6 bedroom detached house for saleMeall Mo Chridhe, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36
- Grade B Listed country house dating from 1790
- Stunning open views over the Sound of Mull
- Stone-built steading and planning consent for two plots
- Walled gardens and approximately 45 acres
- Private shore frontage
- EPC Rating = F
A wonderful B Listed country house overlooking the Sound of Mull
Meall Mo Chridhe is situated in the village of Kilchoan towards the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the most westerly point on the British mainland. The area has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Scotland and includes rugged mountains, sea lochs and miles of coastline and sandy beaches.
The Ardnamurchan peninsula offers a wealth of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. The landscape is ideal for hill and coastal walking, with magnificent walks to the summit of Ben Hiant, the highest point on the peninsula. Other places of interest are the golden sands of Sanna Bay, the former Crofting hamlet of Portuairk, the Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse, Mingary Castle dating back to the Spanish Armada and Kilchoan Old Kirk, which reputedly dates from the 12th/13th century.
The area is noted for being very unspoilt and undisturbed, and offers opportunities for stalking and fishing. Ardnamurchan is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, from golden eagles, otters and wildcat to whales and dolphins.
Kilchoan provides a good selection of local amenities including the Kilchoan Hotel, which has a restaurant and bar, a village shop and Post Office, a church and local community centre. There is a daily bus service to and from Fort William, and regular sailings to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull (seven per day in the summer months and three per day in the winter) which has a Co-operative supermarket, excellent local restaurants and a dentist. There are primary schools in Kilchoan and Acharacle villages. Fort William provides more extensive facilities including a hospital, mainline railway station, supermarkets and a range of local shops and services. The bustling town of Oban is within reach and offers further amenities and access to the Islands via the ferry terminal.
Meall Mo Chridhe is a charming stone-built country house which dates back to the late 18th century. The property is a former Church of Scotland manse constructed in 1790. A larger Georgian extension was added in 1829, offering larger windows, high ceilings and detailed cornicing which is typical of that period. The property is Grade B Listed as a building of historical or architectural interest.
The property is set over three floors and is presented in immaculate order with a wealth of period features throughout. A welcoming vestibule and entrance hallway gives access to the principal reception rooms, with stairs giving access to the upper floors.
The drawing room and dining room are both situated to the front of the property and boast fine period features including fireplaces, cornicing and wooden floors. Both rooms are spacious and offer fantastic views over the gardens and the Sound of Mull towards the Isle of Mull.
The kitchen is fully fitted for everyday use, and has previously been used commercially. There is a 4 oven Aga and dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens. A rear hallway is situated off the kitchen and gives access to a spacious utility room, larder and storage cupboard, while also giving access to the gardens. There is also a useful downstairs WC.
The master bedroom is located on the first floor and benefits from an en suite bathroom. Stunning views over the Sound of Mull can be enjoyed from both the bedroom and the freestanding bath in the en suite. There are three further double bedrooms on this level, each with their own en suite. Two further bedrooms are situated on the second floor, with each having their own en suite shower room.
Gardens and grounds
The property is situated in approximately 45 acres of grounds which are a particular feature of the property, offering privacy to the house as well as enjoyment.
To the rear of the property is the walled garden, which extends to approximately 0.5 acres, and is mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and fruit and vegetable beds. The mature and well maintained gardens to the front are surrounded by a stone wall.
On the lower ground there are three paddocks, with a large area of land leading up towards Glebe Hill, which offers outstanding views over the surrounding landscape. It should be noted that the old Kirk and graveyard are excluded from the title.
Steading and building plots
There is a U-shaped stone built steading to the rear of the property which is Grade B Listed. The property offers excellent workshop and storage space and offers the opportunity to covert into further accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The land to the west of Meall Mo Chridhe has outline planning consent for the erection of two dwelling houses. Copies of the planning consents can be obtained from the Selling Agents.
The property is a Registered Agricultural Holding and part of the property is covered by an SSSI listing.
Oil central heating, mains water, mains electricity and private drainage.
Square Footage: 3,156 sq ft
Acreage: 45 Acres
Travelling by car from Fort William proceed south on the A82 to the Corran Ferry. Take the ferry to Ardgour. Proceed west on the A861 to Salen and turn left onto the B8007, following this road to Kilchoan. You will pass the Kilchoan House Hotel on your left, continue on for approximately 500m and Meall Mo Chridhe is on the right hand side.
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