The Heathers near Spean Bridge is a detached family home presently being run as a successful guest house by the current owners. A long gravelled driveway lined with mature trees and rhododendron bushes ensures a very private setting and offers a wonderful approach to the property. The Heathers sits in about 2.6 acres of garden grounds and offers stunning views over Loch Lochy and beyond. The property extends to about 3272 square feet and comprises of 5 double bedrooms (4 en-suite) and 3 handsome public rooms all benefitting from the amazing view over the loch. In addition to the main house, there is also an adjoining self-contained 2 bedroom cottage which is serviced from the main house and provides additional income, a large secure storage shed and ample off street and sheltered parking.
The Heathers is located at the bottom of “The Great Glen” off the A82, up a quiet country track overlooking Loch Lochy. Currently run as a successful guest house by the existing owners, the property sits in an elevated position and offers breath-taking views over the loch below and beyond. The Heathers sits on the site of one of the old railway stations that serviced the Highland Railway Company’s Invergarry to Fort Augustus rail line. The line used to ferry day-trippers to Loch Ness but was disbanded in 1946 due to the lack of profitability. Its track bed and one of its bridges are still in evidence within the grounds of The Heathers today.
Spean Bridge, which is located 5 miles to the South of The Heathers, offers all the basic amenities one would expect from a Highland village including a Spar and a number of cafes and restaurants. For more mainstream amenities, Fort William is also nearby. Although Fort William offers many national conveniences like Morrison’s, Lidl and M&S there are some truly fantastic local suppliers that would love your support. There is a list of useful links below that maybe of interest. Fort William also offers some fantastic attractions like the popular Jacobean Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express and the newly constructed Highland Cinema.
The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor pursuits and is known as the outdoor capital of the United Kingdom. Activities such as golf, sailing, mountain biking, white water rafting, and skiing to name a few are all popular sports in the area. Ben Nevis, the United Kingdom’s highest mountain is also a popular tourist destination and offers hill walking, rock and ice climbing and mountaineering. Spean Bridge is home to the famous Commando Memorial erected in 1952 by HM Queen Elizabeth. The memorial was erected to honour the fallen during the second World War and more recent conflicts.
Communication and transport links to the area are fairly straight forward. The A82 which passes The Heathers links Glasgow to the South with Inverness to the North. The Spean Bridge Train Station has a service to London, otherwise Fort William offers a regular train service all over the country. Inverness airport and Glasgow airport are also easily accessible.
The Heathers Guest House
Ground Floor - Vestibule, Reception Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Study, Bedroom (En-Suite), Utility Room, W.C.
First Floor - 3 x Double En-Suite Bedrooms.
Sitting Room, Bedroom, Shower Room.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room, Double Bedroom, Single Bedroom, Shower Room.
Garden Grounds of about 2.60 Acres.
Inverness 50 miles, Spean Bridge 5 miles, Fort William 14 miles, Isle of Skye 80 miles, Perth 96 miles, Edinburgh 141 miles, Glasgow Airport 114 miles. (all distances are approximate).
• Please note, The Heathers is currently being run as a successful guest house and viewing occupied rooms may not be possible. Please discuss with Paton & Co to work out the best time to view the property.
• Informal accounts can be made available before arranging a viewing. Formal accounts will not be provided until viewing the property and an interest is expressed through a solicitor.
Listing and Conservation
Please note, The Heathers is not listed, nor in a conservation area.
Oil fired central heating.
Private water and drainage.
LPG to kitchen hob and drawing room fire.
Broadband services are available.