Paint a Picture of Life on Tiree

by Vickie Henry

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Front - SeaviewTwo side-by-side cottages, which take pride of place in a painting by one of Scotland’s favoured and most recognised artists, are offering buyers the opportunity to purchase property on an island dubbed the ‘Hawaii of the North’.

Mo Dhachaidh and Sea View, located in Mannal on the Inner Hebridean Island of Tiree in Scotland, were the inspiration for popular Tanzanian born artist, Pam Carter in her ‘Two Cottages’ painting.

Pam Carter has often acknowledged that she is inspired by the Scottish sea and landscape, highlighting the changing light sequences of the Western Isles as a significant motivation for her work.

The cottages, which are both detached traditional houses overlooking a sandy beach on the southwest of Tiree have come onto the market through Oban based estate agents, Bell Ingram.

Originally a two bedroom property, Mo Dhachaidh has ample space to become a three bedroom property for larger families and is currently on the market for offers in the region of £220,000.

Apart from the inspirational location and surroundings, Mo Dhachaidh’s star feature is its modern conservatory, which looks out onto the large garden offering direct access to a white sandy beach and stunning panoramic views over Colonsay in the south and Ardnamurchan in the north.Pr in Edinburgh

The second cottage, Sea View, which is on the market for offers over £105,000, also boasts a unique seafront location and is said to be one of the islands more traditional, and perhaps oldest, properties.

A single storey property, Sea View’s sturdy thick walls and two fireplaces at each end ensure that the smaller two bedroom property has a warm and cosy feeling on colder winter nights.

Hugh Nicol, Senior Associate for Bell Ingram, said: “These cottages are extremely special and offer buyers a once in a lifetime opportunity for this kind of rare property.

“It’s fabulous to see that Pam Carter has used these idyllic cottages as a key feature in one of her paintings. Pam is one of Scotland’s best artists and she has captured the picturesque and peaceful setting that these cottages offer absolutely perfectly in her painting.”

Hugh continued: “Both properties are in great condition. Mo Dhachaidh’s conservatory is its unique selling point as the views that it offers are one of a kind. The private garden and direct access to the beach are also great features.

“Sea View is a little smaller and so would be a perfect place for couples or smaller families and again, it’s rarely available location on the seafront is what makes this property so special.

“The properties themselves offer great business potential for holiday lets, especially as the island plays host to a Mo Dhachaidh Rear Conservatorynumber of major events such as windsurfing competitions and music festivals which bring hundreds of tourists to the island.

“They also offer a good investment for families looking to have that perfect holiday home on an island which many surfing enthusiasts have nicknamed the ‘Hawaii of the North’, or for couples looking to retire on one of the Hebrides most beautiful islands.”

Both properties are situated 6 miles from the ferry terminal and other local amenities, such as a school, shops, a bank, a post office, a doctor and a vet, as well as other every day requirements. The island also contains various small arts and crafts shops, as well as restaurants and cafés.

Outdoor enthusiasts won’t be disappointed as the island is famed for its long, sandy strips of beach, as well as for its reputation for getting more sun than any other part of the UK.

Pr in EdinburghTiree is renowned for its fantastic surf and hosts the Wave Classic windsurfing competition in the summer months, attracting windsurfing enthusiasts from across the globe to compete.

In recent years, the island has also been host to its annual Tiree Music Festival, drawing in several thousand to the island along with some well known and celebrated performers.

There is frequent and easy access to the mainland, with the ferry port offering regular sailings to Oban, as well as a small airport which has frequent flights to and from Glasgow.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only and can be arranged through Bell Ingram’s Oban office on 01631 566122.

Established 112 years ago, Bell Ingram has 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices, including chartered surveyors, estate and forestry managers, architects, building surveyors, Tourism and green energy specialists.

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