From an elevated position above the single-track road, Half Moon House is perfectly positioned to take in the excellent views over the River Bellart reed beds to the front of the cottage, which teem with wildlife, as well as a view of tidal Loch Cuin from the living room and quaint balcony. The cottage offers the ease of Hebridean village living, with the shop, pub and loch shore within a short stroll, with a view of the wild for which Mull is so loved, promising a memorable holiday for guests who choose to call Half Moon House home.
Inside, the cottage is designed to maximise the lovely view of the sea at Loch Cuin from upstairs, with an upside-down layout. Entering the cottage through a spacious porch with ample room for scopes, boots and binoculars, you’ll find the well-presented sleeping quarters, with three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a family bathroom on this level.
The twin bedroom and one spacious double are both well furnished with ample storage space and share the family bathroom, with a WC, basin and bath with an overhead shower. The master double bedroom enjoys the added benefit of a large walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room, too.
Venturing upstairs, guests will really get a feel for the character of the cottage, with quirky windows and skylights filling the space with light, lovely high ceilings and warm, characterful wooden beams. On this level is the kitchen, utility, a useful cloakroom with WC and basin, and the welcoming living room.
With French doors opening onto an elevated balcony and opening up the view to loch Cuin, the living room is certainly a space you’ll want to relax and unwind, perhaps with an evening glass of wine or a local dram beside the wood burning stove. Comfortable sofas and armchairs offer a space for everyone to kick back and relax, with a great range of books to peruse. There’s also a dining table here to enjoy dinner with a view over the river reed beds.
Moving to the kitchen, guests will be delighted with the high quality finish throughout. Featuring a double oven, American style large fridge-freezer and even a dedicated wine fridge, no detail has been overlooked to ensure a true home-from-home experience when you holiday at Half Moon House. There’s a dining table in here as well, so the chef never feels far from the action, which makes a great spot for a casual breakfast too. Leading off the kitchen is a well-equipped utility room with a washing machine and dryer and pantry-style storage too.
The surrounding area promises exploration aplenty, whether you take off down the forestry and coastal tracks that meander across the Quinish Estate, or for the adventurous perhaps even venture out to Quinish Point, or prefer to keep to quiet forestry tracks and loch shore ambles.
With rugged hills, dappled woodland, the river reed beds and moorland decorating the landscape surrounding Half Moon House, it comes as little surprise that the area will delight birdwatchers and wildlife lovers too. Keep an eye out for quartering owls at dusk, for the impressive white tailed eagles soaring up high and for the lucky few, otters in the waters of the loch.
Vitamin sea comes by the bucket load, with Calgary beach only 10 minutes’ drive and a handful more pretty sandy coves to be found en route near Croig and Langamull too.
Of course, a day of island exploration works up an appetite and, should you prefer to let someone else do the cooking, you have the choice of both the island’s oldest inn, The Bellachroy, and Ar Bord, an intimate fine dining restaurant, in the village to whet your appetite, as well as the fantastic Am Birlinn restaurant just a few miles away. Don’t miss the Piece Box for wonderful seafood rolls at lunchtime locally, too.
With gorgeous views, welcoming interiors and the best of Mull on the doorstep, Half Moon House promises the perfect base for your next holiday on the island.
Living Room:Lots of comfortable seating, television with Freeview channels and smart option to sign in to Netflix/Prime. Radio. Selection of books. Dining table and sideboard.
Kitchen:Well equipped kitchen with induction hob, oven, slow cooker, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, microwave, good range of cookware, baking equipment, hand blender, American-style fridge freezer (two large drawers for the freezer), dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, store cupboard basics like salt and pepper, dishwasher tablets and laundry detergent provided.
Bedrooms:Two double bedrooms, each with king-sized beds, and a twin bedroom, all with good storage and with one double bedroom en-suite. Hair dryer.
Bathroom:En-suite shower room with WC, basin and shower to master bedroom, as well as a family bathroom on the ground floor with WC, basin and bath with overhead shower and an additional WC upstairs. Complimentary toiletries.
Garden:Enclosed garden with picnic bench.
Heating:Oil fired heating with heated towel rails in the bathrooms.
Wood Burning Stove:Morso wood burning stove with basket of logs provided.
Bed Linen and Towels:Bed linen and towels are provided.
More at this Property:Iron and ironing board. O2, EE and Vodafone usually get a signal at the property. Fast fibre broadband.
EPC Rating:Band D.
Arrival and Departure:Arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am.
Maximum Occupancy: The property sleeps a maximum of six (adults and children), plus one child in a cot under 24 months (please bring your own cot). Please note the number of persons occupying the accommodation must not exceed the number stated here.