Achadh-a'mhullaich, Dervaig, Isle of Mull
Achadh-a’Mhullaich is a renovated cottage built of solid stone walls re-constructed from a former crofter’s house and outbuildings in Dervaig on The Isle of Mull. It is tucked away on its own in a totally secluded valley close to Croig harbour and the sea in the North West of Mull. To get to the house you travel from the village of Dervaig on the road which leads to the sandy beaches of Calgary Bay. Halfway down this road at Penmore Mill, you turn right down the road to Croig and then left through the third drive. The track is very firm and suitable for visitor’s cars, with ample parking available.
The house has been rebuilt with extensive use of wood in the panelling of the walls, exposed beams and some of the furniture and fittings. It has an authentic character of its own, which some have described as a unique backwoods cabin/cottage. The layout of the house is suitable for a group of up to six people, but also it can be intimate enough for a quiet holiday for two.
Downstairs it has an extended entrance porch with ample drying space and a tumble drier, a galley kitchen area looking out to the valley through large picture windows. For extra relaxation, you have an open plan lounge/dining area with a feature stone wall and real coal stove, television, CD player, audio and payphone. There is a bathroom with bath, shower and basin and off the porch a separate small toilet plus basin. There is a double bedroom and a double bunk bedroom which is suitable for children or adults. In the double bedroom, there is a children's cot available if required.
An open pine leads to a quiet room upstairs for reading, contemplation and conversation. There is a large open area on the landing with games, puzzles and constructional toys designed for children of all ages. Adjoining this space is a further double bedroom furnished in pine, with windows looking out over the valley to the far hills surrounding the house. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, basin and bidet.
Within walking distance is the shore-line at Croig harbour and a range of pebble and sandy beaches. The night sky in the valley is spectacular with the clear atmosphere giving you a real planetarium of stars. From the Croig westward there is excellent coastal walking by low basalt cliffs along, idyllic shell-sand beaches and haunting views North to Ardnamurchan, the small Isles of Rhum, Much and the Cuillin mountains of Skye blue on the far distant horizon. Or you can just enjoy the peace, abundant wildlife and farm animals around the house where life takes on a slower pace.
For more information about our holiday cottage on the Isle of Mull please see our website.
3 Star Visit Scotland.
Pets are allowed by arrangement.
Telephone: 01244 373862
Email: [email protected]
Sleeps: 1 to 6