Coastal cottage with sea view for sale is one of oldest houses on ‘magical Scottish island’ of Iona

A rare chance to buy on the magical island of Iona

A charming, five-bedroom cottage offers an exceptionally rare opportunity to buy on the magical Scottish island of Iona.

Presented for sale by Bell Ingram at offers over £595,000, Iona Cottage is set in a prominent, central location close to Iona Abbey.

Commenting on the sale, Andrew Fuller from Bell Ingram’s Oban Office, says: “Iona Cottage offers buyers the chance to acquire a well-presented five-bedroom detached house, the perfect home for those looking to relocate to this magical Inner Hebrides island.

“Iona holds a special place in the hearts of people from around the world and properties are seldom listed for sale in the open market. With far reaching views across the Sound of Iona to the Isle of Mull, Iona Cottage is thought to be one of the oldest properties on the island.”

Home to the world famous Iona Abbey, one of the oldest Christian religious centres, the Isle of Iona is full of history with many visitors following in the footsteps of St Columba. Nearby is St Oran’s Chapel and Reilig Odhrain which is reputed to be the burial place of Macbeth and 47 other kings of Scotland.

Set across two floors, Iona Cottage features traditional wood panelling, with an open fireplace in the living room and stunning views across the bay from the sunroom.

The property is entered from the front, with the main entrance door leading from the front garden into a central hallway. To the right, the family kitchen features a traditional farmhouse style layout, with an oil-fired ESSE range stove. A walk-in pantry is also located within the kitchen, with space for a small dining table.

To the left of the hall, the family lounge is warmed through by an open grate fire, set within a natural stone fire surround, a focal point within the room. The room extends through to a sunroom, located to the left side of the property and offering panoramic views across the gardens and beyond, across the bay.

The ground floor bedroom is located to the rear of the house, with a door opening out onto the garden. A family bathroom is also located adjacent to the bedroom, featuring a full-sized bath and white two-piece Victorian style bathroom suite. A shower is positioned over the bath.

A sizable utility room is also located to the rear of the house, with a useful storage room located under the stairs, previously used a photographic dark room. The upper floor layout offers further accommodation by way of four bedrooms, three of which are positioned to the front of the house, offering stunning coastal views, with the remaining bedroom located to the rear of the property. A second family bathroom is also located on the upper floor, accessed from the rear landing.

Andrew Fuller adds: “Iona Cottage is the perfect island home filled with charm and presents a great opportunity for buyers looking to enjoy an idyllic rural lifestyle.

“The island is inhabited by around 130 people and has a traditional community feeling to it. On top of that the number of vehicles on Iona is restricted by permit and with no crime to speak of, it makes a wonderfully safe environment for children and adults alike.

“For outdoor enthusiasts, Iona boasts first-rate walking opportunities, a variety of wildlife and beautiful, white sandy beaches.

“Iona, accessed via a regular ferry service from the Isle of Mull, is fully equipped with a well-stocked general store as well as a number of other amenities and businesses catering to the needs of locals and tourists alike.”

For more information about Iona Cottage or to request a viewing, please contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 567 791 or email

Article posted on 28/06/2022