BEACH HOUSE is generously proportioned self-catering holiday rental accommodation situated on the Isle of Mull in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. With one of the most spectacular views on the Isle of Mull, Beach House is a vacation spot for people with a love of wildlife, breathtaking scenery and an enthusiasm for the great outdoors.
The former farmhouse sleeps up to eight adults or a combination of adults and kids in four bedrooms. There is also a cot for infants. Click here for a detailed list of facilities at Beach House; one of Mull’s best self-catering holiday homes. You can see more interior photos here.
Situated on a hillside on the Ross of Mull to the south of the island, Beach House offers uninterrupted views across Loch Scridain to the 3,000-foot Ben More mountain – the tallest on the island. Deer are frequently spotted just below the house and the shoreline boasts a family of otters, with seals and even the occasional sea eagle being spotted high above, rising on the summer thermals around Mull.
Within Pennyghael estate, Beach is a converted farmhouse with eight acres of grounds and offers every comfort for a relaxing family or group holiday. The cosy porch on the front of the house is perfect for an evening drink without venturing outside but still taking in the breathtaking views and impressive scenery as the sun sets at sea. In the past, the old walled garden supplied fresh flowers to Iona Abbey, with seven monks tending the grounds and, although not reinstated to its former glory, the enclosed garden offers many colourful flowers and plants, which are protected by a deer fence.
The immediate area offers many interesting walks to ruined villages, shoreline and waterfalls. With sandy beaches just a short drive away, excellent loch fishing (by permit) or just fishing off the rocks, and Loch Scridain for canoeing, there is plenty to do for young or old nearby.
The rest of the island has much to offer. The largest town on Mull is Tobermory, more recently made famous by the children’s programme “Balamory”. Here you will find restaurants, deli/bakery, pottery, chocolate shop, distillery, supermarket and much more. Across Mull are other enjoyable eateries offering a range of food choices. Nearby in Bunessan there is a shop for re-stocking self-catering supplies as well as a hotel offering meals. Fionnphort is where you can catch a ferry on frequent crossings to the Island of Iona and the Keel Row pub back on Mull has a good choice of bar or restaurant service. Iona also sports a number of good eateries. As well as a number of places to eat, Craignure now offers a swimming pool, the first on the Island and a great resource for letting kids expend some energy whilst the parents get pampered.
The ferry for day trips to the Isle of Iona, with its famous restored Abbey, white beaches and historic marble quarry, is just a 20-minute drive from Beach House. In spring, the island is covered in flowers and, in summer, a late ferry will bring you back, perhaps after eating in the wonderful island restaurant having spent the day walking all round the island and enjoying the beautiful sea views.
Mull is accessed by ferry from three points – Oban / Craignure, Lochaline / Fishnish and Kilchoan / Tobermory. All ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, or Calmac for short, www.calmac.co.uk and prior booking for cars is essential during the busy holiday season.