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Frachadil House

Calgary, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6QH

Offers Over £625,000


  • Exceptional island home in private setting

  • Stunning, far reaching views of the Small Isles

  • Excellent business potential

  • Ample scope for development subject to planning consents

  • Delightful walled garden

  • Close to iconic Calgary Bay and beach

Dating from the 1600s, Frachadil House is situated in an elevated position in a stunning location. The property is one of only a few on Mull enjoying far reaching views of the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rhum and Canna. …

Dating from the 1600s, Frachadil House is situated in an elevated position in a stunning location. The property is one of only a few on Mull enjoying far reaching views of the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rhum and Canna. The Isle of Skye and the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly mainland point in Great Britain, are
also visible from the house. The property, once the holiday retreat of former government minister Lord Rab Butler, benefits from a very picturesque and tranquil setting, surrounded by delightful grounds extending to approximately 10 acres. The iconic Calgary Bay with its sandy beach on Mull’s northwest coast is a short distance
away.

Mull remains one of the most popular of the Inner Hebridean Islands, with its dramatic scenery, diverse wildlife and wide choice of outdoor pursuits. Frachadil House is ideally situated to benefit from local attractions and services including the popular Art in Nature trail and artisan café at Calgary Bay and village shop, post office and primary school at Dervaig. Mull’s principle town Tobermory, a short drive away, offers a range of artisan shops,
cafés and restaurants and is the location of the island’s acclaimed secondary school, award winning theatre and distillery.

The island is connected to the mainland by a choice of ferry services including from Craignure to the popular coastal town of Oban and from Tobermory to Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Additional services also operate between Fishnish on Mull’s east coast and Lochaline on the Morvern Peninsula.

Frachadil House offers most attractive and very spacious accommodation over 3 floors. The B listed house is full of charm and character and has retained many original features including exposed stone walls, wooden doors and fireplaces. On the ground floor, principle rooms include a spacious, contemporary, open plan dining kitchen with double oven Aga, a sun room with adjoining drawing room ideal for guests, a family sitting room and snug. On the first floor and accessed via their own staircase are two bedrooms with showers and separate
bathroom which were operated as bed and breakfast accommodation by the previous owners. Also on the first floor is a further bedroom with shower and off the split level landing, an additional bedroom, shower room and two further rooms suitable for use in a variety of ways. On the second floor is a stylish, self-contained, 2 linked bedroom apartment with open plan living/kitchen area and bath/shower room. The apartment has been
successfully let in the past as self-catering accommodation. Also on the second floor is the laundry room and two further bedrooms with coombed ceilings.

The extensive grounds, which encircle the house, include large expanses of lawn, a wild flower meadow and woodland. To the side of the property on the far side of the drive, the grounds extend down to a large burn which marks the boundary. Within this area is a substantial walled garden with mature plants and trees. Enclosed by the original dry stone walls, this stunning area provides a wonderful sun trap and offers excellent protection
from the elements. Throughout the grounds are a variety of seating areas including a patio accessed from the kitchen. The grounds extend up above the house from where the sea views can also be enjoyed. Frachadil House is accessed from the main road via a private drive which leads directly to the property. At the top of the drive to the side of the house is a large parking area for several cars.