Cnoc a Challtainn (pronounced Croc a Hultain) is a unique, architect designed property situated in Dervaig, a village on the Isle of Mull’s north coast. Meaning ‘Hill of the Hazels’, Cnoc a Challtainn sits atop the hillside and has stunning views – and it’s as beautiful inside as the views are out!
Step inside this holiday cottage and you’ll find a home with a luxurious and contemporary style. Spacious rooms and quality furnishings and fittings throughout make this a great self-catering property for guests. The house has a large garden and there is ample parking in the drive to the rear of the house for several cars. Steps lead to the entrance and porch where there is plenty of useful storage space and a table and chair set.
The contemporary country-style kitchen is very well equipped for self-catering and is cheerfully decorated in sky blue and soft sunshine yellow. An attractive island unit houses a cooker and oven and there is lots of workspace and fantastic views from the breakfast table. It’s a lovely room to cook in and enjoy breakfast, while planning your day of island adventures.
From the kitchen you enter the open plan living area. It’s a unique space, with many windows framing the stunning view – a great sweeping vista from the summit of Ben More to the sea at Loch Cuin. There is a large dining table and a fantastic range of tableware, books and games to enjoy. Guests will appreciate the range of lighting options, which allow you to perfectly light the room to suit your needs. The space features lots of original works of art and sculpture, and has a beautiful solid wood floor. It’s full of character, both contemporary and traditional, and is as inviting as it is cool.
The seating area is orientated around the unique v-shaped window and there is a touch button fireplace that provides instant flame heating. The house is very warm and well insulated, with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. An external door gives direct access to the front garden.
From the living area, a short set of stairs lead to a landing and there are doors through to a double and a twin bedroom. The double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, which features a bath, separate shower unit, basin and w.c. The twin bedroom has a cloakroom with a basin and w.c. Both these bedrooms have sea views, local artwork and ample storage and space for belongings, promising guests a comfortable and memorable stay.
From the landing the stairs continue to the upstairs hall. On this floor there is the master double bedroom, which is also ensuite (shower unit, basin and w.c.), with outstanding views from the floor to ceiling windows, perfectly framing the sea loch and tower of Kilmore church. This is a spacious bedroom with a nice selection of paintings and plenty of storage.
Guests will also love getting stuck into the excellent games room upstairs, which again, has great sea views. There is comfy seating, a fantastic games table with nice selection of wooden games; Nintendo wii; large screen television and selection of books and DVDs. It is also a very useful office space with an office chair and desk provided too. There is a spacious utility room on this floor, which has a basin, washing machine, and dryer and storage. An external door leads directly to the upper driveway and parking.
The garden is landscaped and planted with a network of paths winding through it. There is a patio area with picnic bench for dining outside, and shed for storage of bikes and kayaks. Cnoc a Challtainn has an enviable, sunny position and gets fantastic views of the setting sun.
From the house you can walk into Dervaig where there is a well-stocked village shop and post office and the oldest Inn on Mull, which serves lunches and evening meals. There is also a tennis court beside the village hall, and producers markets take place on Sundays through the summer months.
The closest and most accessible beach is at Calgary Bay, which is a fifteen-minute drive from the house. This wide sandy beach is regarded as one of Mull’s finest, though there are many others in the area for those who like to do a little more exploring.
Mull’s west coast offers beautiful scenery and the circular drive around to Loch na Keal and back to Dervaig along the ‘glen road’ will reward you with amazing views and wildlife sightings. Tobermory, Mull’s picture-postcard, colourful main town, is 20 minutes to the east and has an excellent range of cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Living and Dining Room: Fantastic views from the large windows, comfortable sofa and leather chairs, feature electric fire and television with freesat channels and DVD player. Separate area for dining table and chairs. Panasonic CD player and radio.
Kitchen: Spacious kitchen with central island unit, electric oven with gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a separate utility room on the first floor with a washing machine and dryer.
Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms (both king sized beds) and one twin bedroom.
Bathrooms: The master double bedroom is on the first floor and has an ensuite shower room with basin and w.c. On the ground floor, the twin bedroom has a cloakroom attached with a basin and w.c and there is a separate family bathroom with bath, a separate shower unit, basin and w.c. to serve these two bedrooms.
Garden and Parking: The garden is fenced and there is a large parking area on the driveway. The house sits on a good sized plot which slopes away fairly steeply at the front with hazel trees populating the bank. Around the house there is a lovely mix of gravelled areas with paving, shrubs and planted borders.
Heating: Oil fired central heating.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property: Wireless internet access. Travel cot (bring your own bedding). Highchair available on request. Iron and ironing board. Hairdryer in each bedroom. Small BBQ.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.