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The Best Isle of Mull Beach Cottages

Vitamin sea? Check. Powdery white shell-sand? Check. Crystal-clear waters that turn turquoise in the sunshine? Check, check, check! And then add to that dreamy vista the beautiful drifts of machair that flower in season and are almost exclusively found in the Hebrides, as well as the little-known coves you stumble upon that are off the beaten track (and most tourist maps!).

Mull’s 300 miles of coastline offer the ultimate beach adventure for those who know where to look and with our Isle of Mull beach cottages, it’s easier than ever to dose up on vitamin sea.

Shore Croft by Uisken beach
Shore Croft by Uisken beach on the Isle of Mull

Shore Croft, Uisken Beach

Sitting above the sheltered white sands of Uisken beach, decorated with rock pools and off-shore skerries, Shore Croft is a charming stone cottage with an unrivalled view. Soak it up over your morning coffee, expertly made thanks to the cottage’s coffee bean grinder, and then pull on your boots for a walk along the sand, or, for the adventurous, a kayak or wild swim.

Sands Cottage and Calgary Bay Cottage
Sands Cottage and Calgary Bay Cottage just across the lane from Calgary beach

Sands Cottage and Calgary Bay Cottage, Calgary Beach

Not one, but two cottages beside Calgary beach, arguably the island’s most photographed thanks to the pretty horseshoe-shaped bay of white shell sand. Sands Cottage sleeps 4 and is pet friendly too, while Calgary Bay Cottage sleeps 6 and is a great choice for a pet free property. Both lie just a stone’s throw across the single-track lane from the beach, promising windswept walks to watch the sunset and the salty air carrying on the sea breeze.

The Bothy at Laggan Sands
The Bothy, set just a short walk back from the beach at Laggan Sands

The Bothy, near Laggan Beach at Lochbuie

Not quite immediately on the beach, The Bothy is still pretty close to it, with a sweeping stretch of sand at Laggan beach only a few hundred metres from the front door. These pretty grey sands make a great spot to walk the dogs (this cottage is pet friendly too!), with a mausoleum to discover at one end, or venturing back towards Lochbuie village, the ruins of Moy Castle on the way too.

Whether you’re keen to find an Isle of Mull beach cottage or a superb sea view, discover our range of hand-picked holiday cottages and our local’s guide to the best island beaches.

Easter Holiday Cottages on the Isle of Mull

Feeling inspired to visit the Isle of Mull this Easter? You’re in luck, because for 2023 we still have a handful of gorgeous Easter holiday cottages on the Isle of Mull available over the first two weeks in April. Large houses, cosy cottages, pet friendly properties – read on to discover the perfect last minute holiday cottage on Mull for early April this year.

Pet friendly Willowbank (sleeps 6)

Pet friendly Willowbank (sleeps 6)

The perfect property for all the family, four-legged-friends included. Willowbank combines lovely modern interiors and appliances with ultra-cosy warm timber beams and a beautifully vaulted ceiling in the living room to create a real wow factor. Excellently located for access to quiet beaches, coastal walks and boat trips to Iona, Willowbank is perfect for those who love all-things outdoors.

Studio Apartment (sleeps 2)

Studio Apartment (sleeps 2)

A quaint gem close to the sea in the island’s south east, Studio Apartment sits in a pretty courtyard setting not far from Duart Castle and in some of the best wildlife country on the island. The perfect choice for birdwatchers and those who prefer to feel more remote, with the ease of a pub and shop just a few miles away.

Canna (sleeps 2)

Canna (sleeps 2)

Now reduced by £350 per week, snap up a bargain when you stay at luxury Tobermory cottage Canna this April. Soak up stunning harbour views over the bay to Calve Island and enjoy the island capital’s eateries, coastal walks and boat trips close by.

Pet friendly Gorsten House (sleeps 8)

Pet friendly Gorsten House (sleeps 8)

Come and stay in the home of an artist, where the stunning sea views beyond the window are met with equally imaginative interiors within. A large homestay, Gorsten House is sure to impress, with acres of grounds to explore too.

Pet friendly Kilfinichen House (sleeps 8)

Pet friendly Kilfinichen House (sleeps 8)

At once grand and yet cosy and inviting, Kilfinichen House sits at the heart of the Kilfinichen Estate with views over Loch Scridain and the surrounding countryside. A prime corner of the island for eagles, otters and abundant wildlife and with Ben More not far, this is the ultimate homestay for adventurers and wildlife lovers.

Don’t miss your chance to find Easter holiday cottages on the Isle of Mull this year. Check out our last minute offers for the latest cottage deals.

Going Green: Eco Friendly Holiday Cottages on Mull

Gone are the days when eco friendly holiday cottages meant compromising on comfort and luxury. Quite the opposite, in fact, with modern day technology promising a five-star experience without the carbon footprint. So, if you’re keen to visit the island and do your bit for the planet too, which eco friendly holiday cottages could you choose? Read on and find the perfect bolthole for you.

Torr na Locha (sleeps 6, pet friendly)

1 Torr na Locha, Ardtun

Located on a working croft in the rural south west of the island, Torr na Locha is arguably one of the most eco friendly holiday cottages you’ll find on Mull. This characterful stone building uses local timber that would be unsuitable for structural use to fuel the wood burning stove and back boiler, sources its electricity through a supplier that specialises in renewables and tops it up with a solar array that generated 3,650KW in 2022.

Venturing outside the cottage, there’s yet more to appreciate. Tree planting on the croft to support and sustain the temperate ancient Atlantic rainforest of oak, birch, aspen and willow contributes to carbon capture, while the active peatlands to the front of the house have the potential to store 500 times more carbon each year than using the cottage demands.

Dragonsfly Rest (pet friendly, sleeps 8)

2 Dragonsfly Rest, Bunessan

Perched above the bay of Loch na Lathaich in the Ross of Mull village of Bunessan, Dragonsfly Rest combines welcoming interiors with eco-conscious additions, like the heating. Warmed by the sun through solar panels in tandem with the wood burning stove that together heat the radiators, guests will feel cosy year-round.

Mor Aoibhneas (sleeps 8)

3 Mor Aoibhneas, Bunessan

Making the most of mix-and-match technologies, Mor Aoibhneas uses an air source heat pump to warm its dramatic double-height ground floor living area with cosy underfloor heating. And outside, there’s an electric vehicle charging point to enable you to explore the island with ease, with plans for this to be fully solar powered by summer 2023 too.

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New for 2022: Amazing Holiday Cottages on Mull

Mor Aoibhneas, a purpose-built homestay for up to eight guests with views to the Ardmeanach peninsula and the sea.

Mor Aoibhneas, Bunessan

The most recent addition to the Isle of Mull Cottages range is Mor Aoibhneas (pronounced More Eve-ness). And if you’re wondering what the name of this seriously special homestay for eight means, it translates from Gaelic as ‘Great Joy’. When you turn the key, step inside and relax into this gorgeously designed home for the week, we guarantee that’s exactly what you’ll feel…

Maple Cottage (the third from the left) sits on a stunning yet little-known corner of the Ross of Mull’s coast at Kintra.

Maple Cottage, Kintra

This one’s for those seeking that magical, picture-postcard spot that hasn’t yet been discovered by many. Kintra, tucked away a few miles from Fionnphort on the far south westerly peninsula of Mull, is where you’ll find Maple Cottage, standing sleepily a stone’s throw from the sea, with gorgeous tiny islands in view. Welcoming up to five guests, you’ll soon find yourselves relaxing beside the wood burning stove as you sift through the day’s beachcombed treasures.

Shore Croft sits just above Uisken beach, promising the perfect haven for those wishing to indulge in some vitamin sea.

Shore Croft, Uisken Beach

This is a cottage that has oodles of atmosphere, whether the skies are clear and the sea is twinkling an irresistible turquoise tone, or the clouds hug the headlands and white horses sweep in up the beach. Cocooned within centuries-old stone walls, you’ll feel truly rested and totally snug at Shore Croft whatever the Hebridean weather brings, with the beach on the doorstep for a lazy stroll in the sunshine or a bracing dash in the showers.

The Whisky Rooms has a prime location on Tobermory’s harbourfront, with eateries, boat trips and more quite literally on the doorstep.

The Whisky Rooms, Tobermory

A chic and contemporary harbourside pad in the island’s vibrant town of Tobermory. Perfect for couple’s wishing to tick off adventure-seeking boat trips to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles, bucket list walks to Rubh nan Gall lighthouse and the freshest seafood from pier to plate, perhaps even a sunset gin cruise around Calve Island. It’s all on your doorstep at The Whisky Rooms.

Mucmara Lodge is a pet friendly property for six on the edge of the village of Dervaig, beside the Quinish Estate.

Mucmara Lodge, Dervaig

Luxury on the edge of the wild, Mucmara Lodge beckons with sumptuously modern interiors and a second-to-none location above Loch Cuin, beside the Quinish Estate and with its own private loch in the grounds! The perfect base for outdoorsy friends or families keen to take on the island’s hiking trails, biking routes and wildlife spotting opportunities, plus you can bring your pets too!

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Honeymoons on the Isle of Mull

The year of the staycation has shown us just what incredible food, white-sand beaches and breath-taking scenery is to be found without first taking to the skies. Add to that the peace and solitude, often enjoying an entire beach with no one but seals accompanying you, and you can see the beauty of honeymoons on the Isle of Mull.

Picture a well-wrapped walk as you beachcomb for treasures along the high tide line. Stunning road trips around the island you have to see to believe, as you hug the cliffs and the sea lochs lap the roadside. Once-in-a-lifetime moments as dolphins appear as you sail to outlying islands…

And then it’s home to your luxury cottage, perfect for honeymoons on the Isle of Mull, for a soak in the bath tub complete with pampering essentials from Isle of Mull Soap, and onwards to a candlelit feast. From the finest seafood and scallops fresh from the fishing boat, to irresistible steak and venison reared here on the hills, foodies will find plenty to whet their appetites. Dine in but let someone else do the cooking, or venture out to one of Mull’s fantastic eateries, the choice is yours.

So, which are our top cottage picks for honeymoons on the Isle of Mull? Read on and find the luxury escape you’ve been longing for.

Best cottages for honeymoons on the Isle of Mull

Discover nine of the most unique Isle of Mull holiday houses for special occasions, whether a large family gathering or luxury couple's retreat for two.

1 The Old Little Theatre

Enter stage left for a homestay that is dramatic and sumptuous in equal measure. Once the world’s smallest theatre, the Old Little Theatre has been loving restored as a boutique cottage for two, complete with all the luxury touches you’d expect, and some theatrical surprises too!

2 Craig Beag

If you’re dreaming of a cottage where you can pull up, unpack and unwind without needing to leave the house, then Craig Beag could be the one for you. Gorgeously styled interiors and sanctuary-like bathrooms with huge walk-in showers evoke instant peace and tranquillity. And then there’s the view…

3 Cherrybank

Marry modern luxuries, like the ultra-cosy Everhot stove, with old-island charm and unrivalled sea views and you’ll find yourself at Cherrybank. This characterful west coast hideaway sits a stone’s throw from the shore and a short drive from stunning shell-sand beaches. Free from distractions (there’s not a television in sight), you can switch off and soak up the moment.

4 Seabank

Another stylish cottage where old so effortlessly blends with new, Seabank has an irresistibly remote feel as just one of a handful of cottages tucked on the shore of Kilfinichen Bay. The local gin distillery will come as a lovely surprise.

5 Derryguaig Smiddy

Derryguaig Smiddy takes top spot for a hillside hideaway with views from the master bedroom across to Ben More, perched above the sea at Loch na Keal. A perfect retreat for those hoping to experience the island’s wildlife and summit it’s highest peak.

6 Canna

Sea views, stunning interiors and some of the finest seafood within strolling distance on Tobermory’s harbourfront, Canna is the perfect cottage for couples seeking luxury and wanting to immerse themselves in the island’s buzzing harbour town.

7 Dobhran Croft

A true gem of a cottage (and pet friendly, too), Dobhran Croft lies a stone’s throw from the shore at Lochbuie, where you can enjoy a leisurely brunch at the red-tin-roofed Old Post Office, before wandering the coastal paths in both directions, leading east to Laggan Sands and west to the dramatic scenery of Carsaig.

We hope we’ve inspired you with these ideas and cottages for honeymoons on the Isle of Mull. Get in touch if we can help add the finishing touch to your plans.

Celebrate Christmas on Mull This Year

Tempted to spend Christmas on Mull but not sure where to start? Plan the perfect festive getaway, whether for all the clan or just for two, with our top tips.

Christmas lights reflecting in the water at night along Tobermory harbour in winter

Christmas lights along Tobermory harbour

Island fare

One of the most anticipated parts of any Christmas celebration is dinner, whether you enjoy it at lunchtime, teatime or any hour in between. And on Mull, we’ve got some of the most irresistible island-produced ingredients to elevate it to a feast.

Think locally caught shellfish starters or Inverlussa mussels cooked deliciously with garlic and a splash of white wine. Then it’s onto the main course, where local flavours join the traditional roast turkey, with trimmings like venison or game pie and pigs in blankets from croft-produced pork.

For dessert, try a locally made Clootie dumpling or pick up a homemade Christmas cake. Add something savoury with Isle of Mull cheese and oatcakes.


Roaring log burning fire at The Old Little Theatre holiday cottage on Mull with a plate of mince pies, glass of whisky and Christmas decorations

Christmas at The Old Little Theatre

The Christmas spirit

The Scottish islands have a storied history when it comes to making whisky, with a whole host of secret stills and well-known distilleries. It is no different on the Isle of Mull. Explore the Tobermory Distillery with an expert guide, where whisky has been produced since 1798. To experience the other side, walk to the ‘whisky cave’ on the west coast. You can guess how it earned its name!

Then there is the recent taste for gin, which has gone up and up. You’ll find this trendy spirit being distilled and bottled on Mull now too. Call into the Whitetail Distillery at Tiroran to sample a tipple or two in their coffee shop, take a bottle back to your cottage and peek behind the scenes at the copper stills in action.


Holiday cottages for Christmas on Mull

Magnificent dining room at Oakfield House in Tobermory with antique furniture and sea views from the window

Oakfield House

A grand Victorian house for 10 with some of the best sea views in all of Tobermory, Oakfield House was made for family get-togethers at Christmas.

Preparing Christmas dinner will be a breeze with an Everhot range cooker featuring not one but three ovens, as well as two large fridge freezers. And then there’s the dining room.  With a superb sea view and antique furniture fit for the most special occasions, dinner will be decadent.

Plates emptied and stomachs merry, it’s on to the two living rooms to relax beside the fire and get out the board games.


View over the hills from the sleigh bed at The Old Little Theatre

The Old Little Theatre

A Christmas bolthole for two. The Old Little Theatre oozes luxury and in the winter light, its dramatic interiors really come into their own. Light the fire, poor a dram and help yourself to a mince pie on Christmas Eve, then wake up on Christmas morning in a sumptuous sleigh bed, snuggled in faux fur throws. The stage is set for a magical Christmas.


Witch's Cottage, a holiday cottage by the sea on Mull, surrounded by snow in the winter

Witch’s Cottage

Celebrate Christmas on Mull beside the sea at Witch’s Cottage. Escape it all for a week of pure relaxation walking the coastline and watching the wildlife from your window-side perch. Wander past the pier and out to the sandy beaches at Croig and you’ll almost certainly have them to yourselves!


Luxury holiday cottage on Mull, Burn Cottage, pictured in the snow with blue skies

Burn Cottage

Old meets new at Burn Cottage, bringing you an enchanting setting in the depths of winter, with all the convenience (and luxuries) of a contemporary property inside. Think a high-spec chef’s kitchen, perfect for Christmas dinner, as well as toasty underfloor heating to complement the wood-burning stove.


Pet friendly holiday cottage on Mull, Dobhran Croft at Lochbuie pictured at night while snow is falling - the perfect place to spend Christmas on Mull

Dobhran Croft

Wake up on Christmas morning at a cosy cottage and perhaps even see deer in the garden! Spend Christmas on Mull at Dobhran Croft and follow stockings with a bracing beach walk from Lochbuie to Laggan Sands. Then return to the cottage to warm yourselves beside the fire and dig into an island-inspired feast!

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Winter on the Isle of Mull with snow-covered mountains, blue skies and the moon above

Sunrise light on Sgurr Dearg

9 Unique Isle of Mull Holiday Houses for Special Occasions

With wild scenery, pristine beaches and food and drink that promises a taste of the Hebrides, Mull makes the perfect choice for a special occasion getaway. To help you plan the perfect trip, we’re sharing some of our most stunning Isle of Mull holiday houses with you.

Little or large, in quaint villages or set on the shore, discover the best cottage for you here. And with pet-friendly properties included, you can even bring your four-legged friends too!

Discover nine of the most unique Isle of Mull holiday houses for special occasions, whether a large family gathering or luxury couple's retreat for two.

Oakfield House

Where better to celebrate a special occasion than in the finest house in Tobermory? That’s the title Oakfield House has earned and one look beyond the door is all it takes to confirm it.

This majestic house is filled with period features and antique furnishings, complemented by modern touches like the Everhot, Aga-style cooker and five beautifully finished bathrooms. But perhaps the most special feature of this holiday home are the superb sea views…

Discover nine of the most unique Isle of Mull holiday houses for special occasions, whether a large family gathering or luxury couple's retreat for two.


Cherrybank combines the charm of a traditional stone cottage with the luxuries of a modern conversion, made even more magical by the expansive sea views. Perched on the shore in the scenic south west of Mull, hidden coves, intriguing geology and a wealth of wildlife are all close by, with the brilliant Ninth Wave restaurant just a short drive for a special tasting menu dinner.

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Discover nine of the most unique Isle of Mull holiday houses for special occasions, whether a large family gathering or luxury couple's retreat for two.


Tilliepestle is one of our most sought-after Isle of Mull holiday houses and it’s easy to see why! Stunning stonework and timber beams give this house oodles of old-island charm, enhanced by its setting in the quaint village of Dervaig, across the road from the island’s oldest inn.

The sheltered balcony fast becomes a favourite spot for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine, while your dogs play in the garden below.

Gorsten House

One of the most striking Isle of Mull holiday houses, Gorsten House occupies a prime position close to the water. The picture windows invite you to soak up the setting and spot wildlife from the house come rain or shine.

Inside, guests will be delighted by the modern and playful interiors, crafted by owner and world-renowned artist Charles Avery. The views are equally phenomenal, reaching round to Duart Castle and the lighthouse on Lismore Island.

Auchnacraig Lodge

A beautifully presented wooden lodge, Auchnacraig Lodge nestles effortlessly into its rural surroundings at Grasspoint. The open-plan kitchen is beautifully appointed, as is the living area with a character stone chimney and fire.

But while the interiors are luxurious, it’s what lies beyond the door that makes this cottage so special. Set above the shore at Grasspoint, the area is home to birds of prey and lots of wildlife. There are also excellent coastal walks and views to the Nevis mountain range in the distance.

The Potting Shed

Fancy staying in a traditional island village but want to check into a cottage that is quirky and unique? The Potting Shed could be just the place for you.

This luxurious bolthole for two includes a clawfoot bath atmospherically framed by tin-clad walls, as well as a master bed with an ornately carved headboard. Every part of the property has been finished to the highest – and richest – detail, promising a luxurious and memorable stay.

Craig Ben Lodge

Another of our pet-friendly Isle of Mull holiday houses, Craig Ben Lodge offers a taste of the country house lifestyle in a loch shore location. Roaring fires, wood panelling and even a turret make this baronial house feel truly special.

With room for 10 plus three of your four-legged friends, it’s a place for the entire family to gather. Picnic on the shore, row a boat over the loch or enjoy a banquet by the fire… This house really does have it all.

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Columba Apartment

Experience the charms of Mull’s colourful harbour town, indulge in the local restaurants and set sail on exciting boat trips. In an elevated position above the colourful Main Street, Columba Apartment will wow guests with its fantastic sea views over Tobermory Bay and out towards Calve Island.

Set in a Victorian house, a free-standing bath tub, king-sized bed and collection of antique furniture add a luxury finish to the apartment. Patio doors open into the garden, where chairs beckon for you to take in the view.

Discover nine of the most unique Isle of Mull holiday houses for special occasions, whether a large family gathering or luxury couple's retreat for two.

The Old Little Theatre

Often applauded for its luxurious finish, The Old Little Theatre is the perfect choice for two. Packed with drama, this red-roofed cottage was once recorded as the world’s smallest professional theatre.

Today, the cottage delights guests with luxurious and theatrical touches, from the wallpaper to the soft furnishings and the sitting area on the stage, to the theatre seats in the entrance hall.

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How to Choose the Best Holiday Cottages on Mull

Whether you come for the wildlife, the untouched landscapes or the colorful charm of Tobermory, the first step to planning your holiday on Mull is to choose where on the island you actually want to stay.

From beaches to loch shores and remote retreats, there are many idyllic holiday cottages on Mull for you to make your base. And wherever you choose, the beauty of this island is that nowhere is out of reach. Hop in the car and the entire island is within reach (and a few others too, if you don’t mind swapping the car for a boat!).

Here, we share six of our favourite locations for holiday cottages on Mull to help you find the best one for you. And if you know what you want to see but not where to go to see it, get in touch with our family-run business to pick our brains for ten years’ worth of local knowledge. With an exclusive collection of over 80 cottages on the island, choose your destination and your perfect island getaway won’t be far away.

Planning a trip to the Isle of Mull? Experience the freedom, luxury and scenery you desire with a stay at one of our holiday cottages on Mull

Remote Holiday Cottages in Scotland

One of the special things about being on an island is that sense of removal from the hustle and bustle of mainland life.  With water all around, the peace and quiet and breathtaking views can begin to work their magic!  We’ve put together a selection of our most remote holiday cottages on the Isle of Mull. These cottages offer guests a sense of total privacy and solitude in the most stunning of scenery.

How to Have the Perfect Romantic Break for Two on Mull

Removing yourself from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, and boarding a boat to get to your holiday destination, makes staying on a Scottish island that little bit more of an adventure.   The excitement of disembarking and setting off on single track roads that wind their way along the coastline adds to the excitement and enchanting nature of this part of the world and makes it an ideal location, we think, for a romantic break.

Whether celebrating an anniversary or looking for a weekend away, the Isle of Mull makes the perfect setting for a romantic break. Let us tell you why...

Enjoy a romantic break surrounded by the stunning Isle of Mull landscape

The islands of the Hebrides all have something a little bit different to offer.  Mull has a small population, little in the way of infrastructure, much in the way of wildlife and retains that olde world charm that somehow lends itself to a good place to retreat to and spend a week cosied up, soaking up the environment and re-charging your batteries. If you want somewhere with peace and quiet on tap, the Isle of Mull should be top of your list for a romantic break for two.

Whether celebrating an anniversary or looking for a weekend away, the Isle of Mull makes the perfect setting for a romantic break. Let us tell you why...

Glenraille at Lochdon

The landscape is varied and the geology is so unique that some of the structures here are found nowhere else in the world.  There are stepped tablelands in the north, a rugged range of mountains in the central and southern parts of the island, and the outcrops of pink granite give the south western peninsula a flavour of its own.

At Isle of Mull Cottages, we give you a select range of properties, many of which have special features that are ideal for those looking for that elusive, luxurious ‘somewhere special to stay’.   Want a balcony leading off your bedroom with views of a beautiful loch?  Yes, we can tick that box.  Looking for a picture postcard cottage for two, a stone’s throw from the sea?  Check.  Or how about an artist’s retreat with sauna and steam room in the master suite?  Again, we have it covered.

So if you are looking to add romance to your holiday tick list, pick one of our beautiful holiday cottages, mix it in with the white sandy beaches, fantastic local produce to sample and amazing sunsets and wildlife, and you can’t go wrong with our recipe for a romantic break.

Whether celebrating an anniversary or looking for a weekend away, the Isle of Mull makes the perfect setting for a romantic break. Let us tell you why...

One of the beautiful stretches of coastline


Where on Mull would you choose for the ultimate romantic break?