SUPERIOR DETACHED FORMER MANSE WITH STUNNING SEA VIEWS
The Old Manse forms an impressive, superior detached period property, occupying a prime elevated position in the heart of the popular town of Tobermory on the beautiful Scottish west-coast island of Mull. A former manse, the property is late-Victorian and commands outstanding views towards Tobermory Bay, The Sound of Mull and Morvern Peninsula.
This exceptional and unique property is further complemented by the carefully designed, generous garden grounds, surrounded by a stone wall and in addition offers a detached garage & workshop, stone outbuilding and ample parking.
The Old Manse has been beautifully maintained and restored, and now offers an exceptional blend of modern, comfortable accommodation and traditional charm. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises a large drawing room, dining room – both with bay windows to the breath-taking views, a freshly decorated kitchen in complimentary Farrow & Ball paint colours, pantry, cloakroom and utility room. The upper levels offer four bedrooms, a box room, two bathrooms and a hatch with ladder to a vast, floored, lit and fully insulated loft – subject to the necessary planning consents, the loft could present further accommodation.
The property is in immaculate decorative order and retains many of its period features including American Oak entrance doors, carved with thistles and featuring frosted glass panels, impressive split-level pitch pine staircase, pitch pine panelled doors, large decorative stain-glass window, Victorian fireplace and plaster cornicing and ceiling roses. In addition, the substantial kitchen benefits from oak kitchen units, a four oven Aga, Brita filter mixer tap and quarry tiled flooring whilst the three striking bathrooms boast a mixture of top-quality Heritage and Duravit sanitary ware, Hans Grohe shower, extra large bath and ornate Italian antique vanity table.
Externally, the wonderful garden grounds that surround the property are accessed by decorative wrought-iron double gates and enclosed by traditional stone walling, are in immaculate order and well-stocked with mature trees, shrubs and bushes. A gentle sloping lawn to the front and easily-maintained gravelled seating area provide a vantage point to admire the countryside and sea views with vegetable and herb beds located to the rear. The detached garage & workshop benefits from a remote controlled Hormann electric door with light and power and currently houses a 4 Wheel Drive car, lawn tractor and workbench. Furthermore, a traditional stone building to the rear is used for garden storage, with an orchid house to the side.
Tobermory is situated along the north-east coast of the Isle of Mull. Mull is the most accessible of all the Inner Hebridean Islands, only a two hour drive north-west of Glasgow and a 45 minute sailing from Oban, which makes it a very popular tourist destination. Mull is wonderfully diverse, with towering sea cliffs, powder white sandy beaches and a large mountain range with the peak of Ben More rising to over 3,000 feet. Home to a wide range of wildlife, Mull is one of the best places in Europe to participate in wildlife tourism, with regular sightings of the rare Golden Eagle and the White Tailed Sea Eagle.
Entrance Vestibule 2.2 x 1.36 (about 7’3 x 4’3)
Drawing Room 9.3 x 3.9 (about 30’6 x 12’9)
Dining Room 5.2 x 3.9 (about 17’0 x 12’9)
Cloakroom 2.3 x 2.0 (about 7’6 x 6’6)
Kitchen 3.9 x 3.6 (about 12’9 x 11’9)
Pantry 3.4 x 0.9 (about 11’3 x 3’0)
Utility 4.3 x 3.1 (about 14’0 x 10’3)
Rear Vestibule 2.7 x 1.9 (about 8’9 x 6’3)
Bedroom 2.9 x 2.8 (about 9’6 x 9’3)
Boxroom 2.5 x 1.8 (about 8’3 x 5’9)
Bathroom 4.0 x 3.2 (about 13’0 x 10’6)
Master Bedroom 6.2 x 4.0 (about 20’3 x 13’0)
Bathroom 2.3 x 2.2 (about 7’6 x 7’3)
Bedroom 4.0 x 3.8 (about 13’0 x 12’6)
Bedroom 3.9 x 3.7 (about 12’9 x 12’3)