Let’s be honest, most of us pull back the bedroom curtains each morning with a slight edge of reluctance.
But if you lived at Corry Meadows at Craigmure on the isle of Mull, you would have a totally different attitude because there would be a good chance of seeing some of nature’s wonders close at hand.
The owners of the property – three attached but self-contained modern cottages successfully let out as holiday rentals – report frequent sightings of white-tailed and golden eagles, hen harriers, great northern and red throated divers, gannets, terns and nesting birds including oyster catchers, sandpipers and wagtails.
Regular visitors include red deer, otters and pine martins, while grey seals, dolphins, porpoises and, in the summer months, basking sharks can regularly be seen from here.
Set in a prime position overlooking Fishnish Bay and enjoying breathtaking views over the Sound of Mull, Corry Meadows also comes with a very unusual feature – its own wildlife observatory.
The purpose-built elevated indoor “hide” is accessible by all three houses and is a birdwatcher’s dream as from here the keen twitcher can glimpse a fantastic array of birds and wildlife.
Mull has the largest breeding population of white-tailed (sea) eagles in the UK and the elusive corncrake is a regular target species for bird-watchers from all over the country.
Another shared resource is the “biology lab” or craft room/studio, which is equipped with microscopes, games and fishing nets, providing great fun for young families holidaying in the cottages – surely something of which Sir David Attenborough would approve.
The central cottage is lived in by the owners who developed the property in 2009. It has a dining kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms, a dressing room, bathroom and separate WC.
The prettily named Daisy Cottage and Clover Cottage are popular with holidaymakers and both share the same layout which includes a lovely open-plan living space with a gas stove-effect fire and a contemporary kitchen and dining area. The floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden mean you can observe and enjoy the amazing flora and fauna without even having to step outside.
There are two bedrooms downstairs which share a bathroom while the master bedroom upstairs in each cottage is paired with a separate bathroom and enjoys wonderful views of the sea.
Outside, the garden has a thriving pond and natural rock face with wooden walkways and strategically placed seating spots for enjoying the island environment in all its glory.
Savills associate director Chris Breckenridge said: “This truly unique property offers a real lifestyle change opportunity. Already operating as a successful tourism business as it stands, the accommodation is, however, flexible enough to be configured in various ways if desired. There is also a plot included which has planning permission for a three/four-bedroom house, so the commercial potential for this natural haven is very exciting.”
Savills is inviting offers over £425,000 for Corry Meadows. The property is situated just opposite Fishnish Bay with fantastic views across the sea toward the hills of Morvern and is a great area to be based in for exploring the whole island of Mull which is famous for its varied and extensive wildlife, marine life, geology, landscapes and sea views, together with its numerous bridleways and footpaths for walkers of all ages and levels of expertise, including its very own Munro, Ben More.
Contact: Savills on 0141 222 5875.