Ploughman's Cottage and The Pod are tucked in beside a rocky outcrop, just a few hundred metres from the south coast of the island, and only a ten minute walk from a stunningly beautiful beach (Kilvickeon). Perfect for those wanting to be well away from the crowds, immersed in beautiful, peaceful surrounds, with excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep.
To reach the house guests have to navigate a 2 mile long section of gravel track. There are some bumpy sections, but it is suitable for normal cars with standard clearance, you just have to be willing to take your time. The reward is reaching this magical area - well worth the extra effort!
Nearest village: Bunessan (3 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
The location of Ploughman's Cottage inspires guests to make the most of the their surroundings. Exploring the history of the area, including a walk to the ruined township of Shiaba, which lies 3km east of the house, is a great place to start. Because of the old village's elevated position, it is also a great place to enjoy a picnic and make the most of the views of the coastline towards Carsaig cliffs and the outlying islands of Colonsay, Jura and Scarba.
Bring your camera, a watercolour set or just a pair of binoculars for your visit. In the spring, the beautiful flora and fauna of the region is at its best; and it's always worth checking the coastline for passing marine life, with seals, otters, basking sharks and the occasional passing porpoise to look out for.
The beautiful, sandy bays that break up the coastline here are absolutely stunning, and from Ploughman's Cottage you can easily access some of the more secluded bays (just a short walk from the house). Watch out for some of the birds of prey that frequent the area, such as the hen harriers, white-tailed sea eagles, golden eagles and short-eared owls that Mull is well known for being home to.
Bunessan is the closest village to the house (3 miles) which has a pub (serving lunches and dinner to non-residents), a cafe and a couple of small village shops for basic provisions. You can visit the weaving shed and shop at Ardalanish where top quality products are made from the yarn and tweed produced there. Fionnphort is 9 miles from the house (25 minute drive) where boats can be caught to Staffa, with its impressive basalt columns, and don't forget a day trip to Iona, renowned for its rich history and beautiful scenery.