The island retirement home of General Lachlan Macquarie, who as Governor of New South Wales 1810-1822 did much to improve convicts lives, laid the foundations of the city of Sydney and became known as the “Father of Australia”.
A modern interior has been built inside the original 18th century stone house and the later laundry extension, with double glazing throughout and under floor heating on the ground floor.
The original part of the house has a comfortable sitting room with an open fire and views to the east, south and west. Adjacent is the study with similar views, a wood burning stove, bookcase, TV etc. sofa and chairs. The dining room, which is known as the Parlour, sits 8-10 in comfort. Its original panelling, now restored, can be seen in the Macquarie University in Sydney.
The large kitchen/family room (ground floor of the old laundry) is well equipped with an electric oven/hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, chest freezer and larder. The living area has French windows opening on to the terrace with a wooden table chairs and bench. There is also a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, boiler and drying racks.
Upstairs accommodation has 4-5 twin bedrooms with en suite facilities including power showers over the baths and heated towels rails. Bedrooms have fitted cupboards. The beds have duvets and two pillows, linen and towels are provided.
There is also an upstairs games room with table tennis and a small pool table. It is accessed from a secondary staircase at the far end of the family area.
The informal garden is deer fenced.
Mrs N.A. Harmer
Isle of Mull
Tel: 01680 300332