Bunessan, Isle of Mull
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Mull is a truly magical place. It has a dramatic coastline and a variety of scenery, ranging from the high basaltic plateau of the north, to the rounded granite hills of the "Ross of Mull", in the south-west. The "Ross of Mull" is unspoiled by roads. This makes it an ideal destination for bird watching and observing the unique Hebridean wildlife, which roam free in their natural environment. Explore the many white sandy coves and beaches on the "Ross" and on Iona, which are washed by the waters of the Gulf Stream. Visiting the neighbouring islands of Iona and Staffa will also be a highlight for your holiday.
Iona is a sacred Isle, steeped in Christianity and history. This famous Inner Hebridean island, only 3 miles long by a mile and a half wide, is accessible from a passenger ferry which runs between Fionnphort and Iona and takes approx 5 minutes. It possesses a unique atmosphere. Sanctuary from the bustle of life can be found at the famous abbey, which is the ancient burial ground for forty-eight Scottish Kings. Staffa - (meaning "Pillar Island"), can be reached by a short boat trip. It is one of the natural geological wonders of the world. Fingal's Cave is the most spectacular feature and was made famous by Mendelssohn's Music. Boat trips are available from Mull and Iona during the summer season, weather permitting.
The Ross of Mull and adjacent offshore islands abound with interesting wildlife. Depending on the season, corncrakes can be heard and sometimes seen on Iona. The long indented coastline is the ideal place to watch oyster catchers, ringed plovers, common sandpipers, redshanks and curlews and the small flocks of whimbrel passing though on migration. Predatory birds including Sea Eagle, Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin and Short Eared Owl can be observed at most times of the year. Wild greylag geese can be seen year round whilst in autumn and winter the rare Greenland white-fronted geese are present.
The smaller off shore islands also boast an impressive array of wildlife. On Staffa, puffins can be encountered at very close quarters, whilst at Treshnish visitors will be stunned by the sheer number of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars, shags, gulls and kittiwakes. Many visitors have been fortunate in recent years to have spectacular views of dolphins and porpoises with the occasional glimpse of a whale on their way to and from these islands.
Seals are commonplace along the sheltered rocky coves of the Ross of Mull. Otters occupy every available stretch of coastline and by sitting patiently downwind you can be rewarded by extremely close views of these fine creatures. Red Deer are abundant throughout Mull and can be watched from numerous places including the road system. A holiday on Mull is ideal for nature lovers!
- Sleeps - 6/7
- Bedrooms - 3 (2 doubles, 1 family room)
- Bathrooms - 2 (1 shower room, 1 ensuite bath/shower, 1 WC)
- Washing machine/dryer
- Satellite TV, video, CD Hi-Fi
- Total control electric heating
- Cot and high chair available for hire
- Picnic table
- Pets by arrangement
- Short breaks - out of season
- Bunessan - 2 miles
- Airport - Glasgow 100 miles
- Station - Oban 2 hours
- Pubs and restaurants � 2 miles
- Numerous walks
- Sandy beaches
- Wildlife trips
- Whale and dolphin adventures
- Iona ferry - 3 miles
- Boat trips to Staffa, Fingals Cave and Iona
- Pony trekking
- Mull Theatre
Tiraghoil is a traditional granite-built farmhouse, offering up-to-date luxurious four star accommodation. It is located on the "Ross of Mull", and offers peace and tranquillity in an idyllic setting. The house is three miles to the east of Fionnphort where ferries and boat trips to Iona and Staffa depart. It is also convenient for the village of Bunessan, (2 miles away) with its hotel, shops, Post Office and restaurant.
Tiraghoil Farmhouse has three bedrooms. Two of the rooms are upstairs and they consists of one large family room with a double and single bed, and the other a double room, with outstanding views over the surrounding lochs, mountains and moorland. There is an upstairs shower room and WC.
The ground floor consists of a large double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower facilities. the kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need. The dining room over looks the garden with views over Benmore (Mull's only Munro) and there is a very comfortable sitting room where you can relax by watching TV(satellite) and video, or watching the Hen Harriers and Lapwings swooping low across the open moorland. The entrance porch has ample space to hang jackets and there is a shoe rack for outdoor footwear and also a WC with wash-hand basin.
All electricity/heating is by total control and all bed linen and towels are provided (all included in the weekly rental cost).
Mull is reached from Oban by a 45 min car ferry journey. The service is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne and runs roughly every 2 hours. Once on the island of Mull follow signs for Bunessan. After passing though the village of Bunessan for 2 miles, Tiraghoil will be on your left-hand side of the mainroad (A849) heading towards the village of Fionnphort.
All heating and electricity is included. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Pets by arrangement.
Cost and availability
This island holiday property is rented out all year. Change over day is Saturday - entry 5pm, departure 10am.
Short breaks available out of season.
Discounts for couples and fortnightly bookings.
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Tiraghoil Farmhouse, Bunessan, Isle of Mull PA67 6DU Scotland