Ach-na-Brae Cottages, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull
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Fionnphort is situated on the Ross of Mull, an ideal location and the perfect base for your holiday. The waters are crystal clear and the sandy beaches unspoilt. The dramatic indented coastline is home to a wide variety of wildlife and 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 are in abundance and include the rare sea eagle, golden eagle, hen harrier, peregrine and merlin. Short eared owls can be seen at most times of the year as can wild greylag geese whilst in autumn and winter the rare Greenland white-fronted geese are present. Mull is an amazing place for a bird-watching holiday!
Seals are commonplace along the sheltered rocky coves of the Ross of Mull. Otters are resident on every available stretch of coastline and sitting patiently downwind 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 even the road system. 'Wild about Mull' tours offer wildlife safaris and this is a great way to guarantee seeing as much of the island's wildlife as possible.
Tobermory, the island's main town, was built as a fishing port in the 18th century and is well worth a visit. It is a picture postcard of a place with brightly painted buildings along the main street and has a good variety of shops, hotels and local businesses including Tobermory Distillery. Children may well recognise it as Balamory from the popular children's TV series.
From Fionnphort it is easy to visit the scared isle of Iona, 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. The island has a unique atmosphere and sanctuary from the bustle of life can be found at the famous Abbey, originally a medieval Benedictine foundation and the ancient burial ground for Scottish Kings. Another island worth visiting is Staffa with its famous Fingal's Cave which can be reached by a short boat trip. 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 Staffa and the Treshnish Islands.
- 2 identical cottages
- Each sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 double and 2 twin)
- Bathrooms - 2
- Satelite TV, video, stereo
- Unlimited WiFi access �5 per week
- Pay phone
- Total control electric heating
- Patio with picnic table
- Cot and high chair available for hire
- Pets by arrangement
- Short breaks out of season
- Glasgow Airport - 100 miles
- Oban station - 2 hours
- Pubs and restaurants - 1.5 miles
- Numerous walksSandy beaches
- Wildlife trips
- Whale and dolphin adventures
- Iona ferry - 1.5 miles
- Boat trips to Staffa, Fingal's Cave and Iona
- Pony trekking
- Mull Theatre
Ach-na-Brae cottages are two identical 3 bedroomed cottages, each sleeping from 2-6 people. Recently converted from a stone barn to a high standard the original walls are 2 feet thick making the cottages full of character and very cosy inside. They provide spacious and comfortable accommodation and are tastefully decorated and fitted with high-quality pine furnishings. The cottages enjoy an elevated south facing location with stunning views over the open countryside and one cottage looks up towards Bunessan Bay. Beaches and coastal walks and within easy reach.
Each Ach-na-Brae cottage has 2 large twin bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs all enjoying open views. Also upstairs is a large airing cupboard to dry off any wet outdoor clothing.
The ground floor consists of a double bedroom, shower/WC, sitting-room where you can relax by watching TV (satellite), videos or make use of the unlimited Wi-Fi access. The kitchen-dining area is well equipped with everything you could need, and opens out onto the patio where a picnic table is ideally located to enjoy the bright sunsets.
Each cottage has a utitily space/porch with a pay-phone, wash-dryer and ample space for you to store all your outdoor clothing.
Ach-na-Brae Cottages have been awarded a Bronze Award by Scottish Green Tourism - the owners are committed to good environmental practice.
Most visitors arrive by the main Oban ferry, which runs every couple of hours during the summer months and everyday during the winter with a slightly less frequent timetable. The crossing takes about 45 minutes and it is advisable to book your car in advance.
Another option is the ferry from Lochaline (on Morvern) to Fishnish (on Mull). This ferry crossing takes about 20 minutes and is a lot cheaper that the Oban crossing. It works on a first come/first serve basis, but you have further to drive and you also need to use the Corran Ferry. This crossing is of benefit if you are travelling from the Fort William area.
After arriving on Mull take the A849 Bunessan/Fionnphort road. After passing though the village of Bunessan, and driving a further 3.5 miles towards Fionnphort you will see Ach-na-Brae Cottages on your right-hand side.
Heating is included in the rental price.
Bed linen is provided.
Cost and availability:
These Mull cottages are rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, entry at 5pm and departure before 10am.
Short breaks are available out of season.
Discounts for couples and fortnightly bookings.
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Ach-na-Brae Cottages, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull PA66 6BW