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Kilninian Location for Achleck Cottage

Achleck Cottage is situated on the north west coast of Mull. This is a truly stunning part of the island. From Craignure you head north and cross the island after reaching the village of Salen. The journey then takes you along the north shore of Loch na Keal (designated as a National Scenic Area) with the stunning backdrop of the central mountains of Mull, before heading up the west coast past Ulva Ferry and to Kilninian. There are houses dotted along the coastline here and Achleck Cottage sits at the end of a single track road, nestled into the countryside with the sea visible from the garden.

Nearest village: Dervaig (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

This is a beautiful part of the island, perfect for those wanting to experience quiet, rural surrounds, rich in wildlife with access to some fantastic coastline, beaches and woodland. There are still lots of things to explore in the area if you wish. A short drive will get you to Ulva Ferry where a five minute boat trip takes you to the Isle of Ulva where there are a network of paths and a great cafe at The Boathouse. There are also regular boat trips departing from Ulva Ferry out to Staffa and the Treshnish islands (April to October).

Heading in the opposite direction, Calgary beach is just five miles away and there is a tearoom, gallery and a marked woodland walk. A little further on is the village of Dervaig with a local pub serving food, the Old Byre Heritage Centre, excellent village shop and picturesque church. There are also numerous forestry tracks, and great opportunities for seeing wildlife both on land and in the sea.

  • Achleck Cottage
  • Black Beach
  • West coast scenery around Ulva Ferry
  • Dervaig village from a distance
  • Eagle over Loch na Keal
  • Visit Sheila's Croft on the Isle of Ulva
  • Mull's west coast
  • Boathouse restaurant on Ulva