Calgary Bay Cottage offers modern, well-equipped, light, comfortable and cosy accommodation, but what makes it quite exceptional is that it is situated just fifty yards from the glorious white sands and safe bathing waters of Calgary Bay, thought by many to be the finest beach in Scotland. Strike out in any direction for superb coastal and hill walking in this tranquil and beautiful corner of Mull and keep your eyes peeled for sea otters, seals, golden eagles and sea eagles! Take a 10 minute walk via 'Calgary Art in Nature' or visit the adjacent Carthouse Gallery for coffee and to browse local crafts.
Whale-watching trips are available from Croig (three miles), whilst boat trips run regularly from Ulva Ferry (ten miles) to Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa (truly one of the natural wonders of the world) and also to the hauntingly beautiful Treshnish Islands, where seals and sea birds abound. Come in May and you'll enjoy the amazing spectacle of puffins nesting in their thousands! There are several wildlife minibus tours available locally. For the more adventurous, Mull boasts its very own Munro in Ben More (3169 feet high). For Balamory fans, or to visit the local whisky distillery or golf club, Tobermory is just thirteen miles away. A day visit to the magical and historical isle of Iona, where St Columba landed in AD 563 to bring Christianity to Scotland, is always tremendously rewarding. Best of all, perhaps, there is no TV or mobile phone reception at Calgary Bay Cottage (although there is broadband), just plenty of books, jigsaws and board games. So, if you want to get away from it all for a few days, you need look (and go) no further!
The accommodation, which is centrally heated, comprises on the ground floor, a tiled entrance hall, cloakroom and drying room at rear of cottage (with disabled ramp), combined sitting room (carpeted, with wood burning stove), dining room and all-electric kitchen (lino floor) with superb views over beach. Also on the ground floor are a double bedroom (carpeted) with views over the beach and separate en suite facilities (including an electric shower), and a carpeted rear-facing twin bedroom (can be set up as a double) plus the family bathroom (bath and separate electric shower).
Upstairs there is a twin bedroom and the "rumpus" room (with DVD/video), both carpeted and with velux windows overlooking the beach.
Calgary Bay Cottage is situated at Calgary Bay in the north west of Mull.
On arrival by ferry at Craignure, turn right on leaving the ferry ramp onto the A848, and drive to Salen (11 miles). At Salen, continue on the A848 towards Tobermory. 1.6 miles after passing the church in Salen (on the left by the road junction) and immediately before crossing a large stone river bridge, the road splits; bear left here for Dervaig (10 miles). At Dervaig, turn left at the T junction adjacent to the church (white-washed round tower) and follow the road to Calgary (5 miles).
Calgary Bay Cottage is the first of two white-washed cottages on the south side of Calgary beach.
Electricity (up to £25 total usage per week) is included in the rental price. The wood burner in the sitting room is available year-round.
Tea towels, and bath and hand towels are supplied. Please bring your own bathing towels for use on the beach, etc. There is ample private parking in the driveway. A pay-phone is available, which accepts coins and BT charge-cards - incoming calls are free.
Change over day is Friday. Calgary Bay Cottage is available for occupancy from 4.30pm on the day of arrival until 10.00am on the day of departure.
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Calgary Bay Cottage, Calgary, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA75 6QT Scotland
The location of this cottage is hard to beat - just metres from the most beautiful white sandy beach on Mull. Renting a holiday cottage on Mull is a perfect way to explore this fabulous island - there is so much to see and do or in fact it's a great place for an island retreat and just to relax in a very comfortable and warm cottage!