Opportunity to own luxury five-star holiday business ‘away from the cares of the world’
A unique lifestyle business opportunity has come to the Highland Perthshire property market.
Mid Balchandy sits in an elevated position above the Tummel Valley in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Currently owned by former art dealer, Ginny Stacy-Marks, the main house is accompanied by two cottages which are run as a successful, five star, luxury holiday let business.
On the market with premium rural estate agents, Bell Ingram for offers over £1,200,000, the three properties offer the right buyer a slice of Highland Perthshire paradise, only two and half miles from Pitlochry.
Ginny, who is originally from Sussex, says: “I am extremely privileged to live here and share this place with my guests who travel to Mid Balchandy from all over the world.
“I see my guests arrive stressed but after a night in my cosy Cottage or Bothy they look like different people – it’s then that I know I have done something right.”
With stunning views over the Tummel Valley to Strathtay, Ginny says living at Mid Balchandy feels as though you are “away from the cares of the world” as she fondly describes the properties as her “bubble on hill.”
Ginny bought the properties in 2014 when she set to work renovating the original two bedroom farmhouse to form The Cottage and Cart Shed and Hay Loft which became The Bothy with the dream of running a luxury holiday business. Following a full renovation, Ginny was able to put her love of interior design to good use by dressing the properties with furniture and decoration of the highest specification, which is available in the sale by separate negotiation.
“I feel as though I have fulfilled my dream,” Ginny continues, “I have created two stunning destinations from the old cart shed and the original farmhouse which has been a great pleasure of mine and guests often comment on the design as a deciding factor when choosing to holiday here at Mid Balchandy.”
Ginny’s eye for design is also on show in the main home, The Steading. The property is ideal for entertaining with its open plan layout that includes a large kitchen with aga, dining room, bright and spacious living room and separate garden room.
Upstairs Ginny has changed the original layout which now incorporates a master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, and an additional two spacious double bedrooms and accompanying bathrooms.
The three properties can be used in several different ways, including continuing the success of the holiday let business. Alternatively, The Steading could be used as a principal family home with the additional cottages used by parents or grandparents.
As she speaks about her next move, Ginny describes her reasons for moving on from her much loved home: “After my husband passed at age 56, I realised I needed to fulfil my ambitions at Mid Balchandy and now I have done that I feel ready to wind down. The business is thriving, and I love welcoming guests to this special place, but I am now ready to do more of the other things in life that I enjoy such as cycling and wild swimming.”
However, Highland Perthshire has made her mark on the businesswoman who plans to stay local and find the perfect plot to fulfil her next dream – a tiny eco home with its own flower meadow, this time just for one.