Cuan Choluim Chille sits on the hillside above Loch Tuath on the Isle of Mull’s west coast, in the midst of a National Scenic Area. The house occupies a stunning spot that affords amazing views across the sea towards the Isles of Ulva, Gometra and the Treshnish Isles. Cuan Choluim Chille is a Gaelic name meaning Sea of St Columba, as the house looks out across the sea where Columba sailed. This really is a holiday cottage that wows with its views, so you get to soak up Mull’s magnificent scenery every moment of your stay.
The cottage has been designed to make the best of the views with an impressive wall of large windows framing the scene. Cuan Choluim Chille has parking for at least two cars beside the cottage and lawned gardens extend around the property. There is a bench and table and chairs for outdoor dining. A path behind the cottage leads up on to the hills above, with a second path below the cottage leading down to the coast at Port Rannich, with its lovely old stone pier and pebble beach. The setting is superbly picturesque.
Entering Cuan, there is a utility area with a basin and storage space and a door that opens into a bathroom with shower. From the utility room, you also enter the main living space of the cottage. This encompasses an open plan kitchen with granite work surfaces, dining area, and living area with an airy vaulted ceiling. With its panoramic views, this space really packs in the wow factor. The kitchen is very well equipped with a wide range of cookware. The dining table seats four people in comfort and has been arranged to make the best of the setting beside the large windows. A leisurely meal sitting here overlooking the sea and isles is a real pleasure!
The original artworks, neutral decor and quality oak furniture make the living area a comfortable and welcoming space. There is a good range of books on the local area, as well as a television, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker. The wood stove is highly efficient and creates a lovely cosy feel on winter evenings. Two additional armchairs are perfectly positioned to enjoy the views and wildlife, whatever the weather.
From the hallway, there is a twin bedroom with both beds having great views. The bathroom with shower is also accessed from the hallway opposite. At the end of the hall is the master double bedroom, which also enjoys stunning sea views. It has an ensuite with bath, shower, w.c. and basin. There is plenty of storage for belongings in both bedrooms.
Local facilities include an excellent restaurant at Ballygown just 2 miles away, which serves great home cooking, made from fresh local produce. Just beyond Ballygown is a wonderful garden, Lip na Cloiche, that is open to the public. Ulva Ferry is five miles away, from where a passenger ferry runs to the Isle of Ulva, which offers some amazing walks and where delicious lunches are served at The Boathouse. Trips to the Treshnish Isles (for puffins in season) and Staffa also sail from Ulva Ferry.
The closest beach to Cuan is Traigh na Cille, at Torloisk, which is less than two miles away. The superb expanse of white sands at Calgary is a 30-minute drive north-west. Dervaig, the closest village is 20 minutes by car, where you will find a well-stocked shop, artisan bakery, the oldest inn on Mull and the village hall. Tobermory, Mull’s main town, is a further 20 minutes’ drive from Dervaig to the east, and has a wide range of shops and cafes.
Open Plan Living Area: Open plan living area with leather sofas, wood-burning stove, television (freesat channels), DVD player and Bose Bluetooth speaker. The contemporary kitchen has an electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and a good range of cookware for self-catering including a cafetiere. The separate utility room has a washing machine, dryer and small box freezer.
Bedrooms: One double bedroom with standard sized bed and one twin bedroom, each with quality mattresses. There is a hairdryer available.
Bathrooms: The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, basin and w.c. There is a bathroom opposite the twin bedroom with shower, basin and w.c.
Garden: The fenced garden is equipped with a table and chairs for outdoor eating.
Heating: Wood burning stove with back boiler which runs radiators when up to heat, as well as electric heaters. Hot water is provided by a solar panel and electric immersion
Wood Burning Stove: A supply of wood for the stove is provided for your stay.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
More at this Property: Wireless internet access (2 mbps). Iron and ironing board. There is a cot, children’s cups and plates and a booster seat.
Arrival and Departure: Saturdays. Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.