The sale of Ardgarry Farm, including approximately 8.5 acres of land, provides a unique lifestyle opportunity to purchase a traditional family home dating back to the 1860's when the property was formerly the Game keeper/Stalker's house and part of the Aberchalder Estate, the seat of the Ellice family. The current vendors have renovated and restored the main house to a high standard together with a portfolio of properties suitable for letting or for extended family use. The properties are situated in a wonderful elevated position with views over the local countryside and beyond. In addition to the countryside and landscape for which the local area is Internationally famed, Ardgarry Farm is ideally located for the outdoor enthusiast with most outdoor sports including Golf, fishing, stalking and shooting all available locally.
The property is a registered Farm with it's own Farm Code and currently has a number of livestock including sheep, two Shetland ponies and a variety of poultry all of which are included in the sale if required.
Ardgarry Farmhouse is accessed through an entrance porch with solid wood beams and slate step reclaimed from the original farmhouse floor leading to the large open plan lounge/dining area. The lounge has a wood burning stove set in a customised stone fireplace. The kitchen is situated to the rear of the property and comes complete with a Rangemaster Professional cooker with chimney hood, integrated dishwasher and a range of wall and base units. There is a separate utility area in the rear hall. The bathroom is located off the rear hall and benefits from modern Roca sanitary ware, a heated towel rail and quality wall and floor tiles. The vendors have also created a self-contained letting bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite that is accessed from the rear of the property. A staircase from the lounge leads to the first floor. The master bedroom leads into an office area which in turn leads to a large walk in wardrobe. There is a further double bedroom on this level.
Situated to the rear of Ardgarry Farmhouse, the Annexe is a timber built building with an open plan lounge and en suite bedroom. The building also has a large store room and further storage areas located off the main hall. The property would be suitable for further development subject to the appropriate consents.
This traditional stone built cottage dates back to1868 and was formerly a kennels built for the deer hounds, setters and pointers used by the gamekeeper who resided in Ardgarry Farmhouse. It took the Gaelic name Tigh-A-Fiadh Madadh which translates to "House of the Deer Dog." The property has been transformed from its historic beginnings to provide spacious accommodation but retain some period features including wooden beams. The lounge has a dual aspect over the enclosed gardens to the front and rear. The lounge leads to the well-equipped kitchen that has a door providing access to the gardens at the rear of the property. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There are four Norwegian lodges built with interlocking solid round pine logs situated high on the hillside overlooking the Farm and the countryside beyond. The lodges are accessed via a separate road and each comes with its own designated parking area. With an emphasis
on space, style and comfort the lodges have an open plan kitchen/living area with hard wood floors making an ideal space for entertaining and ample accommodation for up to six people. Located off the open plan kitchen/living area are two double bedrooms and a twin room. To the rear of the lodges is the bathroom complete with bath, W/C, wash hand basin and power shower.
A laundry/drying room houses a large commercial washing machine, tumble dryer and standard size washing machine.
Ardgarry Farmhouse - D
The Annexe - G
Highgarry Cottage - E
Highgarry Lodges - 1 x G, 3 x F
Ardgarry Farm benefits from easy access via the nearby A82 to both Fort William (25 miles) and Inverness (42 miles). Both provide extensive services including shops, schools and offices, as well as mainline rail stations. Inverness Airport has regular daily flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham and other UK destinations.
Invergarry has a local shop, primary school, a very active Village Hall, and is the meeting point of Glen Garry and the Great Glen which is the junction of the routes leading to Fort William, Inverness and Skye, therefore attracting considerable numbers of visitors. The local area is famous for its beautiful and rugged highland landscape with Loch Ness 7 miles to the north east and Ben Nevis and Fort William, arguably the outdoor pursuits capital of Scotland, 23 miles to the south west.
The area provides opportunities for access to most kinds of outdoor activity, including walking, climbing, golf, water sports, boating, fishing, shooting, cycling and skiing in season.
Ardgarry Farm is approached by a driveway leading to a gravelled parking area to the rear of the Farmhouse. There is also a large double garage which offers potential for further development subject to the appropriate consents.
The farm has a large pond and comprises of mainly grazing lands. The Farmhouse has its own enclosed private garden with additional areas of lawn to the front and side of the property. Highgarry Cottage is also set in its own gardens and the lodges have ample grounds around them. There is a barn, workshop and a small paddock for horses. In all, approximately 8.5 acres.
From Inverness, drive south-west along the A82 for 40 miles towards Fort William. On entering Invergarry, turn right onto the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh. After approximately 1 mile, turn right on to a minor country road signposted Faichem. Ardgarry Farm is the first property on the right hand side.