Taigh Cian sits on the hillside overlooking Loch Assapol, in the south western corner of the Isle of Mull, with an excellent sandy beach less a couple of miles from the doorstep. This single storey house is wonderfully private and perfect for those looking for quality accommodation, with stunning views and peace and quiet.
Nearest village: Bunessan (1.5 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 50 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
If you want a remote setting, staggering loch views and some of Mull’s best beaches on your doorstep, you’re in the right place at Loch Assapol.
There are great walking opportunities from the door of Taigh Cian. Guests can head to the southern coast of the Ross of Mull (two miles away) and then explore in either direction. There is a car park at the end of the gravel track, which leads past the cottage to the coast, and from there it is a short walk along a footpath to Kilvickeon beach - a beautiful white sandy bay with impressive rocky outcrops. Heading west, the coastline is interspersed with sandy bays, grassy headlands and interesting geology. Eastwards there is a trail past Scoor, towards the ruined village of Shiaba and another great beach called Traigh Bhan to seek out.
Locally, guests can buy provisions and have a pub meal at the village of Bunessan, which lies a mile to the north (1.5 miles away). Bunessan sits at the head of Loch na Lathaich and has a couple of shops, a cafe, pub, charity shop and village hall. There is a strong crofting community in this area and there is a historical centre for those interested to learn more. Further afield guests can also visit a farm shop at Kintra for local produce (when in season), or the Ardalanish Weavers shop near the beach of the same name.
Fionnphort is a 15-minute drive from the house where boats depart to the island of Iona, which is well worth a visit, being famous for its historical Abbey and impressive beaches. There are lots of craft shops to explore and some nice places to eat too. Staffa is also a popular destination for a day trip on the water - an iconic island with impressive columnar basalt, Fingal's Cave and puffins too if you visit at the right time of year.