Shepherd’s Light is set on the hillside above Kilninian on the Isle of Mull’s north-west coast and has outstanding sea views across Loch Tuath and towards the islands of Ulva and Gometra.
This contemporary holiday cottage offers a stunning setting with awe-inspiring, far-reaching views. The high quality furnishings and fittings and expansive views give Shepherd's Light a really inviting and comfortable feel for a relaxing holiday, in a remote setting.
Approaching Shepherd’s Light, you turn off the single track road and head up the hill, following the driveway. The cottage is detached and parking is to the rear with ample space for two or more cars. Entering the cottage, there is a spacious porch and hall, which has plenty of storage space for your personal belongings. A separate utility room adjoins with a washing machine and dryer and a large fridge freezer.
A twin bedroom is also located on the ground floor with peaceful, rural views to the hillside. The ground floor bathroom is well-appointed, with a large walk-in shower unit, basin and w.c.
Move through into the main downstairs space, where you’ll find the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, and this holiday cottage comes into its own. This room has a large wall of glass that reveals the most stunning views over the garden to the sea and islands beyond. It’s easy to pass time here doing nothing but marvelling at the wonderful scenery and the changing weather over the sea.
A well-equipped kitchen with plenty of work space allows you to enjoy preparing a meal while taking in the view. The dining table is a great space to enjoy a meal at, while still making the most of those amazing views. Quality tableware and kitchen utensils are provided, and the cottage is well thought out and planned with immaculate attention to detail.
The living area has an impressive vaulted ceiling with very comfortable quality seating, an excellent range of books about the local area, a warming wood burning stove, games to play, a television with DVD player, an impressive sound system and an electric piano for musical evenings! The window to the north perfectly frames the view of Mull’s wooded west coast, the sea and Bac Mor of the Treshnish Isles in the distance. This room is certain to set the scene for many a memorable evening on Mull.
The wall of glass in the living area has a door that can be opened out to the patio. Outdoor seating is provided so you can enjoy the setting to its fullest and dine alfresco on a sunny day too.
A staircase leads to the upstairs hall. There is the main double bedroom on the left, which is a spacious room with lots of storage space and sea views through the Velux window. The large bathroom on the opposite side of the hall has a basin, w.c. and bath with the same stunning sea views too.
From the cottage, you can walk to the nearby beach Traigh na Cille, which lies only 500 metres away down the hillside. This sandy beach is a great place for a dip and has lovely views over to the Treshnish Isles. The coastline is well worth exploring and is a great place for spotting wildlife. Heading up into the hills behind the cottage, there are some nice walking trails too, including an old drover’s path that leads to Lochan na h-Earba. Look out for golden eagles, which can often be spotted circling above the hillside.
Dervaig, the closest village, is 20 minutes by car and has a well-stocked shop, and the oldest inn on Mull too. There are a number of places to eat in the local area. Am Birlinn is located at Penmore on the road between Dervaig and Calgary – where there is also a tearoom. Ballygown Restaurant is around 10 minutes from the cottage on the way to Ulva Ferry. The Boathouse is located on the Isle of Ulva itself and specialises in local seafood, making it well worth a visit too.
From Ulva Ferry, you can also take one of Mull’s boat trips to visit Staffa and the Treshnish Isles, or to photograph the sea eagles.
Open Plan Living Area: The open plan living area has a hand-built kitchen with electric cooker and gas hob, range of cookware, microwave and dishwasher. Dining table positioned to make the most of the views. Living area with seating, coffee table, bookcase, music system and electric piano. The television has satellite channels and a DVD player (plays Blu-ray discs too) is provided too.
Utility: The utility room has a washing machine and dryer and the fridge freezer lives here too. Iron and ironing board provided.
Bedrooms: The house is usually set up with one double bedroom and one twin room. Both rooms have two 3' singles which can connect together to make a 6' super king sized bed, so let us know if you would prefer a different configuration when booking. Hairdryer provided.
Bathrooms: There are two bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a shower room with basin and w.c. and the upstairs bathroom has a bath, basin and w.c.
Garden: Garden with patio and lawn to the front.
Heating: Underfloor heating.
Wood Burning Stove: Wood burning stove in the living area. Starter supply of wood provided, more can be bought in Dervaig.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for you.
More at this Property: Wireless internet access (speed is around 1mb/second, so fine for checking emails and streaming audio and usually okay for streaming videos). Cot provided in the cottage (please bring your own bedding).
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 5pm. Departure by 10am.