This stunning house, designed by Marcus Lee and recently completed, is situated near the small village of Lochdon on a southwesterly facing wooded plot of 1.5 acres. The Watershed has immediate access to the sea loch foreshore (swimming at high tide) and sits in a picturesque location, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking natural beauty. The property features a unique, tall, open-plan living space that is both stylish and functional, providing ample space for relaxation and entertainment.
As you enter the house, you are immediately struck by the incredible panoramic views that are visible through the full-width windows that run along the entire wall of the living space. These windows offer unobstructed views of the loch, the surrounding landscape, and the mountains beyond, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in nature. The rustic living space is purposefully raw, clad internally in plywood, giving the property a warm and inviting ambiance. The fully equipped kitchen is located at one end of the living space and features all the modern amenities you would expect, including a dishwasher, fridge, oven, hob, and microwave. The large voluminous living space is perfect for entertaining guests or sitting on the window seat, taking in the magnificent views, enjoying the ever-changing tidal movement, and watching the bird life. There is a wood-burning stove providing a charming and inviting focal point to the room.
There are two double bedrooms, a bathroom, and a shower/wet room, ensuring that everyone has plenty of space and privacy to get ready in the morning. Upstairs, there is a third ‘family’ bedroom in the roof volume with a double and single bed. All bedrooms have views east up into the extensive woodland behind.
The sea loch is ideal for swimming and canoeing, and there are many other swimming spots nearby. Mull boasts stunning landscapes, including Ben More, its only Munro, and many striking coastal walks. Daily boat trips to the sacred isle of Iona are available, as well as trips to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave. Day trips to Ardalanish, the Isle of Mull Weavers, a working mill using Hebridean sheep’s wool, Carsaig, Loch Buie, and Tobermory, the main picturesque town renowned for whisky tasting and fresh scallops from the boats, are all highly recommended. Around Lochdon, there are walks directly from the house to Duart Castle, Gorsten, Grass Point, and around the peninsula. Mussels are readily available from the honesty box at Inverlussa (10-minute drive), as well as langoustines to order. The house is all about the view, and hours can drift away simply gazing out at the stunning scenery and looking out for sea eagles, white-winged eagles, otters, and the occasional passing stag.
Marcus Lee was a former director at Richard Rogers Partnership where he played a key role in several notable projects. In 2014, he formed LEEP Architects. His design for the Framehouse was featured on ‘Grand Designs’ and awarded a RIBA prize for architectural excellence, as was his recent Sideways House—an experimental flexible building designed as a contemporary warehouse.
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: Double bed and single bed
Parking for a maximum of 2 cars
Pets allowed by arrangement
£150–£225 per night -— depending upon duration, occupancy numbers, season plus cleaning charge
Minimum 3 nights
Please contact the host for availability and booking enquiries