Ardnadrochet Cottage and Stable Cottage are found on the Auchnacraig Estate, fifteen minute's drive from the ferry terminal at Craignure. The buildings occupy a really beautiful countryside setting, overlooking Lochdon Estuary. They sit in undulating farmland, close to the sea, with the mountains of the South of Mull in view, as well as stunning views of mainland Scotland. The coast is easily accessed and there are a range of habitats on offer here, making this an area renowned for its fantastic array of wildlife. Otters frequent the coast and there are too many species of birds to mention.
Nearest village: Craignure (3.5 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 15 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 walks to enjoy from the cottage door. An evening walk down to the old stone bridge and around the coast of Lochdon estuary is a good one, with beautiful views, wildlife spotting and bird watching - it's also a great area for photographers, particularly in the spring and autumn when the sun is lower and the light casts beautiful shadows. There is also a freshwater loch less than a kilometre from the cottage door which has sheep and cattle tracks leading around one side of it - it is in a hidden valley which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is rarely visited.
In addition, checking an ordnance survey map of the area will show some other opportunities, such as a visit to the abandoned village of Gualachaolish, some pockets of pristine woodland to explore close to the beach of Port Donain (west of Grasspoint) and a trip to the summit of Carn Ban.
Those staying at the cottage can make the short drive to Duart Castle to take a tour of the home of the Clan Maclean (and enjoy a cake in the tearoom). There is also a swimming pool and spa at the Isle of Mull Hotel in Craignure and a golf course on the coast just north of the village. Craignure also has a Spar shop for provisions, community charity shop, Arlene's coffee shop and the Craignure Inn (local pub offering daytime and evening meals).