Intrepid walkers and wildlife enthusiasts will be bowled over by The Bothy, with countless walks from the doorstep, eagles soaring above and red deer roaming nearby. Perched on the shores of Laggan Sands at Lochbuie, it’s also an incredibly beautiful setting, with mountain and sea views you’ll remember long after your stay.
The Bothy is situated in one of the Isle of Mull’s most beautiful and remote corners - ideal for adventurous spirits. Set behind the sandy bay of Laggan Sands at Lochbuie, the Bothy adjoins Laggan Farm where the owners reside. This is an outstanding, wild location for independent travellers who love the rugged outdoors, wildlife, walking and generally relaxing in this remote spot.
The drive to Lochbuie from where the ferry docks at Craignure is a beautiful one; at the end of your journey, you turn off the single track road onto a farm track (rough in places but passable with care in a normal car), which passes through mature deciduous woodland and open pastures before rounding a rocky headland - a dramatic approach to Laggan Farm and this lovely bit of coastline.
Entering the Bothy from the parking area there is a spacious porch with ample storage space – perfect if you’re planning to make the most of Mull’s outdoor offerings on your holiday. A glass door leads through to the living room, which welcomes guests with its cosy multi fuel stove and outstanding views of the sea and mountains. Wi-fi is also provided, as well as a selection of books and games for evenings enjoyed in the cottage.
The double bedroom also has sea views and features a huge double bed along with plenty of storage for belongings. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a breakfast bar at the window where you can take in the surrounds and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
There are fantastic walks right from the doorstep. Heading southwest following the coast past the old chapel, a track follows the south coast of Lochbuie. Heading northwest past the 15th century Moy Castle, the beaches and pebble shores of Lochbuie lead to a track along the north shore, which can be followed all the way to Carsaig. Refreshments and local produce and crafts can also be purchased at the Old Post Office in Lochbuie. Stay still for long enough here and you might even find a friendly chaffinch or two come to say hello!
The large sandy beach at Laggan makes for a fantastic place to stretch your legs or do a spot of sunbathing, wildlife watching or photography. The views toward the mountain peak of Ben Buie are excellent. Rugged hills rise to the rear of the Bothy and a track can be followed that offers a fine vantage point. You may be lucky enough to see sea eagles, golden eagles, otters, red deer or even wild goats roaming the shoreline.
An added bonus of staying at The Bothy is that the owner can also provide home cooked 'ready meals' made using local produce for your arrival, further details will be provided for guests when booking. Stay at The Bothy and you can enjoy a self-catering experience with a difference in one of the island's wildest corners.
Living Room: Multi fuel stove, comfortable seating, dining table and chairs for two, a selection of books and maps. Television with freeview channels and DVD player. Bluetooth speaker.
Kitchen: Well equipped kitchen with kettle, toaster, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box, baking equipment, Nespresso machine (bring your own pods), washing machine and dryer. Store cupboard basics of oil, salt and pepper provided too.
Bedrooms: Double bedroom with king sized bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom: Shower unit, toilet and basin. Heated towel rail.
Garden: There is parking outside the property and access to the property is through a shared courtyard with Laggan Farm. Outside seating area with garden furniture.
Heating: Electric heaters throughout the cottage and multi fuel stove in the living room.
Wood Burning Stove: Multi fuel stove - logs and coal are provided for your stay.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property: The owner can also provide home cooked 'ready meals' made using local produce for your arrival, further details will be provided for guests when booking. Wireless internet access. High chair and cot available on request.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.