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Glenforsa Location for Cathy's Cottage

Cathy's Cottage enjoys a convenient yet scenic central location on the island, an easy journey from both the Fishnish and Craignure ferries, and within easy reach of the village of Salen close by, where there's a filling station, well-stocked village shop, bakery and cafe, with the option to dine out locally at the Glenforsa Hotel too. Set beside a working farm with great sea views and a stone's throw from the path that leads deep into Glen Forsa and Mull's mountainous interior, Cathy's Cottage promises a walker's paradise.

Nearest village: Salen (2 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 15 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

Whether you challenge yourselves to climbing the mighty Ben Talaidh, whose conical summit tempts keen hikers at the end of the glen, or enjoy an easier going amble along the stunning River Forsa or, across the road, down towards the shore of the Sound of Mull, Cathy’s Cottage is the perfect property for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Keen anglers will also be in their element, with ample opportunities to sea fish from the shore around the island and permit fishing available in the nearby River Forsa by arrangement.

It goes without saying that the location is also excellent for wildlife, with eagles and deer roaming the glens and an excellent range of birdlife enjoying the shoreline and coastal conditions too. Booking a wildlife tour can help you get the most out of your stay, offering fieldcraft tips to enhance your wildlife encounters and maximise your chances.

For the adventure-seeking visitor, in the nearby village of Salen paddle board and kayak hire is available in the bay. This offers a great opportunity to view wildlife from the water, including the resident colony of seals that are often hauled out on the skerries, and a different view of the much-loved Salen shipwrecks too.

The island’s harbour capital of Tobermory lies around a 25-minute drive to the north following the road as it winds up the coast. Here, there are a great range of restaurants and cafes serving the catch of the day, as well as gift shops, art galleries and the Mull Museum.

The pontoons in the harbour are abuzz with activity too, offering boat trips ranging from day tours to seek out whales, to half and full-day trips to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles, or simply a scenic cruise around Calve Island and Tobermory Bay.

  • Arriving at Cathy's Cottage
  • Enjoy a scenic walk along the River Forsa
  • Looking back to Cathy's Cottage across the Sound of Mull
  • Take in the view of the Salen shipwrecks
  • Follow the trail deep into Glen Forsa for stunning mountain views
  • Cathy's Cottage, nestled beside working farm Pennygown on the edge of Glen Forsa
  • Beautiful views across the Sound of Mull from the island's east coast
  • A great area for wildlife, including white tailed sea eagles
  • The view from the driveway at Cathy's Cottage on the island's east coast
  • Hop aboard a boat trip to Staffa to see basalt columns and Fingal's Cave
  • Cathy's Cottage enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by hills
  • Tobermory, the harbour capital, lies within easy driving distance
  • A bird's eye view of Cathy's Cottage with parking and driveway