Isle of Mull
Altcreich (sleeps 6)
Year after year, visitors respond to the call of the island of Mull by returning to this most delightful of Scotland's islands. A short ferry crossing from Oban (or the 'tourist route' via Lochaline) lands you on Mull with its wonderful rocky shoreline, bays, sandy beaches, towering mountains and heather-clad moors, empty winding roads and many places of interest. A first-rate infrastructure which caters for visitors every need ensures the island's popularity.
All our cottages on Mull are in great demand, filling very quickly, so we are especially pleased to add Altcreich to their number knowing, as we do, that it will greatly appeal to our clients. The cottage is ideally situated, centrally, between the hills and the coast, a little north of Craignure on the road to Tobermory. It stands alone with magnificent views over the Sound of Mull to mainland Scotland.
It can be a tricky business upgrading a traditional building to meet all the requirements of comfortable modern living while retaining its essential character but the owners have successfully achieved their objective. The sitting room has an open fire and doors lead to a paved terrace and grassy garden where you will find ponds, a stream and small bridges. Downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen and dining-room as well as a bedroom and bathroom, a boon for those who have difficulty with stairs.
There are two further bedrooms upstairs both retaining the original wood panelling and both with wash basins. At the opposite end of the house is a utility/drying room. Fridge, freezer, another WC and a storage area are located in an outbuilding.
And what about attractions other than the house itself? 20 miles to the north lies Tobermory the scenic 'capital' of the island with its colourfully painted houses grouped around the harbour. At Aros you can make a diversion over to Dervaig, home of the famous Mull Little Theatre and from there to the superb beach at Calgary. Driving down the west coast of the island to Ulva is breathtaking with magnificent views over the sea to Coll and Tiree.
By now you are approaching the Ross of Mull and the holy island of Iona with its white sands and tranquil abbey. This was the first place in Scotland to receive Christianity from Columba in 564.
On the way through the south of Mull it is worth making a detour to see the impressive cliffs at Carsaig, an area dear to artists. With so much to do and see one holiday on this island is just not enough.
Heating is by electricity (first £15 included). Bed linen and towels are included. Up to two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. No smoking within the cottage. Please note that this property lets from FRIDAY to FRIDAY.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Sitting room with open fire and TV
- Dining room
- Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge-freezer, etc
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room with WC and wash basin
- Drying room with sink
- Twin bedroom with wash basin
- Twin bedroom (beds together) with wash basin