Tigh Beag and Tigh Buidhe have a beautiful location in the quiet coastal settlement of Ardtun, within walking distance of the village shop and inn in Bunessan. There is also a filling station just outside the village, travelling towards Fionnphort. Enjoying beautiful sea views and a westerly aspect, guests will adore the sunsets reflected in the water after a day enjoying the Ross of Mull's picturesque white sand beaches.
Nearest village: Bunessan (2 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 45 minutes
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
This corner of Mull is in the island's remote south west, with only the small villages of Bunessan and Fionnphort to be found further along the coast, before you reach the Sound of Iona. As a result, it promises paradise for those who love the coasts. Beachcombers will adore the natural treasures thrown up by the tides on the long stretch of sand at Ardalanish, while wild swimmers will enjoy the sheltered (if chilly!) waters of Uisken, Fidden and Knockvologan. Botanists will be delighted by the machair display in the summer months, a floral phenomenon almost entirely unique to the Hebrides, while historians will find much of interest at the Ross of Mull Historical Centre, and geologists well catered for as they discover the fossil leaf beds explored with a short walk in Ardtun itself.
Of course, the coastal treasures are not limited to experiences to be had on land, with boat trips departing from Fionnphort, around 15 minutes' drive, to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles, where you may encounter puffins (in season), seals, seabirds and even dolphins and minke whales. The passenger ferry also departs from this village to the island of Iona, where yet more idyllic beaches, the historic abbey and even a golf course await. Within a short drive, there are also dramatic coastal walks to discover to the Carsaig Arches, or simply the amble from the old pier at Carsaig to the beautiful black sand beach.
Enjoy the local flavours with a freshly caught dinner to enjoy alfresco at the Creel Seafood Bar in Fionnphort as the sun sets over the sound, or with a fine dining experience sourced from the island's land and seas at the Ninth Wave. The Crofter's Kitchen at Kintra offers seasonal produce for those who prefer to cook at home, and the Bunessan Inn is within walking distance of the cottages, following Loch na Lathaich round the coast.
While you could easily lose yourselves in this rural corner of Mull for the entirety of your stay, venturing further afield will reward you with the stunning National Scenic Area at Loch na Keal, passing the dramatic Gribun cliffs, before heading onwards to the island's harbour town of Tobermory, with its range of restaurants, gift shops and cafes, not forgetting the superb locally made ice cream!