Mullagrach - The Whole

Polbain, Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Highland, IV26 2YW

Offers Over £895,000

89.13 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • A charming mainland coastal house along with an island in the Summer Isles archipelago.
  • LOT 1 - Mullagrach House
  • 5 Bedrooms. Reception room and kitchen/dining room.
  • Comfortable, well-presented accommodation.
  • Single garage and workshop.
  • Beautiful gardens.
  • Spectacular views to the Summer Isles.
  • About 0.18 hectares (0.43 acres) in all.
  • LOT 2 - Mullagrach Island
  • The most northerly of the Summer Isles.
  • Modern, fully equipped cabin.
  • A haven for wildlife.
  • Landing stage and ground tackle for running mooring.
  • A coastline of rocky beaches, cliffs and caves.
  • About 35.9 hectares (88.7 acres) in all.

Mullagrach House is in the hamlet of Polbain on the Coigach peninsula. The property is in a delightful, secluded setting with spectacular views to the Summer Isles, an archipelago of mainly uninhabited islands in The Minch, including Mullagrach Island which forms part of this sale. The Coigach Peninsula is one of the most beautiful parts of the western Highlands and falls within Scotland’s first European Geopark, an area recognised globally for its outstanding geological features, cultural heritage and forward thinking communities. The area has sandy beaches and is popular for sea kayaking, diving, sea fishing and island cruises, while the picturesque harbour of Old Dorney is close by and provides a sheltered mooring for boats. This beautiful coastline sits against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, home to a wide variety of native wildlife and providing ideal hill walking and climbing.Coigach is a thriving and active community comprising a number of coastal hamlets and villages, including Polbain and Achiltibuie. The area is well served by a range of facilities including a post office, 3 shops, primary school, community centre, church and petrol station. Ullapool, about 23 miles away, has a secondary school as well as further shops and amenities including a major supermarket, leisure centre and ferry terminal. Inverness, less than 2 hours’ drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the South and Europe.LOT 1 Mullagrach HouseThe current owners purchased Mullagrach House in 2008 and have used it as a second home while also running it as a limited availability holiday let, mainly to repeat guests. The house has comfortable and well laid out single storey accommodation and recent improvements to the house include the installation of a new central heating system, the replacement of the oil fired AGA with a new range cooker, and modifications to one part of the kitchen.The main rooms take advantage of the stunning views with the wide windows and glass doors between the sitting room and dining kitchen filling the house with natural light. French doors from the dining area open to a terrace with outstanding views to the Summer Isles, extending the sense of space into the garden. Mullagrach House is a seasonal holiday let, managed through the owners’ website . There are approximately 120 let nights per annum with many repeat bookings. If the holiday lets don’t form part of the sale, it is the sellers intention to honour all existing bookings. LOT 2Mullagrach IslandMullagrach Island is the most northerly of the Summer Isles, a group of around 30 islands south of the Coigach peninsula. The island, which lies approximately two miles from Old Dorney Harbour (a boat journey of about thirty-five minutes), was purchased by the owners in 2006, extends to approximately 88.7 acres and comprises rough grass and heather dotted with wildflowers and a coastline of rocky beaches, sheltered coves, caves and cliffs. It has been the owners’ objective to conserve and improve the wildlife and vegetation of the island and to minimize disturbance to sensitive species of flora and its birdlife including, amongst others, great skua, kittiwakes, shag, fulmars and geese. The island, which can easily be reached by boat from the mainland, has a landing stage and ground tackle for running mooring. In order to enjoy the island and facilitate their management of wildlife conservation, theowners were granted planning consent in 2014 for a high-quality, low environmental impact cabin. Manufactured in Switzerland and of cross laminated timber construction, the cabin has been positioned and designed to withstand the weather conditions, while its curved, heather clad roof allows it to blend into the landscape. The interior is well equipped with a kitchen area, wood burning stove and two box beds, while solar panels provide power and there is an outside composting WC. There is a rainwater collection system, but drinking water is bottled.