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82 acres, Portnellan - Business For Sale, Crianlarich, Stirlingshire, FK20, Central Scotland
For Sale - Offers Over £1,550,000


  • An outstanding holiday chalet business with principal house in highly sought after holiday destination area.
  • Portnellan House: 3 Reception Rooms, 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 holiday chalets owned by the business
  • 17 holiday chalets under management
  • Planning consent for an additional 16 chalets within architecturally designed “Clachan” and “Eco Village”
  • Reception building
  • Excellent amenity
  • Loch and river access
  • Excellent opportunity for lifestyle change

INTRODUCTION
Portnellan Estate is a fantastic opportunity to live in one of the most desirable rural locations in Scotland and own an established and sought after holiday accommodation business within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Portnellan Estate consists of a beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Victorian lodge house, approximately 82 acres of land upon which there are a total of 22 either owned or managed holiday chalets all offered up on the world recognised holiday accommodation market.
Portnellan has been in the Taylor family for nearly 40 years and in this time has been developed as a sustainable, successful and award winning self-catering holiday estate with a selection of 1 to 4 bedroom properties all to either 4 or 5 star standard.
To continue the sustainability of the business and to meet market demand, planning permission has been secured to develop a further 16 chalets and cottages within architecturally designed “Eco village” and “Clachan” style locations.
The estate offers fresh run salmon and trout fishings from both river bank and two nearby lochs as well as rowing boats, kayaks, the opportunity to clay pigeon shoot, a games room and a small gym. There is endless access to known local mountain ranges for both Winter and Summer pursuits as well as much, much more.
Situated at the base of the iconic Munro of Ben More where the estate draws its fresh mountain water supply and extends to the north resting on the shores of Loch Dochart. Portnellan is nestled within Glen Dochart amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic mountain scenery known to Scotland.
LOCATION
The subjects are located to the east of Crianlarich in an attractive rural location benefiting from excellent views over the surrounding countryside towards Loch Dochart. The village of Crianlarich is located 2 miles to the west and is a popular tourist destination and performs a vital role for the local economy. Facilities in Crianlarich include, a village shop, a hotel, primary school, nursery and a railway station part of the famousWest Highland Line. Further local facilities can be found in Killin (12 miles) including restaurants, hotels, a bank and medical services. The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits with watersports available on Loch Earn, Loch Tay and the River Tay, for the hillwalker there are a number of challenging munro’s nearby and attractive woodland walks. There is a golf course in Killin (12 miles) and fishing is available on Loch Dochart and Loch Iuibhair which are immediately local to Portnellan as well as Loch Tay, Loch Lomond, Loch Awe and Loch Earn. Furthermore, the famous River Tay which lies to the east. For those interested in snowsports the ski centres of Glen Coe and Nevis Range are approximately 35 minutes and a one hour drive to the north respectively.
Portnellan is ideally located for those looking to explore the rich natural and cultural heritage the area has to offer, being under an hour’s drive from Oban to the west and 1 hour from Fort William to the north-west and an hour from Stirling to the south and approximately 1.5 hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Portnellan is also located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Loch Lomond only half and hour’s drive to the south west.
Another point of interest is that the hills surrounding Portnellan and Crianlarich have long been known to contain valuable mineral deposits including gold and the recently reopened gold mine at Cononish, on the northeast shoulder of Ben Lui.
DESCRIPTION
Portnellan is nestled at the foot of Ben More, one of the most popular Munro’s in the Loch Lomond ad Trossachs National Park. The property comprises Portnellan House and 22 holiday chalets/cottages, of which 5 are owned by Portnellan and 17 are privately owned but under continual management of the business. Set in attractive landscaped grounds surrounded by mature woodland, the chalets are of timber construction under pitched tile roofs. The accommodation ranges from 1 to 3 bedrooms with 4 and 5 star ratings. There are five chalet types providing attractive and practical accommodation and finished to a very high standard. All of the chalets benefit from outside space including decking areas and gravelled car parking areas.
The estate is steeped in history dating back to the 15th century. The name derives from being the port of the Loch Dochart castle which is situated on a private island on the neighbouring loch.
The chalets are located at different levels on the site with many benefitting from spectacular views of Ben More and Glen Dochart. The chalets are accessed via private tarmac roads leading from the A85 to the north.
THE CHALETS
The Chalets included in the sale have been finished to a high standard and benefit from the following accommodation:
Pinemarten (5 Star accommodation)
Bedroom 1 with en-suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2, Bathroom, Hall, Open Plan Sitting Room leading onto a large composite decking, Kitchen and Dining Area. Extending to approximately 95sq.m (1,010 sq.ft).
Deerstalker (5 star accommodation)
1 Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom, Open Plan Sitting Room with wood burning stove, Kitchen and Dining Area. Private patio Extending to approximately 52.30sq.m (562 sq.ft).
Fisher (4 Star Accommodation)
1 Bedroom, Bathroom, Open Plan Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Area. Private patio. Extending to approximately 52.30sq.m (562 sq.ft).
Otter (4 Star Accommodation)
2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Open Plan Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Area leading through patio doors to private balcony. Extending to approximately 55.00 sq.m (592 sq.ft).
Lapwing (4 Star Accommodation)
1 Bedroom, Bathroom, Open Plan Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Area leading through sliding Extending to approximately 35.00 sq.m.
Static caravan
3 bedroom Willerby Westmoorland static caravan in environmental green, double glazed and recently renewed Bosch central heating system. Currently used as staff accommodation.
The Big Shed
2 storey, 300sq.m facility property aka “The Big Shed” the property has benefitted from planning permission to be converted into a holiday property, this consent has now lapsed. Currently used in the business as laundry, stock room, toilet and shower facilities, staff liaison facility and guest games room and gym.
The privately owned chalets under continual management contract are as follows:
Osprey, Whooper, (4 Star Accommodation)
2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Open Plan Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Area. Extending to approximately 55.00 sq.m (592 sq.ft).
Raven, Kingfisher, (5 Star Accommodation)
Bedroom 1 with en-suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2, Bathroom, Hall, Open Plan Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Area. Extending to approximately 72.12 sq.m (776 sq.ft).
Kestrel (4 Star Accommodation)
3 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Open Plan Sitting Room, Kitchen and Dining Area. Extending to approximately 65.15 sq.m (701 sq.ft)
Buzzard (4 Star Accommodation)
Bedroom 1 with en-suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2 with en-suite Shower Room. Kitchen/Dining Area. Sitting Room. Extending to approximately 72.09 sq.m (775 sq.ft)
The remaining privately owned properties Heron, Eagle, Ptarmigan, Gamekeeper, Ghillies, Merlin, Curlew, Stob Binnein, An Caisteal, Capercaillie Cottage and Red Stag have 2 to 4 bedroom accommodation.
All of the chalets have electric heating, 4 ring ceramic hobs and ovens, dishwashers, washing machines and fully fitted kitchens. The bedrooms are carpeted, kitchen floors are laid with Quick Step wood effect floors. All bathrooms and shower rooms have toilets and wash hand basins, baths have showers over and have linoleum or tiled floors. All of the lodges are equipped with televisions and have double glazing throughout.
The subjects also benefit from a timber built reception building with office and storage areas.
PORTNELLAN HOUSE
Portnellan House is located on the South side of the estate and enjoys an elevated position with attractive views over the surrounding countryside. The house is of traditional style and arranged over two floors under a pitched slate roof and soft green in colour painted harled exterior. Internally, the house has been finished to a very high standard with quality floor coverings and recently refurbished rooms throughout including a hand built Charles Rennie MacIntosh kitchen. The house also has a spacious drawing room, a dining room with its own bar area, a TV snug providing an area ideally suited for relaxing in. Externally, the house has a private drive, attractive garden ground to the rear, pond, garages, workshop, log store, office and a parking area laid to tarmac. The house is used as the private residence for the Taylor family but equally can be a further holiday property.
The accommodation for the property is as follows:
Ground Floor
Entrance Vestibule. Hall. Snug. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Bar/Pantry. Country Kitchen. Utility Room. Conservatory. Rear Porch. W.C.
First Floor
Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom. Bedroom 2. Bedroom 3. Bedroom 4 with en suite Shower Room. Bedroom 5 with en-suite Bathroom. Family Bathroom.
THE BUSINESS
Portnellan is a family business started in the late 70’s and developed year on year. The current owners have managed to capture significant repeat lettings in this proven holiday location. In recent years the business has seen an average occupancy rate in excess of 70%. The business has been performing excellently in recent years showing a consistent turnover and substantial and rewarding net profit. Full detailed accounts can be made available to seriously interested parties on request from the selling agents.
The current owners have a very proactive approach to marketing and have a significant web advertising presence on a range of websites including:homeaway.co.uk , www.visitscotland.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, booking.com and whichcottage.com to name a few. The business benefits from online booking system Super Control, online payment system all forward bookings will continue to be taken and passed to the purchaser at the time of transfer.
An inventory will be taken and agreed with any intending purchaser and passed to the purchaser at transfer.
The following properties have been sold to private individuals and do not form part of the sale but are under continual management contract;
Osprey, Whooper, Heron, Buzzard, Eagle, Ptarmigan, Gamekeeper, Kestrel, Ghillies, Raven, Kingfisher, Merlin, Curlew, Stob Binnein, An Caisteal, Capercaillie Cottage and Red Stag
For the above properties Portnellan has a successful and structured management contract with the owners of these properties to include maintenance, housekeeping and marketing the properties on the holiday market. For full details can be made available to seriously interested parties.
There are salmon and trout fishing rights on Loch Dochart and Loch Iuibhair with an area of ground in the ownership of Portnellan with full access and egress in place, with the potential for the erection of a boathouse facility.
Drone photography of Portnellan taken in 2017 can be viewed be following this link https://youtu.be/tiOaYiR4SgU
BUSINESS RATES
All properties at Portnellan fall under the SME business rates scheme which is rates exempt until 2025.
SERVICES
Water:
Private
Electricity:
Mains
Drainage:
Private Communal Septic Tank
Heating:
Portnellan House: Oil
Holiday Properties: Electric
VAT
VAT is not applicable to the purchase price in this instance.
DIRECTIONS
From Stirling exit the M9 at Junction 10, signposted Crianlarich. Take the A84 for about 30 miles passing through Lochearnhead. The road at this point becomes the A85, proceed for a further 14 miles and Portnellan is clearly signposted on the left. Follow the drive up hill and take the right fork in the road and Portnellan House is at the top of the hill.
Postcode
FK20 8QS
ENTRY
Entry to Portnellan will be by mutual agreement.
PLANNING
Portnellan benefits from a further planning consent offering a site for 16 chalets/cottages and a reception/function building on a site to the west of the chalets and Portnellan House (ref: 2010/0046/DET). A Woodland, landscape and biodiversity survey report has now been submitted and approved as well as approved architect drawings. The dedicated site has been tree felled and the plots created indicating the location of the first 5 chalets. These are located at the highest point of the estate with stunning views across Ben More, Glen Dochart and the lochs.
Any planning enquiries should be made to:
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority
Carrochan
Carrocahn Road
Balloch
G83 8EG
Tel: 01389 722 600
info@lochlomond-trossachs.org
www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
INFORMATION PACK
Information relating to the business including audited accounts, planning consents and other pertinent information are available to seriously interested parties on request via an online data room. Interested parties will be asked to sign and return a non-disclosure agreement before access to the data room is granted. Please contact the selling agents for further information.
SOLICITORS
Cannons Law Practice
158 Hyndland Road
Glasgow G12 9HZ
T: 0141 204 5115 F: 0141 226 2221
Email: nicola@cannonslaw.com
LOCAL AUTHORITY
Stirling Council
(General Enquiries)
Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET
Tel: 0845 277 700
info@stirling.gov.uk
www.my.stirling.gov.uk
ENTRY
Entry to Portnellan will be by mutual agreement
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
The Energy Rating for Portnellan House is TBC.
DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.
VIEWING
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment and only through the Selling Agents.
SPORTING RIGHTS
Insofar as these rights form part of the property title they are included with the sale.
HYDRO GENERATION SCHEME
Portnellan recevies an annual payment from the adjacent hydro generation scheme on Ben More
Burn which forms the eastern boundary of Portnellan. The annual payment is £3,000 indexed linked.
Further details are available on request from the selling agents.
TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
MINERALS
The mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned by the Seller.


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