Achadaphail dates back to the 1880s and has been a family home for generations. Still part of a working croft, the cottage promises a real home-from-home feel, teamed with a taste of authentic island life. The cottage occupies a peaceful and private setting in Ardtun, with superb views of the fantastic landscape that surrounds it.
In the south-western corner of the Isle of Mull, with easy access to Iona, this is an area of interesting geology with stunning and varied terrain. From the basalt columns along parts of the shoreline, to the pink granite outcrops near Fionnphort, it's a fabulous part of the island to explore. There are some truly stunning white sandy bays dotted along the southern coast, making for some breathtaking coastal walks.
Guests enter this detached, single-storey building through the porch. The porch also houses the dining table, set in prime position for guests to wash down every meal with a stunning sea view. Moving through the porch, a main hallway leads to the main accommodation. There is a living area decorated in calm, neutral tones with comfortable tartan seating, a cosy wood burning stove and dual aspect windows with further sea views, making for a bright and homely room. The kitchen is modern and well equipped for self-catering, with views from the kitchen sink over the garden. Even when you're washing up at Achadaphail, it feels like you're somewhere special.
The modern bathroom is positioned off the main hallway and includes a bath with a shower over the top, w.c. and basin. Bed linen and towels are provided and the house also has wireless internet access - everything you need for a fuss-free stay.
The double bedroom is to the rear of the cottage and has plenty of storage for belongings, as well as a window with views out to the rear of the property. In this room you can see just how thick the external walls of the old croft cottage are! The twin bedroom is also to the rear of the cottage and comfortably accommodates two people.
The cottage benefits from a lovely large, fenced garden with a well-tended lawn, mature shrubs and outdoor seating; a great place to watch the sun set in the evening and to take in the superb sea views towards Staffa and the Dutchmans' Cap, two islands visible in the distance. There is a field opposite the house that guests can cross to reach the coast, which is just 250m from your doorstep.
Sleeping four, this self-catering cottage on Mull is an ideal retreat for a couple or family. The closest village to the house is Bunessan, which is only a couple of miles away, where you'll find a café with a brilliant reputation, welcoming pub and well-stocked village shop - everything you need to enjoy a holiday cottage getaway. Fionnphort and the Iona ferry are just 7 miles away and there are regular boat trips and excursions leaving from the ferry terminal there between April and October.
Living Room: With two-seater fabric sofa and armchairs, television with freeview channels and DVD player. Selection of books and board games.
Kitchen: With electric cooker and hob; fridge freezer (three drawers in freezer); kettle; toaster; microwave; dishwasher; cafetiere and a washing machine. A good range of cookware, some store cupboard basics (salt/pepper) and a hand blender.
Bedrooms: One double bedroom (standard double bed) and one twin bedroom. Hair dryer provided.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, toilet and wash basin.
Garden: Good sized garden with great views, lawn and outdoor seating. Outdoor picnic table with benches.
Heating: The cottage has electric panel heaters in both bedrooms and hallway and there is a multi-fuel stove in the living room. Heated towel rail in bathroom and portable convector heaters for use in living room and porch.
Wood Burning Stove: There is a 4kw multi-fuel stove in the living room and a starter supply of kindling, logs and smokeless fuel provided on arrival. More wood can be bought locally.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for your stay.
More at this Property: There is wireless internet access in the cottage. Iron and ironing board; clothes rack and cleaning equipment.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am.
Maximum Occupancy: The property sleeps a maximum of four (adults and children), plus one child in a cot under 24 months (please bring your own travel cot). Please note the number of persons occupying the accommodation must not exceed the number stated here.