Claddoch Cottage Holiday Lodges

Gartocharn, Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8NQ

Offers Over £180,000

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  • 2x 3-bedroom chalet-style holiday lodges with parking
  • Full planning permission
  • Loch Lomond-side country location
  • Situated on the Aber Walk public footpath to RSPB Loch
  • Lomond National Nature Reserve
  • Superb commercial opportunity for tourist accommodation and associated rural pursuits business
  • Traditional-style local landmark Claddoch Cottage next
  • door, for sale as a separate lot

SITUATIONLoch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is Scotlands first national park. As the name suggests, Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest inland stretch of water, is one of the park’s most prominent features. Each year the National Park attracts large numbers of tourist visitors both from Britain and overseas to enjoy its beautiful scenery and range of outdoor activities.The National Park has a well-developed and thriving tourism industry, with many visitors staying in the area for extended periods, in addition to short-break holidays. Consequently there is a range of tourist accommodation on offer within the Park, one of the most popular forms being self-catering accommodation. This in-turn offers people living in the local communities attractive opportunities to develop rural business ventures and enable diversification from traditional farming activities.DESCRIPTIONThe Claddoch Cottage Holiday Lodges development site offers the opportunity for a sustainable rural business venture in an idyllic secluded rural setting 5 minutes walk from the southern shore of Loch Lomond. The lodges site is ideally located on the route of the Aber Path, a designated public footpath established some years ago. The path travels over open farmland from the village centre of Gartocharn to the former Aber Mill, then leads on past the lodges site to the loch-side shore and the RSPB Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve located in the SE corner of Loch Lomond and the mouth of the River Endrick.The holiday lodges site is 5 minutes drive from the village of Gartocharn, where there is a petrol station and village shop providing basic provisions. A 10 minute drive to the west is Balloch, the gateway to Loch Lomond, and 10 minutes drive to the east is the village of Drymen, the gateway to the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. Drymen offers a selection of eateries, including The Clachan, licensed 1734, one of Scotland’s oldest public houses.Self-catering accommodation within the National Park is typically in high demand, year-round, particularly in rural settings. In the case of Claddoch Cottages Holiday Lodges, they may well be attractive to RSPB National Nature Reserve visitors.LODGESApproval for the construction of two, chalet-style, 1.5 storey 3-bedroom holiday lodges. The architectural design features bedrooms on the lower floor. The first floor is a full-lenth open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with covered balconies each end to take in expansive views towards Ben Lomond to the North and Duncryne and the Campsie Hills to the South.The lodge designs are duplicates with the same layout and comprise:Ground Floor (61m2). Entrance porch, hall with open staircase, boot / shower / utility room, 2 double guest bedrooms with Jack & Jill en-suite, 3rd single bedroom. Glass doors in north-facing bedrooms opening on to outside wooden deck sitting area. Upper Floor (44m2). Full-length open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, glass door, opening on to balconies each end.PLANNING PERSISSIONPlanning permission was granted by Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on 15 April 2021 and full details can be obtained from their website by clicking the following link or by contacting the selling agent. the A811 Old Military Road travelling between Drymen and Balloch. About 0.5 mile before Gartocharn, turn right down the minor public road towards the loch-side. Continue past Aber Mill to the left, then turn right at the intersection at the post box. Continue past the cottage immediately on the left and around the bend.The site is behind the mature beech hedge to the left before Claddoch Cottage.POST CODEG83 8NQWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words:SOLICITORSKerr Stirling