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Kilninian Location for Shepherd's Light

Shepherd's Light is set on the hillside on the west coast of the island at Kilninian. This beautiful area has mature woodland and a dramatic coastline, with steep cliffs and rocky outcrops. Guests can walk from the cottage door to a superb beach (Traigh na Cille).

Nearest village: Dervaig (6 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

The cottage is in one of the less populated areas of the island, out of the way, with beautiful natural landscape to explore from the doorstep. Apart from the hours of beach combing, walking and cycling, you might like to set aside some time for a little photography, bird watching or painting as Shepherd's Light definitely lends itself well to those seeking relaxation and artistic pursuits as well as outdoor enthusiasts.

In terms of local points of interest, the west coast has some excellent opportunities for day trips. You can take a boat out to the Treshnish Islands or Staffa or visit the Isle of Ulva where you can enjoy a delicious lunch at the Boathouse restaurant. For evening meals, Ballygown offers great home cooked food and there is a beautiful garden to visit at Lip na Cloiche.

A little further afield, Calgary and Dervaig offer more entertainments in the form of a wonderful white sandy beach, tearoom and gallery at Calgary, and Dervaig (20 minutes drive away) has a village shop and the oldest inn on the island (with restaurant). Am Birlinn (near Calgary) serves lunches and evening meals too. Tobermory is a 45 minute drive away from the cottage where there is an arts centre, theatre, range of shops and eateries too.

  • Highland cow country
  • Isle of Staffa
  • The track to Shepherd's Light
  • Watch out for otters around the coastline
  • The village of Dervaig is a fifteen minute drive away
  • Wonderful sunsets can be seen from the west coast at Shepherd's Light
  • Remember to bring your binoculars
  • Close to the sea
  • Wonderful views from the living area
  • Calgary beach is a 15 minute drive away
  • Traigh na Cille or Black beach, as it is also known, is a short walk from the cottage
  • Loch na Keal - great area for wildlife to explore in central Mull
  • The drive to Kilninian