SUBSTANTIAL COUNTRY HOUSE
A charming Scottish, Highland country house, nestled in a stunning rural setting, below majestic Ben Keil, with direct views over Loch Linnhe towards Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains, the sale of Keil House presents extensive and flexible accommodation, and enjoys approximately 4 acres of land, including a paddock and horse arena. Dating back to the late 19th century, historically, this imposing property belonged to the Macleans of Ardgour, and is a delightful example, displaying many original features such as substantial rooms, a stunning staircase, timber sash and case windows, panelled doors, high ceilings, moulded plaster covings, picture rails and numerous fireplaces. This enchanting, bright and spacious property, arranged over three floors, can offer an additional, annex apartment, if the successful purchaser so wishes. Keil House benefits from oil fired central heating to the ground floor, with bathroom radiators, multi-fuel stove and a striking electric AGA in the kitchen/diner and would be ideally suited as a fascinating family home as currently used, offering a most enviable, appealing lifestyle.
Keil is located on the outskirts of Ardgour, an attractive area which sits amidst spectacular Highland scenery. Local amenities include a hotel and primary school, whilst a high school covering the Ardnamurchan area is located in Strontian some 12 miles from Ardgour. The area also provides an ideal base to take advantage of the numerous leisure and pleasure activities the region, known as ’The Outdoor Capital of the UK’, has to offer.
With window to front. Double wooden entrance door to veranda. Half panelled walling. Door to grand entrance hallway.
Grand Reception Hallway 6.8m x 4.4m
With picture window to view. Staircase to upper level. Feature wood burning stove set on tiled hearth with wooden overmantle. Picture rail. Built-in cupboard. Under stair cupboard. Doors to lounge, living room/family room and kitchen/diner.
Lounge 4.5m x 4.4m
Picture window to view, with fitted window seat. Feature cast iron fireplace with wooden overmantle. Picture rail. Hatch to kitchen/diner. Built-in cupboard.
Living Room/Family Room 5.9m x 5.3m
Picture window to view, with fitted window seat, and window to side. Feature cast iron fireplace with wooden overmantle. Picture rail. Wooden flooring.
Kitchen/Diner 6.1m x 4.1m
With windows to rear and side. Selection of kitchen units, offset with work surface. Feature, duck egg blue, electric Aga. Fitted shelving. Three built-in cupboards – one housing hot water tank. Doors to pantry, rear vestibule and study.
Pantry 3.0m x 2.5m
With windows to rear and side. Sink unit. Shelving. Plumbing for washing machine.
With double doors to rear.
Study 2.8m x 2.4m
With window to side. Door to inner hallway.
With window to side. Doors to bathroom and bedroom.
Bathroom 2.1m x 1.6m
With window to view. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin and bath with mains shower over. Wet walling. Hatch to loft.
Bedroom 4.1m x 3.8m
With window to view. Panelled walling. Door to kitchen/diner (currently used for storage).
Kitchen/Diner 4.2m x 3.6m
With windows to rear and side. Sink unit. Shelving. Grant boiler. Two built-in cupboards. Plumbing for washing machine. Tiled flooring.
With split-level staircase leading to rear hallway, continuing to main house, and second floor accommodation.
With roof light window to side and two windows to rear. Doors to bedroom, dressing room and bathrooms.
Bedroom 5.5m x 4.0m
With windows to view and side. Feature stove with wooden overmantle. Picture rail.
Dressing Room 4.1m x 1.8m
With window to side.
Bathroom 5.4m x 2.4m
With dormer window to side. Fitted with white WC, wash hand basin and roll top bath with mains shower over. Built-in linen cupboard. Panelled walling. Heated towel rail. Hatch to loft.
Bathroom 4.1m x 3.5m
With dormer window to side. Fitted with white WC, wash hand basin and roll top bath with mains shower over. Built-in cupboard. Panelled walling. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4.8m x 4.5m
With window to view. Picture rail. Fireplace surround. Archway to dressing room.
Dressing Room 3.7m x 2.1m
With window to view. Door to landing.
Bedroom 4.5m x 4.5m
With window to view. Picture rail. Fireplace surround.
With roof light to rear. French doors to roof terrace – taking in stunning views over Loch Linnhe and beyond. Doors to bedrooms.
Bedroom 4.5m x 4.2m
With dormer window to view.
Study 4.4m x 4.2m
With dormer window to view. Built-in cupboard. Hatch to loft. Door to bedroom.
Bedroom 5.6m x 5.2m
With window to view. Fireplace surround. Hatch to loft.
A sweeping driveway leads through the mature, landscaped garden grounds to the house and provides ample parking space. The grounds are bounded by mixed native woodland and mature shrubs. The front garden is laid in the main to lawn with a paddock, horse arena and stable. To the side is a further enclosed area (currently housing chickens) and vegetable garden. The remaining grounds form attractive woodlands with walks leading to Keil waterfall and burn, located at the rear of the property – where full advantage of the privacy and views can be enjoyed. Also included within the grounds are several outbuildings and kennels.
Outbuildings (all benefit from electricity)
Keil House benefits from several useful outbuildings, including –
à Stable Block
à Workshop 5.1m x 4.8m
à Two Garden Sheds 6.0m x 3.0m
à Potting Shed 3.6m x 2.0m
à Tool Shed 1.9m x 1.2m
à External Cloakroom 3.9m x 1.1m
Full Planning Permission was granted on 21st February 2017 (Ref No: 16/05711/FUL) for an extension to create a larger kitchen/dining and utility area, to the rear of the property. The planning has now lapsed, however the plans are on the Highland Council website and the new purchasers could look to reinstate the permissions.