The Old School House is a holiday cottage on the Isle of Mull that sleeps six people. It is a pretty stone built property located above a pebble beach at Croggan. The setting is beautiful with excellent views over the sea toward Mull’s mountains.
The coastline here is great for otter watching. Rocky outcrops mix with pebble shore and deciduous woodlands; following the path around the coast leads to the idyllic sandy beach at Portfield. Farm animals sometimes graze the land around the cottage too as this land is farmed.
Entering the Old School House there is a roomy porch with space for coats and boots etc. This leads to the main hall and staircase. To the left is the living room with superb sea views and wood stove, selection of games and books about the local area and wildlife.
The dining room is a bright room which also has sea views and leads through to the kitchen. The kitchen is spacious with a large breakfast table, plenty of workspace and large double windows which look out over coastal woodland and hills. The kitchen which was previously the schoolroom still retains its schoolroom feel and has purposely not been altered into a modern kitchen but a workable area with free standing furniture - even the original bookcase becomes open fronted storage. There is a range which keeps it warm and cosy outside of the summer months as well as an electric cooker.
A spiral staircase leads from the kitchen to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. From the kitchen a utility room leads outside via the back door. Heading upstairs from the hall a landing area leads to a double bedroom with nice views from the two windows. On the opposite side of the landing is the twin bedroom with ample storage space for belongings. There is a bathroom with shower, w.c. and basin on the ground floor.
Outside there is a picnic table with seating. The grounds around the house are not enclosed and the surroundings are spectacular. The house has excellent walking and wildlife viewing opportunities straight from the doorstep and is a superb location for a family holiday. It is worth noting this is a rural area with occasional farming activity and livestock around - whilst dogs are allowed, due care should be taken in this regard.
Croggan is a spectacular and quiet area of the Isle of Mull and is regarded as one of its more scenic corners. It is a great place for walking and cycling. Kayaks and boats can be launched to explore the surrounding waters by those with relevant experience.
If you are looking for a relaxing place to unwind on your holiday in outstanding natural beauty then the Old School House is the place for you.
Living Room: Television with freeview channels, music system with ipod dock, multi fuel stove and board games.
Kitchen and Dining Room: Cooker, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer, microwave. Washing machine and dryer in utility room. Dining table to seat six.
Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms (standard sized beds) and one twin room. Hairdryer.
Bathroom: One double room (up the spiral staircase) has an ensuite with bath, basin and w.c. There is another bathroom on the ground floor with shower cubicle, basin and w.c.
Exterior: The cottages sits in open countryside woodland to the rear. Please note dogs must be kept under control (for livestock and wildlife).
Heating: Electric heating.
Wood Burning Stove: Coal and sticks for the stove are provided for your stay.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels provided.
More at this Property: High chair provided.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.