Savills | Inversnaid Lodge, Inversnaid, Stirling, FK8 3TU | Property for sale
50 Ac(20.23 Ha)
Offers over £695,000(€804,583)

Inversnaid LodgeInversnaid, Stirling, FK8 3TU

  • New
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Closing date 12noon Wednesday 12th May 2021
  • 9 bedrooms (all en suite)
  • Drawing room, dining room and study
  • Photographic studio and dark room
  • Separate 3 bedroom cottage
  • Bothy
  • Stabling and agricultural stores
  • Incredible views over Loch Lomond
  • Approximately 50 acres

A Georgian hunting lodge with 50 acres in an elevated setting within the national park with stunning views over Loch Lomond and the hills beyond. Additional 3 bedroom cottage and bothy.

About this property

  • Inversnaid Lodge is a former Georgian hunting lodge on the eastern side of Loch Lomond and situated in a stunning elevated setting maximising the incredible views from the semi-rural hamlet of Inversnaid. Built in 1790, the property bears all the hallmarks of the era and is constructed traditionally of stone under a pitched slate roof.

    Internally the property boasts nine bedrooms, all with en suite shower rooms offering huge potential for commercial use. Part of the property remains on business rates having previously been used as a retreat for budding photographers. All the bedrooms benefit from a view, be it loch facing or over the hills behind. High ceilings, decorative cornices and generous sash and case windows are just a few of the features and ensure the property remains bright and airy.

    The principal reception rooms are all of a generous size and magnificent fireplaces, cornices, bay windows and stunning views are evident in all of them. The kitchen was fitted some time ago and there are parts of the house that would benefit from a schedule of modernisation while remaining fully functional. The property has a very natural flow with the main reception rooms filtering from a central hallway and likewise the bedrooms from central landings.

    In addition to the principal house there is a three bedroom cottage adjoining the former stable block with its own kitchen and sitting room giving rise to further rental opportunities or indeed multi-generational living.

    The former commercial elements include a photographic studio and dark room in the main house and there is ample opportunity and scope for a new custodian to evolve the property and make their own mark on this stunning home. Marketed for the first time in over 35 years, this is a very special opportunity.

    While the internal features are impressive, it is the easy access to the gardens and grounds with magnificent views that create the overall charm at Inversnaid Lodge. Woodland walks and elevated positions provide a variety of views both of Loch Lomond the immediate rural surroundings. Occupying a site of over 50 acres, of which much is designated agricultural land, Inversnaid has incredible versatility either as a commercial venture or as a superb family home, as was originally intended.

    The land and gardens surrounding Inversnaid Lodge support a tremendous variety of wildlife. Badgers, pine martens, foxes and red squirrels are daily garden visitors, encouraged by the present owners. Roe and red deer are regularly seen and the occasional otter ventures up the stream taking a shortcut from Loch Lomond to Loch Arklet.

    The land has a rich diversity of trees, grasses and wildflowers, while the Woodland Garden harbours an abundance of birdlife, both resident and summer visitors. Herons, ducks and geese frequent the ponds. Golden eagle, osprey, black-throated diver and black grouse can often be seen and breed in the vicinity.

    The property is adjacent to the RSPB Inversnaid Nature Reserve, parts of which are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Put simply, this is my dream home. The views, the land and the opportunity to play with the accommodation to suit are unrivalled.

Cameron EwerProperty agent

Local information

  • Inversnaid Lodge lies amongst scenery of great beauty by the wooded eastern shores of Loch Lomond, in an area which remains less well-known and largely undisturbed. It commands spectacular southwesterly views over Loch Lomond and the peaks beyond, including the three munros: Ben Vorlich, Ben Ime and Ben Vane.
  • Inversnaid is in the centre of the magical landscape of the Trossachs and the surrounding countryside of wooded hills, rocky crags, freshwater lochs and gentle pasture. It is quite without parallel and in an area of outstanding natural beauty within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The absence of loch side roads on this part of Loch Lomond adds greatly to its peaceful character, and the relative remoteness and undisturbed wild landscape of Inversnaid has resulted in its designation as a Wilderness Area. This serves as valuable protection from unsympathetic development.
  • Inversnaid lies on the West Highland Way and is therefore a popular destination for walkers as well as having a small passenger ferry which runs from Inversnaid to Inveruglas on the opposite side of the loch, and also to Tarbet. The western side of the loch is home to the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club, Cameron House Hotel and Spa as well as the Duck Bay Marina.
  • Aberfoyle (15 miles) is the nearest village providing a primary school, medical practice and good shopping including an award-winning butchers and a recently enlarged Co-op supermarket.
  • Glasgow Airport (45 miles) offers both international and domestic flights to London.

Additional information

  • Since the 18th century when the grandeur of mountain scenery first began to be appreciated, Loch Lomond and the surrounding hills have been visited and enjoyed. Dr Johnson in 1773 and William Wordsworth, who with his sister stayed at Inversnaid in 1803, both wrote of their experiences. Queen Victoria wrote of Inversnaid as, “particularly fine mountains with serrated tops and a clothing of grass and trees.” The whole area was immortalised in Scott's Lady of the Lake.
  • Rob Roy MacGregor, a notorious outlaw and cattle thief and one of the Romantic figures of Scottish history was once Laird of Inversnaid in his more gentlemanly days. His increasingly lawless activities led to his erstwhile Patron the Duke of Montrose forcing him further north in 1720. The government and Montrose built Fort Inversnaid to help pacify the countryside, The Fort took a beating in the rebellion, and although it was rebuilt gradually, it fell into decay in the early 19th century.
  • Nearby is an alleged hideout of Rob Roy MacGregor known as Rob Roy's Cave. The cave is difficult to access, and is best seen from Loch Lomond, where there is white paint indicating the location of the hideout.
  • Directions: From Aberfoyle continue on the B829 road towards Kinlochard. Passing the loch and the village continue to a T junction turning left towards Inversnaid. Continue past the footbridge to the walkway which crosses the river and keep going along this road towards Loch Lomond itself. Inversnaid Lodge can be found before reaching the Inversnaid Hotel on the right hand side via a gated entrance which climbs a hill to one of the highest vantage points in the vicinity.
  • EPC Rating = E