The land that is coming on the market is often part of a croft. Before becoming available for sale, it will usually have been decrofted, which is done through the Crofting Commission, and outline planning permission will have been obtained. The area plan effectively bans all land below the coast road from being developed, so the plots are mostly above the road, with south-facing views.
Typical of these plots is the one pictured here. It occupies the site of Kilchoan's original mill house, long derelict and now removed. As might be expected, the site is beside a stream called the Millburn, and includes some of the machinery that once worked the grinding wheel. The land is on a working croft which keeps sheep.
As with many of Kilchoan's plots, the main feature of this one is the view, in this case, across Kilchoan Bay and the Sound of Mull towards Ben Talla, which is some 25 miles distant. And with it comes the opportunity to live and work in this thriving little community, a place which is as remote as it is beautiful.