8 bedroom detached house for saleDervaig, Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Argyll and Bute, PA75
Killoran House is a significant detached country house which is set on prominent grounds from which there are excellent open aspects.
The house is laid out over two levels and in its current configuration as a guest house has plenty of dedicated owner's accommodation and good separation from guest accommodation. The house is of painted smooth render finish under a part slate and part tiled roof. Accommodation is extremely freshly presented and well finished, it is all light, bright and generously proportioned and the principal rooms all take maximum advantage of the spectacular and often dramatic views.
The house is entered via a broad outer canopy porch to a good sized entrance vestibule, large reception hallway, cloaks/wc, access to bright conservatory/garden room (currently set up as guests dining room) with French doors to gardens.
Private owner's formal dining room with French doors to outer front canopy, comfortable private owner's sitting room, generously proportioned and well equipped kitchen with centre island, twin Belfast sinks, Rangemaster Cooker, larder and freezer store, inner hallway to home office/study, bathroom, boiler room/laundry/hot tanks store, bedroom 2 currently set up as linen/ironing room, bedroom 1 with study store off, bedroom 3 with en suite shower room.
Inner hallway to rear door and stairwell to upper level, under stairs store, upper hallway leading to guest first floor lounge/sitting room with French doors to balcony, guest study, wc, guest bedrooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 all with en suite showers (bedroom 4 has an en suite bathroom with shower over), linen stores.
General purpose store.
Gravel driveway from public road to vehicle hard standing and turning apron. Formal gardens to the side to grass before blending into semi ancient native woodland gardens with paths and walks cut through the grounds. Higher heathland grounds surround the house.
Dinner Bed & Breakfast Enterprise
The current owners have established a thriving and recurring dinner bed & breakfast and guest house enterprise. Killoran House offers 5 en suite bedrooms as well as a large guest lounge, dining room and study, all offering panoramic views of the countryside.
Killoran House has been awarded the Visit Scotland 'Taste our Best' award 2014/2015, as well as Visit Scotland's gold star award, a silver award from Green Tourism and the business is a mainstay in the Good Hotel Guide. Menus are carefully prepared and include fresh, locally sourced produce.
Presently the business has a turnover of about £70,000 less the cost of sales.
Killoran House is situated in a secluded and stunningly beautiful rural location on the rugged North West coast of the Isle of Mull.
The small village of Dervaig is about 1 mile distant, and lies at the head of Loch a'Chumhainn. It has a reputable and warmly welcoming hotel, post office and church.
Tobermory (9 miles) offers excellent opportunities for sailing and sea fishing, recently enhanced by new marina facilities. The town boasts a thriving arts and cultural scene, first class schools, an outstanding medical centre, a golf course, superb cafes and restaurants, enterprising shops and a delicious bakery. Mull has become a highly sought-after place to live: those seeking a change and pace of life have always been drawn to the island because of its wonderful quality of life and a strong sense of community. The island plays host to visitors from around the globe for various sporting and cultural events.
Mull is justly renowned for its extensive and varied wildlife, at sea and on land, and the fascinating geology which gives rise to its breath-taking land and seascapes. The world-famous islands of Iona and Staffa (with Fingal's Cave) lie close offshore. Mull continues to lead the way in eco-tourism (such as whale-watching) and the preservation of endangered species, in particular sea eagles and the golden eagles that inhabit the island's only Munro, Ben More (966 metres). It is a wonderful island for walking, climbing and on- and off-road biking, offering sightings of red deer, sea birds, seals and sea otters at every turn.
The Isle of Mull is one of the largest and most accessible Hebridean islands, with regular car ferry services from Craignure to Oban, Fishnish to Lochaline, and Tobermory to Kilchoan. Mull has a small private airstrip; Glasgow and Edinburgh airports offer domestic and international flights, and Oban has a main rail link.
On arrival by ferry at Craignure, turn right on leaving the ferry terminal, and drive to Salen (10 miles). (From Fishnish, follow the road for ¾ mile until you come to a T-junction, turn right onto the same main road and drive about 7 miles to Salen). Just before Aros Bridge, approximately 1½ miles north of Salen, the road splits; bear left here for Dervaig (10 miles). When you reach Dervaig you will see a white church on your right at the T-junction, go left over the stone bridge. Follow this road for about a mile and the sign for Killoran House is on the left."
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