If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, there can perhaps be no finer place to stay than Torr na Locha. This is the place to come if you want a taste of island life as it has been lived for centuries (with all the creature comforts too), in a position with surrounds so stunning you will not want to leave - Torr na Locha sits within a working croft of 25 acres, with the land continuing the active crofting tradition still felt strongly in this corner of the island. The even better news is that this setting does not come at a compromise, for the house is comfortable and well furnished, with a pub, café and shop just a few miles away too.
This detached long house has a great layout. Downstairs the living room has a multi fuel stove, great selection of games, DVD player. The kitchen and dining area have a new wood burning stove and seating area, great for pre-dinner drinks and chats with the chef. It is well-equipped for self-catering purposes and also has direct access outside for outdoor dining on the picnic tables provided. Families will love to congregate here for a picnic lunch on a sunny day.
This is a comfortable, warm holiday cottage, which, during one of Mull's dramatic Atlantic storms, feels like a superb bolt hole. The cottage has PV panels in the grounds of the property, which help provide heating and electricity from a renewable source. The rocky coastline here is very dramatic and a walk along it is likely to be rewarded by many fossil finds as the area here is renowned for its fossilised leaf beds. Just five miles away is Kilvickeon beach - a delightful sandy bay, one of many to be discovered around the island's south west coast.
The house occupies a commanding position at the entrance to Loch Scridain with the dramatic cliffs of the wilderness visible on the other side of the water. In front of the house, there's a beautiful pool filled with lily pads and frequented by local wildlife. This part of Mull is rich in marine life and regular dolphins and occasional whales have been seen during the summer months coming in and out of Loch Scridain to feed.
A 15-minute drive from the house will bring you to Bunessan, where you can buy supplies, enjoy a good coffee and cake or have a meal out or a drink at the pub. The Ross of Mull is blessed with some of the most stunning beaches you can find, and some time exploring these comes highly recommended during your stay. A trip to Iona and one of the many boat trips departing from Fionnphort are also a must.
A lot of guests, once at Torr na Locha, spend much of their time in and around the property itself, as the stunning setting, amazing views and excellent walking and wildlife watching on offer are hard to beat. There aren’t many places you can have this much, quite literally, on your doorstep!
Guests should note the last part of the track to the house is not tarmaced (a gravel track) so we would advise access by 4x4 only
Living Room: The living room has a multi fuel stove, freesat TV and DVD along with a selection of DVDs, games and books.
Kitchen: Large kitchen dining area with wood burning stove, comfortable sofa and chair provide a great area to sit while others are cooking in the well stocked kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer (under counter) and microwave. There is a small utility room with washing machine and dryer.
Bedrooms: Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with king sized beds and a single bedroom. On the ground floor there is a further bedroom with a small iron framed double bed.
Bathroom: There are two bathrooms - one with a deep bath, shower cubicle, basin and w.c and another with a large walk in shower cubicle, basin and w.c. all accessed off the upper floor corridor.
Garden: The house is set on a 25-acre working croft, but has a garden area around the property with lovely views of Loch Scridain from the picnic bench.
Heating: Central heating throughout provided by a thermal store powered by electricity or via the kitchen wood burning stove (all wood provided). Ground mounted PV panels in the grounds of the cottage provide energy from a renewable source.
Solid Fuel Stove: Firelighters, kindling and logs are provided for your arrival. Further logs are available from the wood store in the garden area and we are happy for you to use as many as you need as it reduces our Carbon footprint as they are all locally sourced from windblown damaged trees.
Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels are provided for your stay.
More at this Property: Starlink Wireless internet access is now available in the cottage with good access speeds on the internal Wi-Fi network suitable for most uses. High chair and cot provided.
Arrival and Departure: Arrival after 5pm. Departure by 10am.
Licence Number and EPC Rating: EPC Band D. Licence pending.
Maximum Occupancy: The property sleeps a maximum of six (adults and children, cot available, please bring your own bedding). Please note the number of persons occupying the accommodation must not exceed the number stated here.