With a loch virtually in the front garden, glorious white sand beaches on the doorstep and easy access to other islands too, The Steading sets a luxurious scene for an action-packed holiday on Mull.
The Steading is a detached self-catering holiday cottage on the Isle of Mull, located in the island's south west corner. This area of the island, known as the Ross of Mull, is renowned for its outstandingly beautiful coastline, flora, fauna and interesting geology. It's also a great place to stay for those wanting to visit the Isle of Iona and Staffa during their stay.
The property is reached by turning off the main road at Bunessan towards Scoor. The road is tarmaced up to the house, which is situated on the hillside in a sunny position overlooking Loch Assapol. There is private parking for three cars beside the house, reached by passing around the large green barn adjacent to the house (used by the owners of the Steading). The Steading has a covered entrance way, with dry storage for boots and shoes.
The main door leads into the large open plan dining and kitchen area where guests will be impressed by the double height ceiling and architectural elements that add drama to the living space. There is abundant natural light and views to the rear garden through the double doors, which can be opened to an area of decking and outdoor seating.
There is a large wooden dining table and a breakfast bar too, so mealtimes may be as relaxed or formal as you like. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped for self-catering with quality appliances and cookware. The timber beams add a lovely feel and help define the space, separating the kitchen and dining room.
The living room is toward the front of the house and so it offers wonderful views over the loch. Double doors can be opened to another area of decking at the front of the house, inviting you to make the most of the setting. There is a wood burning stove and comfortable leather sofa and armchair to settle down in each evening. This room also features a larch beamed ceiling and it is a warm and cosy space from which to enjoy the views.
The ground floor at the opposite side of the house is also home to a king-sized double bedroom. The finishing touches of quality bedding and furniture mean that guests staying at The Steading will enjoy a good night's sleep, no matter how long or short the Hebridean nights. There is a luxurious bathroom beside the bedroom with a large shower unit, a bath and a basin and w.c.
The master double bedroom suite is reached by a staircase from the dining area. This is a fantastic space, again with an open, airy feel to it. The room has a king-sized bed and double doors that open out to a private balcony. The views over the loch and surrounding countryside are stunning. Next to the bedroom is a large office/dressing area with a desk/table and views to the rear garden. A bathroom with large shower unit, basin and w.c. leads off from this space, making this double bedroom an extra special area of the house that is more like a large hotel suite than a standard bedroom.
There is a lawned garden to the rear and raised decking in the garden to the front of the house, which is nicely landscaped with an area of lawn too. Fishing is available on the loch.
Perhaps what makes The Steading such an outstanding place to stay is the close proximity to some of the Isle of Mull’s finest beaches. Just a couple of miles further along the unsurfaced track at the south coast is parking, and a track leading to Kilvickeon beach. From here there are a number of superb white sandy beaches to explore to both the east and west.
The closest village, Bunessan, is just a 5-minute drive away and has a village shop, a pub and other eateries. There is a historical centre to visit as well. Fionnphort and Iona are a 15-minute drive to the west and offer a couple of extra options for places to eat and shop, including the esteemed Ninth Wave restaurant and The Creel Seafood Bar. Boat trips can also be taken from Fionnphort to explore Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
Living Room: Large room with view of Loch Assapol. Leather sofas, television with DVD player. Wood burning stove.
Kitchen and Dining Area: Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Dining table to seat six beside large french doors opening out to garden.
Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms (both with king sized beds). The master double (upstairs) is like a mini suite with dressing area separating the bedroom from the bathroom. Hairdryer provided. The other double bedroom is very spacious too and is on the ground floor. Hair dryer provided.
Bathroom: There are two bathrooms in The Steading. The ground floor bathroom has a bath, large shower unit, basin and w.c. Upstairs, the bathroom for the master double has a large walk in shower, basin and w.c. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
Garden: There is a large drive with parking space for two cars beside the house. The garden area is a mix of lawn and planted areas.
Heating: Oil fired underfloor heating and electric convector heating.
Wood Burning Stove: Wood burning stove in the living room with fuel provided for your stay.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property: Wireless internet access. Iron and ironing board provided. Highchair available. CD player and radio through Sky television.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.