Island of Mull
Two cottages sleeping 6 and 6
One of Scotland's most famous and popular islands is the Island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. It is also one of the easiest to visit because it is not too far to the north and there is a good choice of ferries making the short crossing from Oban, Ardnamurchan and Morvern on a fairly regular basis. The Carsaig Estate is situated in the Ross of Mull, the southern side of the island, about 20 miles west of the car-ferry at Craignure, 30 miles from the Lochaline-Fishnish car ferry and 20 miles east of Fionnphort, where you can take boat trips to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
4 miles off Mull's single-track A849 road, the Estate faces south on the edge of Carsaig Bay and looks across to the islands of Jura, Colonsay and Islay in the distance. There are two adjoining cottages for visitors in a really amazing setting with the only sounds to break the silence coming from the deer and birds in the forest behind. A small burn tumbles down at the side and front of the cottages rushing through about 250 yards of grass and rocks before reaching a wonderful, wide sandy beach looking across to the Scottish mainland opposite. Those of you who really love the countryside will be loath to leave this natural paradise to return to the dust and noise of the cities.
You are not completely isolated here as the owners live in Carsaig House (just far enough away not to overlook) and the caretakers have a cottage within the Estate. (They are very helpful particularly with information about the area). On the outskirts of the Estate there is a School of Painting whose members come from all over the world to paint the spectacular scenery. The nearest shop and restaurant are six miles away.
East and West Carsaig, near Pennighael, Mull (sleeping 6 each)
The two cottages stand alone, semi-detached, and exactly the same. They can be booked jointly or separately. The furnishings are simple but comfortable and provide a perfect holiday home for families whose children will be able to play on the beautiful beach enjoying the clean air and freedom of this place as well as the many other activities to be found on this enchanting island.
Heating is by open-fire and electric storage heaters. Electricity and bed-linen are included in the rent, and towels can be hired. We regret pets are not accepted. There is no TV in either cottage as reception is extremely poor. Water is from a private source and it is recommended that you take bottled water for drinking. Sorry, no smoking.
- Sitting Room/Dining Room with open fire.
- Kitchen with microwave oven, washing machine, electric cooker and fridge/freezer, etc.
- Pay phone.
- Double Bedroom.
- Twin Bedroom.
- Twin Bedroom.
- Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.