Highland property was childhood home of author Alistair MacLean
A HIGHLAND guest house which was once the home of Scots author Alistair MacLean is up for sale.
Located just outside Inverness, Torguish House was the childhood home of the late writer, best known for his Second World War and action thriller novels, including The Guns of Navarone and Ice Station Zebra.
The property now offers both bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation across four cottages, which were added in 1994 in the original stable block and hay loft, and eight en suite letting bedrooms in the main house.
Dunchraigaig House benefits from its desirable location and reputation for excellence.
It also comes with separate one-bedroom owner’s accommodation with an office and storage room which could be converted into additional bedrooms.
Bruce & Co’s Andrew Dodd, who is marketing the property with a price tag of £749,950, said the business benefits from its “stunning location” just four miles south of Inverness.
Bruce & Co is also handling the sale of Dunchraigaig House near Lochgilphead in Argyll.
The guest house, which has featured on BBC Springwatch and Ray Mears’ Wild Britain, has five en suite letting bedrooms and two-bedroom owner’s accommodation.
Three stables and a paddock located next to the property are also included in the sale of the business, which is on the market at offers over £469,000.
Bruce & Co’s Jamie Gibb said Dunchraigaig House enjoys a high level of repeat custom.
“The sale of Dunchraigaig House offers an opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented Argyll property which is trading well but with potential for expansion of the business,” he said.
Image – Torguish House (top) and Dunchraigaig House are both for sale through Bruce & Co.
“It benefits from its desirable location and reputation as one of Argyll’s finest guest houses with a reputation for excellence.”