A SPECTACULAR coastal block of grazing land, together with Calgary Pier and foreshore, on the Isle of Mull has launched to the market via Strutt and Parker. The historic parcel of land is available as a whole.

The lot comprises of a block of land with sweeping views to the Treshnish Isles, Coll, and the Small Isles, as well as dramatic views back over Mull beyond the famous beach at Calgary.

The historic bay’s name stems from the Gaelic, Cala ghearraidh, meaning ‘beach of the meadow’ (pasture). Cala is the word specifically used for a hard, sandy beach suitable for landing a boat. Ascending from the pier lies the deserted village of Inivea, where roofless stone ruins remain as a relic of the Highland clearances. It is understood that families affected by the clearances left for Canada via the pier at Calgary Bay.

On the east side of the bay is Calgary House, now called Calgary Castle. Colonel James Macleod, Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police, was a summer guest here and after returning to Canada, he suggested its name for Fort Calgary which gave rise to the city of Calgary, Alberta.

The bay has also appeared in literature: in Sorley Maclean’s poem, Tràighean, the second verse opens with a powerful invocation of the beauty of the bay to symbolise spending eternity with your loved one.

The land is a mixture of pasture and hill grazing being graded a combination of 6₂ and 6₃ by the James Hutton Institute’s Land Capability for Agriculture Maps. The subjects have a southerly aspect and range in height from sea level to 166 metres and the land is currently grazed by sheep on a seasonal basis.

Calgary Pier is C-listed by Historic Environment Scotland. It is understood that the pier was built to enable boats to deliver coal to the Mornish Estate and to ferry sheep to and from grazings on the Treshnish Isles. Behind the pier are the remains of a boathouse as well as other former structures further up the hillside. Some of these former buildings/sites may have potential or provide the basis for future development subject to obtaining appropriate planning consents.

Associate director, estates and farm agency, Douglas Orr, said: “Calgary beach is picture perfect with white sands and blue seas. It is known to be one of Scotland’s finest beaches, backed by low dunes and fertile low lying pastures.”

“Prospective buyers will be drawn to the incredible views and seclusion the island has to offer and the rare opportunity to buy your very own piece of land with direct access to the sea.”