A Hebridean homestay with welcoming interiors in a wildly beautiful location, dominated by mountain and sea, the Old Post Office is a captivating retreat in the island’s south west. Once a post office, the cottage has been enchantingly reimagined as a contemporary holiday home, with three bedrooms, three en-suite bathrooms and cosy living spaces that encourage you to slow down to the gentle thrum of island time. Perfect for small groups or even a treat for two!
Tucked among an intimate collection of cottages in the tiny settlement of Kilfinichen, neighboured by the pretty village of Pennyghael a few miles to the south and the remote Ardmeanach peninsula to the west, dramatic walks tempt from the door, including the historic Fossil Tree and the island’s highest mountain, Ben More, for the ambitious, and undulating forest and river trails at Tiroran.
Arriving at the cottage, ample parking on the gravelled driveway for several cars makes it oh-so easy to switch gears and jump into holiday mode, before entering the cottage up a step into a large and beautifully furnished boot room. There’s plenty of space to store boots and binoculars and even comfortable seating complete with antler detail for while you pull them on too. Attention to detail is a hallmark of this cottage, all with a distinctively Scottish flair.
Next stop is the spacious kitchen diner to your right, with one of two cosy living areas flowing on to your left. The modern and superbly appointed kitchen promises all the luxury conveniences for an effortless self-catering stay, with a large fridge-freezer, plenty of appliances and dual-aspect views to land and sea. At the heart of the kitchen is a large dining table to seat six, inviting guests to take a seat, slow down and share tales new and old over a menu inspired by local ingredients.
The sense of warmth and homeliness continues in the living room, where a wall-mounted television, plush armchairs and a comfortable sofa await. Light the log burner, curl up in your favourite spot and enjoy a wee dram, with both whisky and gin distilled here on the island.
Beyond the kitchen is a spacious utility room, affording access to a downstairs W.C, as well as a laundry room and a back door leading into the garden.
The final destination on the ground floor is a beautifully presented sun room, complete with a characterful chest and comfortable seating. With French doors leading onto a bespoke deck and light pouring in, it’s a lovely spot to enjoy the sea views and watch for the local wildlife, or for those who feel so inspired, to experience a Hebridean sunset in all its glory.
The Old Post Office’s three en-suite double bedrooms beckon upstairs and continue the appealing country interior theme. Each of the spacious bedrooms benefits from lofty vaulted ceilings, and two enjoy lovely sea views over the bay. Built-in storage with both hanging and shelf space, as well as beautiful finishing touches like occasional chairs and decorative fireplaces complete the picture.
Each bedroom is served by its own en-suite bathroom with W.C, basin and heated towel rails, with two featuring a bath with overhead shower and one a well-appointed shower room.
Delivering a welcoming blend of character and contemporary styles and the luxury of being entirely en-suite, the Old Post Office makes an idyllic bolthole for couples, families and groups of friends alike, who are looking to explore the island, reconnect with nature and enjoy some of Mull’s best wildlife and walking opportunities.
Whether you want to take on the island’s highest mountain, track down its largest eagle or simply slow down and soak up the scenery along Loch Scridain and Loch na Keal, the Old Post Office is the perfect base for you. And for days when the weather is a little dreich, pay a visit to the local gin distillery or enjoy a vehicle-based wildlife safari.
The island’s vibrant harbour town of Tobermory lies an hour’s drive to the north, passing along dramatic coastal roads, through dappled deciduous woodland and open hill country. The charming island of Iona and the Ross of Mull’s white shell-sand beaches are also within easy reach to the south, alongside boat trips departing for Staffa, where you can meet the puffins in season and marvel at the basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave.
Living Room:Charming living room with sofa and two armchairs, side tables, wall-mounted television, selection of books and wood burning stove.
Kitchen and Utility Room:Modern kitchen diner with a table and chairs to seat six, electric oven and induction hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer with three freezer compartments, plus an under-counter freezer, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher tablets and supply of laundry detergent.
Bedrooms:Three spacious and beautifully appointed bedrooms, one with a king-sized double bed and two with standard-sized doubles, each with an en-suite bathroom and built-in shelf and hanging storage space.
Bathroom:Downstairs W.C. and basin. Upstairs each bedroom is served by an en-suite bathroom, two benefit from a W.C., basin, and bath with overhead shower, and one with a shower, W.C. and basin. Heated towel rails in all bathrooms.
Garden:Large garden with decking to enjoy the sea view and a gravelled parking area for two cars. Picnic bench provided.
Heating:Oil-fired central heating throughout.
Wood Burning Stove:Wood burning stove in the living room with a starter supply of kindling and logs provided.
Bed Linen and Towels:Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property:Iron and ironing board, hair dryer. EE network receives a signal at the cottage, Vodafone can pick up a signal in parts of the garden.
Wifi:Wifi is provided. Owing to the remote location, the connection is slow, suitable for checking emails but not for streaming.
Arrival and Departure:Arrival after 5pm. Departure by 9.30am.