Home in secluded spot on Scottish island goes on sale for £495,000

A really grand design: Modern, arch-shaped home in secluded spot on Scottish Island of Mull that has sheep-wool insulation, reclaimed slate and underfloor heating goes on the market for £495,000

  • The 1.8-acre property the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides stands in place of a former Highland farm building
  • Its south-facing arch shape offers spectacular views over the water and scenery of Scotland’s west coast 
  • The modern Torr Buan House features four bedrooms and three bathrooms including a possible holiday let  

A stunning island home in Scotland with breathtaking views of the sea and the Hebrides has gone on the market for £495,000. 

The idyllic property on Scotland’s west coast, which sits in 1.8 acres of land, is now on the market with Savills for the first time since it was built for the current owners.

The modern Torr Buan House is in a secluded spot on the north west coast of Mull, formerly the site of a blackhouse, a farming building used across the highlands to house livestock and farm workers. 

It was built in an arc shape facing south, which not only makes the most of the spectacular views across the Inner Hebrides but also maximises the light and heat from the sun entering the house from sunrise to sunset. 

A wide shot shows a small road leading up to the property which includes a number of stone-built blackhouses within the plot

An island home and former farmhouse offering stunning views over the Inner Hebrides has gone on sale for £495,000

The Torr Buan House offers spectacular views over the mountainous scenery of the Inner Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast

The curved Torr Buan House off the west coast of Scotland is designed to make the most of the stunning Hebridean scenery

The living room of the Scottish property have floor-to-ceiling windows so residents can enjoy the beautiful scenery 

The kitchen of the modern Torr Buan House, which has underfloor heating on the ground floor and is meant to be eco-friendly

A ground floor bedroom in the Scottish island house which has an en suite shower room and its own separate access

To help the house blend into the surrounding landscape the rear roof elevation comes down to near ground level and is covered in reclaimed Ballachulish slate, which has been aged. 

The living room and sun room have floor to ceiling windows that frame the beautiful scenery, with sea views to the Holy Island of Iona, Inch Kenneth, Ulva and vistas of the mountains of Mull, including the highest peak Ben More. 

It has 2,054 sq ft of accommodation with an entrance hall, kitchen and dining room, sitting room, sun room, snug, office, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.


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A bedroom on the ground floor with an en suite shower room and sitting room area has its own separate access and could be used as a holiday let. The current owners ran it as a B&B charging £150 a night. 

The property was built to eco-friendly specifications with triple glazing, sheep wool insulation, a high efficiency boiler and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. 

In the summer, basking sharks, dolphins and porpoise are also often seen around the coast. 

The ground floor of the home on the island of Mull with the kitchen on a mezzanine level and stairs to the bedrooms 

A first-floor bedroom in the £495,000 property featuring an en suite bathroom and an unusually-shaped window 

Fish-themed pictures are among the decorations in the home which is designed to maximise brilliant views of the water 

Stairs leading up to first-floor bedrooms lead away from the dining room which has floor-to-ceiling windows to look at the sea

Jamie McNeill from Savills said: ‘Torr Buan House is a one-off architect-designed home that was designed specifically to take advantage of the views. So it has got glass right across one elevation, which makes it pretty unique.

‘The Isle of Mull is an incredibly scenic area anyway but this property has views right across to Ulva, Iona and Ben More.

‘It’s the perfect spot to take advantage of the incredible scenery and wildlife. There’s nothing in front of you but open land down to the shore.

‘We see modern houses all the time on the coast of Scotland, but few are as unique as this.

‘As you are coming down the drive it doesn’t look like a big house, it looks like a single storey, but once you get inside all the rooms are open, the space is the first thing you notice and then your eyes are drawn to the view.

‘It will either go to someone looking for the lifestyle change, seclusion but still within a community and with the possibility of earning an income from the bedroom suite, or it will go to someone as a second home. We’ve had people look at it that already have a holiday home on the island but are looking for somewhere bigger.’ 

A circular window shows the mountain scenery of the Hebridean islands near the £495,000 home which was built in 2003

Stunning views from the idyllic Scottish hideaway reveal the water and the mountainous landscape of the Inner Hebrides

A floor plan of the property shows the three first-floor bedrooms and one ground floor residence which could be let out 

The outside of the house is decorated colourfully in red and blue tiles with a bright blue picnic bench just outside

From outside the £495,000 property the new owners will be able to see across the water to the Hebridean scenery beyond

The ceiling-high windows will allow residents to see the wildlife including white-tailed and golden eagles, red deer and otters

One of the spectacular views of the mountains which the new occupants of the 1.8-acre property will be able to enjoy 

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