Katrine Cottage is just set back from the shore of Loch Scridain in the small hamlet of Pennyghael. The cottage has fabulous views of the highest mountain on the island, Ben More, and of Loch Scridain. There is an abundance of bird and sea life in this area of the island which has interesting geology and history. The basalt lava found along the coast here is rich in minerals and the black rock and craggy knolls are interspersed with pebble beaches and green patches of fertile ground. Otters are often seen from the shore and its not unusual to see dolphins in the loch too.
Nearest village: Bunessan (8 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 30 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
On the south coast of Mull, just a short drive from the cottage, the Carsaig estate offers an altogether different landscape to that immediately surrounding the cottage, but no less dramatic, with towering cliffs, woodland and a wonderful coastal walk to the Carsaig Arches. Wild goats and seals can be seen along the way and some impressive waterfalls too. There is a sweeping bay here, an old pier and great coastal walks to both the east and west. The proximity of Ben More to the cottage, means it should surely be climbed by all guests staying in the cottage... the starting point for the easiest route up is a fifteen minute drive from the cottage and on a clear day the views from the top are fantastic. Usual precautions should be taken of course, as the weather can be quick to change.
Birdwatchers, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts are all well catered for due to the rich marine life, diverse habitats and landscapes in this area. It is a great area for cycling and sea kayaking too. The Ross of Mull is known for its outstanding sandy white beaches - Knockvologan, Ardlanish, Uisken and Market Bay to name a few. And a boat trip to the outlying islands of Iona and Staffa is highly recommended, with the possibility of seeing puffins on Staffa (if you come at the right time of year) or even whales on the trip out.