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Saorphin Farm, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, PA67 6DW

Let Agreed


Oban Office - 01631 566 122

An exciting Business Opportunity has arisen to lease a most attractive farmhouse, farm which extends to approximately 650 acres (263 Ha) and 3 self catering cottages situated on the shores of the freshwater Loch Assapoland with sea frontage including its own sandy beach

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Mairi Kennedy on 01631 567 799 or contact Mairi via Email.


Let Agreed


  • Lot 1 = Saorphin Farm extending to approximately 650 ac (263 ha) including open sided portal framed building.
  • Lot 2 = Saorphin Farm House, Large Agricultural Building
  • Lot 3 = Self Catering Accomodation
  • Lot 4 = Sporting
  • Extending to approximately 650 Acres (263.06 Hectares)


Lot 1
Saorphin Farm
Saorphin Farm extends to approximately 650 acres (263 Hectares). The farm comprises in bye fields to the north of the farmhouse, with
rough grazings to the south leading down to the sea.

Lot two could also be included by negotiation.

There are areas of commercial and native woodlands included in the tenancy, however cannot be grazed by livestock.

It is felt that the farm could sustain a flock of approximately 250 Ewes, however interested parties should seek their own independent advice.

The farm has in the past enjoyed organic status, however this has now lapsed. The Single Farm Payment is not included in the offering.

An open sided portal framed agricultural building is included within the lease which is located to the south east of the farmhouse.

Lot 2
Saorphin Farmhouse
Saorphin Farmhouse is a substantial stone built one and a half storey traditional farmhouse. Double glazed throughout and under a pitched slate roof, the property provides a spacious and well laid out accommodation over two floors. Although it would benefit from some modernisation and upgrading throughout, the property is in reasonably good order, and offers the tenant the opportunity to refurbish.

Entering the property through the front porch into the hallway, there are doors off to the lounge, kitchen and bathroom. A wooden staircase with safety rail leads to the first floor.

The lounge is dual aspect with windows to the north and west offering good views across the Loch Assapol. A focal point of the lounge is the wood burning stove which provides a warm and
comfortable living space.

The kitchen is also dual aspect with windows north and east to the front and side. A glazed door leads to the rear porch. There is a good range of fitted floor units with roll top work surfaces and
cooking facilities are provided by a 4-ring gas cooker with oven and grill.

Off the kitchen, the rear porch has access to the rear garden and outbuildings as well as the three self catering units. A small WC is also off the porch and there is space and plumbing for an automatic
washing machine.

Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a family bathroom which has a three-piece suite in white comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath.

The first-floor landing provides access to all three bedrooms, two of which are north facing and have views of the loch whilst bedroom 2 has a Velux on the south elevation. All three bedrooms have
pendant lights as well as a radiator in each room. Bedroom 2 has access to the loft which provides additional storage.

Externally, the property is accessed off the public road via a private track. The house sits within delineated garden ground; however the opportunity exists if the subjects are let as two lots to delineate additional amenity ground.

The accommodation with approximate sizes (for guidance purposes only) is as follows:

Porch 1.77m x 1.47m
Dual aspect with windows (N) to front and (W) to side. Open access to hall. Tiled floor.

L-shaped. Doors to kitchen, bathroom & lounge.
Built in store cupboard. Wooden staircase to first floor. Central heating radiator. 2 pendant lights.

Lounge 4.43m x 3.55m
Dual aspect windows (N) & (W). Wood Burning Stove. Television point. Central heating radiator. Pendant light.

Kitchen 3.54m x 4.38m
Dual aspect windows (N) and (E) to side. Glazed door to rear porch. Fitted floor and wall units. Roll top work surfaces and tiled splashback. 4 ring gas hob, oven and grill. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Boulter central heating boiler. Central heating radiator. Tiled floor. Fluorescent light.

Bathroom 1.84m x 2.18m
Window (S) to rear. Three-piece suite in white comprising: W.C, pedestal wash hand basin and bath. Ceiling mounted extractor fan. Central heating radiator. Tiled floor. Pendant light. Rear

Porch 1.66m x 2.52m
L-Shaped. Glazed door to rear. Door to WC. Coat hooks. Meter cupboard. Central heating radiator. Tiled floor. Pendant light.

WC 0.69m x 1.64m
Window (E). WC and pedestal wash hand basin (white). Ceiling mounted extractor fan.. Tiled floor. Pendant light.

Velux (N) elevation. Doors to Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3. Pendant light.

Bedrooom 1 4.42m x 3.54m
Window (N). Coombed ceiling. Central heating radiator. Pendant light.

Bedroom 2 2.99m x 3.15m (both max)
Velux (S) elevation. Coombed ceiling. Hatch to loft. Central heating radiator. Pendant light.

Bedroom 3 4.40m x 3.58m
Window (N). Coombed ceiling. Hot water tank. Central heating radiator. Pendant light.

Externally, the property is accessed off the public road via a private track and there is parking for two cars to the south.

Lot 3
Self catering Accommodation
Stone built converted steading and separate stone built Bothy. All offering well laid out and comfortable accommodation and an ideal base for a relaxing break. Two-star Visit Scotland accreditation. Fully equipped with modern amenities.

Tigh Beag (sleeps 10)
Utility room, hall, lounge/kitchen, 4 bedrooms and bathroom

Tigh Mhor (sleeps 8)
Utility room, hall, lounge/kitchen, 3 bedrooms and bathroom

The Bothy (sleeps 2)
Open plan lounge/kitchen, bedroom and en-suite shower room.

Lot 4
Sporting Rights
The sporting's are in hand and will be let alongside one of the other lots.

The owner's priority is good management of the holiday cottages and to improve the area around the farmhouse and farm buildings.

All offers for all or part will be carefully considered and the overall management package is more important that the highest rent.

It is proposed to offer the farm land on a five-year Short Limited Duration Tenancy. The farmhouse could be let alongside the land or as property
managers accommodation.

Offers of rental are sought either as a whole or individually.

The Self Catering Cottages and farmhouse could be managed for a fee or be let on a 5 years commercial tenancy. If let alongside the farmhouse and land the landlords would seek the assistance of the tenants in managing the self-catering accommodation. In the past
this involved cleaning, housekeeping, welcoming, caretaking and some repairs for which the payment in the current year will be over
£7,000, and these arrangements can be discussed.

The cottages are available for let throughout the year. The revenue has fluctuated in recent years, with gross revenue of £26,750 in the year to March 2017 and a slightly higher figure is expected this year.

The manager or tenant will be required to provide general caretaking duties, clean and replenish the properties between rentals and undertake general basic maintenance tasks, in addition to being the
contact point for guests.


Saorphin Farm sits in a pleasant, rural location with far reaching views across Loch Assapol and the surrounding woodland and hills with land leading down to the sea and its own sandy beach.

Close to the local amenities at Bunessan and within driving distance of the ferry terminals at Fishnish and Craignure, the property and surrounding land is an ideal base from which to explore all that the island has to offer.

The capital of the Ross of Mull, Bunessan has the usual village amenities including a shop, post office and a primary school. There is also a popular hotel serving bar meals, a restaurant, a doctors' surgery, a police station and a fire station. The local coastline is dotted with stunning white sandy beaches, and Fionnphort where the ferry crosses to Iona and its famous Abbey, is only five miles
away. Tobermory is approximately 48 miles away on the north of the island.

The Isle of Mull
The second largest of the Inner Hebrides, Mull is a highly accessible island, being reached by a forty-five minute vehicular ferry from Oban. Services from Lochaline on Morvern and Kilchoan on the
Ardnamurchan peninsula are also available. There is a small airstrip at Glenforsa suitable for private aircraft and a main line train service from Glasgow to Oban with some trains connecting with the ferry.

The Isle of Mull boasts extraordinary and diverse scenery. From the dramatic Gribun cliffs and the shark-fin peak of Ben More to the white sands of The Ross, Mull has undoubted appeal for all.
A multitude of sea lochs give Mull over 500km of coastline to be explored by kayaks, yachts and divers, or on land by foot or mountain bike. The awe-inspiring landscape is home to a vast
range of wildlife, including golden eagles, sea eagles, otters and seals.

Due to its size and diverse range of attractions, Mull has a longer tourist season than many of the other Hebridean islands, continuing to receive large numbers of visitors into October. The island also hosts a number of music and arts festivals throughout the year as well as an annual vehicle rally.



From Craignure leave the ferry terminal and turn left onto the road signposted for Bunessan. On the approach to Bunessan, continue past the school and take the next left for approximately half a mile and then take the right hand turning at Loch Assapol. Follow the single track road and the farmhouse is at the end and is clearly visible.

Important Notice

These letting particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective tenants should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram LLP or its partners or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular:


  1. any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the let unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
  2. any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.