Located about one mile from the village of Drimnin in an elevated position above the road, Ferinish Church enjoys a private and very tranquil setting surrounded by the natural habitat of the Morvern Peninsula. The property benefits from stunning westerly …
Located about one mile from the village of Drimnin in an elevated position above the road, Ferinish Church enjoys a private and very tranquil setting surrounded by the natural habitat of the Morvern Peninsula. The property benefits from stunning westerly views across the Sound of Mull to the famous island. The Morvern Peninsula is known for its unspoilt scenery and varied wildlife including golden eagles, sea eagles, pine martens, otters and deer. The area offers superb woodland walks, hill walking, fishing and boating. The former church is situated in a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) with the garden bordered by a large area of woodland. Local villages including Lochaline, home of the award winning White House seafood restaurant, and Strontian offer a choice of shops and services, there is also a small post office in Drimnin itself. Also from the village is a foot ferry to Mull’s principal town of Tobermory with its range of shops, cafés and restaurants.
Accessed via a good sized porch with double arch doors, the architect designed conversion of the church which dates from 1892, encompasses a number of very attractive features including original panelling and wood from the pews, vaulted beamed ceilings and arch windows. The property has the benefit of a ground floor bedroom as well as a further bedroom/snug in what was the vestry with its original stone hearth. There is also a family bath and shower room and spacious dining kitchen at the far end of the very large open plan living area. The delightful Fired Earth kitchen includes a stylish mix of freestanding and integral units and attractive wall and floor tiles. Beyond the kitchen and accessed via the snug is the utility room added by the current owners as part of the conversion and providing a practical, generous space with wall and floor mounted units and external door to the garden.
Stairs from the ground floor lead up to the galleried landing which hangs above the living area and provides a delightful additional space to relax while enjoying the superb sea views. From this is access to the master bedroom with original ceiling beams, walk in dressing room and en-suite shower room. The property benefits from under floor heating throughout the ground floor, and stove with back boiler in the living area. There is also a stove in the snug and radiators on the first floor.
Ferinish Church has the benefit of a large and very attractive mature garden with a choice of seating areas. These include a good sized deck adjoining the west gable with views towards Mull and a delightful patio to the far side ideal for breakfast or evening drinks. Most attractive moss covered, dry stone walls are a feature of the garden with its abundance of trees, flowers and shrubs providing a stunning and very private oasis. At the far end of the garden to the north is a metal gate opening out on to a path leading to Drimnin village. On the southern side of the property is a further expanse of garden offering alternative places to relax. Also on this side is a large parking area accessed from a private track which adjoins the main road below. As the road ends in the village, traffic is minimal.