Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure
The proposal is for a limited number of lodges to be located on a site adjacent to The Isle of Mull Hotel set amongst a woodland, overlooking Craignure Bay to the east.
The lodges are set out in order that each unit can enjoy long panoramic views to the Bay and mountains beyond Loch Linnhe but also retain a degree of privacy to enjoy their own, southeast facing, external terrace areas.
New vehicular and pedestrian tracks will be in a ‘no-dig’ specification using a cellular confinement system to minimise any root disturbance or compaction – and gravel finished to be less intrusive than a permanent hard surface finish and offer the benefit of free drainage.
New tree planting will be provided to enhance the woodland setting and strengthen the tree belt along the south boundary. Woodland tree
planting will be species appropriate to the area such as silver birch, rowan, and hawthorn interspersed with drifts of woodland spring bulb planting.
The lodges are three bedroom modules all of the same size and design. They are of a storey and a half appearance, on raised stilts, designed to site above the gently sloping site. The lodges have an asymmetrical pitched, western red cedar shingle roof with generous over hangs and exposed rafter ends. The roof details, along with the use of untreated horizontal and vertical timber boarding, are designed to reduce the overall scale and appearance within the woodland setting.
The front and east elevations of the lodges will have full height vertical glazing to living areas to maximise both light into the buildings and views out. Windows will be timber framed and paint finished.