Secluded architect designed house built to very high specifications in 2003
Set at the end of a private road on the scenic northwest coast of Mull
Three reception rooms, four bedrooms
Built in an arc shape offering breath-taking views
Sea views to the Holy Island of Iona, Inch Kenneth, Ulva and Ben More
About 1.8 acres in all
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A unique architect designed home with stunning coastal views across the Inner Hebrides
Torr Buan House is situated on the northwest coast of the Isle of Mull on the edge of the small hamlet of Ulva Ferry. Set on the shores of Loch Na Keal and overlooking the Isle of Ulva, the area is one of the most scenic on Mull and is set with a National Scenic Area. There is a small primary school in the hamlet and a very active community.
The island of Mull is one the largest islands of the Inner Hebrides with excellent local amenities. The island is renowned for its varied and extensive wildlife, marine life, geology, landscapes and sea views, together with its numerous bridleways and footpaths for walkers of all ages and levels of expertise including its very own Munro, Ben More, which can be seen from the property.
The house enjoys a wonderful panoramic aspect taking in sunrise to sunset and is well placed to take advantage of the local wildlife. White-tailed and golden eagles, hen harriers, red deer and otters are regular visitors as are common and grey seals. In the summer basking sharks, dolphins and porpoise can also be seen around the coastline.
Torr Buan House is a contemporary high specification detached home which was individually designed for our clients in 2003. The property is built in an arc shape with fantastic large reception spaces and an expanse of glass on the southern elevation, maximising the breathtaking views over the surrounding landscape and stunning sea views of Hebridean islands and the mountains of Mull. The house was built to eco-friendly specifications with sheep wool insulation, high efficiency boiler and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.
The double-height reception hallway is open to the dining room and a bespoke staircase leads to a gallery landing on the first floor. The space is flooded with natural light from an expanse of windows at the front which stretch from the floor to the upper level. The principal reception rooms are all located off the reception hallway creating an open plan interconnected space split across numerous levels.
There is a stunning double-height vaulted sitting room with exposed oak beams, an open fire and large floor to ceiling windows which capture the views to the south with a circular window capturing the view of Ben More. A door opens into the dining area and sun room, while being open to the kitchen. The fitted kitchen is a unique circular shape with an aga, integrated appliances, Caithness stone worktop and a pantry off. There is a bay window to the side overlooking the gardens and ample space for a dining table and chairs.
There is a dining area running along the southern elevation of the property, which can be accessed off the reception hall or sitting room. There is an expanse of glass doors along the full width of the south and west elevations which offer a panoramic view of the surrounding coastal landscape and islands, along with the highest peak on Mull, Ben More. There is an office/study and a lower bedroom suite, with a sitting room area, spacious bedroom and en suite shower room, a door to the side allows a separate private access to the bedroom suite. This room was run as a B&B charging £150 per night.
A gallery landing on the first floor leads to the master bedroom which boasts stunning views of Ulva, built in wardrobes and a circular en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms and a shower room on this level. All rooms have stunning views across the landscape.
The house sits in a secluded plot of about 1.8 acres at the end of a short private road. The house is surrounded by decking giving expansive views and a large entertaining space. A store room/workshop is attached to the rear property. There are a number of stone built "black-houses" within the plot, which offer potential to develop, subject to the necessary consents.
Square Footage: 2053 sq ft
Acreage: 1.8 Acres
Travel to Oban by car. On reaching Oban take the ferry to Craignure. On leaving the ferry, take a right onto the A849 and continue for approximately 11 miles until you reach Salen. Take a left onto the B8035, signposted Ulva Ferry (B8073). After approximately 2.5 miles, turn right onto the B8073 and continue for 6 miles. Take a left at the sign for Torr Buan House and continue around to the right until you reach the gates for the house.
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