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