Smithy House is situated in the small hamlet of Pennyghael, beside an old stone bridge. On the opposite side of the road, guests have access to the shore of Loch Scridain, well known for its abundance of sea life. This makes the house a great choice for sea kayakers, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone wanting to explore this beautiful corner of the island. The shoreline is a mix of pebbles and rocky outcrops.
Nearest village: Bunessan (10 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 35 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
Those staying in Pennyghael have easy access to Carsaig which is on the south coast of the island, just a short drive from the house. There are steep, rugged cliffs here and a fantastic walk to Carsaig Arches, taking in some dramatic scenery and with the potential to see all sorts of wildlife, including wild goats!
The villages of Bunessan and Fionnphort lie to the west. Fionnphort's pier is where the Calmac ferry lands for taking passengers across to the Isle of Iona, with its impressive Abbey, scenery and beaches. There are some wonderful sandy beaches on Mull too in this area and some lovely coastal walks. You can visit the Ross of Mull historical centre, the weavers at Ardalanish, or take a boat trip out to one of the outlying islands such as Staffa, with its impressive basalt rock formations and a chance to see an array of different sea birds, including puffins if you come at the right time of year.
Pennyghael has a small shop for basics and the Pennyghael Hotel serves meals to non-residents. Bunessan is the closest village (20 minute drive) and has a cafe, pub, historical centre, charity shop and village hall.