Skylight Apartment at Frachadil House has a fantastic location, set in its own grounds with access to scenic walks traversing over the hilltops with views over the white sands of Calgary Bay, where crystal clear, turquoise waters tempt you in for a swim. A mile away from the bay by road, either walk or drive down and treat yourselves to an ice cream by the beach before visiting Calgary Art in Nature and wandering up through the woodland to reach the gallery and café.
The outstanding restaurant at Am Birlinn with its fantastically local menu is only a few minutes' drive by car, with the village of Dervaig only 10 minutes too, where you can stock up at the village shop or become patrons of the island's oldest inn, The Bellachroy.
Nearest village: Dervaig (5 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 1 hour
Map and Directions
We send out a property information document with directions to the house, and other useful information, to all guests who book with us.
Things to Do
Staying at Skylight Apartment in Frachadil House, it would be easy to spend your entire holiday in and around Calgary itself. There are beautifully rugged walks across the surrounding hills with the chance to encounter the resident wildlife, and of course, the enchanting attraction that is Calgary Beach. A sheltered horseshoe bay, the shell-sand is backed by beautiful dunes and grasses, while the burn that runs into the bay at one end of the beach promises rock pools too.
Follow the coastal path from the right-hand edge of the bay to explore the north Mull coastline with outstanding views towards Mull's surrounding isles, including the Treshnish archipelago and beyond them, Coll and Tiree. The most attentive of eyes may even be fortunate enough to spot a passing porpoise, minke whale or basking shark in the waters below as you walk out towards Caliach Point.
Trace the west coast of the island southwards from Calgary with stunning views first of Luch Tuath and then later, Loch na Keal as you meander along the coast. Ulva Ferry promises an excellent stopping point with the beautiful gardens at Lip na Cloiche to explore and the minutes-long ferry crossing to Ulva, where yet more scenic walks, ruined cottages and the excellent Boathouse restaurant await. Boat trips also depart from the pontoons here, including the famous sea eagle boat trip with Mull Charters and trips to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles with Turus Mara.
The harbour town of Tobermory with its art galleries, restaurants and artisan shops, as well as the whisky distillery that offers tours, the catch-and-release aquarium and the island's own museum, lie a 30-minute drive to the east. Passing both lochs Torr and Frisa on the way, combine a day trip to Tobermory with a scenic loch walk and the chance to spot wildlife along the way.