These 3 adjoining plots, are situated in the tranquil village of Toberonochy on the popular Inner Hebridean Island of Luing. The plots enjoy an elevated position with far reaching views across Shuna Sound to Shuna Island. The village, one of …
These 3 adjoining plots, are situated in the tranquil village of Toberonochy on the popular Inner Hebridean Island of Luing. The plots enjoy an elevated position with far reaching views across Shuna Sound to Shuna Island. The village, one of two on Luing, benefits from a more sheltered location on the island’s east coast. Close to the site is a pretty bay with anchorage for boats. The plots are being offered with planning permission for 2 and 3 bedroom houses making them ideal for couples or small families.
The Isle of Luing, one of the former slate isles, has a population of about 170. The island is situated within commuting distance of Oban town to the north on Scotland’s west coast. Access to the island is via a car ferry which runs a regular, daily service making it one of the most accessible of the Western Isles. The island is serviced by a shop, post office, two village halls, church and heritage centre with café, there is also a medical practice on neighbouring Seil and 9-hole golf course. Luing offers a choice of outdoor pursuits including walking, sailing, kayaking and fishing and has its own skiff club. It is also a haven for a diverse range of wildlife. The popular coastal town of Oban offers an excellent range of retail outlets, professional services, a leisure centre and cinema. There is also a choice of primary and secondary schools. The town’s railway station runs daily services to Glasgow and from the harbour are regular ferry sailings to the Western Isles. Further to the north at Connel, a small airfield operates flights to the Outer Isles with plans to extend to Glasgow in future.
Full planning permission has been granted for the development of three detached, architect designed houses on the site, including one 3 bedroom and two 2 bedroom 1.5 storey homes. The plots are accessed via a shared drive from the single track road to the front of the site, construction of which is being started by the owner. Some services are either close by including water and telephone with electric already on site. Drainage will be to a shared septic tank or individual tanks if preferred by the buyers who will be responsible for their installation. However, the owner may be willing to contribute towards these installation costs. Each plot has its own private garden and off road parking.
The houses are designed to be light and airy with sliding doors and large first floor windows to make the most of the sea views. The designs offer a contemporary alternative to the traditional slate worker’s cottage, ensuring excellent use of space to create practical accommodation which is also in keeping with the original island homes.