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Uisken Road, Bunessan

Offers in Excess of £50,000
0.5 ac.

Property Description

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  • 0.5 acres (0.2 hectares)

Key features

  • Stunning site with full planning permission for 2 bedroom property
  • Close to beaches and village
  • Far reaching, uninterrupted views
  • Delightful, former chapel on generous site
  • Option for more ground by separate agreement

Full description

A unique opportunity to acquire the ruin of a former Chapel above the village of Bunessan on the Ross of Mull, with full planning permission for an architect designed, two bedroom property. The site currently extends to approximately 0.5 acre but is being offered with the potential to acquire additional land by separate agreement with the owner.

Overview - In a truly delightful location, nestling above the picturesque village of Bunessan on the popular Isle of Mull, The Old Chapel offers a wonderful opportunity to create a special home, ideal for holiday retreats or longer stays. The site, which includes the chapel ruin itself, is located off the Uisken Road, in a tranquil setting with far reaching views of the countryside and rolling hills. Close by are two excellent beaches at Uisken and Ardalanish Bay, delightful walks, bird watching and water sports.

The former Baptist Chapel represents an important landmark in the Island's history and the architect's plans for the house ensure as much of the structure and character of the original building are retained in the development of the property. The site comes with full planning permission (Argyll & Bute Council ref 10/01801/PP and 13/02165/PP) for a two bedroom cottage over two floors, with generous open plan kitchen/dining and living space, bathroom and plenty of storage. The addition of extra windows and a dormer ensure maximum light and the opportunity to enjoy the far reaching views. The whole site is approximately 0.5 acre but is being offered by the owners with the option to acquire a larger area of ground if required. Services - including mains water and electricity - are close by and an indication of costs to connect these to the site are available. The site will also require the installation of an approved drainage system to include a septic tank with soakaway, a survey for which has already been undertaken within the planning application. Building projects are a regular feature on Mull and the island has a number of established builders who are available to be contacted to discuss the development. Plans for the site are available via the Council website and from West Property. The Old Chapel offers a special opportunity to create superb, contemporary accommodation in a spectacular location, whilst retaining part of Mull's history.

Location - The village of Bunessan - the largest village on the Ross of Mull - is approximately one mile away. The village has a population of approximately 300 and is serviced by a SPAR shop, post office, baker, restaurant/caf and doctor's surgery. The primary school for the Ross of Mull is also based in the village. Bunessan is a thriving fishing village and is famous for its lobsters which come from nearby Loch Scridain. The village lies approximately 5 miles from Fionnphort to the West where it is possible to take a ferry to the island of Iona with its famous Abbey. Fionnphort also provides access to a variety of sea trips to other famous landmarks such as Fingal's Cave on Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. The hamlet of Craignure lies 29 miles to the East of Bunessan and is the terminal for the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry which runs a regular service throughout the year to the attractive town of Oban with its wide range of shops and amenities.

The popular Isle of Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides with a population of approximately 2,700. Mull is serviced by regular ferries from the mainland to Craignure, Fishnish and Tobermory. The island is home to many species of wildlife including the white-tailed eagle and has the densest population of golden eagles in Europe, as well as basking sharks, minke whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals. The main town on the Island - Tobermory - lies approximately 42 miles from Bunessan to the North and provides a variety of attractions, including the Island distillery and the Mull Theatre.

Directions - Follow signs for Bunessan, taking a left turn before the Argyll Arms in the village. Continue along this road turning left at the sign for Uisken. The Old Chapel is located off the Uisken Road on the right hand side and is indicated by the For Sale sign.

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These particulars were prepared on the basis of our knowledge of the local area and, in respect of the property itself, information supplied to us by our clients. All reasonable steps were taken at the time of preparing these particulars. All statements contained in the particulars are for information only and all parties should not rely on them as representations of fact; in particular:- (a) descriptions, measurements and dimensions are approximate only; (b) all measurements are taken using a laser measure (therefore may be subject to a small margin of error) at the widest points; and (c) all references to condition, planning permission, services, usage, construction, fixtures and fittings and moveable items contained in the property are for guidance only.

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