Lunga Mill, Craobh Haven, Lochgilphead, PA31 8UU
Offers Over £390,000
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
Offers Over £390,000
Craobh Haven 1 mile, Ardfern 1.7 miles, Lochgilphead 18 miles, Oban 23 miles, Glasgow 106 miles, Perth 116 miles (all distances are approximate)
• Highly sought-after west coast location right in the heart of “sailing country”
• Full planning permission for two high-specification, unique and substantial properties, one of which has been partially completed
• Relatively private and secluded location
• Local services a short distance away
• Ease of access to both Craobh Marina and Ardfern Yacht Centre
• Spectacular views
The former mill was built c.1700 and served the old castle at Lunga (now Lunga House) operating as a grain mill, sawmill and was one of the first on the west coast to produce electricity. The original wheel was replaced with a “poncelet” undershot wheel around 1850 which has now been reset on its axis and one day might provide power for the mill once more.
The site extends to approximately 0.8 acres (0.32 hectares) and comprises a former mill with planning permission for alterations, extension and change of use to form a high-specification, substantial and somewhat unique property together with a detached garage. Please refer to the Argyll and Bute Planning Council's Portal (reference 22/01102/PP) for further information and in relation to all consents.
Work on the mill has already commenced and has been partially completed. The existing stonework has been entirely rebuilt were required and repointed with lime mortar, while approximately 10 years ago the roof was reconstructed and finished with recycled Ballachulish Slate. The oak frame was built around the same time using Scottish oak provided by Forestry Land Scotland from sustainable sources. Much of the refurbishment has been carried out using repurposed materials such as floor beams from the Old Leith Academy in Edinburgh and a former church in Lochgilphead.
The external composition is made up of the original stonework, with sections of timber cladding and a natural slate-covered roof and decked areas. Once finished, assuming one keeps to the existing design, the ground floor will comprise a kitchen, larder, utility, a spacious open plan dining area/living room, conservatory, study, shower room, double bedroom and ensuite. The first floor will provide three double bedrooms with ensuites, as well as a mezzanine with a terrace. Large windows on the western elevation and skylights on the pitched roof will bathe the spacious interior with natural light.
Externally, the property provides an existing garage/workshop clad with waney edged board and could be used as storage space or a variety of other uses. There is also provision within the approved plans for a new double garage and car-port offering ample secure parking. The site includes amenity areas which may benefit from some additional landscaping, depending on what a potential purchaser aspires to achieve. To the rear of the property, adjacent to the waterfall has been excavated and reformed with rocks and boulders providing an engineered stable foundation.
Currently, the Mill is served by a private water supply originating elsewhere on Lunga Estate, while the planning permission allows for upgrade/enhancement of the existing septic tank system. Electricity is already connected.
To the west of the main Lunga Mill site there is an established wooded area extending to approximately 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares) with full planning permission for the erection of a second substantial and unique property with an internal area of around 210m2. Further information can be found on Argyll and Bute Council Planning Portal under reference 22/00509/PP.
For the avoidance of doubt, while planning permission has been granted this area lacks the requisite servitude rights for water and electricity supply. These would need to be granted by a third party in due course following separate negotiation.
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