Tigh na Drochat, 5 Achnalea, North Ballachulish, PH33 6SA

Price Guide £250,000.00
  • Superior Detached Villa
  • Convenient Village Location with Loch & Mountain Views
  • In Excellent Order
  • Lounge with Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Utility
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Shower Room
  • Double Glazing & Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Mature Landscaped Garden
  • Integral Garage
  • EPC Rating: D 63

Property Description


Occupying a prime position, with spectacular views towards Loch Linnhe and the surrounding mountains and countryside, the subjects of sale form a superior detached villa nestled in landscaped garden grounds with integral garage, located in the exclusive, private development of Achnalea in North Ballachulish. In excellent order throughout and beautifully presented, Tigh na Drochat offers spacious and versatile accommodation in a convenient layout whilst benefiting from double glazing and oil fired central heating. Ideally suited as a fantastic family home, holiday retreat or investment opportunity for the buoyant self-catering market, the property’s lounge with multi-fuel stove and quality-fitted dining kitchen, are most attractive features and offer superb loch views.

Based near Beinn a’Bheithir, a fabulous mountain ridge walk taking in two Munros and Sgorr a’ Chaolais “The Dragon’s Tooth”, the property is also perfectly located for quick access to both ski resorts at Glencoe and Nevis Range in Fort William. A number of further excellent outdoor activities are right on the doorstep in the form of golf courses, indoor ice climbing, Segway, multiple water sports and World class mountain biking courses, making the area “The Outdoor Capital of the UK”. The well respected St Brides Primary School is a mere two minutes walking distance away whilst the neighbouring village of Ballachulish is a convenient 5 minute drive and offers a supermarket, shops, hotel, bar with restaurant etc.


Entrance Porch

With wooden front door with glazed side panel. Window to rear. Tiled flooring. Doors to cloak cupboard (2.3 x 1.1 (about 7’6 x 3’6)) and hallway.


With stairs to upper level. Under stair cupboard. Built-in cupboard. Doors to bedrooms, bathroom and utility.

Bedroom 4.2 x 3.2 (about 13’9 x 10’6)

With window to rear. Built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 3.6 x 3.2 (about 11’9 x 10’6)

With window to front. Built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom 2.3 x 1.5 (about 7’6 x 5’0)

With frosted window to front. Fitted with modern white suite of WC, wash hand basin set on vanity unit and bath with mains shower over. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3.8 x 2.8 (about 12’6 x 9’3)

With window to front. Built-in wardrobe.

Utility 2.3 x 1.5 (about 7’6 x 5’0)

With door to garage. Fitted with beech effect kitchen units offset with wood effect work surfaces. Stainless steel sink. Tiled splashback. Plumbing for washing machine. Clothing pulley.

Upper Level 


With window to front. Hatch to loft –  partly floored with light. Built-in cupboard. Doors to sitting room/4th bedroom, kitchen/diner, lounge and  shower room.

Sitting Room/4th Bedroom 4.1 x 2.3 (about 13’6 x 7’6)

With window to rear.

Kitchen/Diner 4.8 x 4.1 (about 15’9 x 13’6)

Slightly, L-shaped, with windows to front and side taking in stunning views. Fitted with black kitchen units offset with wood effect work surfaces and unit surrounds. Integral NEFF appliances consisting of a double oven and hob with chimney hood over. Carron Phoenix graphite sink unit. Black wet wall splashback. Plumbing for dishwasher.

Lounge 4.8 x 3.7 (about 15’9 x 12’3)

With picture window to view. Feature multi-fuel stove set on tiled hearth.


The fully enclosed property is approached by a gravelled driveway, leading to the garage and providing ample private parking. The mature, well-stocked grounds are laid in the main to lawn, offset with two paved patio areas and a wonderful variety of trees, hedging, shrubs, bushes and seasonal planting, created to provide a riot of colour and interest in this deceptively private garden. A greenhouse and wood store also feature.

Garage 6.1 x 3.0 (about 20’0 x 9’9)

With metal up-and-over door. Window to side and entrance door to front. Light and power.

Travel Directions

Travelling south of Fort William on the A82 for 12 miles, turn left before the Ballachulish Bridge, on to Old Ferry Road, signposted Loch Leven Hotel. Follow the road round, turning left immediately in to Achnalea. Tigh na Drochat is the 1st property on the left hand side.