SUPERIOR VICTORIAN VILLA UPPER FLOOR CONVERSION
Boasting stunning elevated views over the West Highland Railway Line to Loch Linnhe and beyond, the sale of Ravenswood offers a rare opportunity to purchase a most impressive and superior period property, located in the heart of the desirable village of Corpach.
Converted from an imposing Victorian villa, dating from 1890, this superb upper floor property enjoys spacious accommodation arranged over two floors and is currently used as a fantastic family home, however would be ideally suited as an exciting business opportunity in an extremely buoyant self-catering/Airbnb market as previously used.
Enjoying a commanding elevated position in the sought-after village of Corpach on the edge of Fort William, with stunning views sweeping over the West Highland Line to Loch Linnhe, Ben Nevis and the surrounding countryside, the subjects of sale form a most desirable upper level period property.
Upgraded and modernised over more recent years to create a superb, impressive home, Ravenswood is in excellent order and has been lovingly maintained by the current owners and offers spacious accommodation in a convenient layout over two levels. Ravenswood oozes an abundance of character and charm and boasts a wealth of original Victorian features including a striking glazed cupola and open plaster archway in the dining hallway, open fireplaces, panelled doors, with plaster cornicing and picture rails to name but a few. Modern additions have been embraced within the design and feel of the property, namely, the striking bright family sitting room with triple aspect windows, vaulted beamed ceiling and French doors which lead directly on to the generous balcony.
The property’s layout provides the owners with flexible accommodation and offers a fantastic, permanent family home however it would also be ideally suited as an idyllic holiday retreat or exciting investment opportunity for the extremely buoyant self-catering/Airbnb market with the top floor lending itself perfectly to two large letting rooms with separate bathroom.
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 property is approached by a shared driveway leading to a private gravelled parking area. The remaining grounds are laid to lawn for ease of maintenance, offset with mature shrubs and trees. A new timber garden shed has also recently been installed.
Corpach is situated approximately 4 miles from Fort William and offers a range of amenities nearby including a post office, shops, hotel, pub and well respected primary school nearby, while the local secondary school is in close proximity. The famous Caledonian Canal and community owned, oak woodland are located a short walk from the property. Ravenswood is ideally placed for all the amenities and attractions the area, known as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, has to offer.
Main Entrance Vestibule, with built-in cupboard and stairs to first floor
Bathroom 2.6 x 2.3 (about 8’6 x 7’6)
Bedroom 4.2 x 3.5 (about 13’9 x 11’6)
Dining Hallway 5.0 x 3.4 (about 16’6 x 11’3)
Formal Lounge 4.5 x 4.3 (about 14’9 x 14’0)
Bedroom 3.4 x 2.9 (about 11’3 x 9’6)
Bedroom 4.5 x 4.1 (about 14’9 x 13’6)
Breakfasting Kitchen 6.1 x 4.7 (about 20’0 x 15’6)
Sitting Room 5.0 x 3.5 (about 16’6 x 11’6)
Bedroom 4.9 x 4.5 (about 16’0 x 14’9)
Bathroom 4.4 x 2.3 (about 14’3 x 7’6)
Bedroom 4.2 x 4.1 (about 13’9 x 13’6)