Step into the pages of history via a former gate lodge on the Moidart Peninsula.
There’s something rather magical about being able to tell people stories which related to the house you own.
The new owners of West Lodge, a former gate lodge to Roshven House, situated on the spectacular Moidart Peninsula between the Road to the Isles of Eigg, Rum and Muck, and Ardnamurchan will certainly have no shortage of tales to tell.
For this charming, one bedroom house, which nestles between the mountains and sea in a magical hamlet, dates from around 1860 and is thought to have been designed by the original owner of Roshven House, Jemima Blackburn.
Jemima was a respected and leading Victorian water colourist, and youngest daughter of James Wedderburn, the Solicitor General for Scotland.
Her friends included John Ruskin and Sir Edwin Landseer, both of whom admired her work.
She married mathematician Professor Hugh Blackburn and they bought the Roshven estate in 1854.
Her home was visited by many of the rich and famous personalities of the day including the Duke of Argyll, Anthony Trollope and Benjamin Disraeli.
Much of her work portrayed the estate and the wildlife she saw on it and of course can still be seen today.
The cottage is unusual in that it comes with around 12.7 acres of unspoilt land which can be sold as a whole or in four lots, with outline planning consent for three individual house plots.
The three rounded gables of the lodge cottage have created a unique and endearing property while its immaculately presented interior, featuring an open plan sitting room/dining room, double bedroom and bathroom, provides extremely comfortable accommodation.
Phiddy Robertson, handling the sale for selling agent, CKD Galbraith, said: “West Lodge is a quaint property with a magical atmosphere and offers true ‘wow-factor’.
“The sale not only offers the chance to purchase the lovely gate lodge itself but gives buyers a development opportunity to build houses on the separately available lots, each with loch frontage and stony beach.
“This is a completely unspoilt and spectacular part of the UK with beautiful landscapes and a strong community feel that draws buyers in.
“I expect there to be strong interest in West Lodge for this reason so would recommend early viewings.”
West Lodge is available for sale as a whole at offers over £790,000
Moidart Peninsula forms part of the Lochaber Geopark, created to protect and improve awareness of the beautiful landscape, diverse habitats and protected wildlife.
Its coastline is famous for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters,
offering brilliant sailing and kayaking opportunities.
The small village of Glenuig is about three miles away and has a small shop, village hall, modern inn and public jetty, while Lochailort, about five miles away has a welcoming inn, Post Office, and a railway station with services to Glasgow.
Contact: CKD Galbraith on 01463 224343.