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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Torran View, Torlochan, Gruline, Isle Of Mull, PA71 6HR

Sold STC £380,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding, award winning architect-designed property in a stunning location on the Isle of Mull
  • Panoramic south-westerly views across open land towards Loch na Keil and Staffa
  • Nordan argon gas double glazing. Nibe heat recovery system. Loft space
  • Easily maintained stock fenced garden. Shed
  • Ample parking and turning
  • EPC Rating C&&

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Torran View is situated in Torlochan, close to the picturesque settlement of Gruline in the west of Mull. The area is abundant in wildlife and lies close to Loch na Keal. The nearby Ulva Ferry operates boat trips to the islands of Ulva, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. The base of Ben More, the highest mountain in Mull, is approximately four miles away.

Day to day village amenities can be found in Salen, approximately two miles away. Salen is a pleasant island village with an ample range of amenities. There are several well-stocked shops including a grocer, ironmonger and garden centre as well as a Post Office, gift shop and launderette. There are two hotels and restaurant which serve fresh local produce daily. Craignure Golf Course is situated approximately ten miles away. Also in Craignure is the newly opened Spa and swimming pool.

Added to this there is a first class primary school with an excellent education record, which also incorporates Mull’s Gaelic language unit. Salen has an excellent medical centre and also provides the island’s hospital with regular clinics. There are churches of various denominations.

There are also wildlife spotting opportunities with otters, sea eagles and golden eagles often sighted in Salen and Loch na Keil and also regularly from the house itself.

The Isle of Mull
The second largest of the Inner Hebrides, Mull is a highly accessible island, being reached by a forty-five minute vehicular ferry from Oban. Services from Lochaline on Morvern and Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula are also available. There is a small airstrip at Glenforsa three miles from Torran View suitable for private aircraft and a main line train and a bus service from Glasgow to Oban, with some trains connecting with the ferry.

The colourful harbour town of Tobermory is a popular tourist destination and as such provides an excellent range of dining, cultural and shopping opportunities as well as standard services, including a medical centre, churches, a high school with a primary section, and good sports facilities including a scenic nine-hole golf course and tennis court. There is a theatre and also An Tobair Arts Centre. In the harbor there are pontoons and moorings for hire.

Outside the buzz of Tobermory, the Isle of Mull boasts an extraordinary and diverse scenery. From the dramatic Gribun cliffs and the shark-fin peak of Ben More to the white sands of Calgary Bay, Mull has undoubted appeal for all. A multitude of sea lochs give Mull over 500km of coastline to be explored by kayaks, yachts, divers or on land by foot or mountain bike. The awe-inspiring landscape is also a strong lure for artists of every discipline.

Accompanying the varied scenery is a range of wildlife. Mull is home to a variety of rare birds including golden eagles, white-tailed sea eagles and hen harriers. The island is famous for its roaming herds of red deer, and otters may be seen dining on brown trout on the Ross of Mull or playing in secluded bays. Cetacean – and shark – watching trips are a favourite with tourists, as are trips to the Treshnish Isles to visit the local puffin and seal populations, or to Staffa to admire the stunning geology of Fingal’s Cave.

On leaving the ferry terminal at Craignure, head towards Salen on the A849. Continue forward as the road turns into the A848, bearing left onto the B8035 signposted Gruline. En route to Gruline and after approximately three miles, at the signpost for Torlochan head over the green bridge. The property is at the top of the drive and is the second one on the right hand side.

Torran View is an outstanding, newly-built one and a half storey detached property, sitting in an enviable position with commanding views on all sides. The property was built in 2008 and is of Dualchas design, with NHBC certification in 2008 and designed by Mary Arnold-Foster of Dualchas Design in Skye.

Founded in 1996, Dualchas Building Design ( is an award-winning Scottish architecture practice which combines modern ideas and technology with a respect for the past, producing architect designs to complement natural environments. Mary Arnold-Foster of Dualchas Building Design won the Architecture Grand Prix at the 2008 Roses Awards, beating designs from Britain’s biggest firms, including Norman Foster (designer of The Gherkin, Wembley Stadium and Hong Kong Airport). More recently, Dualchas won the 2011 RIBA Award in recognition of UK excellence in architecture for their design of Raasay Hall.

The exterior of the property is of smooth white render under a pitched slate roof.

Inside, the property has been beautifully designed with clean, modern lines, great attention to detail, very high quality fixtures and finishes, and immaculate interior décor.

Extremely energy-efficient, there is double glazing throughout, which has state-of-the-art Argon gas-filled windows. A Nibe 9000 Heat Recovery System is fully operational, meaning that only in the winter is it necessary to use electricity to heat the water. In addition, there is under floor heating.

There is a light and uncluttered entrance hall which can be entered either from the front or via an access ramp and entrance vestibule to the rear. The hall gives access to all the ground floor accommodation and is illuminated by three Velux windows and uplighters. There is storage space and a carpeted dog leg staircase leading to the first floor.

The lounge is bright and extremely spacious, with triple aspect windows offering superb views to the north west, north east and south west. There is a high, coombed ceiling and a feature, recessed entertainment wall with space for a wall mounted flat screen television, a surround sound system and recessed shelving. In addition, there is a standalone wood burner which is set upon a black slate hearth and lit by downlights.

The open plan kitchen/dining room is a stunning, contemporary room. With dual aspect views and sliding doors to the patio, the room offers open access to the lounge and has a modern fitted kitchen with coloured floor and wall units, Corian worksurfaces, large areas of recessed shelving and a full range of top quality kitchen appliances. There is space for a large dining table.

Accessed via an inner hall, the luxurious Master Bedroom suite has large, floor to ceiling sliding doors which offer stunning views to the south west towards the sea. There are two built-in double wardrobes. As part of the Master suite, there is a large bathroom with a 4-piece bathroom suite including a wood panelled bath with a mains pressure mixer shower. The décor of this room effectively blends natural wood panelling and tiling and has a wall mounted mirror with side lights.

There is a further ground floor bedroom, equally suitable as a study, which has triple aspect windows and a high coombed ceiling; and a further bathroom which has a Jacuzzi corner bath with a shower attachment.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a very well-equipped utility room which has a washing machine, freezer and tumble dryer, as well as a pulley, a hanging rail and a hatch to the loft.

Upstairs, a large carpeted landing with dual aspect Velux windows and ample recessed shelving provides access to bedrooms 2 and 3. Both bedrooms are beautifully presented with immaculate modern and neutral décor, and effective design features.

Bedroom 2 has a large Velux window which faces south west and offers panoramic views. There is recessed shelving, a coombed ceiling and a door to the en suite bathroom, which has a fully tiled standalone shower cabinet with a folding screen and mains pressure mixer shower.

Bedroom 3 has two large Velux windows facing south west, and a display shelf with a void which looks over the lounge. There is eaves storage and a telephone point.

Outside, the property is accessed via a shared track off the public road. There is gated access onto a shared gravel drive with a parking area. The property sits on level, easily maintained grounds with stock fencing around, the benefit of hours of sunshine from each direction, and superb, panoramic views, in particular to the south west with lovely sunsets. In addition, there are approximately 8 acres of grazing ground, a shed for outside working and storage, and a timber stable block for horses, ponies or other livestock available by separate negotiation.

The accommodation with approximate sizes (for guidance purposes only) is as follows:

Paved access ramp to external wooden door with outside light (NW) into:

Vestibule 2.90m x 1.60m
Glazed internal door to hall. Bench. Shelving. Coat hooks. Tiled floor. Downlights.

Three Velux windows (SE) to side. Glazed external door (SE). Smoke detector. Doors to utility room, bathroom, study and bedroom 1. Access to open plan dining/kitchen. Carpeted dog leg staircase to first floor. Built-in double storage cupboard housing NIBE heating system. Built-in double storage cupboard with open storage and slatted shelves. Recessed shelving. Under-stair storage cupboard. Tiled floor. Downlights. Two matching uplighters.

Lounge 5.39m (max) x 4.23m (max)
Triple aspect room with large picture window and roller blind (SW) with views, large window and roller blind (NW); and window with roller blind (NW). Large picture window with roller blind (NE). High coombed ceiling. Recessed shelving. Recessed entertainment wall. Standalone wood burner set in recess on black slate hearth with downlights over. Tiled floor.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room 7.09m x 5.63m (max)
L-shaped room with double open access to lounge. Dual aspect large floor to ceiling sliding patio doors with roller blinds (SW) and views to Loch na Keil. Window with roller blind (SW) and views. Large picture window with roller blind (NE). Space for a dining table. Recessed shelving. Modern fitted kitchen with coloured floor and wall units. Two glass fronted display cabinets. Under cupboard downlights. Corian worksurfaces. Siemens 5-ring gas hob. Stainless steel extractor. Stainless steel splashback. One and a half bowl rectangular stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap. Siemens stainless steel double oven and grill with drop down door. Siemens American-style fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser. Tiled floor. Downlights.

Inner Hall 1.29m x 2.03m
Window (NE). Doors to bathroom and bedroom 1. Smoke detector. Tiled floor. Downlights.

Door from hall to self-contained suite containing Master Bedroom and bathroom:

Bedroom 1 (Master) 4.42m x 3.38m
Large floor to ceiling sliding doors with roller blinds (SW) onto patio with views. Window with roller blind (SE). Two built-in double wardrobes with shelves and hanging space. Television points. Tiled floor. Two matching wall lights. Downlights.

Bathroom 3.26m x 2.03m
Dual aspect with window and Venetian blind (SE) and large window with Venetian blind (NE). Solid oak shelf runs the length of the window. Modern 4-piece suite in white comprising: W.C. and hidden cistern, bidet, large hanging wash hand basin with mains pressure mixer tap; and oak panelled bath with tiling around, mains pressure mixer shower, mains mixer tap and shower attachment. Glass shower screen. Ceiling mounted extractor fan. Ladder-style heated towel rail. Heated wall mounted mirror and side lights. Matching bathroom fitments. Tiled floor. Downlights.

Bedroom 4/Study 4.49m x 2.76m
Triple aspect windows with Venetian blinds (NW) to side and (NE) to rear, and window (SE). High coombed ceiling. Tiled floor.

Bathroom 2.59m x 2.11m
Window (NW). Solid oak shelf runs the length of the window. Modern bathroom suite in white comprising: W.C. and hidden cistern, hanging wash hand basin and mixer tap, and Jacuzzi corner bath with mains mixer tap and shower attachment. Ladder-style heated towel rail. Tiling around bath. Tiled floor. Downlights.

Utility Room 1.54m x 2.43m
Window with Venetian blind (NW). Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, drainer and tiled splash back. Solid oak worksurface. Hatch to loft. Pulley. Wooden worksurface. Hanging rail. Zanussi automatic washing machine. Washer/condenser tumble dryer. Zanussi freezer. Tiled floor. Downlights.

Large Velux windows (SW) and (NE) with downlights over. Smoke detector. Ample recessed shelving for small library. Doors to bedrooms 2 and 3. Staircase with solid oak rail. Wall mounted panel heater. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 4.50m (max) x 3.68m (max)
Large Velux window with downlight over and blackout blind (SW). Coombed ceiling. Door to en suite. Recessed shelving. Wall mounted panel heater. Fitted carpet.

En Suite 3.43m (max) x 1.78m (max)
Large Velux window with downlight over and blackout blind (SW). Coombed ceiling. Deep recessed solid oak shelving and window recess. Inset wash hand basin and mains mixer tap. Fully tiled standalone shower cabinet with folding screen mains pressure mixer shower. W.C. in white with hidden cistern, display shelf and downlight over. Ladder-style heated towel rail. Wall mounted panel heater. Tiled floor.

Bedroom 3 4.27m (max) x 4.49m (max)
Two large Velux windows with downlights over and blackout blinds (SW). Coombed ceiling. Display shelf and void with Venetian blind over lounge. Door to eaves storage. Recessed shelving. Telephone point. Fitted carpet.

Outside, the property is accessed via a shared track off the public road. There is gated access onto a shared gravel drive with a parking area. The property sits on level, easily maintained grounds with stock fencing around, the benefit of hours of sunshine from each direction, and superb, panoramic views, in particular to the south west. In addition, there are approximately 8 acres comprising two paddocks of grazing ground, a shed for outside working and storage, and a timber stable block for horses, ponies or other livestock available by separate negotiation.

The garden has hot and cold outside taps and an outside security light.

Shed 12’ x 10’
Light and power. Concrete plinth.

Mains electricity
Shared private water supply (UV and particle filters)
Private SEPA registered septic tank
NIBE 9000 Heat Exchange system
Underfloor heating

PA71 6HR

Council Tax
Band “G”

Closing Date
A closing date may be set for the receipt of offers and interested parties should note their interest in the property.

Entry will be by mutual agreement.

Viewing is strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents. Prior to making an appointment to view, we strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of our staff.

Travel Arrangements
Loch Lomond Seaplanes 0870 242 1457
(flights from Glasgow – Tobermory)

Oban Railway Station 08457 484950

Caledonian MacBrayne (0) 1475 650100
All fitted carpets, floor coverings, blinds and all items as described in the sales particulars are included in the sale.

Particulars and photographs September 2011

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