A genuinely rare opportunity for the discerning purchaser to acquire an ocean front estate, with a well run business, which should appeal to those with considerable experience in the leisure trades, as it will also to people who like to invest in carbon free and prime real estate, especially those who have knowledge of the superb part of the world.
Melfort Pier and Harbour sits within grounds extending to approximately 4.5 acres and overlooks the breathtaking views of Loch Melfort and Fearnach Bay. Complete with 14 lochside houses off Scandinavian design. This is a rare and unique opportunity to own one of the most spectacular locations on the West Coast of Scotland where new owners will not only benefit from an ancient pier, but also secure a privately owned harbour in Scotland.
Each individual holiday home is centred around the traditional stone-constructed pier and harbour with the total site area extending to approximately 4.5 acres (1.82 hectares). All properties are of concrete and cement block construction, faced with local quarried stone and cedar cladding.
Internally the houses are finished to a high standard and fully furnished, and offers open-plan gourmet kitchens, lounge and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms with under-floor heating, log burning stoves and magical views from either private balcony or patio. Each home also enjoys a built-in private sauna facility and spa bath, with six of the houses providing disability access with roll-in showers.
Support facilities include a reception, laundry room, workshop facilities and staff quarters with five double bedrooms, three kitchens and two lounge areas. Ample parking is available adjacent to each of the houses, with tarmac driveways and walkways throughout.
Accommodation of the individual properties is summarised as follows:
Bridge Deck - (1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Moorings - (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Pier West - (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Boathouse West - (3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Boathouse East - (3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Commodore Suite - (1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, EPC G)
Anchorage - (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Admiral - (1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, EPC G)
Dock Master - (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Crows Nest - (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Captains Quarters - (3 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, EPC G)
Mermaid - (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, EPC E)
The Skipper Suite - (1 bedroom, 1-2 bathrooms, EPC G)
Melfort Pier and Harbour trades as a self-catering business throughout the year with excellent occupancy levels. The business is currently run by a manager, assisted by housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance staff, under the guidance of the current owners. Additional income is also generated from the moorings and harbour berths in the summer and provides an additional income source in idyllic surroundings. The company has also been awarded a Thistle Award for the best self-catering business in Scotland, and the Leonard Cheshire Award for hospitality to the disabled.
Furthermore to the 13 luxury homes listed, an additional five homes have been sold to individual owners, and are used either as permanent homes, or as holiday homes/self-catering rental homes. The five homes were sold in 2021. The Estate is governed by a Deed of Conditions, which includes absolute rights for the company to act as Estate managers for as long as they own any houses, or land for further development.
Melfort Pier and Harbour prides itself on its eco-friendly philosophy, and as such, a private water supply from hill ground to the north is collected in large storage tanks located 30 metres above the estate on neighbouring land, providing an ample supply of high quality water at 3-bar pressure. Filtration and Ultra Violet purification is provided at the first point of entry. The supply has full servitude rights. A full hydrological assessment and report is available.
Waste systems are by way of multiple septic tanks at different locations around the property.
CCTV cameras are located throughout the estate.
WiFi is transmitted throughout the estate, with two separate carriers.
Central garbage skip, collected as necessary, and recycle bins are conveniently located adjacent to the Office area.
Viewing is highly recommended to absorb and appreciate the tranquillity and ambience of Melfort Pier and Harbour, and the surrounding Highlands.
Accounts will be made available following a formal viewing or note of interest by your solicitor.
Directions: (Postcode PA34 4XD)
From Glasgow, North Route - A82 via Crianlarich, then A85 to Oban
Via Stirling from Edinburgh - A84 from Stirling, joining the A85 to Oban
From Oban to Melfort Pier and Harbour, approximately 18 miles. Take the A816 South to Kilmelford, just after the village turn right onto the single track Degnish road. Follow the signs until you reach the office, approx. 1½ miles.
Will be discussed following a formal viewing and note of interest from your solicitor.
The description of properties on the website do not form part of any offer and all statements and photographs are for illustrative purposes only and not guaranteed. Buyers must satisfy themselves on the accuracy and authenticity of each property listed.