The Byre is situated close to the shore of Loch Scridain on the south western peninsula of the island, known as the Ross of Mull. The marine life here is abundant and the coastline is varied. From rocky outcrops and basalt columns to fine white sandy bays, there is much to explore around the coast. The cottage is a short drive from the village of Bunessan with its shop, excellent community cafe and pub. The house is set well back from the road with stunning views of Loch Scridain from the living area.
Nearest village: Bunessan (4 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 45 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 Ross of Mull is a great region for those who would like to visit the historical Isle of Iona with its Abbey, gift shops and tea rooms and the island of Staffa for those wanting to see Fingal's cave and the puffins (at the right time of year). The Ross of Mull is known for its stunning sandy beaches and coastal walks as it has some of the best beaches on the island.
There is an excellent long walk along the south coast of the Ross of Mull to Carsaig Arches with its dramatic cliffs, or to the abandoned village at Scoor. A little further afield on the opposite side of the loch there is the walk from Tiroran along to the Fossil tree at Burg. Beaches at Ardalanish, Uisken and Knockvologan are all fantastic, and within twenty minutes drive of the cottage. Birdlife and marine life are abundant here and boat trips out to the islands make for a great day trip with the chance of seeing whales, dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises on the way.
Bunessan is just a few miles from the house for getting provisions, having a meal in the cafe or pub or visiting the historical centre there. The village of Fionnphort is just a few miles further on where the boats leave to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish islands. The island of Erraid can be visited too by those happy to time their crossing with the tides!