for your own wider family to gather for a special occasion too.

This area of Inverness-shire is a great base for the Great North 500, Links Championship Golf, mountain biking and walking the 7 Loch Trail, salmon and trout fishing, The Whisky Trail, shopping, sightseeing, bird-watching, rock climbing, winter sports on the Cairngorm Mountains and yet is only a 20 minute drive from the City Centre and 40 minutes drive from Inverness Airport with direct connections throughout the UK, Holland, Ireland and various other European destinations in the summer months.
British Airways have just added an extra flight to and from Inverness due to the increased passenger numbers for both business and leisure. The Highlands have been enjoying growth year on year and the recent NorthCoast500 driving route and success of the Outlander TV series has significantly increased tourist numbers to the region and the location is right at the centre of the wheel of this area, the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.

The current owner has used one letting agent throughout the business's history and has built up a special relationship with the company. The property is to be sold as a going concern with bookings currently being taken for only 12 months in advance on a rolling schedule so that any new owner can decide what new direction if any they wish to take the business. Small weddings of up to 35 persons have been held here in the past but as these are often booked up to two years in advance the current owner has not accepted wedding bookings for the forthcoming year in case the new owner did not wish to do them.

The owner has been building the business year on year and from it's original concept of three separate holiday houses around the courtyard shape to its current form of one large house with so many fantastic facilities this business is ready to grow in whatever direction the new owner wishes to take it.

The owner's house is the original Highland 1800's Farmhouse, renovated in 2004, extended in 2016. There is an additional large agricultural building and carport, various sheds, a car ramp, lawned areas, ponds and plenty of parking for several cars and vehicles.

Viewings are by arrangement only (from February 1st 2019).
Offers over £1.3M.
Your chance to work from home and escape the rat race!

If interested, please contact the seller through the form on this page.

Property information



Living Accommodation:

A 3 double bedroom late 1800s detached house with pretty and secluded south facing garden grounds laid mainly to lawn. Oil fired Central heating, double glazing, large kitchen dining room with Log Burner, bathroom with power shower over the bath and electric underfloor heating. Renovated in 2004 and extended in 2015 to include a sitting room overlooking the loch with glass surrounded decking area. Garden grounds of approx 1 acre and 2.3 acres of rough pasture plus the chance to rent a further 8.25 acres for grazing subject to agreement. Large agricultural building suitable for 2 large cars, a carport, a car ramp and three further sheds. Oil fired central heating. Exterior lighting. Private water supply.


A rural location yet only a 15 minutes drive from the southern distributor road of the nearby City of Inverness. 10 minutes drive to Loch Ness with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and loch. It is very rare to find property that is so close to a City yet has such unrivalled uninterrupted views.

Premises Details:

Located with approx 1.75 acre of south facing garden grounds, children's playpark and parking. The owner's grounds are in addition to this acreage, see below.

Size in square feet:
Planning Consent:

Note: Previous Planning consent for an additional larger extension to the owner's house granted but lapsed would be looked on favourably if wanting to extend further subject to planning agreement.

Energy Performance Rating:

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Weddings, midweek potential for either recreation or commercial business venue hire, low season hire as a venue for recreational classes.

Competition / Market:

The business does not have any direct competition within the surrounding direct area.

Reasons for selling:

Please note that a NDA must be filled in before any further information regarding the sale will be discussed. The form will be available. Viewings by arrangement.

Trading hours:

Open all year, mainly Friday to Monday with Saturday to Saturday bookings during the school holidays but the rental agents are very flexible should you wish.

Years established:
2006 onwards, 13 years.

Other Information

Support & training:

The current owner would be happy to guide and assist if needed.

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