Life’s a beach for whoever lands this £550,000 former hunting lodge
Life’s a beach for whoever lands this £550,000 former hunting lodge which comes with nearly 800 yards of its own shoreline on Britain’s biggest loch
- Ptarmigan Lodge was built on the shores of Loch Lomond by the Duke of Montrose 160 years ago
- The four bedroom home sits at the foot of the stunning Ben Lomond mountain and is a hill-walker’s paradise
- The idyllic lochside setting sits in a plot that extends to about 13.5 acres and is just an hour from Glasgow
A stunning hunting lodge boasting a private 700m-long beach on Britain’s biggest loch is on sale for £550,000.
Ptarmigan Lodge was built on the shores of Loch Lomond by the Duke of Montrose 160 years ago.
As well as having a private beach, the property boasts breathtaking views and is near the starting point for the main path up 974m (3,195ft) Ben Lomond mountain.
Ptarmigan Lodge has four bedrooms, four reception rooms, including one with a feature fireplace and impressive bay window, and a games room.
Located on the quiet eastern side of the loch, there is also a separate timber-built lodge and boathouse in the 13.5-acre grounds.
There are generous gardens which surround the property, with a variety of mature trees offering privacy
Sellers Savills say in their brochure: ‘Ptarmigan Lodge lies in a unique and enviable position deep into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and with direct access to the eastern shore line of Loch Lomond.
‘It is quiet and peaceful at the end of the eastern loch-side road, yet for those who relish country life it is approx. one hour’s commute from Glasgow.’
Commanding an enviable waterside location on the banks of Loch Lomond, the property offers a unique opportunity to own a wonderful family home or holiday retreat
They add: ‘Commanding an enviable waterside location on the banks of Loch Lomond, the property offers a unique opportunity to own a wonderful family home or holiday retreat.’
The property has a stunning turned staircase and a wood burning fire which is perfect for those freezing cold Scottish winters
A turned staircase leads up to the first floor accommodation.
The property has ample storage space and would make an excellent holiday rental thanks to its stunning location
The master bedroom has excellent storage and boasts some of the finest views over the loch. There are three further double bedrooms, all with a beautiful outlook over the surrounding landscape, and a large shower room.
Ptarmigan Lodge lies in a unique and enviable position deep into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and with direct access to the eastern shore line of Loch Lomond
The agents also explain the outdoor attraction of living in the lodge.
‘Ptarmigan Lodge enjoys an idyllic lochside setting in a plot that extends to about 13.5 acres. This mostly consists of woodland with an area of lawn immediately surrounding the property.
The dining area has French doors which open into the garden and there is ample space for a large dining table and chairs
‘There are many vantage points within the grounds and various clearings maximising the views from the house’, adds the brochure.
A light and airy further reception room, currently used as a games room, also has a wood burner
The private beach – almost half a mile long – is then described as the most attractive facet of the property
The drawing room has a feature fireplace and impressive bay window, while the sitting room has detailed cornicing and a wood burning stove
Savills add: ‘Perhaps the most sought after element is the private shingle beach and shore access which extends to approximately 700m.
A large extension was built to create a spacious open plan kitchen with large range cooker and breakfasting island
‘There was once a deep water jetty, which could be reinstated subject to obtaining the necessary consents, while the opportunity to launch a small boat from the shore still exists.
Ptarmigan Lodge enjoys an idyllic lochside setting in a plot that extends to about 13.5 acres
The Duke of Montrose is in the Peerage of Scotland and has been in the Graham family since 1707.
A large extension was built to create a spacious open plan kitchen which has a stainless steel range cooker
Douglas Graham, the fifth Duke, served from 1852-1955 and so would have been the owner of Ptarmigan Lodge.
The principal reception rooms are situated to the front of the property, taking full advantage of the breathtaking views over the grounds and loch
He served in the South African War as Colonel commanding the third battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
There are many vantage points within the grounds and various clearings maximising the views from the house
The house is situated at the foot of Ben Lomond which is one of Scotland’s best known mountains.
While the village of Rowardennan, which has a hotel with a bar and restaurant, lies just a mile or so to the south and is widely known as the starting point for hiking up Ben Lomond or the adjacent hills.
Situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, it is the most southerly mountain that belongs to the world-famous Munros
The new owner will be able to visit Ben Lomond National Memorial Park and the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which are owned by National Trust for Scotland.
There was once a deep water jetty, which could be reinstated which will give full access to the loch for diving, while the opportunity to launch a small boat from the shore still exists.
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