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Lochdon Location for The Smiddy

The Smiddy is situated in the small hamlet of Lochdon, just five minutes drive from where the ferry docks at Craignure. This south eastern corner of the island stands out for its striking mountainous scenery and sea lochs. Loch Don itself is tidal and the range of bird life here is wider than in other regions of the island. The sea, rivers, mountains, moorlands, marshes and rocky coast provide a range of habitats for wildlife including red deer, eagles, highland cows and otters.

Nearest village: Craignure (2.5 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 6 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

This is a great place to stay for those wanting to explore the great outdoors and bask in some wonderful Hebridean scenery. The population here is small and so if you like peace and quiet and enjoy spending time exploring the hills and coastline, bird watching or photography, The Smiddy will suit you well.

The imposing and ancient castle of Clan Maclean sits at the end of a small peninsula just a short drive from the cottage. You can take a tour of Duart Castle and see the Great Hall and some interesting exhibitions and make use of the tearoom and grounds for some lunch and a walk.

Craignure, the closest village has a Spar shop, village pub (serving meals), coffee shop, charity shop and village hall. You can also use the swimming pool, spa and gym at the Isle of Mull Hotel on the outskirts of Craignure.

  • The Smiddy in Loch Don
  • Red deer in south east Mull
  • Duart Castle (5 minute drive away)
  • Highland cows roaming
  • Lochbuie (30 minute drive from The Smiddy)
  • Arriving at Craignure on the ferry
  • Lochan an Doire Dharaich - also know as 'The Lily Loch'
  • Hedge archway in The Smiddy garden
  • Excellent bird life in this area of the island
  • Otters on the shoreline