Torr na Locha
Nr Bunessan, Isle of Mull
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Situated in splendid isolation at the head of the Ardtun peninsula near to Bunessan on The Ross of Mull, Torr na Locha is the perfect Mull holiday location. Nestling against a wooded hillside and set in 20 acres of land it has fabulous views down Loch Scrindean. The area is rich in wildlife and the scenery is magical. There are wonderful walks round the peninsula and you will be rewarded with views up the west coast of Mull, to Staffa, The Treshnish Isles, Coll and Tiree.
The Ross of Mull is blessed with some of the best beaches on the west coast of Scotland. Often deserted, they have beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. Ardalanish Beach, which is 3 miles from Bunessan, is ideal for children and there are some lovely beaches on Iona too. The area also offers some wonderful coastal walks as well as some slightly more challenging hillwalking. Ben More is the only island Munro (over 3000 feet) other than those found on Skye. The island is rich in wildlife with eagles, otters, whales and dolphins - there are plenty of local wildlife tour operators who offer specialised wildlife trips.
For most visitors to Mull a trip to Iona is a must. The ferry leaves from Fionnphort, 9 miles away, and runs throughout the day. Iona was first settled by St Columba in 563AD and is seen as the birthplace of Scottish Christianity - the Abbey gives a wonderful insight. Also worth a visit is Tobermory, home of the children's popular TV show Balamory, with its brightly painted houses and pretty harbour. Tobermory is a great place to spend the day exploring the shops, and visiting the tea rooms, pottery, chocolate factory and whisky distillery.
- Sleeps - 8
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunks)
- Bathrooms - 2 (1 with bath and separate shower, 1 shower room)
- Utility room with washing machine and dryer
- Digital TV/DVD
- Solid fuel stove
- Central heating
- Whole house ventilation system
- Sitting out area to the front with garden furniture
- Rear garden with washing line
- Pets welcome - max 2 dogs, downstairs only
- Short breaks - Nov to March
- Bunessan 3 miles
- Airports - Tobermory Seaplanes 44 miles, Glasgow 130 miles
- Station - Oban 35 miles
- Nearest hotel - Argyll Arms in Bunessan 3 miles
- Craignure Golf Club - 28 miles, Tobermory Golf Club - 42 miles
- Coastal walks
- White sandy beaches
- Wildlife and birdwatching
- Ferry to Iona - 9 miles
- Boat trips
- Tobermory - tea rooms, chocolate factory, pottery, whisky distillery
- Mull Theatre
Traditionally a croft house, Torr na Locha has undergone full modernisation and has been specifically designed to provide ideal holiday accommodation for up to 8 people. With two separate ends to the upstairs, each with a bathroom, the cottage is perfect to provide plenty of privacy for two families. The cottage is well insulated, has full central heating and also a whole house ventilation system all designed to be as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.
Downstairs there is a large kitchen/dining area which is well equipped with a range cooker, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and a large table with room for 8 to sit together. A small utility room with washing machine and dryer is situated to the rear of the kitchen. There is a large, comfortable living room with solid fuel stove and digital TV and DVD player. Also downstairs is a bunk room with full sized bunk beds.
The upstairs accommodation is accessed from 2 separate staircases. At one end there is a double bedroom with king sized bed, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with separate shower. At the other end is another double room with king sized bed and a shower room complete with large walk in shower.
To the front of the cottage is a sitting area with fabulous views down Loch Scridean and to the rear is a small grassed area and washing line. The surrounding woods and fields are an ideal place for children to play.
The house is situated at the end of just over half a mile of rough
farm track and it isn't suitable for sports cars with low profile
wheels or people who aren't comfortable taking their cars off tarmac.
Ferries run to Mull on a regular basis throughout the summer; the winter timetable is somewhat reduced. It is best to enquiry directly to Cal Mac and to make a booking, particularly in the busy summer months.
On arrival on Mull, leave the ferry and turn left towards Fionnphort, Bunessan and Iona. Continue for 30 miles until the mouth of Loch Scridean is on the right. Turn right at sign post to Ardtun and Knockan (go slowly as the road is quite bumpy). After 1 mile turn right onto tarmac road. This is about 100m after a rock with Keilscottage written on it on the left. This turning isn't obvious until you are past it! Carry on for half a mile until you come to a farm gate straight ahead with a pink house on the left. Go straight through the gate and carry on for just over half a mile along a rough farm track, passing through several gates. Take your time, go slowly (particularly when heavily loaded) and after 5 minutes you will arrive at the house. Please leave gates as you find them.
Prices include electricity, a starter bag of wood or coal, bed linen, dishcloths, tea towels etc, but excludes towels.
Towels can be provided at an additional charge of £5 per person.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £15 per week per dog. A maximum of two dogs and the owners ask that they are not allowed to go upstairs.
Cost and availability
This wonderful croft house on Mull is rented out all year.
Change over day is Friday, check in after 4pm and leave by 10am although it is possible for these times to be flexible with advanced notice.
Short breaks available between November and March (excluding Christmas and New Year).
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Torr na Locha, Ardtun, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, PA67 6DH Scotland