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5 Reasons to Choose the Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is part of the Inner Hebrides; an archipelago consisting of 77 islands, including some of the more well known inhabited islands such as Islay, Jura and Skye. So what sets the Isle of Mull apart in this variety of beautiful Hebridean offerings?

The Isle of Mull is blissfully peaceful

Less populated than Islay or Skye, with the vast majority of roads being single track (and okay, a little bumpy), Mull retains a wonderfully laid-back, peaceful atmosphere. There’s just enough in the way of infrastructure to give you a list of attractions to keep you busy, from Duart Castle to a wildlife tour.

From wildlife like otters to golden and white-tailed sea eagles, the charming town of Tobermory, a munro to climb and more, the Isle of Mull offers a lot...

Stunning scenery

Picture-postcard Tobermory

The Isle of Mull’s capital has to be one of the most picturesque harbour towns in the United Kingdom. On a calm day, with a high tide, you can wander the gift shops, or enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the well placed cafes on the seafront, watching the boats come and go from the sheltered bay. Wooded hillsides at either end of the harbour, and the steep streets behind the main shopping area, add to the character of this lovely little town. Tobermory bustles in the summer months and becomes a sleepy haven in the quieter winter.

From wildlife like otters to golden and white-tailed sea eagles, the charming town of Tobermory, a munro to climb and more, the Isle of Mull offers a lot...

Tobermory is a picture-postcard town

Outdoor Adventure

The south of Mull has a cluster of impressive mountains. Ben More, being the highest on the island and one of Scotland’s Munros, is the most popular choice for a mountain walk with visitors, but there are many more hidden beauties. Cyclists will be in their absolute element with Mull boasting some excellent cycling routes past stunning sea lochs and captivating glens, as well as some shorter forestry tracks for families wanting to get in on the action. And finally, the coastline of Mull is just staggeringly varied and beautiful. There are white sandy bays that look like they are out of a Mediterranean travel brochure as well as the drama of steep coastal cliffs around Gribun or Carsaig.

From wildlife like otters to golden and white-tailed sea eagles, the charming town of Tobermory, a munro to climb and more, the Isle of Mull offers a lot...

Kilvickeon Beach

Wildlife and Birdwatching

Most visitors to Mull are keen to see the sea eagles during their stay. Both golden eagles and white tailed eagles reside on Mull. Red deer are an impressive sight too and the charming Highland cows are often photographed extensively. Along the coastline there are the sea otters to spot, and if you are really lucky, dolphins, porpoises and even basking sharks. The rich marine environment that laps at the 300 miles of coast, coupled with the variety of habitats on land, mean that the birdlife here is prolific. The flora and fauna are worth finding out about too, so make sure you pack your camera and binoculars for a trip to the Isle of Mull.

What really sets the Isle of Mull apart is hard to put into words.  You’ll only find that out for yourself by coming and discovering its beauty for yourself. Make one of our hand-picked holiday cottages your base for the perfect island holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Have the Perfect Romantic Break for Two on Mull

Removing yourself from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, and boarding a boat to get to your holiday destination, makes staying on a Scottish island that little bit more of an adventure.   The excitement of disembarking and setting off on single track roads that wind their way along the coastline adds to the excitement and enchanting nature of this part of the world and makes it an ideal location, we think, for a romantic break.

Whether celebrating an anniversary or looking for a weekend away, the Isle of Mull makes the perfect setting for a romantic break. Let us tell you why...

Enjoy a romantic break surrounded by the stunning Isle of Mull landscape

The islands of the Hebrides all have something a little bit different to offer.  Mull has a small population, little in the way of infrastructure, much in the way of wildlife and retains that olde world charm that somehow lends itself to a good place to retreat to and spend a week cosied up, soaking up the environment and re-charging your batteries. If you want somewhere with peace and quiet on tap, the Isle of Mull should be top of your list for a romantic break for two.

Whether celebrating an anniversary or looking for a weekend away, the Isle of Mull makes the perfect setting for a romantic break. Let us tell you why...

Glenraille at Lochdon

The landscape is varied and the geology is so unique that some of the structures here are found nowhere else in the world.  There are stepped tablelands in the north, a rugged range of mountains in the central and southern parts of the island, and the outcrops of pink granite give the south western peninsula a flavour of its own.

At Isle of Mull Cottages, we give you a select range of properties, many of which have special features that are ideal for those looking for that elusive, luxurious ‘somewhere special to stay’.   Want a balcony leading off your bedroom with views of a beautiful loch?  Yes, we can tick that box.  Looking for a picture postcard cottage for two, a stone’s throw from the sea?  Check.  Or how about an artist’s retreat with sauna and steam room in the master suite?  Again, we have it covered.

So if you are looking to add romance to your holiday tick list, pick one of our beautiful holiday cottages, mix it in with the white sandy beaches, fantastic local produce to sample and amazing sunsets and wildlife, and you can’t go wrong with our recipe for a romantic break.

Whether celebrating an anniversary or looking for a weekend away, the Isle of Mull makes the perfect setting for a romantic break. Let us tell you why...

One of the beautiful stretches of coastline

 

Where on Mull would you choose for the ultimate romantic break?

Top 5 Cottages by the Sea on the Isle of Mull

‘I’d like a cottage by the sea please.’  A simple request you might think?  But actually, how many houses are really beside the sea?  A sea view, yes. That we can accommodate in lots of properties, but a stone’s throw is a different matter.  Luckily, we’re as obsessed with cottages by the sea as you are. Here are some cracking options to get you excited for your next Mull getaway…

1. Grasspoint Cottage

If you want to smell the sea air when you step out the door and be able to take less than two dozen steps before you are submersed in sea water, Grasspoint Cottage is what you are looking for.  On top of that, the furnishings give it a lovely, quirky, rustic vibe.  The cosy accommodation with wood burning stove and bed in the the living room add to the ambience in the evenings.  It might not be five-star accommodation, but it is a five-star experience. We’d highly recommend booking Grasspoint Cottage for those wanting to get cosy by the sea.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

Grasspoint Cottage on Mull

2.  The Old Church

How does a historical building, converted into a luxurious pad, with sea views and a path to the water’s edge sound? Quite good?  The Old Church is even better than you imagine! The interior is fabulous, the views are amazing and you can sit on the garden bench and watch for seals, otters or even dolphins. It’s really is that good.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

The Old Church at Pennyghael

3. The Old School House

Again, we’re not messing around here. The sea is literally a stone’s throw away from the Old School House, making it an ideal options for cottages by the sea. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is a gravel track that leads around the coastline through mature woodland, past pebble and sandy beaches. It’s idyllic (and that word gets used a lot, but it really is). The Old School House has an olde world charm and the sort of stunning, mountainous scenery surrounding it that makes you want to come back again and again.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

The Old School House at Croggan

4. The Bothy

You’d have thought by now we would be getting onto lesser options for cottages by the sea, but we haven’t. The Bothy is ultra special. If you want to feel like you have reached the end of the earth and to have your mind blown by a huge, sweeping expanse of beach in front of your cosy cottage for two, then The Bothy is for you. This little area of Mull is divine with a capital ‘D’; you will not want to leave. You will also love more of our remote holiday cottages – take a look for some wild inspiration for your next stay.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

The Bothy at Lochbuie

5. Sands Cottage

If you want to stay in Sands Cottage, heed this word of warning: you have to book well in advance. Take one of the best known beaches on the island (because it is truly beautiful), add a lovely stone built cottage with a stylish interior and buckets of character, and you get a hot cake of a property that everyone wants to stay in. Sandy toes in the ocean can be achieved just across the road from Sands Cottage.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

Sands Cottage at Calgary

 

For more tips for booking the perfect holiday cottage on Mull, use this guide.

 

Have you got a favourite of our cottages by the sea on Mull?