After a stunning introduction to the island passing through the mountains of Glen More and skirting the shores of Loch Scridain, you’ll arrive at the head of Loch na Lathaich and the final mile of your journey to the cottage.
Set within walking distance of the village inn and shop in Bunessan, Tigh Buidhe enjoys a superb setting with sea views reaching westwards, promising excellent sunsets each night. Arriving at the property, there’s ample parking for a couple of cars to the rear, with a lawned garden to the front to take in the views over the water.
Stowing boots and binoculars or buckets and spades in the porch, the hallway leads into the cottage, with the sleeping quarters to the right and the living areas to the left.
The living room is lovely and bright, with French doors drawing your attention to the lovely sea view and inviting you to spill out into the garden on a summer’s day. Comfortably furnished with two sofas, a television and a selection of games and local guide books, this promises to be a lovely, sociable space where adventures are planned and highlights reminisced.
Off the living room lies the modern dining kitchen, which is well-equipped with table and chairs to seat four and all you need to cook up a storm using local ingredients from the Crofter’s Kitchen, or Highland beef from Ardalanish. There’s also a washing machine and tumble drier should you experience one of Mull’s more dreich days out exploring.
Returning to the hallway, the cottage’s two bedrooms and family bathroom await. The cosy twin room to the front enjoys lovely sea views, while the master double has views to the rear and moorland beyond. Both benefit from built-in wardrobes and are served by the family bathroom, which features a bath, separate shower, W.C, basin and heated towel rail.
Tigh Buidhe is an excellent choice for those wanting to explore the best of the Ross of Mull’s beaches, with Ardalanish, Uisken and Fidden just a few within easy reach. These shell-sand coves promise plenty of beachcombed treasures, as well as sheltered waters should you be tempted to take a dip, bring a kayak or hop on a paddle board.
It’s also an excellent choice to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this corner of the island, with coastal walks to the fossil leaf beds in Ardtun, the ruined village of Shiaba, or to see the pink granite at the disused Tormore quarry.
Boat trips depart locally to both Staffa, where you can see the puffins in season and the dramatic basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave, as well as to the island of Iona, which is well worth a day trip to visit the abbey, enjoy lunch and walk to Iona’s highest point, Dun I, or to the Bay at the Back of the Ocean.
Living Room:Sea views from the living room with comfortable seating, a smart television with freeview channels, selection of board games.
Kitchen:Well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, full-size fridge freezer (four-drawer freezer), kettle, cafetiere, hand blender, toaster, microwave, baking equipment, good range of cookware, washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, dishwasher tablets and store cupboard basics like salt and pepper provided.
Bedrooms:King-sized master bedroom and sea view twin bedroom. Hair dryer provided.
Bathroom:Family bathroom with W.C, basin, shower, bath and heated towel rail.
Garden:Enclosed garden with picnic bench and lawn to the front and gravel parking area to rear.
Heating:Electric heating throughout.
Bed Linen and Towels:Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property:High chair available on request. Iron and ironing board. Wifi available via a 4G EE router. EE and O2 receive some signal at the property.
Arrival and Departure:Friday changeover. Arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am.