Alltcreich is a traditional stone cottage with an idyllic setting, right beside the sea, tucked away on the Isle of Mull’s east coast. Sleeping 6, Alltcreich provides a serene hideaway for guests who will no doubt be bowled over by its beautiful rural setting with far reaching views across the Sound of Mull.
Turning off the main road, there is an avenue of trees lining the private driveway to the house. The gorgeous garden is beautifully landscaped, with mature ornamental rhododendrons; a large lawned area and a patio with outdoor seating. There is a steep sided burn running through the garden and a pond too. The icing on the cake is that guests have direct access to the rocky shoreline through the garden gate.
Inside Alltcreich there is a spacious porch; a welcoming space that has practical storage areas. From here a hall leads through via the dining room to the living room. This room is filled with natural light due to the large set of glass sliding doors that reveal a stunning sea view and can also be opened out to the patio area. Comfortable seating is provided along with a good selection of books and games. Guests can curl up by the toasty open fire in the evening with a book, or just watch the fading light and changing skies through the window.
The dining room features a circular table, while the kitchen sits to the rear of the house and has wonderful views toward the old stone bridge which spans the garden burn. The kitchen is well equipped and has its own external door which leads round to the patio – perfect for serving food for alfresco dining.
The double bedroom is also located on the ground floor with a garden view. The bathroom is next to the double bedroom and has a shower unit, basin and w.c. Upstairs a landing area leads to the two twin bedrooms, both are lovely light rooms and well furnished too with lovely views over the garden and sea, and plenty of storage for belongings.
Alltcreich has a superb location that has the best of both worlds, total privacy in a lovely setting by the sea, easy access to all corners of Mull, being a 35 minute drive from Tobermory and just over an hour's drive from Fionnphort, where boats depart to Iona and Staffa.
Craignure is the closest village to Alltcreich and is just a short drive to the south, where you will find a couple of shops and a few options for lunches and evening meals. The Craignure Inn is the village pub, serving local ales and food, and the Isle of Mull Swimming Pool and Spa is a great facility too. Just over ten minutes north is the village of Salen, which has a well stocked Spar shop, filling station, coffee shop and restaurant.
Living Room: Comfortable seating in the living area and a television with freeview channels; DVD player; selection of board games and music player with CD player, radio and ipod docking station.
Kitchen and Utility Room: Fitted kitchen with kettle, toaster, microwave, electric oven and hob, fridge freezer (small freezer compartment), dishwasher, baking equipment, cafetiere and some store cupboard basics (oil/salt/pepper). There is a separate utility room which houses the washing machine.
Bedrooms: Double bedroom with king sized double bed. Two twin bedrooms, each with two single beds. Hair dryer provided.
Bathroom: One bathroom with shower unit, basin and w.c.
Garden: Large garden with patio, lawned area, stone walled garden, BBQ and outside seating areas. Access to sea and shoreline. Please note the garden is not dog proof and there is a burn located in the garden with steep banks and a pond area too.
Heating: Electric oil and convector heaters throughout the property and an open fire in the living room
Open fire: Starter supply of wood provided. Donation box for more wood available at the property.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
More at this Property: There is no internet access at Alltcreich, but there is a phone signal (vodafone tends to be the best network provider on the island). And a 4G signal can usually be found in the reception room. There is a clothes rack, ironing board and iron in the house.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.