The Vision

According to one of Scotland’s leading historians, Highland expert Professor James Hunter, “This part of the coast of Morvern probably contains fewer people now than at any time in the last five thousand years.”

As a substantial landowner in the area, Ardtornish estate wants to help revitalise Morvern.

Developing Achabeag is not about making money by selling plots. It is creating a new settlement to contribute to the community of Morvern – bringing new people in new housing to a peninsula that has recently turned an important corner. With more jobs, a rising population, and increased self-belief, Morvern has achieved a lot. It needs new development to continue that process.

For the affordable houses, Ardtornish estate is in partnership with the Highland Small Communities Housing Trust – a charity providing new housing at affordable prices in the Highlands. Six plots will be owned or managed by HSCHT, providing new housing for locals – and helping ensure that Achabeag is a balanced, socially-mixed community.

The Achabeag community will also have access to land. The overall development, in three phases, covers some 22 acres (9 hectares) – of which we expect about half to be available for use as the community wishes (the rest being private gardens and buildings). The twenty households will each have an equal share in deciding how to use the land and maintain the communal services.

© 2012 Ardtornish Estate | Website design by Hotscot