Portnellan offers 82 acres of land, 22 holiday chalets ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms all with either 4 or 5-star ratings, along with a five-bedroom Victorian lodge house set in its own grounds. Planning consent has been granted for an additional 16 chalets and function room. The estate is exceptionally scenic, situated on the shore of Loch Dochart and at the foot of Ben More.
Harry Stott of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said:
Portnellan offers an excellent opportunity to live in one of the most desirable rural locations in Scotland and continue operating this successful, reputable holiday business, which provides an outstanding experience for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
Founded in the late 1970’s and developed year on year, the business has gone from strength to strength and now offers very good returns, with the potential for further expansion. In addition the purchasers will benefit from a substantial and attractive family home in good order. At a time when so many people are looking to improve their work-life balance, we expect a considerable degree of interest.
Portnellan House is a Victorian house located on the south side of the estate in an elevated position with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The house has been finished to a very high standard with recently refurbished rooms including a hand-made country kitchen, a spacious drawing room, a dining room with its own bar area, a TV snug, and conservatory. Upstairs there are five bedrooms (three en-suite) and a family bathroom. Outside there is an attractive garden to the rear, a pond, garages, workshop, log store, office and a parking area laid to tarmac.
Set in attractive landscaped grounds surrounded by mature woodland, the chalets are of timber construction under pitched tile roofs. There are five chalet types providing attractive and practical accommodation all finished to a very high standard. All of the chalets benefit from outside space including decking areas and car parking areas.
Five chalets are owned by the business. A further 17 chalets have been sold, with Portnellan operating a structured management contract with the owners of these properties including maintenance, housekeeping and marketing the properties for bookings. The current owners have a very proactive approach to marketing and have a significant advertising presence on a range of tourism web sites.
The business has average annual occupancy rates in excess of 70 per cent. The current owners have achieved significant repeat bookings in recent years with a consistent turnover and substantial net profit. Full detailed accounts are available on request from Galbraith.
Portnellan has won numerous awards including VisitScotland’s Thistle award for ‘Best Accommodation provider’ in the region, a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ awarded by Tripadvisor for eight years in a row and enjoys a rating of 9.3 out of 10 from Booking.com.
Portnellan 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 in the neighbouring loch.
Fishing for salmon and trout is available from the river bank and from Loch Dochart andto Loch Iubhair and guests also benefit from the use of rowing boats, kayaks, the opportunity to clay pigeon shoot, a games room and a small gym.
Situated at the base of the iconic Munro of Ben More, Portnellan is nestled amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic mountain scenery in Scotland. The attractive village of Crianlarich is two miles to the West.
The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits with watersports available on Loch Earn, Loch Tay and the River Tay, while for the hillwalker there are a number of challenging munros nearby and attractive woodland walks. The site also offers easy access to Winter Sports at Glen Coe and Aonach Mhor.
Portnellan is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £1,550,000.