Craig Ben Lodge and Craig Ben Cottage are situated on the edge of a beautiful freshwater loch (Loch Uisg). Both houses are a short walk from the pebble shoreline of the Loch and you can make use of a boat or fish from the lochside. It is hard to imagine more beautiful surrounds, particularly in the summer months when the rhododendrons are in bloom, which border the single track road to the house. There is dramatic mountainous scenery, wonderful coastal walks by the sea and mature woodland in this area, so outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element. Anyone, in fact, looking for truly stunning island scenery in a peaceful, out of the way location will not be disappointed.
Nearest village: Craignure (11 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 25 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 area of the island is wonderfully remote, and the nearest shop is a twenty minute drive away, but there is still great local produce on offer including beef, lamb and vension from Lochbuie Larder (at the Old Post Office in Lochbuie) and Inverlussa Mussels at the road end by Loch Spelve. And if you are visiting Mull for peace, tranquillity and wonderful scenery, then Craig Ben Lodge and Craig Ben Cottage are excellent places to enjoy a holiday.
Craignure (the nearest village) has a few options for eating out, including the Craignure Inn, Macgregor's Roadhouse and Isle of Mull Hotel and Tobermory is about an hour's drive away with its range of shops, restaurants, theatre and museum. Craignure also has a golf course, swimming pool and spa (at the hotel) and Duart Castle is well worth a visit just south of the village. Fionnphort at the opposite end of the island is around an hour's drive away where you can do a boat trip to Staffa, Iona, or the Treshnish islands.
For outdoor enthusiasts there is no shortage of opportunities for walks, cycling or kayaking. In terms of wildlife, Loch Spelve is fantastic for birdlife and otter watching and there are golden eagles and sea eagles here too.
Fishing boats are available to hire locally subject to availability and weather conditions - contact details on booking.