Permission sought to convert former Bute farm

The Mount Stuart Trust is seeking planning permission to convert the former Quochag farm buildings into self-catering holiday accommodation.
The Mount Stuart Trust is seeking planning permission to convert the former Quochag farm buildings into self-catering holiday accommodation.

The Mount Stuart Trust has applied for planning permission for the latest element of its Masterplan to bring former farm and estate buildings back into use.

The Trust has asked Argyll and Bute Council for the green light to turn the derelict former steadings and cottage at Quochag, near Kingarth, into three dwelling houses.

Retention of part of the existing steading at Quochag, next to the entrance to Bute Golf Club, will be complemented by new extensions to provide self-catering holiday accommodation.

The council has already granted planning permission for other elements of the Masterplan at Ambrismore and Quien, on either side of Scalpsie Bay, and at Woodend, on the west shore of Loch Fad.

At Ambrismore a former farm and outbuildings are being replaced or converted to provide four energy-efficient homes for long-term let, while Quien adn Woodend are both to be converted to provide self-catering holiday lets.