Mull over island life in one of the ‘UK’s best places to live’

It’s been voted one of the UK’s best places to live by the Sunday Times … and lovers of island living now have TWO opportunities to put down roots in Mull.

Bell Ingram is marketing a pair of exceptional, but very different, properties on the postcard pretty island made famous by children’s TV favourite Ballamory.

Both have the potential to be either stunning family homes or exciting business opportunities with “significant income potential”.

Caol-Ithe Guesthouse

Caol-Ithe Guesthouse, on sale at offers over £435,000, is an exciting chance to buy a successful bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Fionnphort.

Comprising a five-bedroom guesthouse and two self-catering cottages, it is popular with tourists looking to travel to Iona and the Treshnish Isles.

The main property is a beautifully maintained detached bungalow which offers well-designed living with the kitchen dividing the family home from the guest accommodation over a single level.

The house is accessed from the parking area through a glazed vestibule, leading into a large central hallway.

Three en-suite guest bedrooms are located to the right, along with a fourth guest bedroom with separate stylish family bathroom

 An open plan dining room enjoys views across the rugged landscape and offers seating for 14 guests. The room also extends into a sitting area, providing a place for guests to relax in comfort.

Family accommodation occupies the remainder of Caol Ithe, comprising a well-equipped, modern kitchen, study/bedroom, art studio, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, utility room and a large combined lounge/dining room.

French doors open from the lounge to give access to a new sun room, providing an attractive addition to the living space.

Adjacent to Caol-Ithe Guesthouse, Cala Sith Cottages each offer high-quality self-catering accommodation over two levels. Figures on the income per annum can be made available by request to Bell Ingram.

Braeside House

To the north of the island, Braeside House is an architect-designed detached property with family accommodation over four level in an elevated position above the beautiful harbour town of Tobermory.

The wonderful living space makes it ideal as either a family home or as holiday home/bed and breakfast business. It is for sale at offers over £350,000.

Set in a 1/3 acre plot, Braeside House is accessed by a private gated driveway with a double garage and off-road parking for a number of vehicles.

An entrance vestibule leads to a ground floor bedroom with en-suite, a utility room, storage cupboard and separate WC.

There are two double en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has been used as a craft room in recent times. A number of sliding doors on the landing give convenient access to large storage cupboards.

A wood burning stove is the attractive focal point of the large combined lounge and dining room on the next floor. Adjacent to this attractive living space lies a fitted kitchen, with dual aspect windows offering stunning views across the gardens and over to Tobermory Bay.

The upper floor is home to a further two double bedrooms, each offering en-suite bathroom facilities and built in wardrobe storage. The rooms are connected by an internal gallery landing which looks down over the lounge.

Andrew Fuller from Bell Ingram, who lives on Mull, said: “These are two exceptional properties which are likely to appeal to both buyers looking for a delightful family home or those looking for a business opportunity with significant income potential.

“Accommodation of this standard and flexibility rarely comes up for sale in Mull so we expect a great deal of interest.

“Mull is a wonderful place to live, offering lifestyle change for many of our clients. It is well known for its abundant wildlife and sea life, including whales, dolphins and sea eagles.”

In addition to these wonderful properties, Bell Ingram is marketing various building plots on the island, as well as a restoration property on the neighboring Isle of Iona. For more information on property on Mull, contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or email

Published on 29th May 2019