Keills Cottage is located at Ardtun on the Ross of Mull, an area of outstanding beauty with many fine white sandy beaches to explore and a diverse coastline that includes fossil leaf beds, pink granite outcrops and sheltered coves.
Keills is an old black house that has the benefits of being converted into a lovely holiday cottage, whilst retaining some of its old stone cottage character. The cottage enjoys a private position, sitting within an enclosed lawned garden with ample parking for two cars. There is also outdoor seating and gravelled areas around the house.
Entering the cottage via the the double doors is the main living room with comfortable seating, a wood stove as well as a selection of books and board games that can be played on the table and chairs provided. The cottage is enhanced by nice artwork and photographs, giving it a homely feel.
The kitchen has lots of natural light and is well equipped for self catering. There is a dining table provided to seat four, with views over the surrounding heathland, which is a popular hunting ground for birds of prey including hen harriers. There’s also a useful porch with external door leading to the garden and parking area. A garden shed outside has a washing machine and dryer inside.
The double bedroom has views to the rear of the cottage and plenty of storage space for personal items. The bathroom has a claw foot bath with shower over, basin and w.c. The second bedroom has twin beds.
The village of Bunessan situated at the head of Loch na Lathaich is a short drive away (five minutes) and has a couple of shops, a cafe and pub serving food. Fionnphort, the village from which you can catch the ferry to Iona is only ten or fifteen minutes drive west. It's an excellent day trip for those wanting to explore the island and its beaches, historic Abbey and gift shops. Boats also depart from Fionnphort to to Staffa, well known for its impressive basalt columns and puffins.
There are excellent walks in the local area and a great diversity of wildlife, including many marine species which can be seen around the coast. A pair of hen harriers have regularly been spotted from the kitchen window, deer running past the house and a garden full of finches and swallows in the summer months. The beaches in the area are superb and cyclists and walkers will have plenty to keep them entertained. The start of the walk to Carsaig Arches is a short drive away, and the more adventurous can climb Ben More via its less trodden southern ridges.
Living Room: With comfortable seating and quality furnishings. A wood burning stove and television with DVD player as well as CD player and radio.
Kitchen: Well equipped with dining table to seat four. Cooker with excellent induction hob, microwave and fridge. A washing machine, dryer and freezer are located in the shed in the garden.
Bedrooms: One double bedroom (with king sized bed) and twin bedroom.
Bathroom: Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and w.c.
Garden: Enclosed garden with lawned and gravelled areas and outdoor seating. Barbecue for guests to use.
Heating: Electric storage heaters.
Wood Burning Stove: Starter supply of wood supplied for your stay (more wood can be bought in Bunessan).
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property: Outdoor seating and barbecue. Storage area for bikes/kayaks. Travel cot (bring your own bedding). Wireless internet access - not a fast enough connection for streaming videos.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.