Private residential estate in the West Highlands

A private residential estate in the heart of the stunningly beautiful West Highlands is now for sale, either as a whole, or in four lots.

Knight Frank  present to the market the Glen Lonan Estate, featuring an eight bedroom country house in Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute.

Lonan House is an impressive B-Listed mansion house, constructed in 1906 and designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.
The house was previously a family home and then run as a hotel in the 1960s and up to the late 1970s when the house was sympathetically converted into nine spacious apartments.

It is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. The current owners have already terminated all tenancy agreements to afford uninterrupted possession of Lot 1.

This three storey Lorimer building is of particularly sturdy construction and is surrounded by mature formal gardens with a pond, walkway and woodland. In addition, there are two modern detached houses both set in private positions with excellent views towards the surrounding mountains. There are also two fields of pasture and rough grazing extending to 15.11 acres.

The estate also includes about 2½ miles of single bank salmon and trout fishing on the nearby River Nant.

The total land holding of the estate consists of 14.72 acres pasture, 25.03 acres woodland, 1.73 acres gardens and 3.37 acres roads/buildings/miscellaneous.

The apartments have retained many of the period features with high ceilings, picture dado rails and former open fire places.

The apartments have been let out in recent years on Short Assured Tenancies with rents varying from £350 – £550 per month. Lonan House offers an investment opportunity to a buyer but it could also be reconverted into a private country house or care home.

There is a communal parking area to the side and a stone patio with eating area to the front.

The gardens surrounding Lonan House are a real feature. This includes formal lawns with planted borders including rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and wild roses. There is an attractive dew-fed pond with a small bridge with woodland walk. There is also a former tennis court which is ripe for rehabilitation into a bowling / croquet lawn or even a swimming pool.

The River Nant originates in Loch Nant and flows for about four miles passing through Taynuilt, before emptying into Loch Etive at Aird’s Bay.

Situated to the west of the Estate (2 miles away) and accessed off the B845 road, there are about 2½ miles of single (left bank) salmon and trout fishing on the River Nant. The fishings sit within the Glen Nant National Nature Reserve. The current owners have not fished the river in recent years. There are no catch records. A plan showing the extent of the fishing is available by email from the Selling Agents.

Three other lots are available separately or together.

Glen Lonan Estate is situated in a very picturesque part of the West Highlands within a secluded setting with superb views towards Ben Cruachan, Ben Starav and Glencoe and only 12 miles east of Oban.

The estate is only one mile from the village of Taynuilt. The village provides a range of local services including an excellent grocery store, butcher, a doctor’s surgery, hairdresser, post office, two churches, hotel, 9-hole golf course and primary school. There is also a train station with a direct service to Glasgow.

Lot 1 is available for offers over £500,000.

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