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Uisken Location for Shore Croft

Shore Croft enjoys an idyllic location, being one of the last cottages before the beach as the road ends with a small parking area. The bottom of the garden is bordered by a croft field, often occupied by sheep, and beyond the field fence lies the beautiful white stretch of sand that forms Uisken beach.

A lovely curving bay with relatively sheltered waters thanks to the small islands off shore, this is an ideal spot for beachcombers, sea kayakers and wild swimmers, or for those who simply want to wake up each day to the sea breeze and salty air with a bracing walk along the sand. At the eastern end of the beach, climb the small hill to the lookout cairn for another perspective and excellent views.

The cottage lies only a three mile drive from the village of Bunessan, where there is a small village shop, doctors surgery and pub, and a filling station only a few miles further towards Fionnphort.

Nearest village: Bunessan (3 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: One 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

Adventurous souls will be in their element with a stay at Shore Croft. Begin each day breathing in the fresh air sweeping straight off the Atlantic as you comb the beach for tide-tossed treasures, before returning to the cottage for a steaming mug of freshly ground coffee, ready to plot the days adventures. And adventures there are certain to be, with the location offering prime opportunities to swim, to kayak or to hike this beautiful corner of the Ross of Mull's coastline, turning up yet more sandy coves as you go. For those without the kit of their own, then Bendoran Watersports nearby in Ardtun offer the chance to experience guided sailing and kayaking excursions locally.

The village of Fionnphort, where there is a pub, open-air seafood bar and shop, lies only 15 minutes' drive distant. From here, boat trips depart to both Staffa, with the impressive Fingal's Cave, basalt columns and puffins in season (mid-April to July) and Iona, or take the CalMac passenger ferry across to visit Iona on its own. There are beautiful coastal walks to the Bay at the Back of the Ocean or Iona's North Beach, as well as to its highest point should you feel inspired to climb Dun I. The historic abbey is also a favourite among visitors, with the island-hopping experience rounded off by lunch in a local cafe or hotel.

Should the weather turn wild, a short drive from Shore Croft offers the chance to peel off towards Ardalanish, where you can purchase local Highland beef and Hebridean hogget, as well as taking a look around their weaving mill and perusing the fine wares in the mill shop. Returning to Bunessan, the Ross of Mull Historical Centre offers a glimpse of this corner of the island's strong crofting heritage, something you can see in action with a workshop in the log burner-warmed workshop at Mull Willow a mile further in Ardtun.

Beach-goers will be spoiled for choice with the beach beckoning from the cottage window, and the silvery sands of Ardalanish just down the lane too. Knockvologan, Fidden and Market Bay will also become favourites further around the peninsula, with beautiful pink granite skerries and white shell-sand. There's also the opportunity to cross over the tidal sandbar from Knockvologan to the island of Erraid, just be sure to consult the tide times and cross back before being cut off!

Surrounded by some of the island's finest sea vistas and coastal views, photographers and artists will find plenty to inspire them, and a visit to the gallery and shop at South West Mull Makers in Fionnphort is a must too.

  • Shore Croft at sunset
  • Uisken is a fantasic beach for swimming
  • Mull's white tailed eagles frequent the area
  • Iona is a lovely day trip from Shore Croft
  • You are well placed to explore some of Mull's more secluded beaches like this one
  • Shore Croft with it's enviable position at Uisken
  • Fionnphort village and the Iona ferry
  • Iona Abbey
  • Bunessan, the closest village to Shore Croft
  • Shore Croft and the surrounding grasslands
  • The view from the garden at Shore Croft
  • Mull's south coast
  • Seal at rest on the rocks
  • Red deer in the autumn
  • Fingal's Cave on Staffa
  • Stunning sandy beaches await on the Ross of Mull