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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!

Book your winter escape on the Isle of Mull today.

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

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

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.

Book your Isle of Mull holiday houses today!

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?

Top 5 Cottages by the Sea on the Isle of Mull

‘I’d like a cottage by the sea please.’  A simple request you might think?  But actually, how many houses are really beside the sea?  A sea view, yes. That we can accommodate in lots of properties, but a stone’s throw is a different matter.  Luckily, we’re as obsessed with cottages by the sea as you are. Here are some cracking options to get you excited for your next Mull getaway…

1. Grasspoint Cottage

If you want to smell the sea air when you step out the door and be able to take less than two dozen steps before you are submersed in sea water, Grasspoint Cottage is what you are looking for.  On top of that, the furnishings give it a lovely, quirky, rustic vibe.  The cosy accommodation with wood burning stove and bed in the the living room add to the ambience in the evenings.  It might not be five-star accommodation, but it is a five-star experience. We’d highly recommend booking Grasspoint Cottage for those wanting to get cosy by the sea.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

Grasspoint Cottage on Mull

2.  The Old Church

How does a historical building, converted into a luxurious pad, with sea views and a path to the water’s edge sound? Quite good?  The Old Church is even better than you imagine! The interior is fabulous, the views are amazing and you can sit on the garden bench and watch for seals, otters or even dolphins. It’s really is that good.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

The Old Church at Pennyghael

3. The Old School House

Again, we’re not messing around here. The sea is literally a stone’s throw away from the Old School House, making it an ideal options for cottages by the sea. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is a gravel track that leads around the coastline through mature woodland, past pebble and sandy beaches. It’s idyllic (and that word gets used a lot, but it really is). The Old School House has an olde world charm and the sort of stunning, mountainous scenery surrounding it that makes you want to come back again and again.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

The Old School House at Croggan

4. The Bothy

You’d have thought by now we would be getting onto lesser options for cottages by the sea, but we haven’t. The Bothy is ultra special. If you want to feel like you have reached the end of the earth and to have your mind blown by a huge, sweeping expanse of beach in front of your cosy cottage for two, then The Bothy is for you. This little area of Mull is divine with a capital ‘D’; you will not want to leave. You will also love more of our remote holiday cottages – take a look for some wild inspiration for your next stay.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

The Bothy at Lochbuie

5. Sands Cottage

If you want to stay in Sands Cottage, heed this word of warning: you have to book well in advance. Take one of the best known beaches on the island (because it is truly beautiful), add a lovely stone built cottage with a stylish interior and buckets of character, and you get a hot cake of a property that everyone wants to stay in. Sandy toes in the ocean can be achieved just across the road from Sands Cottage.

We all dream of going on holiday and staying in cottages by the sea on the Isle of Mull, a rugged and wildly beautiful Scottish island. With these, you can!

Sands Cottage at Calgary

 

For more tips for booking the perfect holiday cottage on Mull, use this guide.

 

Have you got a favourite of our cottages by the sea on Mull?