Craig Villa, Dalmally, PA33 1AX

Price Guide £398,000.00
  • Impressive Traditional Detached Villa
  • Stunning Countryside Location
  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen & Dining Area, Study
  • 5 En-Suite Letting Bedrooms
  • Shower Room & Cloakroom
  • Owners Accommodation - Lounge/Diner, Utility, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
  • Excellent Business Opportunity for sale as a going concern
  • Flexible Accommodation in Excellent Order
  • Grounds extending to around 1.5 acres and Detached Garage
  • EPC Rating: E 46

Property Description


Occupying a prime position in the desirable village of Dalmally in the Argyllshire countryside, the sale of Craig Villa offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase an extremely impressive, traditional detached villa, dating from 1878, with a very successful Bed & Breakfast business in place and spacious, private owner’s accommodation.

The sprawling accommodation is spread over two floors, comprising the guest quarters in the main house and generous owner’s private accommodation to the rear. Benefiting from double glazing and oil fired central heating, the property is in excellent order and many of the windows have been replaced with brand new UPVC sash-and-case windows in keeping with the period of the house.


Situated on a prime site, in the middle of the desirable village of Dalmally in rural Argyllshire, Craig Villa forms a most impressive and recently upgraded detached villa, set in generous grounds. In excellent order throughout, the current owners have created a very successful, and profitable, family business which benefits from newly installed UPVC sash-and-case double glazing to many of the rooms and oil fired central heating. With views to the surrounding countryside, the property has been designed to capitalise on the space and has the enviable benefit of substantial private owner’s accommodation included.

Craig Villa boasts many impressive features not least the bright, spacious accommodation, original curved pitch pine staircase, decorative plaster cornicing and modern en-suite facilities to name but a few. The guest rooms in turn are equally striking and offer guests an idyllic and comfortable retreat.

The guest accommodation on the ground floor of the main house comprises an entrance porch, welcoming entrance hallway, superb dining room, large lounge with dual aspect windows, cloakroom and two bedrooms (one en-suite). The beautiful staircase leads to the upper landing  with picture window, four en-suite bedrooms and a separate shower room. The owner’s private accommodation includes a kitchen with dining area, study, utility/hallway, bathroom, three bedrooms, hallway and dining lounge with French doors to the garden.

In addition to the property, there is around one and a half acres of land included in the sale. The grounds are laid in the main to lawn, offset with mature trees, shrubs and bushes. A private gravelled driveway leads to the rear and provides a detached garage, parking and turning area. Planning for a one-and-a-half storey detached property in the grounds was previously granted however has now lapsed.


The village of Dalmally offers many facilities which include a doctor’s surgery with pharmacy, a post office, primary school, police station, fire station, a licenced hotel/pub and a scenic nine-hole golf course.  A daily bus and train service operates between Oban and Glasgow, as well as a school bus service to Oban High School and the local primary school. The town of Oban is situated approximately 25 miles away and is host to a wide variety of shops, offices, businesses and leisure facilties, as well as good travel links to the Hebridean islands and the central belt.

The Business

Craig Villa is a family run business and due to the current owners’ preference, typically trades from Easter through to October. However, this flourishing business easily has the potential to run all year-round and as shown from the 2017 figures, has the capability to increase the income. This successful business has an excellent reputation, with Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, prominent Google listing and a website already in place to secure bookings, whilst Ideally located in the centre of Dalmally with lucrative passing trade.

The business is sold as a going concern, including furnished guest accommodation, fixtures and fitting as defined in a separate inventory, functional website, pre-existing bookings and the business goodwill. At the owner’s discretion and following initial viewings, accounts will be available to seriously interested parties.

Account Information:

2017: Income £44,497 (Trading as New Owners’s – also an Investment Year)

2016: Income £37,259 (Previous Owner’s)

2015: Income £19,703 (Previous Owner’s)

Accommodation Dimensions

Ground Level

Entrance Porch 1.9 x 1.4 (about 6’3 x 4’6)

Dining Room 4.3 x 4.2 (about 14’0 x 13’9)

Lounge 5.5 x 4.8 (about 18’0 x 15’9)

Bedroom One 3.8 x 3.0 (about 12’6 x 9’9)

Bedroom Two 3.3 x 3.1 (about 10’9 x 10’3)

En-Suite Shower Room 3.1 x 1.0 (about 10’3 x 3’3)

Mid Hallway 3.0 x 1.4 (about 9’9 x 4’6)

Kitchen 4.2 x 3.3 (about 13’9 x 10’9)

Dining Area 5.1 x 3.5 (about 16’9 x 11’6)

Upper Floor Study 

Upper Level

Bedroom Three 4.5 x 3.0 (about 14’9 x 9’9)

En-Suite Shower Room 2.7 x 1.8 (about 8’9 x 5’9)

Shower Room 2.8 x 1.7 (about 9’3 x 5’6)

Bedroom Four 4.9 x 3.5 (about 16’0 x 11’6)

En-Suite Shower Room 2.3 x 1.9 (about 7’6 x 6’3)

Bedroom Five 4.4 x 3.8 (about 14’3 x 12’6)

En-Suite Shower Room 1.9 x 1.2 (about 6’3 x 3’9)

Bedroom Six 4.4 x 3.9 (about 14’3 x 12’9)

En-Suite Shower Room 1.9 x 1.2 (about 6’3 x 3’9) 

Owner’s Private Accommodation – Ground Level

Utility/Hallway 4.2 x 2.1 (about 13’9 x 6’9)

Hallway 7.3 x 1.5 (about 24’0 x 5’0)

Bathroom 3.4 x 2.6 (about 11’3 x 8’6)

Bedroom 5.2 x 2.7 (about 17’0 x 8’9)

Bedroom 2.9 x 2.7 (about 9’6 x 8’9)

Bedroom 3.0 x 2.8 (about 9’9 x 9’3)

Dining Lounge 9.5 x 2.8 (about 31’2 x 9’3)

Detached Garage

Viewings strictly by appointment

Travel Directions

From Tyndrum on the A82 travelling North, take the first left on to the A85 signposted Oban. Proceed on this road for 11 miles to the village of Dalmally. Pass through the village and just before the turning for Stronmilchan, Craig Villa is located on the left hand side.