Fancy a home with a view of Ben Nevis?

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As the closest properties to Ben Nevis, the views from the eight homes at Tower Ridge Courtyard at Torlundy, near Fort William, are simply breathtaking.

The majestic north face, as well as Glen Nevis and Nevis Range Ski Resort, lie just outside the development while the river Lundy meanders by.

Designed by Ian Smith and David Matheson in conjunction with DK Designs, four of the homes have already been snapped up off plan.

“We always had in our minds that people would purchase these houses for investment but it is actually local people who have purchased them so far which has been a nice surprise,” says Smith.

The two-bedroom apartments at Tower Ridge start at £235,000 while the four-bedroom villas are on the market from £299,000.

What is more, the timber frames have been pre-injected with special insulation which means each of the houses qualifies for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) grant.

Smith explains: “With the air source that’s powering the underfloor heating, each person will get money put back into their account for seven years.”

Smith and Matheson have used local tradesmen who have carefully employed building methods best suited to the West Highland climate.

Both home designs celebrate their surroundings with tall glass windows to maximise the mountain views.

Access to the site is via a private road, just off the A82, which runs past the original Torlundy water mill before opening out onto the beautiful courtyard area.

The car parking and communal courtyard both have the added luxury of being low maintenance by design, so there’s no factoring fee to consider. Each home also has a private garden.

The remaining properties are due to be completed mid May, although in two of the homes the kitchens and bathrooms will be left unfinished to allow the purchaser a bespoke design.

The development offers the ultimate in country living for couples and families looking to relocate as well as investors after a holiday rental or buy-to-let opportunity.

“We have new schools being built, there’s a new M&S and there’s a new hospital in the pipeline,” says Smith.

“These things all tick the boxes for people who want to relocate, and for investors.”

As a long-term let, the four-bedroom villas could attract a monthly rent of £1,200 while the apartments could be let for around £800.

If bought as a holiday let, a villa at Tower Ridge Courtyard could attract up to £1,200 a week in high season and £500 per week in low season.

The location is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with the ski slopes within easy reach and fishing, walking and shooting available on the doorstep.

Prices from £235,000, contact

MacPhee & Partners on 01397 702200.