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May, 2024 Archive

5 of the Best Isle of Mull Cottages for Wildlife Photographers

There’s a brilliant chance of seeing Mull’s majestic wildlife wherever you are on the island. From popular areas for wildlife watching, like the Scenic Route along Loch na Keal, to more unexpected and even ‘urban’ locations – white-tailed sea eagles have soared over the bustling Tobermory harbourfront on more than one occasion before!

But for the keen wildlife photographer, some of our cottages will stand out in particular. Here’s our hand-picked selection of Isle of Mull cottages, perfect for wildlife photographers, based on local knowledge and what guests who’ve stayed tell us too. We hope it inspires you.

Auchnacraig Lodge

Red deer will virtually come to you at the gorgeous Auchnacraig Lodge, where the red deer often graze the surrounding fields, giving you superb views. It’s an amazing place to base yourself during the rut in the autumn, too! Being not far from the coast and Grasspoint pier, you’ve also got excellent chances to spot Mull’s creatures of the deep and otters too.

Old School House

A perennially popular cottage, not only with wildlife photographers but anyone keen to experience Mull’s wild side from a stunning sea view cottage. The Old School House at Croggan delivers at every turn, with mountain, sea and woodland views, a beach in walking distance, and a habitat for just about all of Mull’s big five – from eagles to otters and more.

Coorie Doon

A luxe hideaway near Gruline, Coorie Doon is the perfect spot to see fallow deer, which often come to graze the surrounding pastures as they pop out of nearby woodland. You’re close to Loch Ba and Loch na Keal too, offering yet more opportunity to experience Mull’s wildlife highlights.


Nestled in Glen Bellart with river, woodland, moorland and open hill country as far as the eye can see, and the tidal sea loch only 10 minutes distant, Achnacraig offers all manner of wildlife habitats on the doorstep. Venture out for a walk at dusk and keep your eyes and ears peeled for owls and scan the hillsides for quartering birds of prey.

Direct access to the shore from the garden at The Old Church

The Old Church

With the loch shore at the bottom of the garden, you could say The Old Church brings the wildlife to you! Watch the shoreline for otters that may be working the tides and passing seals that are often as curious about you as you are of them. On a very lucky day, you might even spot a pod of dolphins exploring the loch. With views to Ben More on the opposite shore, you’ll have plenty to inspire when picking up the camera.

If you’ve got a particular habitat in mind, you can search by map here to find an ideally located cottage. Wherever you venture and whatever wildlife you hope to see, please remember to do so responsibly, from a distance, and avoiding disturbance. Have a wonderful time discovering the wilds of Mull. Book your cottage today.