An idyllic location would be the best term to describe Samalaman House in Glenuig.
Situated in a sheltered spot, the house enjoys extraordinarily beautiful views to the north over The Sound of Arisaig, along with south views into Coire Locha plus rich, native woodland.
Take a walk through the grounds, breathe deeply the clean, fresh air, and enjoy further stunning views to Samalaman Island, the hills of Roshven and An Stac to the east; the inner Hebridean islands of Run, Eigg and Much cross the sound of Arisaig to the west; and on a clear day the Cuillins of Skye to the north.
One of the best beaches in Scotland, Samalaman Bay, is literally on the doorstop and the opportunities for sailing, boating, fishing and kayaking are endless.
For those looking for a west coast paradise to call home, this could be it.
Especially if you don’t mind putting in a bit of work for the house, on the market at offers over £550,000, could do with a bit of refurbishment.
But, for the asking price, you’re getting a lot of house – and history…
It is thought the property, originally called Glenuig House, dates from the late 1600s and for a time, was used as a catholic seminary from around 1783 until 1803.
It’s been a private house since then and once formed part of a larger estate.
Extended several times over decades, the last main additions being the western end and the east wing, made in the late 1800s by Lord Maclaren.
For everyday use, you enter the house via the back porch which leads into the kitchen, bathroom and storage rooms.
The original main entrance is through the front porch and hall which enjoy impressive coastal views.
An ante room leads on to a treble aspect drawing room with a nice veranda that’s a bit of a suntrap and overlooks the walled garden and corrie behind.
The dining room enjoys a similar view, as does the south facing study.
The first floor has seven bedrooms, one bathroom, a linen room and storage room, while the second floor has three more rooms.
It should be possible, subject to consents, to create a better ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms.
The east wing is self-contained and accommodation includes a hall, kitchen and bedroom on the ground floor, plus externally accessed store rooms.
Upstairs there’s a bedroom, bathroom and sitting room.
The property also comes with a one bedroom, stone-built engineer’s bothy with a kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower room.
Once refurbished it could offer further accommodation.
Across the yard from the bothy there’s a row of five sheds backing onto the greenhouse and potting shed.
Samalaman House sits on a peninsula within the Moidart area of western Lochaber and it was only fairly recently (approximately 1966) that Glenuig was connected to the main road network via the A861 to the Road to the Isles (A830) at Lochailort.
Glenuig is around a mile away and Fort William, 36 miles.
Contact: Knight Frank at 0131 516 7570.