Ravensdale House, a substantial Victorian Villa, was built circa. 1890 and was home to the Senior Civil Engineer employed at the British Aluminium Company. During the First World War, the garden grounds were used by the US Navy to camp in, as they were based in Corpach as part of laying the Northern Barrage.
In 1990 Ravensdale House was separated into two substantial and independent properties, Ravensdale (ground floor conversion) and Ravenswood (upper floor conversion). This separation saw the feature internal staircase being removed and a new extension created to access the upper property, Ravenswood. A further extension in 2000 was added, which benefited both properties, whilst retaining many of the original Victorian features.
The current owners reunited Ravensdale and Ravenswood under single ownership for the first time in over 30 years, and they currently reside in Ravensdale whilst using Ravenswood as self-catering accommodation. The sale offers an exciting opportunity to purchase the house as a whole and convert it back to a single period villa, or indeed separately as two superb homes.
Ravensdale, the lower conversation, enjoys stunning garden grounds which take in the uninterrupted views over Loch Linnhe to the surrounding countryside, with the added advantage of the stream train passing directly in front of the property. The property provides flexible accommodation and boasts many original features including fireplaces, cornice work, stained glass windows, decorative wood panelling, timber floors and original doors and ironmongery. Access is via the decorative entrance porch leading to the spacious dining hallway, with feature wood burning stove set in a wooden fireplace, off which are the living room, kitchen/diner, bedrooms and bathroom. The living room enjoys dual aspect windows and an open fire with wooden mantel, making this charming room an ideal retreat. The kitchen is fitted with a full range of wall and base units with range cooker, integral dishwasher and oven. There is also ample space for a dining table in the kitchen. There are four bedrooms, with the master bedroom including an en-suite shower room and loch views. Further, there is a family bathroom, shower room and useful utility while the property benefits from oil fired central heating.
Located in the desirable area of Corpach on the outskirts of Fort William, the properties enjoy stunning views out across Loch Linnhe towards the surrounding mountains, including Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor. Viewing of the Jacobite Steam train which passes the garden in the summer months, is a favourite past-time of the current owners and visitors to the properties.
Corpach offers a range of amenities including a post office, shops, hotel, pub and well respected primary school, while the local secondary school is also in close proximity. The famous Caledonian Canal and community owned, oak woodland are located a short walk from the properties, with a new marina also planned at Corpach Basin. The properties are ideally placed for all the amenities and attractions the area has to offer, known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’.
Outbuilding | Landscaped garden grounds | Patio.