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

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

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

Presented for sale by Bell Ingram at offers over £375,000, Taigh Benedict is thought to be one of the oldest properties on the island.

Commenting on the sale, Andrew Fuller from Bell Ingram’s Oban Office, says: “Taigh Benedict offers buyers the chance to acquire a cottage with detached bothy, 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, Taigh Benedict 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.

The property is entered from the front garden through a vestibule into a central hallway. To the right, the lounge is warmed through by an open grate fire. To the left of the hall, a sitting room is positioned to the front of the house, offering alternative use as a home office, study or additional bedroom.

The family kitchen is at the rear of the property, enjoying open views out to the garden. A stylish AGA sits within the kitchen, offering warmth and comfort in equal measure. There is also a boot room, utility room and a ground floor bedroom, along with a family shower room.

Two further bedrooms upstairs enjoy open views out to the front and rear. The largest of the two bedrooms benefits from an en-suite shower room.

Located to the rear of the main house, a bothy provides overflow accommodation as required. The layout comprises entrance vestibule, galley kitchen, living room and two double bedrooms, one of with an en-suite bathroom.

Andrew Fuller adds: “Taigh Benedict 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 Taigh Benedict or to request a viewing, please contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 567 791 or email

Article posted on 18/11/2022