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The Isle of Mull is what you might call a big, small island! Once on the island you relax immediately as you wind along mainly single track roads. The island provides the most idyllic holiday destination where you can simply chill out with a book and enjoy the most spectacular scenery or, at the other extreme, enjoy exhilarating 'rib rides' on the waters to catch any local sealife.

The sea provides you with the opportunity for various expeditions from Tobermory and Ulva Ferry to catch sight of whales, dolphins, basking sharks and seals. Fishing trips can also be organised on the sea as well as in the many inland lochs. Wildlife expeditions are available where eagles, otters and deer are just some of the exciting sightings. Reservations can be made with the Forest Ranger to visit the hide for eagle watching.

There are many trails to walk and cycle and the island hosts a 'Munro' on the Ross of Mull. A true Munro - from sea level! It is often kept to last for many who like to "bag" them due to its character and location. There is a romantic castle at Duart to visit and around the island there are various craft centres where you can view and buy items created locally. The character of the island changes from north to south and from east to west. The magical island of Iona where years of history can be explored is accessed from the south end of Mull.

Tobermory hosts the famous rainbow coloured buildings along the bay, featured on many Scottish calendars. The list of activities is long and varied providing something for everyone and the lodge provides the perfect base from which to explore or simply rest and enjoy the walks from the doorstep and the wonderful views from inside amidst the comfort provided.

  • Sleeps - 8
  • Bedrooms - 4 (1 ensuite superking/twin, 1 ensuite king, 2 twins)
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom, 2 ensuite shower rooms, 1 separate WC
  • Washing machine and separate tumble drier. Large pully and drying room
  • Compact dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV with FreeSat, DVD player, Bose CD player and iPod dock
  • Free WiFi
  • Telephone available for incoming and emergency calls
  • Wood burning stove
  • Central heating throughout
  • South facing balcony
  • Garden and terrace furniture
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Disabled access
  • Tobermory - 9 miles
  • Glasgow airport 3 hours south of Oban
  • Rail station in Oban at Calmac ferry terminal
  • Many excellent pubs and restaurants nearby
  • 9 hole golf courses in Tobermory (9 miles) and Craignure (25 miles)
  • Fishing and sea angling available by arrangement
  • Walking and hillwalking
  • Fabulous beaches at Calgary and Langamull
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Wildlife expeditions
  • The Old Byre Heritage Centre, Dervaig
  • Calgary Art in Nature - woodland walks with hand crafted artwork
  • The Carthorse Gallery
  • Duart Castle
  • Ferry to Iona

Accommodation:
This self catering lodge is single storey with good parking and excellent access for all. It benefits from a large living/dining area with log burning stove giving access to a high quality and well equipped kitchen. The living area gives access to a south facing balcony with dining facility. The garden area can also be enjoyed from the living room (or 'garden room'). There is an excellent TV which can be watched either from within or out with the comfortable sitting area, ideal for the benefit of younger children. The laundry and drying room provides a very efficient area for the drying of outerwear or laundry. The internal layout means that the kitchen is an integral part of the public area and so no one feels cut off from the holiday atmosphere.

One bedroom provides easy access for wheelchair users and the less able with the benefit of a large wetroom with shower, WC and wash hand basin. The lodge can be set up with two double rooms and two twin rooms or all four rooms can be twin (one room would have two beds at 2'6" wide). All bedrooms benefit from a spacious wardrobe with hanging and drawer space. The lodge enjoys original artwork throughout.

Outside there is room for parking and an attractive small pond area near the lodge with a swing and plenty of space around the lodge to enjoy.

Directions:
The Isle of Mull is reached by ferry from Oban, Lochaline or Kilchoan (for ferry details see Caledonian MacBrayne). Dervaig is reached either via Tobermory or directly from Salen. Mucmara Lodge is located near Cuin which is approximately 1 mile north out of Dervaig from the end of the main street. The lodge is at the end of the road up a private drive shared with Torrbreac House.

What's included:
Central heating and logs for the fire are included in the rental price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
A telephone is available for incoming and emergency calls and there is free WiFi.

The lodge has very good 'green' credentials. There is an air-source heat pump for underfloor and space heating. A solar thermal panel provides water heating. The windows are high specification and the insulation has been substantially increased. There is a heat recovery ventilation system which provides a very comfortable environment. The site also supports a small scale wind generator and solar panels for energy generation.

Cost and availability:
Mucmara Lodge is available for rent throughout the year.
Change over day is Friday - check in from 4pm and checkout by 10am.
Short breaks available in the winter.
Christmas and New Year bookings - minimum 3 nights.

To see rental prices and availability for this luxurious, eco-friendly self catering lodge on Mull, click the enquiry button below.

Mucmara Lodge, Dervaig, Isle of Mull, PA75 6QL Scotland

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