Overlooking the peaceful haven of Fiskary Bay, Fiskary Cottage was designed in a way that takes full advantage of the magnificent landscape that surrounds it. The main entrance to the property is accessed at the termination of the impressive boardwalk and leads through a sizable utility room containing ample worktop space, storage cupboards and standing space for two tall fridge/freezers. A doorway leads through to a fully equipped kitchen, offering stunning views across the bay.
An internal hallway provides convenient access to the two double bedrooms, living room and family bathroom and contains a built-in storage cupboard. The double bedrooms each contain built-in wardrobe storage space. Access to the attic space is available from the hallway.
The family bathroom is partially tiled and includes a modern WC and sink, along with an electric shower over the bath. It also benefits from a front facing window, giving it a bright and airy feel.
The lounge area is accessed from the hall and feels light and spacious due to the dual aspect windows. It also opens up into the sizable UPVC conservatory, which is flooded with natural light and provides a special place to relax and enjoy the ever-changing surroundings.
Externally Fiskary cottage includes a land area of around 4 acres which extends down to Fiskary bay, with direct access to the shoreline offering a fantastic opportunity for those looking to enjoy sailing and other water sport activities.
The access boardwalk extends around the rear of the property and can also be enjoyed as a decking area for outdoor seating. A large rocky outcrop to the rear of the property offers protection from the elements and makes a magnificent viewpoint.
The detached bunkhouse has been used by various archaeological teams in the past, and could easily be reinstated as accommodation. It contains a basic shower and WC and includes a well-stocked tool workshop. A utility room also provides space for drying boots and outdoor clothes and equipment.
A quad bike and small boat are to be included in the sale along with fixtures and furniture, giving opportunity for immediate occupation. Deliveries to the cottage can be simplified by the addition of a temporary storage facility at the roadside.
A Viking boat 'noust' is cut into the upper shoreline of the Fiskary Bay, which historically would have been used to moor Viking longboats as they prepared themselves for both trading and warfare. Measuring 5m x 11m, it has a long 'V' shape of characteristic profile and is well protected from storms. It is widely considered by academics to be the finest example in Scotland.
In 2010 BBC2 used Fiskary as a base during the filming of Ancient Britain, hosted by the celebrated Scottish archaeologist, Neil Oliver. A large flat area at the edge of the bay was used to accommodate various helicopter landings.
The safe harbouring provided by the bay has also been used by an assortment of boats through the ages, most recently for the transport of peat from Coll to Tiree, and the movement of livestock to Mull. The natural low-tide pools of the bay also provide opportunity for fishing and exploration.
Situated on a site of significant archaeological interest on the charming Isle of Coll, Fiskary Cottage is a well-presented detached bungalow with bunkhouse, and is certain to attract significant interest. This modern cottage enjoys open views across to the Isles of Mull and Iona, and offers an exciting opportunity for those seeking isolation and privacy, whilst enjoying the charms of Scottish island life.
The property is accessed from a dedicated parking area by foot or quad bike along a combination of unmade track and wooden boardwalk. This journey adds to the magical allure of this much sought after location, and assures a high level of privacy.
Fiskary cottage is just 2.5 miles from the main village of Arinagour where amenities such as post office, church, deli, café, award-winning hotel, doctor's surgery and general store are located. A community centre provides a combination of sports hall and theatre facilities.
The Island is connected to the mainland via either a regular Caledonian MacBrayne vehicular ferry which takes approximately 160 minutes from Oban, or by a regular scheduled air service from Oban which takes approximately 30 minutes.