Kilninian Schoolhouse is located on the Isle of Mull’s west coast in a delightful rural setting, within walking distance of a great beach. This self-catering property occupies the Schoolhouse's south wing, and has its own parking, private entrance and gardens. So although the accommodation is not detached, there is privacy for guests. The views and setting are stunning, with a sweeping panorama over Loch Tuath and towards the islands of Ulva and Gometra and there are excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep.
Entering this handsome property, guests will find a spacious porch with plenty of storage space for walking boots and coats. A second door then opens to the ground floor hall and staircase. The ground floor accommodation consists of a double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom. Both bedrooms although relatively compact in size, are very nicely furnished, with quality bedding and furniture provided. The family bathroom is also located on the ground floor and has a bath with shower over, w.c. and basin.
The staircase leads to the main open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. This is a great space, with abundant natural light and superb views over the countryside and of Loch Tuath, owing to its elevated position on the upper floor. A cosy stove ensures you are warm and snug, no matter what the weather, and a superb range of books about the local area and games are provided to entertain. This is a great family space with everything you need for a self-catering break. The kitchen is well equipped and with a good range of utensils and cookware, and there is a dining table and chairs to accommodate four.
The outdoor space at Kilninian Schoolhouse is a real delight. The gardens are fenced and a patio area and picnic table allow you to enjoy alfresco dining while soaking up the views and listening to the birds. A path leads from the garden directly onto the hills behind the Schoolhouse - a great vantage point for an evening stroll.
The nearest beach at Traigh na Cille is a 10 minute walk away (half a mile), and offers a lovely broad expanse of grey sands backed by mature woodland. Calgary beach is twenty minutes by car, as is the village of Dervaig, where you can pick up provisions from the village shop, or enjoy a meal at the oldest Inn on the island, The Bellachroy.
Other eateries nearby include Am Birlinn, Ballygown and the Boathouse café on Ulva; all offering excellent local produce, with seafood, venison and haggis to sample. Calgary has a gallery and tearoom too for a great option for lunch. Tobermory, Mull’s main town, is 40 minutes away by car and is the focal point for the island community with a wide range of shops and eateries to enjoy.
Open Plan Living Area: Television with freeview channels and DVD player. CD player, radio and selection of books. Toy box for children.
Kitchen: The fitted kitchen sits in the open plan living area and has an electric cooker with electric hob; toaster; kettle; fridge with small freezer compartment; microwave; cafetiere; hand blenders; combination washer/dryer; hand blender and good range of cookware.
Bedrooms: Double bedroom (standard sized bed) and twin bedroom on the ground floor of the property
Bathroom: Family bathroom on the ground floor with bath and shower over, basin and w.c.
Garden: Fully enclosed garden with lawned area, mature shrubs and trees. Picnic bench and outdoor chairs and paved patio area with sea views.
Heating: Modern electric radiator and heated towel rail in the bathroom.
Wood Burning Stove: Wood burning stove with fuel provided for guests to use during their stay.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
More at this Property: Cot and high chair are provided. Wireless internet access - fine for browsing and emails. Iron, ironing board and clothes rack.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.