Escape it all in this cottage set on the scenic shores of Loch Scridain, where the sea views, rugged countryside and mountains that cocoon the cottage on several sides encourage you to truly switch off and relax…
The Byre is a little Isle of Mull cottage, sleeping two, with an excellent view of the sea from the living area. This cosy cottage provides a relaxing retreat for a couple seeking peace and quiet in the most picturesque of settings.
The Byre is situated in the south-western corner of Mull, well known for its fine, white sandy bays, pink granite outcrops and excellent marine life. Driving to the cottage through the mountains of Glen More and then along the shores of Loch Scridain, it is not unusual to see eagles soaring in the glen or otters pottering along the shore of the loch.
Turning off the 'main road' and through a gate onto a track, it is a short drive up to the cottage, which sits in an elevated position that opens up fantastic views. The cottage has hard standing and parking directly outside it. There is a neighbouring property, but the cottage is not overlooked at all and so retains its privacy – the perfect place for a romantic retreat for two.
Entering the cottage, guests will find the open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, comfortable seating and dining table. The living area has a large window in front of the dining table where guests can sit and enjoy the fabulous view of Loch Scridain. The wood burning stove adds to the ambience in the evenings and fantastic sunsets can be watched from the cottage window.
Doors lead from the main living area to the well-appointed bathroom and double bedroom. The bathroom is modern with an open walk-in shower (wet room style), w.c. and hand basin. The double bedroom has a double continental style bed with a traditional, cottage feel and plenty of storage space. The windows on either side of the bedroom create a light and airy feel that is a pleasure to wake to.
It's a five-minute drive to the nearest village of Bunessan and a further 10-minute drive brings you to Fionnphort, where boats leave to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish islands.
There are many good coastal walks on the peninsula and the beaches here are arguably the best on the island with more than a handful of fabulous bays nearby - some easy to reach and others requiring a map and a bit of determination!
With no television or WiFi, this cottage is the perfect spot for those wanting some peace and quiet for a week or two. A lovely little retreat, stay at The Byre and experience the ultimate rural relaxation.
Open Plan Living Area: With fitted kitchen, sofa, dining table and sea views. No television. The kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge, small freezer, microwave and kettle.
Bedrooms: Double bedroom (large king sized double - continental style, two singles pushed together). Bed linen is provided for your stay. Please bring your own towels.
Bathroom: Shower, w.c. and basin. A washing machine is also housed here.
Outside Space: A small fenced off area is outside the cottage where guests can park their vehicle.
Heating: Electric heating and wood burning stove.
Wood Burning Stove: There are logs provided on arrival with more available free of charge.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towels.
Mobile Signal: Please note there is no mobile signal at this property.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 5pm. Departure by 10am.