An Idyllic Home In a Unique Island location

by Laura Berry

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Idyllic property on the market through Bell Ingram Those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland are being offered a rare opportunity to live on one of Scotland’s most idyllic, privately owned islands.

Respected land and property agent Bell Ingram is seeking tenants for a traditional stone-built cottage on the isle of Ulva, just off the west coast of Mull.

Bracadale, where it is thought Boswell and Johnson stayed during their famous journey around the west coast, offers distant sea views and idyllic countryside surroundings, which would make the perfect home for anyone looking for tranquillity and membership of a tight knit community.

Life on Ulva

With a population of only 16 people, Ulva offers the opportunity to experience Scotland’s nature at close quarters, without pollution, traffic or noise.

Bell Ingram manage over 500,000 hectares of land across the UK on behalf of public, private and corporate clients and is noted for its deft local touch in the communities where it works.

Jackie Moore, Lettings Manager of the company’s Oban office, said: “Bracadale is a genuinely unique property with an interesting history which offers tenants a real opportunity to experience Scotland at its most raw and organic.

“The former farm workers cottage has been carefully restored and is perfect for someone looking for an idyllic getaway, small family home or a peaceful retirement.

“It will also appeal to those looking for either a secluded existence or looking to get involved with agricultural work on the island. Living on Ulva presents a very rare opportunity for those interested in rural life and becoming part of a community with an intriguing history, that was the birth place of the famous explorer David Livingstone and the ancestral home of one of the founders of modern Australia, Major General Lachlan Macquarie. ”

Finding the balance

The Howard family, the property’s owners, are dedicated to balancing the needs of the community and the preservation of one of Scotland’s most unique and beautiful islands, so an interest in farm work and general casual island work is a must for any tenants.

Ulva is just off the west coast of Mull, and has a visitor centre describing the history of the island and geology and there is also a licensed boathouse ideal for relaxing in after a day of walking or cycling.

Reached by a small passenger ferry the main form of transport on the island is quad bikes, which are used by all inhabitants young and old.

As well as the peaceful surroundings the property boasts a kitchen/diner, lounge with wood burning stove, bathroom and two generous bedrooms.

Amazingly the island has its own award winning restaurant. The Boathouse, which is the perfect setting to enjoy beautifully cooked seafood over a glass of wine.

Any prospective tenants will be required to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to assimilate into the community.

Establish in 1899 and with its headquarters in Perth Bell Ingram employs 130 staff across 11 offices including chartered surveyors, estate and forestry managers, architects, building surveyors, tourism and green energy specialists.

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