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Achnacraig Sleeps 6 | £595.00 to £850.00 per week

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Saturday Changeover
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Wifi Access
  • No Pets
  • Wood Stove/Open Fire
  • Winter Breaks from £595 per week (no nightly rate)
Glen Bellart Explore the area, things to do and more

Achnacraig is a cottage that truly invites you to escape it all within its thick stone walls, nestled deep in Glen Bellart with roaming stags and soaring eagles for neighbours.

This character cottage for six, which adjoins the owner’s house, has a wonderfully secluded setting, with far-reaching views right across the open glen with the river at its base and hugged by hills as far as the eye can see.

This natural setting makes Achnacraig a wildlife paradise, with red deer stags rutting and roaring just beyond the garden in the autumn. Forestry tails lead off from the garden, so you can venture deep into the forest or glen without even needing to jump in the car.

Arriving at the cottage, there is parking for two vehicles beside the entrance to Achnacraig. A roomy entrance hall promises plenty of space for walking boots and camera gear if you’re keen to capture the beauty of the island during your stay. A convenient ground floor shower room also leads off the entrance hall, as does the kitchen and living areas of the cottage.

Well-equipped and with one side open over the countertop to the living and dining area beyond, the cook won’t feel far from the action at Achnacraig and it’s easy to dine in if you wish.

Should you wish to dine out, despite the wonderfully remote views from the house, just 10 minutes to the west by car brings you to the village of Dervaig with its fine dining restaurant and pub, or 15 minutes to the east to Salen, where there are several coffee shops and a hotel restaurant too.

The living area at the cottage has lovely views over the mature gardens that surround the house, with a stunning rhododendron display in late spring. Comfortable sofas and armchairs allow you to sit back and relax after a day exploring the hills or hiking the loch shore down river at Loch Cuin, with a great range of maps and guide books to inspire your next day’s adventure.

Venturing upstairs, Achnacraig offers two king-sized double bedrooms, both with ample storage space to make yourselves truly at home for the week. There’s also a cosy twin bedroom with two single beds, and all dressed beautifully in high quality bed linen. There’s a family bathroom upstairs too, with a bath tub, WC and basin.

Outside the cottage, Achnacraig really comes into its own. The views stretch quite literally for miles across the glen and deep into the hills, which you can take in with ease from your elevated vantage point. A stone terrace has been perfectly positioned to make the most of the vista, with a westerly aspect making it especially magical at sunset.

If you’re keen to discover Mull’s wildlife, experience the island’s natural beauty and feel like you’ve truly escaped it all – and yet be close enough to nearby villages for provisions and meals out when you fancy – Achnacraig is the cottage for you.

Property Overview

Living Room: Comfortable living room with multi-fuel stove, sofas and armchairs, smart television and DVD player, selection of books, including walking guides for Mull and Iona, and maps covering Mull too. Dining table and chairs to seat six.

Kitchen: Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave with oven function too, kettle, cafetière, toaster, under-counter fridge with ice box compartment (please note, there is no freezer at this property), dishwasher and washing machine with laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets provided, some store cupboard basics like salt and pepper, range of cookware and baking equipment.

Bedrooms: Two king-sized double bedrooms and one twin bedroom with two single beds.

Bathroom: One ground floor shower room with WC, basin and shower cubicle. Upstairs there is a family bathroom with WC, basin and bath tub. Some complimentary toiletries also provided.

Garden: Lovely garden grounds shared with the owner's accommodation. There is a picnic bench for guests in front of Achnacraig, as well as herb garden planter to make use of. To the side of the house is a lovely stone patio with outdoor table and seating, making the most of the excellent views across Glen Bellart to the hills beyond - ideal for sunsets and watching for wildlife.

Heating: Electric storage heaters on the ground floor, as well as the multi-fuel stove, with electric heaters in the kitchen and bedrooms.

Multi Fuel Stove: Kindling and logs provided at the cottage, with more available on request from the owners.

Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided.

More at this Property: There is a clothes rack available and an iron and ironing board are available on request from the owners. Starlink satellite internet available, which is usually fast, but owing to the remote location can be intermittent at times. There is no mobile signal around the property (but wifi calling available inside). There is a landline in the owner's house for emergency use.

Arrival and Departure: Arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am.

Licence Number and EPC Rating: EPC Band E. Licence number pending.

Maximum Occupancy: The property sleeps a maximum of six adults and children. Please note the number of persons occupying the accommodation must not exceed the number stated here.