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All sites sold!

Tue 21st Mar, 2017

Achabeag has proven itself, by providing eight new houses so far – as at Easter 2017 – to Morvern, with several new families now permanently resident in the area. We are both sorry (to disappointed potential buyers) and delighted to say the sites are all now sold.
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That’s phase one all but finished…..

Fri 19th Feb, 2016

Caroline and David Wilson’s lovely square-plan construction is nearing completion. With many similarities in appearance to the Fair and Square house nearby, it has a beautiful pyramidal traditional slate roof and rough-sawn larch cladding. The interior – of green oak construction, a signature feature of Roderick James Architects’ homes – is super-insulated, wonderfully light, and […]
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Eagle Rock topped out

Sun 15th Nov, 2015

Eagle Rock, Roderick and Amanda James’s house at the top of the development of Achabeag, is complete and functioning. In every way, it’s an exceptional building. And its outlook is stunning. We hope these pictures – for which, thanks to Mark Nicholson and Roderick James Architects – give a sense of just how very special it […]
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Phase Three well underway

Wed 21st Oct, 2015

We’re delighted to welcome Annie and Nick Tordoff to Achabeag – to Ach na Mara, specifically (or, more prosaically, to Plot 19). Their wonderful house is now complete, and last weekend welcomed Achabeag residents and members of the Roderick James Architects practice for a thorough inspection. We liked it. The Tordoffs seem to like it […]
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Achabeag architect acclaimed!

Fri 20th Mar, 2015

There’s a warm and personal profile of Achabeag architect Roderick James in April’s Self Build & Design. Outlining the passions, philosophy, and life experience that inform Roderick’s practice, it gives a good sense of the qualities he’s designed into the new buildings here. Three of the houses he’s created in Morvern are illustrated. You can […]
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Achabeag boasts pioneering low cost houses

Sun 15th Sep, 2013

Early September saw the official opening of two exceptional new houses at Achabeag. Their pioneering construction and design mean they must be among the most desirable rental houses in the country. Part of the affordable housing commitment by Ardtornish for the new development at Achabeag, the houses were designed and built by a unique partnership […]
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Base in for Eagles’ Rock

Wed 7th Aug, 2013

Just a quick update on further progress with the fifth house under construction – Eagles’ Rock, in a quite exceptional position, for a highly unusual and imaginative house.
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Top site gets underway

Wed 24th Jul, 2013

Building has started on the fifth and most ambitious house so far. Eagles Rock sits on a plateau above Achabeag, looking down the Sound of Mull towards Oban (at the bottom right in the picture above – photo courtesy of Iain Thornber). Its unusual elliptical design makes the most of the extraordinary panoramic views. Predominantly […]
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Two exceptional new houses near completion

Mon 22nd Jul, 2013

We have outline planning consent for 20 houses at Achabeag – including a commitment to deliver six plots for affordable housing. The Achabeag partnership of Highland Small Communities Housing Trust, Roderick James Architects, and Ardtornish Estate, have built the first two – the Croft House, and Fair & Square – with help from Highland Council […]
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Welcome Tracy and Lou

Fri 3rd May, 2013

We’re delighted to welcome some more new residents to Morvern – and say a very warm hello to Tracy and Lou, the newest new couple to move to Achabeag, our new settlement above the Sound of Mull. Their amazing star-shaped house – with three conventional gables, and an extraordinarily commanding position with almost 180 degrees […]
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