Hazelbank Cottage sits in a beautiful position overlooking the upper Lochdon estuary, beside a river that flows through the garden from the mountains behind the cottage. Scenic, secluded and stunning, this stone-built, traditional cottage is the perfect picturesque rural retreat.
As you head south from Lochdon village, Hazelbank is the very last property you pass and is in a quiet, private position. This is a traditional, rustic, self-catering cottage with lovely views of the surrounding country and is in an area rich in birdlife. In fact, the cottage was the former RSPB headquarters on the Isle of Mull!
Guests can park at the top of the driveway, directly outside the cottage. Entering the cottage, there is a hall and long corridor leading to all accommodation, which is all at ground level. The living room has two windows with a view across to the Lochdon estuary and hills beyond, and has an excellent open fire with plenty of logs stored in the shed outside for guests to use. There is a television with freeview channels and a selection of books.
The property also has a double bedroom, twin bedroom, a bathroom with a basin, w.c. and bath with shower, as well as a lovely modern fitted kitchen with dining area and plenty of natural light. Hazelbank has plenty of character and guests often return to stay in this cosy little holiday cottage again and again.
There is a woodland path leading from the back garden that runs alongside the burn behind the cottage, through mature deciduous trees to a beautiful waterfall and pool, before the ground rises to Dun da Ghaoithe (2,512ft).
Hazelbank is a great holiday cottage to explore the Isle of Mull from. Situated only a 10-minute drive from Craignure, where there is a tourist information office, cafe, village shop, pub and golf course, it is a convenient place to stay, too. Duart Castle, one of the island's main attractions, lies a similar distance away.
A 45-minute drive will take you to Tobermory, the capital of the island, with its famous harbour and coloured houses. In the opposite direction, head to Fionnphort, from which you can catch boats to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Islands. Whether you go waterfall spotting, walking or out by boat, you’re certain to have a memorable stay here.
Living Room: Television with freeview, selection of books & open fire.
Kitchen: Fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer, oven, microwave and washing machine.
Bedrooms: One double room (standard double bed) and one twin bedroom
Bathroom: Basin, w.c and bath with shower.
Garden: Nice large garden which has a couple of lawns, garden bench and a stream bordering one side of the property grounds. Woodland to the rear.
Heating: Electric storage heaters.
Open Fire: There is a basket of logs provided on arrival with more logs available free of charge (information in the cottage when you arrive).
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen is provided, please bring your own towels.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.