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Ardtun Location for The Tontine

The Tontine is a superb holiday property, sleeping four at Ardtun, in Mull's south western corner. The house is just under an hour's drive from the ferry terminal in Craignure. This fairly remote location on Mull means there is only a small resident population here and peace and quiet prevail. Add to this the rugged landscape, beautiful coastline and prolific wildlife and you have everything you need for a relaxing island break.

Nearest village: Bunessan (3 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 45 minutes

Map and Directions



We send out a property information document with directions to the house, and other useful information, to all guests who book with us.

Things to Do

There are lots of beautiful beaches in this area of the island, which also has interesting geology and excellent marine life. It is easy access to Iona and other boat trips (such as Staffa and the Treshnish islands) which depart regularly from Fionnphort (fifteen minutes drive from the house). Walkers will be kept busy with out of the way beaches to explore, as well as some rugged coastal paths such as the trek to Carsaig Arches (just under nine miles there and back), or a climb to the summit of Ben More.

The coastline here is varied, from black rocky outcrops on the north coast of the peninsula - perfect for otter watching, to sublime white sandy bays at places like Knockvologan and Kilvickeon where you can take a dip in the (chilly!) aqua blue sea in the summer months or sit with a pair of binoculars and watch out for seals, porpoises, or maybe even a passing basking shark. There are some great options for eating out in this area including the Ninth Wave restaurant (evening meals), Creel Seafood Bar in Fionnphort and Bunessan Bakehouse.

You can learn a little bit about the history of this area in the Ross of Mull Historical centre or have a full day out with on one of the guided wildlife tours.

  • The Tontine - holiday cottage on Mull
  • Bunessan village - a short drive from the house
  • Iona - an excellent day trip from The Tontine
  • Garden seat to enjoy the surrounds
  • Fionnphort on the Ross of Mull
  • One of Mull's beaches in the Ross of Mull
  • The Tontine
  • Looking across to Ben More on a winters journey to the cottage
  • Fidden beach on the Ross of Mull
  • Puffins on Staffa an excellent boat trip