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Assapol Location for The Steading

The Steading is located on the shore of Loch Assapol, a mile or so from the village of Bunessan in Mull's south western corner. The single track road to the house is tarmaced so access is fine for all vehicles. 2 miles on from The Steading (gravel track) there is a small car park and the fabulous beach of Kilvickeon can be reached on foot. The coastline here is some of Mull's best and because of the remote nature, you will often have the place to yourself. Bunessan itself is a good 45 minute's drive from Craignure, where the ferry arrives on Mull.

Nearest village: Bunessan (1 mile)
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

The Steading is the perfect place to relax. Wonderful views of the freshwater loch and surrounding hills, and the proximity to an excellent stretch of coastline, mean there is every reason just enjoy the immediate surrounds. Having been recently built and finished to a high standard, the house provides excellent accommodation for a holiday on the island.

Close by, the village of Bunessan has a village shop for topping up supplies, a pub for lunches and evening meals and there is also a community run cafe. For those wanting to learn a little about the history of the area there is the Ross of Mull historical centre (open during the summer months) and the ruined village at Shiaba to explore. Walking opportunities are too long to list, but the Carsaig Arches are a highlight and well worth the 9 mile return trip if you like dramatic coastal cliffs and there are lots of beaches to explore.

There is abundant marine life in the crystal clear waters that surround this peninsula and dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and otters can all be spotted, if you are lucky, in our around the coast. Take a boat trip to Staffa to see its impressive basalt structure and see Fingal's cave, or head out to the Treshnish islands for a chance to see puffins (at the right time of year) and look out for whales along the way.

  • The Steading holiday cottage on Mull
  • Beautiful coastline to explore near the house
  • Shore of Loch Assapol
  • The village of Bunessan
  • Coastline on the Ross of Mull
  • Location of The Steadings
  • Kilvickeon Beach a couple of miles from the house
  • The Iona ferry heading for it's overnight mooring on the Ross of Mull
  • Isle of Iona - a great day trip for guests staying at The Steadings
  • Visit Iona Abbey and explore the tearooms and gift shops
  • The walk to the ruined villages at Shiaba
  • White sandy bays to explore along the coast near the Steadings
  • Sea eagle cruising over the Loch