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Dalilea 3 Bedroom Bungalow and Self Catering Potential Acharacle Argyll Acharacle Argyll, PH36 4JX

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Attractive 3-bedroom bungalow plus 2 caravans which offer self-catering potential set in the popular village of Acharacle.

• Charming property located in a tranquil setting situated close to the thriving community of Acharacle on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

• Set within an elevated site with vistas across rugged hills and majestic lochs in an area of natural beauty.

• Attractive family bungalow comprising of 3 bedrooms, lounge, modern kitchen and bathroom.

• Potential trading elements include 2 self-catering caravans each with 2 bedrooms set within an area renowned as a popular tourist destination.

• Attractive grounds extending to circa 2.5 acres (partially leased) providing ample amenity space plus development potential subject to planning consents.


This property represents a most desirable lifestyle business opportunity set in an idyllic location overlooking Loch Shiel and rugged hills within this most beautiful area. The site has a charming trading outlook situated just 4 miles north of the village of Acharacle on the ever-popular Ardnamurchan Peninsula. An attractive, uncomplicated, previously seasonally operated business which benefits from being strategically placed for those wishing to undertake an odyssey of the West Coast of Scotland and the Inner Hebrides.

This most appealing property and business has many attractive features in addition to its charming setting. The bungalow was built in the early 1970s and offers spacious family accommodation. With its 3 bedrooms, the home provides all the comforts of a quality modern residence. In addition, there are two 30ft self-catering caravans which each have 2 bedrooms but can sleep 6 guests each. These units offer a sound level of comfort and space with well-appointed lounge, fitted kitchen and shower room. These self-catering units offer an easy-to-operate business which would, with a little investment, be able to operate again making this a true lifestyle business. The caravans provide relaxing accommodation being presented with good quality decor, fixtures and fittings. The business offers flexible accommodation to suit a wide range of clientele and with some development potential subject to consents.

In addition to the pleasant property, the subjects have spacious and attractive grounds extending to around 2.5 acres; the grounds are available on a long lease and full details will be provided upon request. With significant outbuildings which could be used for a wide range of recreational and business uses, there is some development potential subject to consents.

The sale of Dalilea represents an opportunity for new vendors to own a lovely property and operate a charming 'quality of life' business in the heart of the Highlands on the West Coast.


Purchasing the business in 2004, the vendors have brought the property onto the market to allow them to relocate closer to family and fully retire.


The vendors initially purchased the business in 2004 and operated it at arm's length letting the caravans and the house as holiday accommodation; utilising the latter as their own holiday home for a number of weeks a year. More recently they retired to the area and operated the business on a seasonal basis with income being generated during the main season (Easter to October). Recently the caravans have not traded as fully as there is a little work required to input a water filtration system; this has a minimal cost which the vendors have decided to allow new owners to take on. More information is available from the selling agent.


Loch Shiel is located in an idyllic and enviable setting amongst some of the finest scenery on the West Coast of Scotland's, Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The property is situated overlooking Loch Shiel which is a fresh water Loch. The area is a world-renowned tourist destination and given the association with the Harry Potter movies, the visitor numbers are only expected to continue to rise. Within the broader area there are a great many historical sites and places of interest.

Situated close to the tranquil village of Acharacle, the business is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and benefits from wonderful loch views. The area boasts an abundance of wildlife with pine marten, otter, the majestic red deer, golden and white-tailed sea eagles all in the vicinity. Acharacle offers the perfect base for visitors to undertake an odyssey of the West Coast. The region has many historic sites, beaches and castles nearby, as well as it being accessible to the Isle of Mull. Acharacle is a semi-rural village which is very well served by extensive amenities to include a large, well-stocked and licensed grocery shop, bakery with cafe attached, fish and chip shop, garage, internet coffee shop, medical centre etc. The village has a vibrant community. There is a school, a nursery, several churches as well as bus connections to and from Fort William with onward connections to Glasgow and Inverness.


The subjects are accessed via a farmgate up a rising gravel drive leading into a spacious parking area. The main bungalow was built in c1970 and is of standard modern construction. The subjects extend to circa 2.5 acres, some of which are leased on a long term agreement, and have areas of manicured lawn with most areas being maintained to wild growth and woodland.


An attractive feature of this sale is the appealing family home providing ample and comfortable owners living space. This charming detached bungalow is in an elevated position with stunning views. Accessed from the parking area via a number of steps, entry to the property is via a double-glazed door which leads into a spacious hallway. The 'L' shaped hallway gives access to most other rooms. To the right is a spacious lounge which has an electric fire with attractive surround. With a picture window, the lounge offers a bright, charming and relaxing environment with superlative views. The lounge has attractive laminate flooring with pine doors and surrounds which are a feature throughout the bungalow. The dining room is set off the lounge with a window to the side of the property. From the hallway access is gained to the compact but modern kitchen which has ample wall and floor mounted units. The kitchen is well-appointed with a good selection of fitted appliances. The family bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower over, W.C. and wash-hand basin. Being mainly tiled, the bathroom is well presented. The three bedrooms are all well-appointed with built-in units in the master bedroom and the second bedroom. The bedrooms are all capable of being double rooms providing flexible living space. There is a utility cupboard.


Both caravans are well-presented and can sleep up to 6 guests. Each unit is configured to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with a further double bed being available within the lounge. There is a shower room with constant hot water, wash hand basin and W.C. The caravans benefit from LPG gas heating and fires, boilers and cooking hobs making them a cosy living space. The units are presented to a high standard of decor and service provision which includes all bed linen / towels and a welcome pack. Both units have TVs with Freeview and a DVD player. There is an issue with the water supply to the caravan's which can be easily rectified. More details are available from the selling agents.


The grounds extend to around 2.5 acres; part of the land is available on long lease and full details are available from the selling agents. The site offers ample parking and recreational space both for guests and owners. The caravans are well spaced allowing for privacy. Immediately to the front of the property the grounds are laid mainly to lawns with shrubs and bushes. However, there are extensive areas which are intentionally left to grow wild to encourage wildlife and to make for attractive walks etc. Within the grounds is a very large shed which offers some potential for development plus there is an additional garage and carport.


The subjects benefit from mains electricity with private water and drainage to septic tank. The main house has all electric storage heaters and is double glazed throughout. The caravans have LPG gas fires, boilers and hobs. There is Wifi in the main house and the top caravan.

Listed Features

  • Lift / Elevator
  • Double Glazing
  • Catering
  • Storage
  • Parking
  • Lounge Area
  • Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi Network
  • Cafè
  • Heating
  • Modern Design
  • Broadband (ADSL)
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ASG Commercial Ltd