Snipe Cottage is a beautiful self catering holiday home for six in a fantastic position overlooking some of the smaller Hebridean islands, lying off the west coast of Mull. The fabulous sea views are simply mesmerising and the open plan living area with huge windows, makes the most of them. This area of Mull is suited to those seeking an authentic island experience - there are a scattering of houses along the west coast here where the coastline is rugged, beautiful and unspoilt.
Nearest village: Dervaig (6 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 50 minutes
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
Snipe Cottage is situated at Fanmore, near Torloisk - an area characterised by its beautiful woodland, rugged coastline and stepped tablelands. There is a small population of local residents but no shops to speak of here - just a small local restaurant at Ballygown, and a beautiful hillside garden to explore at Lip na Cloiche.
The area becomes busier in the summer months when boat trips regularly depart from Ulva Ferry, close by, to both the Treshnish Islands and Staffa. There is also a ferryman who provides a service to those wanting to visit the Isle of Ulva, which is separated from Mull by a short stretch of water and a fantastic place to visit during your time here - it has lovely walking tracks, a traditional black house to visit and a lovely cafe at The Boathouse serving excellent seafood.
The closest village is Dervaig, a twenty minute drive from the house, which has a good village shop and the oldest inn on the island. Calgary beach is a little further on, with its horseshoe shaped bay and wonderful surrounds - but there is a closer beach, Traigh na Cille, which receives fewer visitors, being tucked away, a short walk from the roadside. Loch na Keal is a short distance away, heading in the opposite direction (south), which is a great area for wildlife watching and seeing the dramatic mountainous central area of the island.