The Heathers & Fraoch Cottage, Invergloy Halt, Spean Bridge, Inverness-Shire, PH34 4DY







The Heathers near Spean Bridge is a detached family home presently being run as a successful guest house by the current owners. A long gravelled driveway lined with mature trees and rhododendron bushes ensures a very private setting and offers a wonderful approach to the property. The Heathers sits in about 2.6 acres of garden grounds and offers stunning views over Loch Lochy and beyond. The property extends to about 3272 square feet and comprises of 5 double bedrooms (4 en-suite) and 3 handsome public rooms all benefitting from the amazing view over the loch. In addition to the main house, there is also an adjoining self-contained 2 bedroom cottage which is serviced from the main house and provides additional income, a large secure storage shed and ample off street and sheltered parking.


The Heathers Guest House

Ground Floor

Vestibule, Reception Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Study, Bedroom (En-Suite), Utility Room, W.C.


First Floor

3 x Double En-Suite Bedrooms.

Owner’s Accommodation

Sitting Room, Bedroom, Shower Room.

Fraoch Cottage

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room, Double Bedroom, Single Bedroom, Shower Room.


Garden Grounds of about 2.60 Acres.



Inverness 50 miles, Spean Bridge 5 miles, Fort William 14 miles, Isle of Skye 80 miles, Perth 96 miles, Edinburgh 141 miles, Glasgow Airport 114 miles.


(all distances are approximate).


Area Insights

The Heathers is located at the bottom of “The Great Glen” off the A82, up a quiet country track overlooking Loch Lochy. Currently run as a successful guest house by the existing owners, the property sits in an elevated position and offers breath-taking views over the loch below and beyond. The Heathers sits on the site of one of the old railway stations that serviced the Highland Railway Company’s Invergarry to Fort Augustus rail line. The line used to ferry day-trippers to Loch Ness but was disbanded in 1946 due to the lack of profitability. Its track bed and one of its bridges are still in evidence within the grounds of The Heathers today.

Spean Bridge, which is located 5 miles to the South of The Heathers, offers all the basic amenities one would expect from a Highland village including a Spar and a number of cafes and restaurants. For more mainstream amenities, Fort William is also nearby. Although Fort William offers many national conveniences like Morrison’s, Lidl and M&S there are some truly fantastic local suppliers that would love your support. There is a list of useful links below that maybe of interest. Fort William also offers some fantastic attractions like the popular Jacobean Steam Train, also known as the Hogwarts Express and the newly constructed Highland Cinema.

The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor pursuits and is known as the outdoor capital of the United Kingdom. Activities such as golf, sailing, mountain biking, white water rafting, and skiing to name a few are all popular sports in the area. Ben Nevis, the United Kingdom’s highest mountain is also a popular tourist destination and offers hill walking, rock and ice climbing and mountaineering. Spean Bridge is home to the famous Commando Memorial erected in 1952 by HM Queen Elizabeth. The memorial was erected to honour the fallen during the second World War and more recent conflicts.

Communication and transport links to the area are fairly straight forward. The A82 which passes The Heathers links Glasgow to the South with Inverness to the North. The Spean Bridge Train Station has a service to London, otherwise Fort William offers a regular train service all over the country. Inverness airport and Glasgow airport are also easily accessible.

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General Remarks


Agent’s Note

  • Please note, The Heathers is currently being run as a successful guest house and viewing occupied rooms may not be possible. Please discuss with Paton & Co to work out the best time to view the property.

  • Informal accounts can be made available before arranging a viewing. Formal accounts will not be provided until viewing the property and an interest is expressed through a solicitor.


Depending on circumstances the purchaser maybe required to pay a non-refundable 10% deposit upon concluding missives on the property.

Time Scale

The vendor is happy to accommodate a purchasers entry requirements, however we will require a minimum of 4 weeks between concluding missives on the property and completion.



(Please download the application “what3words” for the exact location)

Useful Links

The Heathers B&B - https://www.theheathers-scotland.co.uk

Nevis Bakery - https://www.nevisbakery.com

Ben Nevis Distillery - http://www.bennevisdistillery.com

Lochaber Larder - https://www.lochaberlarder.co.uk

Crannog Restaurant - https://www.crannog.net/restaurant

Spice Tandoori - https://spice-tandoori.com

The Old Station Restaurant - http://www.oldstationrestaurant.co.uk

Highland Cinema - https://highlandcinema.co.uk/#2021-07-26

Jacobite Railway - https://westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite/steam-train-trip

Great Glen Charcuterie - https://www.greatglencharcuterie.com

Ben Nevis - http://ben-nevis.com

Commando Memorial - https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/speanbridge/commando

The Great Glen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Glen




Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price. Other items may be available through separate negotiation.


Listing and Conservation

Please note, The Heathers is not listed, nor in a conservation area.



Oil fired central heating.

Private water and drainage.

Main’s electricity.

LPG to kitchen hob and drawing room fire.

Broadband services are available.


Council Tax

Please note, Although The Heathers is registered as a Band A council taxed property, it is being run as a small business and therefore qualifies for small business rates relief. It is our understanding that the property does not require a change of use should the successful bidder want the property as a private residence but would recommend to check with the local authority before transacting on the bargain.



George & James Oliver

John Oliver

13 High Street




Energy Efficiency Rating

Band E (Rating 49)


Local Authority

The Highland Council

Tele: 01349 886650



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1.                     The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Paton & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2.         The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he/she has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he/she has satisfied themself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3.                     Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice

Paton & Co, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1.                     They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2.                     Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Paton & Co have not tested any services, equipment, or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3.                     All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

4.         The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations, and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

5.         These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

6.         Paton & Co UK Ltd does not accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn.

7.         Photographs taken in August 2021. Particulars prepared in July 2021.